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Jessie Cannizzaro

Birth Place: New York City

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Jessie Cannizzaro is an American actress. She was an original cast member of the hit Off-Broadway comedy Puffs (New World Stages), which was filmed and screened in movie theaters nationwide via Fathom Events and is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and BroadwayHD. She was last seen starring in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (McCarter Theatre Center and The Old Globe) opposite two-time Tony-nominee Brad Oscar. Jessie’s face can be seen in multiple national commercials and her voice can be heard everywhere from Audible audiobooks to commercial jingles to Nickelodeon cartoons.



As a writer, Jessie’s work has been seen in comedy festivals nationwide, and her comedic pilot is currently being developed as part of the inaugural Story Institute at Catalyst Content Festival. She writes and performs with her team Infinite Sketch at The Peoples Improv Theater. Her original songs can be heard in commercials, on the stage, and on the screen (most recently in the feature film Selah and The Spades, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was released by Amazon Studios).

Jessie was a member of The Flea’s resident acting company "The Bats" and an acting apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She trained at NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade and London’s British American Drama Academy. Jessie graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in Theater and Political Science, and from Space Camp with high honors in model rocketry. She is represented by Marla Haut at Innovative Artists. www.JessieCannizzaro.com

Jessie Cannizzaro STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer at New World Stages, 2017
Sally

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[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production at the Elektra Theatre, 2016
Sally

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Photos: First Look At WITCHES!? IN SALEM?! At HERE

Matt Cox, writer of the long-running Off-Broadway hit wizard comedy 'Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,' is back with another play also involving witchcraft. See photos from the production.
WITCHES!? IN SALEM?! A New Play By Matt Cox Premieres At HERE This March

The writer of the Off-Broadway hit 'Puffs' brings you 'Witches!? In Salem?!' A darkly comedic take on the Salem Witch Trials, this play explores the consequences of religious fanaticism. Don't miss this hilarious and timely production at HERE Arts Center from March 16th to March 30th.
FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Aneesa Folds Will Lead CYCLOPS: A ROCK OPERA Off-Broadway

Freestyle Love Supreme’s Aneesa Folds is joining the cast of Cyclops: A Rock Opera in the role of Dionysus, the god of wine, women, and song. Learn more about who else is appearing in the cast, and how to get tickets here!
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Opens Season With JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN

The 2023 Season at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater opens with Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Sherri Eden Barber. Performances run Tuesdays through Saturdays, May 26 to June 17 at 8 p.m.
Ars Nova Announces THE CAMP BONFIRE SERIES Featuring Kuhoo Verma, Ely Kreimendahl, Gus Laughlin, and More

Ars Nova has announced The CAMP Bonfire Series, a four night festival of eight new comedy works. Running online June 28–July 1 on Ars Nova Supra, The CAMP Bonfire Series is the culmination of six months of peer support and artistic feedback facilitated by Mahayla Laurence and Matt Gehring who direct CAMP, Ars Nova’s new development program for early career comedy artists.
Ars Nova Announces Additional Comedy Events for May

Ars Nova has announced additional comedy events in May for Ars Nova Supra. This premier streaming platform showcases some of New York City’s most promising emerging artists and currently serves as the online home for the majority of Ars Nova presentations.
Matt Cox Presents GUY CHOICEMAN DECIDES TO SAVE AMERICA, Featuring the Original Off-Broadway Cast of PUFFS

Playwright Matt Cox (Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic; Kapow-i GoGo), The Ultra Corporation, and the advanced artificial intelligence ChooseBot98, bring you an all-new streaming comedy slash gaming event: Guy Choiceman Decides To Save America! The Chooseical: Where You Do The Chooses.
BWW Review: THE GODS OF COMEDY Comes to The Old Globe

It's not uncommon for people to call upon a higher power when looking for help, but as THE GODS OF COMEDY, now playing at The Old Globe, you may want to be specific in whose help you're imploring. Playing at The Old Globe through June 16th.  For ticket and show time information go to www.theoldglobe.org  
THE CLINIC To Be Presented Across The United States In Readings To Raise Funds For Reproductive Rights

THE CLINIC, a Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist written by Will Brumley, will be staged in cities across the United States as part of a fundraising effort for awareness, attention, and access. In reaction to the recent abortion bans in Georgia and Alabama, Brumley put out a call on Facebook, offering the script free of royalty to anyone who wanted to put up a benefit reading, house party, or gathering. 'All you need are some tablets, a group of friends willing to donate to the Yellowhammer Fund, ACLU, the Center for Reproductive Rights or independent clinics in need.' The post can be seen here: https://bit.ly/2JJqRPm
Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents THE GODS OF COMEDY

Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that's sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, "Save me, gods of ancient Greece!"…and the gods actually appear!
Cast Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY Announced At The Old Globe

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team as comic playwright Ken Ludwig, who delighted Globe audiences with Robin Hood! and Baskerville, returns with a hilarious world premiere: Ken Ludwig's The Gods of Comedy, directed by Amanda Dehnert (West Side Story at Carnegie Hall, world premieres of Kate Hamill's Pride and Prejudice and Ludwig's Baskerville). Presented in association with McCarter Theatre Center, The Gods of Comedy will run May 11 - June 16, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, opening on May 16. Single tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1362 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances at McCarter Theatre Center ran March 12 - 31, 2019.
BWW Review: World Premiere of KEN LUDWIG'S THE GODS OF COMEDY at McCarter's Matthews Theater

Esteemed playwright Ken Ludwig, winner of multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, introduced his newest piece at The McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, New Jersey. KEN LUDWIG'S THE GODS OF COMEDY opened to rapturous laughter and a receptive audience thanks to a bright production and terrific performances. THE GODS OF COMEDY opens, appropriately enough, in the birthplace of Western theater. In modern day Greece, we are introduced to Daphne (played by Shay Vawn), a young, career-oriented, tenure-track classics professor working on a translation and performance of Euripides' MADEA for her thesis. Although the set and lighting are fantastic in the short opening scene, and the play centers around Greek theater and mythology, the introduction is light on humor and there isn't proper motivation to set it away from the rest of the show.
Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY At McCarter

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week

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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
54 PAYS TRIBUTE TO A VERY POTTER MUSICAL At Feinstein's/54 Below

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 9:30pm. Muggles and wizards rejoice! We're bringing the magic to Feinstein's/54 Below with 54 Pays Tribute to A Very Potter Musical!
McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
PUFFS's Jessie Cannizzaro Will Take Over Instagram Tomorrow!

Go behind the scenes of Off-Broadway's Puffs with Jessie Cannizzaro, as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, December 1st! Follow along as Cannizzaro takes you behind the scenes of her two-show day as Sally! Be sure to tune in!
BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To PUFFS At New World Stages!

BroadwayWorld is giving you a chance to win two of tickets to PUFFS! The winner will receive two tickets to a performance of their choosing! The contest will run from November 26th until 11:59PM on December 2nd. Enter your chance to win TODAY!
PUFFS Will Offer Digital Download, Script And Performance Rights

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, New York's long-running comedy, has announced that the play be available for licensing and the script will be available for purchase on Friday, November 22, the same day that fans can download PUFFS: Filmed Live Off Broadway on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms.
PUFFS Will Offer Digital Download, Script And Performance Rights

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, New York's long-running comedy, has announced that the play be available for licensing and the script will be available for purchase on Friday, November 22, the same day that fans can download PUFFS: Filmed Live Off Broadway on iTunes, Amazon and other digital platforms.

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