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Jeanna most recently originated and received a Drama Desk nomination for the title role in Diana: The Musical on Broadway and Netflix. On Broadway, de Waal starred in Kinky Boots (Lauren) and American Idiot (Heather). She originated the role of ‚ÄúDawn‚ÄĚ in Waitress, by Sara Bareilles, and the role ... (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 most recently originated and received a Drama Desk nomination for the title role in Diana: The Musical on Broadway and Netflix. On Broadway, de Waal starred in Kinky Boots (Lauren) and American Idiot (Heather). She originated the role of ‚ÄúDawn‚ÄĚ in Waitress, by Sara Bareilles, and the role of ‚ÄúMary Barrie‚ÄĚ in Finding Neverland, both directed by Diane Paulus at American Repertory Theater.

Off-Broadway, de Waal co-starred in the two-hander play Orwell in America (59E59 Theater) and played Chris Hargensen in MCC Theatre’s reimagined production of Broadway’s Carrie. She made her West End debut in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Other notable credits include the National Tour of Wicked (Glinda) and The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) at The Old Globe. She is the founder of Broadway Weekends, which hosts annual theater summer camps for adults, led by Broadway artists.

Jeanna de Waal Awards and Nominations

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

Jeanna de Waal News

Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail Talk SWEENEY TODD on CBS News Photo Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail Talk SWEENEY TODD on CBS News
by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 19, 2023

Watch Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail discuss the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd with CBS News.

Josh Groban Out of SWEENEY TODD Performances Tonight & Tomorrow Due to Illness Photo Josh Groban Out of SWEENEY TODD Performances Tonight & Tomorrow Due to Illness
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

Josh Groban will not be in Sweeney Todd for Friday, March 17th's 8pm performance or Saturday, March 18th's 2pm performance due to illness. Groban was also out of the performance last night, Wednesday March 16th. 

SWEENEY TODD Releases New Block of Tickets, On Sale Now! Photo SWEENEY TODD Releases New Block of Tickets, On Sale Now!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2023

A new block of tickets is now on sale for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford. Find out how to get tickets here!

Video: Annaleigh Ashford Talks the Bloodiness of SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT Photo Video: Annaleigh Ashford Talks the Bloodiness of SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2023

Annaleigh Ashford sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss starring as Mrs. Lovett in the new Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd. She discussed doing the production after the passing of the show's composer, Stephen Sondheim, plus bringing her son to see Into the Woods, the horror aspect of Sweeney Todd, and more. Watch the video interview now!

Annaleigh Ashford to Talk SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Tomorrow Photo Annaleigh Ashford to Talk SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Tomorrow
by Michael Major - Mar 15, 2023

Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will sit down with Seth Meyers tomorrow on Late Night to discuss starring as Mrs. Lovett in the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd. Sweeney Todd also includes Josh Groban in the title role, Jordan Fisher, Gaten Matarazzo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and more.

Jade Jones to Make Solo Concert Debut at The Green Room 42 This Month Photo Jade Jones to Make Solo Concert Debut at The Green Room 42 This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the New York solo concert debut of¬†Jade Jones, the musical theater sensation who made national headlines for the hit Washington, D.C. production of Disney‚Äôs¬†Beauty and the Beast¬†‚Äď in the new show¬†‚ÄúKillin Em Softly: A Seventies Soir√©e‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, March 13¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

John Hill and Danny Visconti to Present HAIR AND TEETH at The Green Room 42 This Mont Photo John Hill and Danny Visconti to Present HAIR AND TEETH at The Green Room 42 This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present¬†John Hill¬†and¬†Danny Visconti¬†in two performances of their new show¬†‚ÄúHair and Teeth‚Ä̬†on¬†Friday, March 10¬†and¬†Wednesday, March 15, both at¬†9:30 PM.

Video: SWEENEY TODD's 26-Piece Orchestra Comes To Life! Get A First Look! Photo Video: SWEENEY TODD's 26-Piece Orchestra Comes To Life! Get A First Look!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2023

The Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford is on the way! Below, get a first peek at the show's astounding 26-piece orchestra conducted by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire! See the video here!

Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway! Photo Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2023

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

The Green Room 42 to Present Two Evenings With Alexander Rodriguez in March Photo The Green Room 42 to Present Two Evenings With Alexander Rodriguez in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present two special evenings with Los Angeles on-air personality and journalist Alexander Rodriguez next month.

Jeanna de Waal Videos

Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail Talk SWEENEY TODD on CBS News Videoplay
Video: Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail Talk SWEENEY TODD on CBS News

by Blair Ingenthron - Mar 19, 2023

Watch Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, and Tommy Kail discuss the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd with CBS News.

Video: Annaleigh Ashford Talks the Bloodiness of SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT Videoplay
Video: Annaleigh Ashford Talks the Bloodiness of SWEENEY TODD on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - Mar 17, 2023

Annaleigh Ashford sat down with Seth Meyers to discuss starring as Mrs. Lovett in the new Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd. She discussed doing the production after the passing of the show's composer, Stephen Sondheim, plus bringing her son to see Into the Woods, the horror aspect of Sweeney Todd, and more. Watch the video interview now!

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.


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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