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Birth Place: Queens, NY

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Janelle Lawrence received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Manhattanville College. In her career she has worked with Award Winning artists such as Austin Pendleton, Ntozake Shange, Chris Wells, and Jeremy Bass. In 2018 she performed with The Lobby Project for DON'T BOTHER ME I CAN'T ... (read complete bio)

 

Janelle Lawrence Biography

Janelle Lawrence received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Manhattanville College. In her career she has worked with Award Winning artists such as Austin Pendleton, Ntozake Shange, Chris Wells, and Jeremy Bass. In 2018 she performed with The Lobby Project for DON'T BOTHER ME I CAN'T COPE* at Encore! City Center and at 54 Below. As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had her musicals SUBLIMINAL, 'TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area such as Club Cumming, Teatro La Tea, and Joe's Pub. Her operetta MIXING MARX WITH MADNESS was presented at Dixon Place on the Main Stage. Janelle Lawrence is the Artistic Director of Broad Views on Broadway, a non-profit Theatre Company dedicated to providing equal opportunity and representation of new theatre works. She recently finished her residency with the 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective and is the Co-Moderator of Musical Theatre Factory's Women/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Roundtable. Janelle is a 2019 Greenhouse Resident with SPACE on Ryder Farms and a Resident in the Hamilton Project with Barn Arts Collective.





Janelle Lawrence News

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards Photo Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2023

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

JACK Launches Its 2023 Spring/Summer Season! Photo JACK Launches Its 2023 Spring/Summer Season!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2023

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK shines a light on healing and renewed connection in their 2023 spring-summer–season!

JACK Kicks Off Their Spring/Summer Season With Black And Asian Solidarity With BÄ€S:  Photo JACK Kicks Off Their Spring/Summer Season With Black And Asian Solidarity With BÄ€S: THE HARMONY BETWEEN ME AND YOU
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2023

JACK kicks off their Spring/Summer season with Black and Asian solidarity presenting Janelle Lawrence and Sugar Vendil,

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort Photo The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.

Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022 Photo Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced that The Keen Teens Festival of New Work will offer three new one-acts by C. Quintana, Bleu Beckford-Burell, and Stephanie Swirsky, featuring a cast of New York City high school students.

BWW Review: BEASTGIRL Holds Audiences Spellbound at the Kennedy Center's Studio K Photo BWW Review: BEASTGIRL Holds Audiences Spellbound at the Kennedy Center's Studio K
by Morgan Musselman - Apr 12, 2022

BEASTGIRL, a captivating new musical centered around three first-generation Dominican-American sisters, begins its world premiere at the Kennedy Center’s Studio K this month. Don’t miss your chance to see it.

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of BEASTGIRL Photo Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of BEASTGIRL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full cast and creative team for Beastgirl, a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere for young adults based on the book Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo.

New Musical WET Announces Staged Reading Photo New Musical WET Announces Staged Reading
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021

WET, a new musical by Janelle Lawrence, has its New York Premiere at Town Stages (221 West Broadway) in Downtown Manhattan on Friday, October 22 at 7pm. A Facilitated talkback follows the reading.

Kennedy Center Announces 2021-2022 Season for Performances for Young Audiences Photo Kennedy Center Announces 2021-2022 Season for Performances for Young Audiences
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2021 – 2022 Performances for Young Audiences season with eight world premiere Kennedy Center commissions and co-commissions.

HAUS OF DUST to Makes its World Premiere at Teatro CĂ­rculo in June Photo HAUS OF DUST to Makes its World Premiere at Teatro CĂ­rculo in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

HAUS OF DUST, a bold and imaginative immersive production written and directed by Gabriel Torres, will make its world premiere in NYC beginning Thursday, June 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 25. Press Opening is Sunday, June 20 at 3:30 pm.