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Janinah Burnett

 
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Bio:
Broadway: La Boh√©me (Mim√≠). Regional: Three Mo' Divas (Diva). Metropolitan Opera, Arizona Opera, Spoleto Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, NYCO, Nashville Opera, Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, The√Ętre du Ch√Ętelet, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin. Film: Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer (Featured Singer). ... (read complete bio)
 
Janinah Burnett Headshot

Bio:
Broadway: La Boh√©me (Mim√≠). Regional: Three Mo' Divas (Diva). Metropolitan Opera, Arizona Opera, Spoleto Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, NYCO, Nashville Opera, Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, The√Ętre du Ch√Ętelet, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin. Film: Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer (Featured Singer). ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Innkeeper's Wife [Replacement]

Photos

Daniel J. Watts, Jim Joseph, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Law Terrell Dunford, Harriette Col Photo

Daniel J. Watts, Jim Joseph, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Law Terrell Dunford, Harriette Cole, Janinah Burnett and Patricia Phillips

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Date:
02/29/2020
Daniel J. Watts, Jim Joseph, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Law Terrell Dunford, Harriette Col Photo

Daniel J. Watts, Jim Joseph, Jacqueline B. Arnold, Law Terrell Dunford, Harriette Cole, Janinah Burnett and Patricia Phillips

From: 
Date:
02/29/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Innkeeper's Wife [Replacement]

Janinah Burnett Biography

Broadway: La Boh√©me (Mim√≠). Regional: Three Mo' Divas (Diva). Metropolitan Opera, Arizona Opera, Spoleto Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, NYCO, Nashville Opera, Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, The√Ętre du Ch√Ętelet, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin. Film: Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer (Featured Singer). Love to Mom always.




Janinah Burnett News

Courtney Bryan Named Composer In Residence At Opera Philadelphia Photo Courtney Bryan Named Composer In Residence At Opera Philadelphia
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

For more than a decade, Opera Philadelphia's Composer in Residence program has provided composers with opportunities for exploration and creative development in the field of opera. The first comprehensive operatic program of its kind in the country, it provides composers with highly individualized creative development such as connecting with experts, detailed work with singers, and working with the company to further their study of creation and exploration in opera.

The Harlem Chamber Players Present 'The Ordering of Moses' Concert Photo The Harlem Chamber Players Present 'The Ordering of Moses' Concert
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Having been on pause since the pandemic, Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) is pleased to announce the rare NYC performance of Harlem Renaissance composer Nathaniel Dett's (1882-1943) masterpiece oratorio The Ordering of Moses. 

The Harlem Chamber Players Present THE ORDERING OF MOSES Photo The Harlem Chamber Players Present THE ORDERING OF MOSES
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Having been on pause since the pandemic, Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) is pleased to announce the rare NYC performance of the Harlem Renaissance composer Nathaniel Dett's (1882-1943) masterpiece oratorio The Ordering of Moses, which was cut short during a radio broadcast in 1937.

Photos:  May 3rd THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Through the Stewart Photo Photos: May 3rd THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater Through the Stewart Green Lens
by Stephen Mosher - May 10, 2022

Susie Mosher starts May with another stellar episode of The Lineup.

Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

The latest in The Phantom of the Opera Broadway casting news. Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16 and more.

The Dessoff Choirs to Present the New York Premieres of 'Cantatas' by Margaret Bonds Photo The Dessoff Choirs to Present the New York Premieres of 'Cantatas' by Margaret Bonds
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The Dessoff Choirs continues its season celebrating African American composer Margaret Bonds (1913-1972), a significant figure in the fight for civil rights.

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S Photo VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway Photo Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 34 Years on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 27, 2022

Just last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Cur Photo VIDEO: Ben Crawford Gives a Speech at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 34th Anniversary Curtain Call
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2022

Last night, The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 34th anniversary! Emilie Kouatchou took over the role of Christine Daae beginning at last night's performance. She is the first Black actor to play the role on Broadway. Following the performance, the current Phantom, Ben Crawford, gave a speech honoring the show.

Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on B Photo Photos: Ben Crawford, Emilie Kouatchou and More Star in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will celebrate its unprecedented 34th Anniversary on Broadway tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM at The Majestic Theatre.

Janinah Burnett Videos

VIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY S VideoVIDEO: Emilie Kouatchou Talks Starring as 'Christine Daaé' in PHANTOM on THE TODAY SHOW
by Michael Major - Feb 24, 2022

After making history as the first black woman to play Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou sat down with Sheinelle Jones on The TODAY Show to discuss her groundbreaking debut. Jones also sat down with casting associate Joseph Hayes to discuss the importance of diversity and representation on Broadway.

VIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Bro VideoVIDEO: First Look at Emilie Kouatchou as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

Emilie Kouatchou will take over the role of 'Christine Daaé' in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, beginning on Wednesday, January 26 at 7PM.  Check out all new footage of her in the role!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of PHANTOM Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 8, 2021

The cast of Phantom of the Opera performed a medley of the title-track and 'Masquerade' live in Times Square this morning on Good Morning America and we've got the video. Watch the current leads.


Janinah Burnett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Janinah Burnett been in?
Janinah Burnett has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Janinah Burnett been in?
Janinah Burnett has not appeared in the West End