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Jennifer Laura Thompson BIO

Jennifer Laura Thompson is thrilled to reprise her role as Cynthia after a run Off-Broadway at Second Stage and at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes nomination). Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It(Eileen Evergreen), Lend Me a Tenor, Wicked (Glinda, first replacement), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell; Tony nomination, Leading Actress), Footloose (Ariel Moore). She has performed in five Encores! productions at City Center. In addition she has sung with symphonies across the country, including the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and with the New York Philharmonic in Company(Jenny) starring Neil Patrick Harris. Much love to John and Tommy.

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Jennifer Laura Thompson STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2016
Cynthia Murphy

Second Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2016

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Arena Stage World Premiere Production, 2015

City Center Encores Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2012
Eileen Evergreen

Broadway Revival, 2010

Encores! Concert, 2008

Off-Broadway Concert, 2006

Encores! Concert, 2006
Mary Turner

[New York]
Reading, 2005

Encores! Concert, 2004
Frieda Bauer

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Glinda [Replacement]

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003


Broadway Transfer, 2001
Hope Cladwell [Replacement]

Hope Cladwell

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Hope Cladwell

Original Broadway Production, 1998
Ariel Moore

Encores! Concert, 1998

Off-Broadway Revival, 1994
Lady of the Evening; Jailed Woman; Helga; Bridgit

Lady of the Evening/Jailed Woman/Helga/Bridgit

Jennifer Laura Thompson Movies

[2011]Company Jenny

[2021]Construction Janet

Jennifer Laura Thompson Awards and Nominations

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Jennifer Laura Thompson News

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld December 5th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is December 5, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 6th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 6, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Exclusive: Original FOOTLOOSE Cast Cuts Loose to Celebrate 25 Years

In this video, watch a chat with original Footloose stars Jeremy Kushnier, jennifer Laura Thompson and Tom Plotkin as they take a trip down memory lane to celebrate 25 years since the show's debut.

Wake Up With BWW 8/1: DeVito-Led I NEED THAT Sets Dates, MOULIN ROUGE! Recoups, and More!

Top stories: Roundabout's I Need That starring Danny DeVito has set its dates and creative team, Moulin Rouge! the Musical has recouped on Broadway, in the UK, and in Australia, and more!

MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY - THE MUSICAL Will Have First Private Industry Reading Next Week

Michael & Mardie LLC (Michael Garin and Mardie Millit) will present the FIRST private industry reading of MARY ASTOR'S PURPLE DIARY, an original musical inspired by the book of the same name by Edward Sorel, with book by Mardie Millit and music and lyrics by Michael Garin.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!

Photos: Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond and More Bring PARADE To Life At City Center

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown's Parade Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6. The production stars Ben Platt as Leo Frank, Micaela Diamond (Lucille Frank), Gaten Matarazzo (Frankie Epps), and more. See photos from inside today's press preview performance!

Interview: Hope Nordquist of FOOTLOOSE at NorShor Theatre

The 80s are back with this rockin' musical, jam packed with all your favorite powerhouse hit songs from the era, such as 'Holding Out For A Hero,', 'Let's Hear It For The Boy', 'Almost Paradise,' and of course, 'Footloose!' Join Ren as he moves to a new town and shares his love of music and dancing. FOOTLOOSE is a celebration of youthful innocence, the importance of listening to one another, and the healing power of forgiveness. This explosive and dynamic production is a celebration of individual expression and the power of music and dance.

Review: RACHEL BAY JONES Gives Feinstein's/54 Below Crowd A Chill Night Out

Rachel Bay Jones brings her special brand of storytelling to her new show at 54 Below.

A JUNETEENTH CONCERT CELEBRATION & More This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

10 Videos That Have Us Ready For RACHEL BAY JONES at Feinstein's/54 Below

Rachel Bay Jones will return to the nightclub stage this month with a new show and some old friends, and Broadway World Cabaret is getting ready with a YouTube video crawl.

Rachel Bay Jones to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will welcomes Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones back after acclaimed turns on screen and stage, including her “immensely touching” (The New York Times) run as the original Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen. The Broadway veteran returns June 17 & 18 at 7pm. 

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at TAKE ME OUT Opening Night

Second Stage Theater production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out opened Monday night at the Hayes Theatre and we've got all the photos of the starry attendees for opening night.

BWW Review: 10 YEARS OF REUNION CONCERTS at Feinstein's/54 Below Brings Artists and Fans to the Party

The reunion concert has been a big hit for Feinstein's all these years and last night a new concert series looked back at some of the reunion shows that have been hits for the club.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Broadway Streaming Guide: March 2022 - Where to Watch WEST SIDE STORY & More New Releases!

What to streamThis March, Broadway fans will be treated with several new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From Steven Spielberg's acclaimed film adaption of West Side Story to new episodes of Central Park, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW to Host Julia Murney, Amy Spanger, Kira Stone, and More!

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.

Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rob McClure & More Will Celebrate Feinstein's/54 Below's 10 Year Anniversary

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present 10 Years of Reunion Concerts: Celebrating Feinstein’s/54 Below’s 10 Year Anniversary on March 6, 2022 at 7:00 and 9:45pm.

BWW Interview: Megan Hilty of THE DIAMOND SERIES At Feinstein's/54 Below

The star of WICKED, NOISES OFF, and SMASH is days away from making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut and, boy, is she ready.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of WICKED

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Wicked! Find out what everyone's been up to since they starred in the hit show.


Jennifer Laura Thompson has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Jennifer Laura Thompson has not appeared in the West End.

Jennifer Laura Thompson has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role in "Urinetown The Musical."

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