Marlaina Powell is a proud product of Howard University, The City College of New York, and New York University’s Prestigious Steinhardt School where she received her Master of Music. She is a member of both Actors’ Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. Marlaina’s favorite stage credits include Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway), and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Broadway), The Civil War (National Tour), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (National Tour) and NUNSENSE! Marlaina was featured in Disenchanted! as The Princess Who Kissed The Frog at The Women’s Theater of New Jersey’s Parsippany Playhouse, and most recently starred in the Off-Broadway musical Sistas, at the St. Luke’s Theater in NYC. She sings professionally in the New York Tri-state Area, a university lecturer/adjunct professor, teaching Musical Theater Technique, Musical Theater History, and voice, and owner of Musical Theater in the Park, LLC. She is the proud wife of Stephen W. Powell, and proud mother of two girls; Sinclair (15) and Simone (11).