NATIONAL ANTHEM APPEARANCES
- Green Bay Packers
- LA Derby Dolls
- Los Angeles County Older Americans Recognition Day
- Los Angeles LGBT Center's Veterans Stand Down Day
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Los Angeles Pride
- Midwest Tough Man Challenge
- Lauren Powers Classic
- Chicago Bulls
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- Horizon Basketball League Playoffs
- University of WI-Green Bay
- ESPN, FOX, NBC, ABC, TNN, CMT
- Relay For Life, World AIDS Day, Pride Events
Tanya Witt began entertaining at the age of three. She knew early in life that she had passions for song and serving her community. While in middle school, Tanya formed and managed a small troupe of young adults. They performed at nursing homes, hospitals, and acute care centers throughout her home state of Wisconsin, bringing music to hundreds of low income and chronically ill older adults. By high school Tanya was writing her own music, performing weekly, and recording radio and television voice overs and jingles both locally and nationally.
She spent time studying the art of recording and songwriting in Nashville, TN at the famous Belmont University. During her time in the South, Tanya learned from some of the best singers and songwriters in the business; working with staff writers for Sawyer Brown, Glen Campbell, Wynonna Judd, and Martina McBride. She returned to the Midwest, auditioned for, and won a spot in a small choir backing up Ray Charles during one of his final tours "The Gospel According to Ray Charles." She has also worked with musical greats such as Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Boy Howdy, and Poison.
Tanya spent three years performing with the Branson Superstars. She was featured as Patsy Cline, and performed back up vocals and keyboard for several of the theater's variety shows. Tanya then created, fronted, and managed the popular variety band "Straight Up" for seven years. The group toured the Midwest and performed weekly at casinos, resorts, festivals, and theaters. She has appeared in front of as many as 30,000 people and her voice has aired nationally on television and radio stations across the United States and overseas.
She is often asked to perform the National Anthem and has sung for an impressive list of special concerts and sporting events. She frequently uses her voice to support various charities and causes including: Relay for Life, Military and Veteran functions, LGBT Pride, and causes related to older adults.
Tanya resides in Southern California where she performs with several local theater groups and her cover band. She was most recently featured as "Kate Three" in Titanic the Musical. Tanya completed her Gerontology certification at the University of Southern California in 2017, finishing at the top of her class. She is working toward completing her Masters Degree in Public Health. Tanya serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission On Aging. In June of 2017 she was the recipient of the 2017 LINK Award. Tanya is a member of her local community emergency response team (CERT) and the National LGBTQ Task Force.