Cristina Farruggia was born in Mantova, Italy and is no stranger to the stage. As the daughter of Metropolitan Opera Tenor Michele Farruggia and Soprano Barbara de Deo, with whom she studies voice, she was practically raised on the stage. Cristina is a member of Actors Equity Association and a graduate from Rider University where she was an honors student on a four-year, full tuition acting scholarship. She received her MA from King's College London where she studied Shakespeare in conjunction with the Globe Theatre in London. At sixteen, she appeared as Fantine in the final performance finale of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. She was a featured soloist at a national memorial service for the victims of the World Trade Center at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Cristina also has a Cabaret Act she developed with her brother Robert called "Family Album". She wrote the book and lyrics to three new musicals On the Air, The Store Under the Portico, and Beyond Beautiful. Recent Credits include The Taffetas (Kaye) and Shout! The Mod Musical (Green Girl) at The Depot Theatre, Grease (Rizzo) for The Summer Theatre of New Canaan and South Pacific (Dinah) at the Delaware Theatre Company.