Jennifer Leigh Warren
A critically acclaimed singer/actress lauded for her show-stopping performance as "Alice's Daughter" in BIG RIVER on Broadway (singing a song written for her by Roger Miller), the original "Crystal" in the Howard Ashman/Alan Menken hit LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the Lincoln Center cast of MARIE CHRISTINE and was featured on the Grammy Award nominated albums of those shows. She sang on the "Stephen Schwartz Album," in the Stephen Schwartz Upright Cabaret Concert at the Ford Amphitheatre, THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN (with Stevie Wonder & Smokey Robinson) and THE EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN. She was the original title character in both ABYSSINIA at Cleveland Playhouse and Chan Poling’s VENUS in Minneapolis. For REPRISE, she starred in KISMET, THE MOST HAPPY FELLOW and stopped the show as Shelia in HAIR. She proudly performed in LINDA BROWN at the Museum of Tolerance and in Sir Peter Hall’s Shakespeare Rep at the Ahmanson Theater. Jennifer performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall honoring Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Marcia Gaye Harden and opened for Grammy winner Steve Tyrell at the Americana at Brand. In Japan, she re-created her BIG RIVER role (in Japanese) and sang with Al Jarreau in Denmark (televised LIVE throughout Europe). She starred as the “Fairy Godmother” in the Lythgoe family production of the British Panto “Cinderella” at the El Portal Theater.
Feature films: Valentine’s Day, The Other Sister, Dear God, Grace of my Heart, The Crossing Guard, Larry David’s Sour Grapes. Television: Lipstick jungle, Dirt, ER, Scrubs, The Game, Touched by an Angel, All my Children, with OK GO - The Tonight Show (Conan O’Brien), Craig Ferguson & Jimmy Kimmel and sings the theme song for “Conan’s Black commercials” on CONAN TBS.
An OVATION AWARD winner, a GARLAND AWARD winner, Dartmouth College ARTS AWARD recipient and NAACP AWARD nominee, her new one-woman show LITTLE WOMAN/BIG VOICE: the songs of Dame Shirley Bassey premieres in 2011 directed by Richard Jay-Alexander (www.jenniferleighwarren.com).