Originally a Jersey girl, Lynn Lobban moved to Manhattan in 1969 where she trained as an actor, singer and dancer with some of the best teachers in the business. She appeared in plays and musicals On and Off-Broadway, including Martin Sherman's Rio Grande at Playwrights Horizons and Berkeley Square with Christopher Reeve at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In 1984, she made her Broadway debut in the original production of Quilters, after its acclaimed run at the Denver Center Theatre, and the Kennedy Center where it broke attendance records.
In 1977 she met the legendary songwriter and performer, John Wallowitch, and embarked on a life-changing musical journey. For thirty years she sang Wallowitch songs exclusively. Barbara and Scott Siegel of theatermania.com wrote in their review, The Perfect Pair: "She sings this master songwriter's work with the kind of intimacy that comes from a deep experience of his art; no one, other than Wallowitch himself, has performed his catalogue with so much respect, love, and understanding."
Lobban created five shows based on the Wallowitch songbook: the highly acclaimed, MAC nominated, Photographs; The Eyes of Lovers which brought her a Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist; Frankie & Johnny & Me (Parts I and II), and The Second Time Around. Roy Sander of Backstage: wrote: "Meticulously crafted and performed with consummate artistry, Lynn Lobban's shows are always very special."
In 2003 LML released her debut CD, Frankie & Johnny & Me, a juxtaposition of some of her favorite Sinatra songs with her favorite Wallowitch songs. She can also be seen in Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment, the acclaimed and love-affirming documentary celebrating the individual artistic lives of Wallowitch and his partner Bertram Ross, the legendary dancer, as well as their thirty-six year life partnership.
Lobban has also enjoyed a successful career in television commercials and industrial films.
She received her MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College in 2006 where she was fortunate enought to work with playwrights Deborah Brevoort, Jacquelyn Reingold, and Sarah Schulman. In 2007 Lobban's Quarter to Three enjoyed a sold-out a run at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theater. In 2010 the ten-minute version of her absurd play, Bit of a Blow, had its world premiere at the Short and Sweet Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. It was followed by a production at its International Festival in Sydney, Australia.
On another note, Lobban introduced Music Together, the internationally acclaimed early childhood music program, to Manhattan in 1991, and ran Music Together of Manhattan for the next nineteen years. With her encouragement, her teachers went on to establish highly successful centers of their own. Lobban is the “Mommy” voice on the nine Music Together collections, as well as the award-winning Music Together Family Favorites: Volumes I and II and the Music Together Lullabies CD. Her songs, Merry-Go-Round and Ladybug, written for the Music Together repertoire, are class and home favorites.
In 2010, after forty-two years living in Manhattan, Lobban put her things in storage and moved to Paris where she lived and wrote for three months. On 1/1/11 she flew to Los Angeles to explore life on the other coast. After seven months of palm trees and the Pacific, she relocated to Santa Monica, where she has been living happily ever since.
Lobban is currently a member of Los Angeles' much acclaimed and awarded, Rogue Machine Theatre, where Bit of a Blow had its U.S. premiere. At Rogue, she’s acted in three Around the Clock productions, written songs for Rogue’s Threesomes and performed in two of LA's popular Rant and Raves: Superstition and Men.
In 2012 Lobban returned to cabaret singing, working with the wonderful musical director and composer, Michele Brourman. She made her West Coast Cabaret debut at the Gardenia in the fall of 2013 and has been singing ever since.
Lobban has just completed her memoir, shitbird, which is her story as one of the first seven women at Dartmouth College in 1968; she is finishing her cautionary tale: Nice Meeting You: An Internet Love Story; and booking television commercials whenever she can; and singing with the Threshold Choir, a hospice singing group.
Lobban is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, Actors Equity, The Dramatist's Guild, and ASCAP.