Laura Hall

Laura Hall

Laura Hall got her start at The Second City working as a coat check, then waitress, and finally Musical Director. Laura met her husband, Rick Hall, when they were cast into the same National Touring Company. She later went on to open the Jeff Award winning E.T.C. revue, “Channel This!”

Laura is best known as the improvisational pianist and Musical Director on the hit TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway”, for all 21 seasons (9 years on ABC with Drew Carey hosting, 12 years the CW, with Aisha Tyler hosting). In December 2018, Laura played with the Whose Line Christmas Show at Royal Albert Hall in London, celebrating the 30thanniversaryof the British & American versions of the show.

Laura has toured the nationally and internationally with “Drew Carey and the Improv All Stars”, and played with many other improv groups around the country, including iO and iO West, ImprovBoston, Theatresports, The Improv Institute and “Opening Night: The Improvised Musical!” She composed original musicals with The Annoyance Theater and Theater-A-Go-Go, including “Patty, Patty, Bang! Bang!” which won an L.A. Weekly award for Best New Musical.

Laura has written music for several indie films, including “Slice of Pie”, written by and starring her husband. She wrote music for “The Long Isolation”, written by Deb Lacusta and Second City alum Dan Castellaneta, two award winning documentaries about the holocaust, “Swimming in Auschwitz” and “After Auschwitz”, as well as romantic comedies, “Anatomy of a Breakup” and
“Look at Me”. She wrote songs and the score for “The Wheels on the Bus” video series, starring Roger Daltrey from The Who as an 8 ft dragon.

Laura and Rick teach music improv workshops around the world. They especially like helping improvisors who are nervous about singing to discover that song improv can be fun and accessible.

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