For Lizzie Sider, it truly was “love at first sight.” She was five years old when she saw her first musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” and it was then that she realized there was “no business like show business.” Born and raised in South Florida, Lizzie is an American singer/songwriter, recording artist, actress, motivational speaker, and Founder of anti-bullying non-profit organization, Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day. Early in her career, Lizzie’s singles, “Butterfly” and “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on country radio. Continuing to write with renowned lyricists such as Lisa Drew (Martina McBride, Emerson Drive), Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), and Heather Morgan (Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban), she recorded and released multiple projects, including her Symphony EP and single titled “Summer Love Song,” which was featured as the opening track of Hallmark’s original movie, “A Time To Dance” in 2016. Lizzie has opened for Gloriana, Aaron Tippin and Jamie O’Neal, and shared the stage with Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul and Mary,” in an evening performance of their greatest hits. Lizzie has appeared on national television shows such as Hallmark’s Home & Family and The Queen Latifah Show, and has been featured in various publications including Country Weekly, Music Express Magazine, Time for Kids, and NEA Today.
And, unsurprisingly, Lizzie’s musical theatre roots still remain a big part of her. Recent stage credits include Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Cat Ballou in The Ballad of Cat Ballou, Daisy in Another Round, and Amy in Amy, Barbara and Carl, a new play that raises awareness for domestic violence, that had its debut in New York City in late 2019.
In addition to music and acting, Lizzie is a passionate advocate and leader for our youth. In 2013, she founded Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day, a non-profit organization that aims to combat bullying, encourage kindness and confidence, and above all, instill in kids a strong and positive self-image. Lizzie has visited over 500 schools all around the USA with her interactive and lively school assembly that incorporates her motivational messaging and music. An extension of her live program, the Bully Prevention Video Package is an interactive and effective digital program that is reaching over 8,000 schools in all 50 United States and worldwide, representing more than 6 million students. It gives Lizzie great joy and purpose to be able to spread light and hope to students all across the globe.
Furthermore, Lizzie works with various education organizations and has been a keynote and featured speaker at several education conferences, including AASA (The School Superintendents Association), NCEA (National Catholic Education Association), ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), ASCA (American School Counselors Association), and SSAC (School Safety Advocacy Council). Lizzie is a spokeswoman for GWEN and PACER, and is the recipient of the Peter Yarrow HateBraker Hero Award, GWEN Luminary Award and Hollywood Music in Media Award. In 2018, the mayor of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, officially proclaimed October 29, 2018 as Lizzie Sider Day in Fair Lawn, to celebrate and honor Lizzie’s impact on their community.