PRESIDENT AND CEO
Lisa spent the first part of her life as a successful business executive, serving as First Vice President of Investments at Morgan Stanley. As a stock portfolio/wealth management advisor, financial planner, and stockbroker, specializing in retirement planning, with specific focus on 401(k) retirement plans, Lisa established a strong career and foundation in business. With this experience and knowledge, she turned her interest back to her love of the arts, as a producer, director, singer, and songwriter.
Lisa is the President and CEO of LDM Worldwide which creates, produces, and directs projects across a broad spectrum of artistic platforms and licenses the intellectual properties of the LDMW Publishing song catalogue and the Ron Miller Legacy Songbook. She also serves as the President of Hackett Miller, Inc. which produces live theatrical musical productions that tour throughout the U.S. Lisa is the Managing General Partner of the Ron Miller Legacy Songtrust, LLC which manages, licenses, and produces reimagined master song recordings from the Ron Miller Legacy Catalogue.
As a singer and performer, New York Cabaret Scenes writes, "Lisa Dawn Miller's show at The Metropolitan Room was one of the best shows we have ever seen. Very rarely do you get to see a singer cast a magic spell on stage and have the audience in the palm of her hand." Jeff Rossen, Chicago Editor/Recordings Reviewer, Cabaret Scenes Magazine said of Miller's "Fly Away" CD debut, "Take a collection of songs of exceptional quality and breadth, set them in striking arrangements, and then turn the lyrics and melodies over to a singer whose voice can cut straight through the heart, and you've got one heck of a dazzling debut."
As an artist and performer, Lisa portrays "Frank's One Love" (a character based on Frank Sinatra's relationship with Ava Gardner), in the hit musical she produces, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show." Broadway World writes, "The Best Show This Year!" for the show's run at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where it played to record-breaking crowds. The show tours extensively throughout the U.S. to rave reviews and has earned thousands of fans across the globe. Lisa produced and directed a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the musical. Her original songs can be heard in the show on the stages of hundreds of performing arts venues across the nation.
In 2016, Lisa released two EPs entitled, "Hello You" and "My Turn Begins Today," in which she made her pop songwriting debut. She wrote "It's Christmas" and "My Favorite Time of Year" which premiered in "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Christmas" during its nationwide holiday tour. She also performed and produced the opening and closing theme songs for the film, "When Comedy Went to School."
Lisa's father was legendary songwriter, Ron Miller. Some of his hit songs include "For Once in My Life," "Touch Me in the Morning," "A Place in the Sun," "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday," "Heaven Help Us All," "I've Never Been to Me," "Someday at Christmas," "One Little Christmas Tree," "Everyone's a Kid at Christmas Time," "If I Could" and many more.
Lisa has produced several recordings including for her son, singer / actor / producer / director Oliver Richman, who was personally invited by Stevie Wonder to share the stage when he was just 10 years old. His performance received a standing ovation from over 7,500 people at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lisa produced Oliver's recording and music video, "For Once in My Life - The 50th Anniversary Release." She has also written and produced numerous songs and music videos for Oliver including "Today," "You and I," "Rise," and "The Diagramming Rap." Lisa has also produced several reimagined covers for the Ron Miller Legacy Catalogue, including several recorded by Oliver, such as, "Heaven Help Us All," "Will I Still Be Me," and "Everyone's a Kid at Christmas Time," a song which was co-written by her mother, Aurora Miller.
Lisa wrote and produced the debut single "Let's Go!" for her daughter, singer/actress/dancer, Ashleigh Hackett, as well as her follow-up singles, "Can You Feel It," "Slay," and "On and On and On."
Lisa is the director of “My Buddy” starring /actor/producer, Sandy Hackett. The show is a live theatrical production about the life of legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett (Sandy’s father). The show opened to wonderful reviews at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is on tour throughout the U.S.
Lisa is currently developing a musical for Broadway based on her father’s life as told by his own songs. Her next EP, entitled “Rhythm of Me,” is a collection of songs about life, loss, and moving forward in the face of tragic loss and adversity. It is dedicated to James E. Wallace, Jr., Lisa’s soulmate who passed away at the very beginning of the new journey they shared together. The first single, “Rhythm of Me” is due 2023.
Lisa lives in Los Angeles and is the very proud mom of Oliver, a recent graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and Ashleigh, a high schooler, also a student of the performing arts.
DID YOU KNOW
- The most amazing thing happened to Lisa on 9/22/2019
- Lisa’s dad was legendary songwriter, Ron Miller
- Lisa was born in Detroit and is second generation Motown Family
- Lisa is a former First Vice President with Morgan Stanley
- Lisa is a successful theatrical producer
- Lisa heads up J-Wall Records
- Ron Miller
- Stevie Nicks
- Barbra Streisand
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Ray Charles
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