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Jan Hartley

 
Bio:
A well established Singer and Stage/Television Actress most recently playing 'Veronica' in Jennifer Saunders' Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. She is a well-known West End performer and has played many leading roles including 'Christine' in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera at Her ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A well established Singer and Stage/Television Actress most recently playing 'Veronica' in Jennifer Saunders' Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. She is a well-known West End performer and has played many leading roles including 'Christine' in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera at Her ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2010
Alison
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Wallis Simpson

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Projection Designer

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2010
Alison

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Wallis Simpson

Productions

Projection Designer

Jan Hartley Biography

A well established Singer and Stage/Television Actress most recently playing 'Veronica' in Jennifer Saunders' Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC. She is a well-known West End performer and has played many leading roles including 'Christine' in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre. She is a regular Concert Performer and Voiceover Artist.
Jan's West End starring roles include 'Maria' in West Side Story (Her Majesty's). 'Lucy' in Bless the Bride (Sadler's Wells). 'Wallis Simpson' in Always (Victoria Palace) and a year as 'Christine' in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre. Her appearances for the Royal Shakespeare Company include 'Magnolia' in Show Boat (London Palladium/Opera North) and, The Shakespeare Revue (UK/US Tours, Off Broadway).

Jan has created many leading roles in new musicals, including: 'Belle' in Dreams From A Summer House written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn; 'Andy' in Stepping Out-The Musical, 'Blanche' in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and 'Charlotte Bronte' in Bronte. Recent work includes 'Sally' in Sondheim's Follies (Theatre Royal, Northampton), 'Sarah Brown' in Guys and Dolls (Vienna Konzerthaus) and 'Shirley Vernon' in Gershwin's Lady Be Good (Lisbon Opera House). Concert work includes recitals for the Prince of Wales at Highgrove and St James's Palace, plus Christmas Galas with the RPO at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Opera includes the title role in The Merry Widow for The Carl Rosa Opera Company (UK Tour and Cape Town Opera House), 'Alice Ford' in Verdi's Falstaff (Music Theatre London), 'Donna Anna' in Don Giovanni (Barbican), 'Cherubino' in The Marriage of Figaro and the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola (both Vienna Opera Festival).

For BBC Radio 2 Jan has been a soloist on Friday Night is Music Night and Songs from the Shows. Television appearances include The Oresteia (BBC), 'The Countess' in The Marriage of Figaro (BBC), and 'Elsie Victoria' in Hannay opposite Robert Powell for Thames Television. For BBC1 Jan recently guest-starred in two episodes of Jennifer Saunders' hit comedy series Jam and Jerusalem.

Jan Hartley Awards and Nominations

 
The Hewes Awards - 2010 - Notable Effects - Production Design, Projections Gold Star
Jan Hartley, The Orphans' Home Cycle
 
Obie Awards - 2000 - Sustained Excellence Projection Design Gold Star
Jan Hartley
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Set Design - Play Gold Star
Jan Hartley, Bunny, Bunny

Jan Hartley News

SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE Virtual Festival to be Presented by MultiStages Photo SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE Virtual Festival to be Presented by MultiStages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

MultiStages will present 'SPEAKOUT: Protest Plays & More,' a virtual festival of multicultural multidisciplinary commissioned works, live on June 21 and recorded from June 22 to 25. The program is a 90-minute turntable of short plays, dance works and poetry exploring the essence of protest and activism.

BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Streams SIEGFRIED Photo BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Streams SIEGFRIED
by Maria Nockin - Mar 22, 2021

On March 20, 2021, San Francisco Opera presented a free stream of Richard Wagner’s opera Siegfried as part of Francesca Zambello’s 2017-2018 American Ring. Forest projections set the mood for Runnicles and Zambello’s nature-friendly, quasi-impressionistic rendering of the opera. Lighting Designer Mark McCullough illuminated the opening scene as though it was  a dream.

BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Presents Virtual DIE WALKUERE Photo BWW Review: San Francisco Opera Presents Virtual DIE WALKUERE
by Maria Nockin - Mar 14, 2021

On the weekend of¬† March 13 and 14, San Francisco Opera streamed its 2018 production of Richard Wagner‚Äôs Die Walk√ľre to opera lovers around the world. Director Francesca Zambello moved the story to a modern time in which Wotan was a captain of industry and Hunding was a hunter with a house full of trophies, one of which was his fair-tressed wife.

Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL Photo Schedule Updates Announced for San Francisco Opera's RING FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2021

San Francisco Opera's online Ring Festival continues throughout March with free streaming of Richard Wagner's four-part The Ring of the Nibelung and live ticketed events online. The Ring Festival schedule featuring an array of interviews, panel discussions and lectures with artists and scholars has been updated, including the addition of two new free events.

San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and L Photo San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and Launches New Original Digital Programming
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces re-envisioned Spring 2021 programming including a return to live performances with a new production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville and concerts offered in a drive-in setting at San Rafael's Marin Center in April and May.

MultiStages To Present World Premiere of OMINOUS MEN Photo MultiStages To Present World Premiere of OMINOUS MEN
by Julie Musbach - Sep 12, 2019

MultiStages today announced that in association with the 14th Street Y, the company will present the world premiere of Desi Moreno-Penson's OMINOUS MEN, a new dark play about race, poverty, drugs, misogyny and violence in America told through a gothic horror and magic realism lens.

Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera Hou Photo Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Opens Tonight At The War Memorial Opera House
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera's presentation of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) opens tonight with the first of three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, Wagner's Ring is one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created.

San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memo Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN At The War Memorial Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) in three complete cycles, each presented over the course of one week as the composer originally intended, from June 12 through July 1 at the War Memorial Opera House. Encompassing four operas-Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-and more than 17 hours, the story and music of Wagner's Ring are the acme of the operatic artform and one of the most ambitious works of music, theater and stagecraft ever created. In anticipation of the performances, San Francisco Opera today announced a schedule for its Ring Festival events designed to provide the public, from first-timers to experienced Ring-goers, with enriching activities including lectures, symposia, film screenings, musical programs, public discussions and a Ring Community Day for families.

Photo Flash: First Look at TEMPLE OF SOULS at NYMF
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2017

MULTISTAGES, in association with Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Jane Velez-Mitchell, is pleased to present a first look at  the award-winning musical, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, co-written by poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris,  and MultiStages Artistic Director Lorca Peress. Peress also helmed the production, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, choreography by Enrique Brown, and visual design by Obie-winner Jan Hartley. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS is currently playing a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances began last night  Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23. 

The Taíno's of Puerto Rico Will Be the Subject of a New Musical- First Listen!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the new musical by award-winning Anita Velez-Mitchell, platinum-winning composers Dean Landon and Anika Paris, TEMPLE OF THE SOULS, with musical direction by Bruce Baumer, Enrique Brown, choreographer, and directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress. TEMPLE OF THE SOULS will play a limited engagement as part of the New York Musical Festival at Off-Broadway's The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St., NY, NY 10036). Performances begin Wednesday, July 19 and continue until Sunday, July 23.

Jan Hartley Videos

STAGE TUBE: Timelapse! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Set Goes Up at Wimbledon
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, returns to the stage in a magnificent new production, which opened at New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday 30 March and will run until Saturday 11 April. Click below to watch a timelapse video of The Sound of Music set being built in Wimbledon!

STAGE TUBE: MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Company Talks New Primary Stages Production
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2011

Primary Stages will present the New York premiere of Motherhood Out Loud, conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein. Directed by Lisa Peterson, the cast will feature Mary Bacon, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Randy Graff and James Lecesne. On press day, August 23, the cast spoke to Givenik about the new show. Hear what they have to say below!


Jan Hartley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jan Hartley been in?
Jan Hartley has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Jan Hartley been in?
Jan Hartley has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Jan Hartley's first West End show?
Jan Hartley's first West End show was Always which opened in 1997

What awards has Jan Hartley been nominated for?
Notable Effects - Production Design, Projections (The Hewes Awards) for The Orphans' Home Cycle Sustained Excellence Projection Design (Obie Awards) and Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bunny, Bunny .

What awards has Jan Hartley won?
Notable Effects - Production Design, Projections (The Hewes Awards) for The Orphans' Home Cycle Sustained Excellence Projection Design (Obie Awards)and Outstanding Set Design - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bunny, Bunny.