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Jessica Grové

 
Birth Place:
Hilliard, Ohio, USA
Bio:
Jessica Grove has starred on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Dorothy, Les Miserables as Eponine, and originated the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at New York City's Madison Square Garden as well as on the National Tour, performing alongside legends Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 03, 1982 (40)

Birth Place: Hilliard, Ohio, USA

Bio:
Jessica Grove has starred on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Dorothy, Les Miserables as Eponine, and originated the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at New York City's Madison Square Garden as well as on the National Tour, performing alongside legends Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2014
Kate O'Hare
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Mrs. Anderssen [Replacement]
Anne Egerman (Understudy) [Replacement]
Petra (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
A Photographer
Celeste #2
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Diana Barry
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2006
Ginevra King
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2005
Polly Browne
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Ginvera King
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Kim MacAfee
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble
Rita
New Modern
Miss Dorothy Brown [Replacement]
Miss Dorothy Brown (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1999
Dorothy Gale
  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2014
Kate O'Hare

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Mrs. Anderssen [Replacement]

Anne Egerman (Understudy) [Replacement]

Petra (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
A Photographer

Celeste #2

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Diana Barry

  [New York]
New York Concert, 2006
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 2006
Ginevra King

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2005
Polly Browne

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Ginvera King

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Kim MacAfee

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble

Rita

New Modern

Miss Dorothy Brown [Replacement]

Miss Dorothy Brown (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1999
Dorothy Gale

  [Off-Broadway]
Return Engagement [off-Broadway], 1998
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Eponine (Understudy) [Replacement]

Jessica Grové Biography

Jessica Grove has starred on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Dorothy, Les Miserables as Eponine, and originated the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at New York City's Madison Square Garden as well as on the National Tour, performing alongside legends Mickey Rooney and Eartha Kitt, as well as Roseanne, Lillian Montevecchi, and Jo Anne Worley.

Jessica received a Jefferson Award nomination for her portrayal, and can be heard on the 1998 Grammy nominated cast recording. Jessica also played Kim MacAfee in New York's City Center Encores! revival of Bye Bye Birdie, and starred in the New York premiere of Busker Alley, which is slated for Broadway next year. Currently she is appearing in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George at Studio 54.

Jessica's Off-Broadway credits include the original casts of Anne of Green Gables (Diana Barry), and the World Premiere's of Iron Curtain and The Pursuit of Persephone with New York's Prospect Theatre Company.

Jessica starred at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera as Laurey in Oklahoma! with the film's Laurey, Shirley Jones, as Aunt Eller. She also stepped into Julie Andrews' shoes on the National Tour of The Boy Friend (directed by Julie Andrews), starring in the same role Ms. Andrews created in the 1954 Broadway production.

Other favorite roles include Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Dorothy Gael in the World Premiere of WAS (at the Human Race in Dayton, Ohio), Anne Frank in Yours, Anne (Columbus Dispatch Award, Best Actress of the Season), and Fleur-de-Lys and Esmeralda in Notre Dame de Paris (U.S. and English Language Premiere in Las Vegas).

Jessica has performed in Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway throughout the United States, and most recently at the Renaissance Resort in Aruba. Other concert appearances include the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops, The Signature Theatre's Open House (Arlington, VA), and Go Wild!, a concert benefiting the Columbus Zoo and Opera Columbus.




Jessica Grové News

The Encore's ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Concert Is Selling Out Fast Photo The Encore's ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Concert Is Selling Out Fast
by Grace Cutler - Jul 30, 2022

The Encore’s final offering of the summer will soar onto The Maas stage August 11-14. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER will feature some of the Broadway composer’s greatest hits from musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Evita and more. 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', DREAMGIRLS & More Announced for The Encore 2022-2023 Season Photo AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', DREAMGIRLS & More Announced for The Encore 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

After a challenging, yet successful year of producing theatre, concerts and special events amidst unpredictable circumstances, The Encore Musical Theatre Company is moving forward into their 14th Season! 

The Eagles Tribute Concert Comes to The Encore Stage in February Photo The Eagles Tribute Concert Comes to The Encore Stage in February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2022

The Encore Musical Theatre Company kicks off 2022 with another exciting live music event, The Eagles Tribute Concert.  As with their sell-out Queen Tribute last fall, The Encore promises to Take It to the Limit once again with an evening of classic hits, smooth harmonies and a rockin’ band led by music director, BRIAN ROSE. 

Kahil El'Zabar and his ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE To Play at The Encore Stage Photo Kahil El'Zabar and his ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE To Play at The Encore Stage
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022

Modern Jazz Meets Musical Theatre runs for two performances only, Feb. 18th and 19th at 7:30pm, at The Encore Musical Theatre Company. Tickets for this event are $40 and can be purchased (along with all remaining Season 13 productions) online by clicking here, through the box office (no fee) by calling 734-268-6200, or in-person at The Encore Musical Theatre Company, 7714 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, MI 48130. Box office hours are currently Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10AM to Noon.

Broadway-Style Holiday Cheer Comes To The Encore Photo Broadway-Style Holiday Cheer Comes To The Encore
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2021

The Encore Musical Theatre Company kicks off a month of joyful seasonal events with MERRY & BRIGHT, a delightful holiday concert starring Broadway's GEOFF AND CHELSEA PACKARD. In what promises to be a fun and festive evening, this talented couple will perform many holiday favorites, such as It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Holy Night and Winter Wonderland. 

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE WIZARD OF OZ Photo Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 26, 2021

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for their return to live, in-person performances with THE WIZARD OF OZ, July 8-10 at Heinz Field. This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.

SIMPLY SONDHEIM to Honor Broadway's Greatest Composer at Encore Music Theatre Company Photo SIMPLY SONDHEIM to Honor Broadway's Greatest Composer at Encore Music Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2021

At 91 years-old and with credits that range from “West Side Story” and “Gypsy” to “Sweeney Todd” and “Into The Woods” just to name a few, Stephen Sondheim remains one of Broadway's most pivotal voices.

VIDEO: See Jay Armstrong Johnson & Jaygee Macapugay in the Opening Number From GOLDEN Photo VIDEO: See Jay Armstrong Johnson & Jaygee Macapugay in the Opening Number From GOLDEN ZOOM AWARDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021

Prospect Theater Company has announced the release of a video produced to kick off a unique virtual event: the Golden Zoom Awards. In the spirit of the Golden Globes, this light-hearted, once-in-a-lifetime, interactive ceremony celebrated 'a year of unintended brilliance in screen performances' on the Zoom platform.

Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay to Host Prospect Theater Company's GOLDEN  Photo Jay Armstrong Johnson and Jaygee Macapugay to Host Prospect Theater Company's GOLDEN ZOOM AWARDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021

Prospect Theater Company has announced a unique virtual event: the Golden Zoom Awards. In the spirit of the Golden Globes, this light-hearted, once-in-a-lifetime, interactive ceremony will celebrate 'a year of unintended brilliance in screen performances' on the Zoom platform, and will take place on Sunday, April 11th at 7pm ET.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 21- SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Returns to Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, February 21- SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Returns to Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2021

On this day in 2008, the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George opened on Broadway.

Jessica Grové Videos

VIDEO: First Look at James Snyder and Jessica Grove in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Pittsb VideoVIDEO: First Look at James Snyder and Jessica Grove in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Aug 1, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, starring Broadway's Jessica Grove and James Snyder. See photos from the production below!

VIDEO: On This Day, February 21- Menier Chocolate Factory's Production of SUNDAY IN T VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 21- Menier Chocolate Factory's Production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Lands on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2018

On this day in 2008, the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George opened on Broadway.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Prospect Theater Company's THE UNDERCLASSMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2014

Prospect Theater Company presents The Underclassman, an original musical that explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's coming of age as a writer on the eve of World War I, and his first romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King. Performances ran through November 30 at The Duke on 42nd Street, located at 229 W. 42nd Street, NYC.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in Highlights of NCT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, presents their original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Grove Sings from North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, will soon present Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Below, watch as Jessica Grove sings 'Part of your World' on WNCN!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. Go behind the scenes with the cast in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights - Paper Mill Playhouse's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Featuring Jessica Grove, Nick Adams and More!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The American premiere of this brand new production will feature a revamped script, additional songs, a new physical production and an entirely fresh interpretation of the piece. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: See the Cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID Fly at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

Go 'Under the Sea' for a spectacular view backstage as our cast learns how to swim. Disney's The Little Mermaid will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 29 through June 30, 2013. For tickets visit www.PaperMill.org.

BWW TV: Nick Adams, Jessica Grové & Cast of Paper Mill's THE LITTLE MERMAID Meets the Press- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2013

The cast and creative team met the press earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with them about the new production. Check out what they had to say below, plus catch a special performance preview!

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsals for Choral Chameleon and NY Theatre Barn's TAMAR OF THE RIVER
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2013

-based choral ensemble Choral Chameleon to produce the world premiere production of Tamar of the River Oratorio for two nights only in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn on March 9-10, 2013 starring Broadway's Jessica Grove in the title role, and the 12 singers of Choral Chameleon embodying the River. Click below to watch behind-the-scenes footage from the show in rehearsal!


Jessica Grové Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Grové been in?
Jessica Grové has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Jessica Grové been in?
Jessica Grové has not appeared in the West End