A native of Salt Lake City, Summer made her 2007 Chicago debut as Nessarose in the first national sit-down production of Wicked. She then dove heart first, as Miss Charity Hope Valentine, into the cast of Drury Lane's Sweet Charity (Jeff Award: Best Actress in a Musical). Other favorite regional credits include Fiona in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Shrek, Hot Mikado (Yum Yum), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Barnum (Jenny Lind), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Disney Entertainment's Snow White: An Enchanted Musical (Snow), Aida (Amneris), Noises Off! (Brooke), and Funny Girl (Jenny) at Robert Redford's Sundance Theatre. Television credits include "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD,"(NBC) and "Good Luck Charlie" (Disney Channel).