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Jeanna de Waal

 
Bio:
Jeanna de Waal originated the title role of Diana in the musical of the same name. On Broadway, de Waal starred as Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Heather in American Idiot. de Waal originated the role of Dawn in the A.R.T. production of Waitress by Sara Bareilles and the role of Mary Barrie in the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jeanna de Waal originated the title role of Diana in the musical of the same name. On Broadway, de Waal starred as Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Heather in American Idiot. de Waal originated the role of Dawn in the A.R.T. production of Waitress by Sara Bareilles and the role of Mary Barrie in the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2023
Mrs. Lovett (Standby)
Beggar Woman (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
Diana, Princess of Wales
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, 2019
Diana
  [Boston]
American Repertory Theater World Premiere Production, 2015
Dawn
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Lauren [Replacement]
Lauren [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2012
Chris Hargensen
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Heather [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
Glinda [Replacement]

Jeanna de Waal Movies

B-Side
 
[2013]
Amy
Diana
 
[2021]
Princess Diana

Jeanna de Waal TV Shows

The Jim Gaffigan Show
 
[2016]
Casting Assistant
Iron Fist
 
[2017]
Sophia

Jeanna de Waal Biography

Jeanna de Waal originated the title role of Diana in the musical of the same name. On Broadway, de Waal starred as Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Heather in American Idiot. de Waal originated the role of Dawn in the A.R.T. production of Waitress by Sara Bareilles and the role of Mary Barrie in the A.R.T. production of Finding Neverland, both directed by Diane Paulus. Off Broadway, de Waal co-starred in the two-hander play, Orwell in America, at 59E59 Theatre and played Chris Hargensen in MCC Theatre's reimagined production of Broadway's Carrie. She is featured on the Carrie cast album released by Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records. de Waal made her West End debut in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Other notable credits include Glinda in the National Tour of Wicked and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show at The Old Globe. de Waal can be seen in the recurring role of Sophia in the Netflix/Marvel series "Iron Fist." She was also a guest star on "The Jim Gaffigan Show" for TV Land. de Waal wrote, produced, directed and starred in Swept, a short film which won The Audience Choice Award at The New Filmmakers Festival, NY. She is the founder of Broadway Weekends, the first theater camp for adults led by Broadway performers. de Waal trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park and has a B.A. (Hons) degree from the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

Jeanna de Waal Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jeanna de Waal, Diana

Jeanna de Waal News

Photos: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Pose in New Art for SWEENEY TODD
 Photo Photos: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Pose in New Art for SWEENEY TODD
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2023

Check out new photos of Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Photo Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; The Muny Leads Favo Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; The Muny Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of SWEENEY TODD Photo Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of SWEENEY TODD
by Team BWW - Dec 18, 2022

The upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has found its cast! Can't wait for February 26? Get to know the principal company with this roundup of videos!

Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, Gaten Matarazzo, and More Join SWEENEY TODD; Full Pr Photo Jordan Fisher, Ruthie Ann Miles, Gaten Matarazzo, and More Join SWEENEY TODD; Full Principal Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Attend the tale! Full principal casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. Find out who will be starring in this new revival here!

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards;  at Stages St. Lou Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; at Stages St. Louis Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; The Muny Leads Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; The Muny Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Stage St. Louis IN THE H Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Stage St. Louis IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: & JULIET Opening Night Brings Out Broadway And Pop Royalty! Photo Photos: & JULIET Opening Night Brings Out Broadway And Pop Royalty!
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 18, 2022

The & Juliet red carpet attracted a unique mixture of pop culture and Broadway icons including Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Emmy Award-winning actress Annie Murphy, Tony-nominees Jesse Mueller and Keala Settle, *NSYNC's JC Chazes and the man of the hour himself, Max Martin. See photos from the celebration!

Jeanna de Waal Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Jeanna de Waal, Corbin Bleu & More in The Muny's MARY POPP Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Jeanna de Waal, Corbin Bleu & More in The Muny's MARY POPPINS

by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's high-flying production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, now on stage through July 13.

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary

by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeanna de Waal & Judy Kaye Talk DIANA on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Jeanna de Waal and Judy Kaye appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss Diana: The Musical with Joe Fryer. The two stars opened up about Diana's impact and what sets the musical apart from other adaptions of the beloved Princess' life.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA's Royal Opening Night on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA's Royal Opening Night on Broadway

by Team BWW - Nov 18, 2021

Diana, The Musical celebrated its official opening night last night, Wednesday, November 17 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Diana, The Musical stars Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DIANA Perform 'If' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021

Jeanna de Waal, Erin Davie, Judy Kaye, and Roe Hartrampf and the cast of Diana, The Musical appeared on Good Morning America this morning to perform the musical's closing number, 'If'. The production resumed previews on Broadway Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside DIANA, THE MUSICAL's First Curtain Call!

by Team BWW - Nov 3, 2021

DIANA, THE MUSICAL has officially begun previews at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where it will officially open on Wednesday, November 17th. Check out footage from the first curtain call.

VIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Clip from DIANA: THE MUSICAL on Netflix

by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021

Watch the cast of Diana: The Musical perform 'This Is How Your People Dance' from the filmed Netflix release of the new Broadway musical.

VIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind t Videoplay
VIDEO: DIANA: THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available; Behind the Scenes of the Song 'Underestimated'

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Diana: The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available across all streaming platforms. The CD will be available on October 1, when the production premieres on Netflix and ahead of resuming on Broadway on November 2.

Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Carrie returned to the off-Broadway stage with MCC. The reworked production opened March 1, 2011, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Academy Award winning composer Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award winning lyricist Dean Pitchford.


Jeanna de Waal Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jeanna de Waal been in?
Jeanna de Waal has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Jeanna de Waal been in?
Jeanna de Waal has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jeanna de Waal been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Diana .

What is Jeanna de Waal next theatre project?
Jeanna de Waal's next show will be Sweeney Todd which opens on 3/26/2023 on Broadway.


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