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Jenna Russell

 
Date of Birth: October 05, 1967 (54)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2020
Irene Molloy
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory's West End Premiere Production, 2019
Cast
  [London]
Young Vic London Premiere Production, 2018
Helen
  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2016
Mephistopheles
  [West End]
Apollo Theatre Transfer, 2014
Penelope Pennywise
  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2014
Penelope Pennywise
  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2012
Mary Flynn
  [West End]
2012
Marilyn Prince
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Marie
Dot
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2006
Dot
  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sarah Brown
  [London Fringe]
Royal Shakespeare Company Revival, 1992
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1987
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1983
Performer [Replacement]

Photos

Jenna Russell, Joe Aaron Reid, David Ames, Giles Cooper, Michael Walters Photo

Jenna Russell, Joe Aaron Reid, David Ames, Giles Cooper, Michael Walters

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Date:
02/14/2022
David Ames, Jenna Russell, Joe Aaron Reid Photo

David Ames, Jenna Russell, Joe Aaron Reid

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Date:
02/14/2022
Giles Cooper, Jenna Russell, Michael Walters, David Ames Photo

Giles Cooper, Jenna Russell, Michael Walters, David Ames

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Date:
02/14/2022
Jenna Russell, David Ames Photo

Jenna Russell, David Ames

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Date:
02/14/2022
Jenna Russell, Giles Cooper, Michael Walters, David Ames Photo

Jenna Russell, Giles Cooper, Michael Walters, David Ames

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Date:
01/25/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2020
Irene Molloy

  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory's West End Premiere Production, 2019
Cast

  [London]
Young Vic London Premiere Production, 2018
Helen

  [West End]
West End Revival Production, 2016
Mephistopheles

  [West End]
Apollo Theatre Transfer, 2014
Penelope Pennywise

  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2014
Penelope Pennywise

  [West End]
Menier Chocolate Factory Production, 2012
Mary Flynn

  [West End]
2012
Marilyn Prince

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
Marie

Dot

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2006
Dot

  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sarah Brown

  [London Fringe]
Royal Shakespeare Company Revival, 1992
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1987
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1983
Performer [Replacement]


Jenna Russell Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Actress in a Musical
Jenna RussellMerrily We Roll Along
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
 
Theatre World Awards - 2008 - Performance Gold Star
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actress In A Musical Gold Star
Jenna Russell, Sunday In The Park With George
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Guys And Dolls

Jenna Russell News

Nina y Gerónimo Rauch protagonizarán LOS PUENTES DE MADISON Photo Nina y Gerónimo Rauch protagonizarán LOS PUENTES DE MADISON
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Jun 6, 2022

El musical se estrenará en noviembre en el Teatro EDP Gran Vía.

Desmonda Cathabel Wins The 14th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of  Photo Desmonda Cathabel Wins The 14th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year 2022 Competition
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

Desmonda Cathabel from Jakarta, Indonesia, studying at the Royal Academy of Music, has beaten off stiff competition from 11 other talented young singers to be named the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year.

Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August Photo Jeremy Jordan Will Perform At Theatre Royal Drury Lane In August
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Broadway star Jeremy Jordan will be performing a solo show live in London at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 29 August 2022. Find out how to get pre-sale tickets and more information on the concert.

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 C Photo Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year 2022 Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The 12 finalists have been revealed for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition - affectionately known as SSSSPOTY. The gala final of this year’s competition - the first since the passing of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim - will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on 30 May, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! Photo VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. Watch video highlights now including performances of 'Being Alive,' 'Old Friends' and 'Our Time' below!

Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in S Photo Photos: Bernadette Peters, Michael Ball, Judi Dench, and More Celebrate Sondheim in SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together last evening (Tuesday, May 3) in London’s West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. View photos from the special concert.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

West End Comes Together For Spectacular MUSICAL CON at ExCel London, 22-23 Oct 2022 Photo West End Comes Together For Spectacular MUSICAL CON at ExCel London, 22-23 Oct 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022

Learn all about MUSICAL CON including stars, activities and how to get tickets. Brand new for 2022, thousands of musical theatre fans and enthusiasts will come together under one roof for the first time for a weekend-long celebration of musicals at the iconic ExCeL London.

Tickets Now on Sale for FRAGMENTS -THE WASTE LAND 2022 Photo Tickets Now on Sale for FRAGMENTS -THE WASTE LAND 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

A bespoke one-off experiential festival will take place in the heart of London next month to attract new audiences in a post-Covid environment with an indoor & outdoor mix of short events followed by equal intervals of fresh air.

Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts Announces 2022 Season Photo Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022

Canterbury's JGH Academy of Theatre Arts are thrilled to present their first season of live performances from their 2022 cohort featuring a mixture of continuing and graduating students.

Jenna Russell Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. Watch video highlights now including performances of 'Being Alive,' 'Old Friends' and 'Our Time' below!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks HALSTON on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS! VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks HALSTON on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2021

On screen, he's best known for his roles in 'Moulin Rouge' and 'Star Wars.' 

VIDEO: Lucie Jones Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Lucie Jones Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 25, 2021

Watch as Richard chats with West End superstar Lucie Jones, who appears in a new virtual production of cult favorite [title of show]- available starting today on BroadwayHD.

BWW TV: Lucie Jones Performs 'Way Back To Then' VideoBWW TV: Lucie Jones Performs 'Way Back To Then'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2020

You can now watch a rehearsal performance from Lucie Jones ahead of her appearance in Lambert Jackson’s [title of show] which will stream on 12, 13 & 14 November.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Plays Motorcycle Term, Scottish Slang or STAR WARS Word VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Plays Motorcycle Term, Scottish Slang or STAR WARS Word
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2020

Scotsman, Star Wars actor and motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor tries to guess whether words are Scottish slang, Star Wars words or motorcycle terms.

VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROAD VideoVIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

The online concert, KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020, was held today, May 31st. The concert celebrated the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim.

BWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'A VideoBWW TV: PIAF's Jenna Russell, Sally Ann Triplett and Sara Poyzer Perform 'Hymne a L'Amour'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2020

The stars of Piaf - which should have been performed at Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse this spring - have come together for an exclusive performance of Hymne a L'Amour. The piece, initiated by Director Adam Penford and Musical Director Alex Parker, gives audiences an exclusive taste of what to expect from the postponed production.

Broadway Rewind: THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2020

'We then travel to the exciting opening night of Disney's musical, The Little Mermaid and I asked an exuberant Sierra Boggess, who was making her Broadway debut as Ariel, what that magical day meant to her. 'Did it really happen tonight? Are we sure that that just happened! Before I went on stage tonight, I felt my heart pounding because I was just so excited and there was such anticipation and I realized all I had to do tonight was share Ariel.''

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN VideoVIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020

After a fan gave his religious mother a picture of Ewan in his Jedi robes, she displayed it in their home thinking it was a picture of Jesus.


Jenna Russell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jenna Russell been in?
Jenna Russell has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jenna Russell been in?
Jenna Russell has appeared on London's West End in 11 shows.

What was Jenna Russell's first West End show?
Jenna Russell's first West End show was Abbacadabara which opened in 1983

What awards has Jenna Russell been nominated for?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Merrily We Roll Along , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunday in the Park with George , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sunday in the Park with George , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunday in the Park with George Best Actress In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sunday In The Park With George and Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls .

What awards has Jenna Russell won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sunday in the Park with Georgeand Best Actress In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sunday In The Park With George.