Desi Oakley is a New York City-based actress, Broadway performer and singer/songwriter recently home from starring as Jenna in the National Tour of WAITRESS. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she was exposed to professional theatre at Music Theatre of Wichita and began performing at the young age of 8 years old. There she tackled many leading roles like ‘Eponine’ in LES MISÉRABLES and ‘Ariel’ in THE LITTLE MERMAID. Her learning continued at the University of Michigan where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon graduation, she quickly made her Broadway debut in WICKED. From there she was cast in the Original Cast Revival of ANNIE on Broadway and afterward helped lead the First National Tour of EVITA as the Eva Péron Alternate. She was also seen in the Broadway Revival cast of LES MISÉRABLES as the understudy for Fantine. Alongside stage performance, Desi also works as a voiceover artist; additionally her original music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. In her spare time, she loves yoga, volunteering for charitable organizations, and teaching aspiring young artists in NYC.