Renee Matthews is a beloved Chicago singer and actress. Her long and storied life includes debuting at The Chicago Theatre at the age of 6 and studying voice at the Metropolitan Opera. She played the harp for Harpo Marx (and brother Groucho) at Harpo’s Beverly Hills mansion, and toured the country as a solo vocalist. Renee entered the world of musical theatre at the age of 50, appearing at all the Chicago theatres, including the Goodman, Candlelight, Marriott, Royal George, Mercury, among others. She won two Joseph Jefferson Awards along the way. Renee is also proud of her family life. She is the daughter of a famous singer and concert pianist, and wife of another avid harpist. She is the loving mother of two sons, and grandmother to six grandchildren. Besides that, she’s also a hoot.