Franny was born & raised in a small obscure town called Brooklyn, New York. She was very fortunate to begin her showbiz career when a Pop/Rock group she was a member of, “The Group With No Name”, was signed to a recording contract by Casablanca Records & then Elektra Records. Until then, she was content to sing, dance & act for sheer enjoyment. (Thankfully, she still has that same feeling.)
After the Group disbanded, Franny worked as a supporting vocalist with Bob Dylan, Luther Vandross, Tanya Tucker & Glen Campbell, Suzi Quatro, Barbra Streisand & Gene Simmons (of “KISS”) to name a few. The highlight being touring around the world (abroad & in the USA) and playing Broadway as one of Bette Midler’s revered & adored “Harlettes”.
During this time, she met & married her superlative husband Andrew McCartney, for which she is ever grateful to Bette.
Going back to her roots in musical theatre, she has appeared in plays from California to N.Y. & Toronto, garnering rave reviews. She enjoys singing all kinds of music including opera, which she studied for many years with Madame Marina Koshetz (who continues to coach her from on high). After Marina’s passing, fate brought her to the legendary Howlett "Smitty" Smith. She began singing in his exceptional “Harmony Choir”, became one of his soloists, and discovered that he had also written a wealth of fantastic songs in many different genres. He is especially knowledgeable in the art of Jazz. He has not only been a wonderful teacher, but a great friend.
She also sings & emcees with The Randy Van Horne Singers, a swing ensemble. And performs her One Woman show.
Her plan is to spend her time on the planet surrounded by people she loves (& who love her) doing meaningful things. One of which is sharing her joy of music & life with others. What’s wonderful is that there’s so much more to learn & do.