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Jessie Nelson

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2018]
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Writing

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Jessie Nelson, Fran Weissler, Diane Paulus, Sara Bareilles, Senate Majority Leader/Ne Photo

Jessie Nelson, Fran Weissler, Diane Paulus, Sara Bareilles, Senate Majority Leader/New York’s Senator Charles Schumer, Barry Weissler, Robert Wankel, Lorin Loterro and Nadia DiGiallonardo.

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09/02/2021
Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson  Photo

Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson

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03/29/2019
Ana√ɬĮs Mitchell, Jessie Nelson, Susan Haskins, Theresa Rebeck, and Paula Wagner  Photo

Ana√ɬĮs Mitchell, Jessie Nelson, Susan Haskins, Theresa Rebeck, and Paula Wagner

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03/15/2019
Women of Waitress on stage at the Adelphi Theatre, featuring creative team members Sa Photo

Women of Waitress on stage at the Adelphi Theatre, featuring creative team members Sara Bareilles (Music and Lyrics), Jessie Nelson (Book), Diane Paulus (Director); cast members Laura Baldwin (Dawn), Katharine McPhee (Jenna), Marisha Wallace (Becky) and e

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03/07/2019
Jessie Nelson, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater  Photo

Jessie Nelson, Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

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02/27/2019

 

Stage

Productions

Director

Book[Replacement]

Writing
Book
Bookwriter

Jessie Nelson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Jessie Nelson, Waitress

Jessie Nelson News

Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman Photo Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman & More at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.

Photos: The Cast of WAITRESS Arrives at Theatre Royal Brighton Photo Photos: The Cast of WAITRESS Arrives at Theatre Royal Brighton
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

To celebrate the arrival of the smash hit romantic musical comedy WAITRESS in town, Theatre Royal Brighton released new photos of the show’s three lead waitresses, Chelsea Halfpenny (Jenna), Wendy Mae Brown (Becky) and Evelyn Hoskins (Dawn) at the Theatre on New Road. See the photos here!

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Filmed by The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of New York Pub Photo HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Filmed by The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of New York Public Library
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive was filmed last week by the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive of New York Public Library. The production is now in its final week of performances and will end its extended run on Sunday, June 12 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Hanna (Huntington Featured Performance) Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS at Hanna (Huntington Featured Performance)
by Roy Berko - Jun 2, 2022

WAITRESS, which features an all-original score of music and lyrics by singer-songwriter-actress Sara Bareilles, which is now on stage at the Hanna Theatre, in a month-long Huntington featured performance, is unique in that, when it opened on Broadway, it featured an all-female production team.  

WAITRESS Comes to the King Center Next Week Photo WAITRESS Comes to the King Center Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022

The American Theatre Guild will present the hilarious Broadway hit musical WAITRESS. This production is part of the BROADWAY AT THE KING CENTER SERIES and takes place June 7-8, 2022.

BWW Review: WAITRESS, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - May 18, 2022

If there's such a thing as the perfect recipe for a musical, then Waitress has surely found it. Like each of Jenna's delicious freshly-baked pies, the show achieves the ideal balance of sweet and sour. By turns hilariously funny, heart-wrenchingly sad and achingly sweet, Waitress knows how to take the audience on a journey through their emotions and leave them truly satisfied.

WAITRESS Tour is Seeking a Child Actress to Appear as Lulu in Cleveland Stop of the S Photo WAITRESS Tour is Seeking a Child Actress to Appear as Lulu in Cleveland Stop of the Show
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The touring production of¬†Waitress,¬†playing a limited engagement at¬†Playhouse Square‚Äôs Hanna Theatre May 26 ‚Äď June 26, is looking for two young girls to alternate performing the role of ‚ÄúLulu‚ÄĚ during the five-week run. Auditions for Lulu will take place on Monday, May 9th, at Playhouse Square.

WAITRESS Comes To Starlight Theatre For One Week Only Photo WAITRESS Comes To Starlight Theatre For One Week Only
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Starlight has announced that Waitress will play under the stars for one week only May 17-22. Waitress is an uplifting musical that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

WAITRESS to Play Limited Engagement at Winspear Opera House Photo WAITRESS to Play Limited Engagement at Winspear Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

AT&T Performing Arts Center has announced WAITRESS will play Winspear Opera House for a limited 5-day engagement! The diner opens up May 10-15, 2022!

Photos: Get A First Look At Stephanie Torns, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Kendyl Ito, Daniel  Photo Photos: Get A First Look At Stephanie Torns, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Kendyl Ito, Daniel Quadrino & More In WAITRESS On Tour
by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2022

Waitress on tour is now on stage in Charlotte for a special five-week engagement through May 22nd, 2022 in the Booth Playhouse, followed by a five-week engagement at Cleveland's Playhouse Square May 26-June 26, 2022 in the Hanna Theatre.

Jessie Nelson Videos

VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry¬†are currently starring¬†Waitress¬†on Broadway; the limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre ends on January 9. Check out a video of them performing ‚ÄúYou Matter To Me‚ÄĚ from the hit show!

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles and the Cast of WAITRESS Perform 'Opening Up' in Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2021

Watch the cast sing together for the first time before Waitress officially returns to Broadway on September 2.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Talks Making LITTLE VOICE on THE LATE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles Talks Making LITTLE VOICE on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2020

James Corden connected with Sara Bareilles on The Late Late Show last night! James asked Sara about the experience of making 'Little Voice' for Apple TV+, and Sara shares a performance of the titular song.

VIDEO: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan and the Cast of ALICE BY HEART Sing 'Down the Hole' VideoVIDEO: Molly Gordon, Colton Ryan and the Cast of ALICE BY HEART Sing 'Down the Hole'
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

The cast of MCC Theater's ALICE BY HEART has virtually recreated a song from the show! Watch the artists from the musical break out their cameras, travel back to Wonderland and perform 'Down the Hole', together virtually. 

Living Room Concerts: WAITRESS's Sarah O'Connor Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' VideoLiving Room Concerts: WAITRESS's Sarah O'Connor Sings 'She Used To Be Mine'
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 29, 2020

In today's Living Room Concert, the lovely Sarah O'Connor - who, pre-shutdown, was in the West End production of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's musical Waitress - gives us a gorgeous rendition of 'She Used to be Mine'. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Hear An Early Version of 'Opening Up' In New WAITRESS Clip from A.R.T! VideoVIDEO: Hear An Early Version of 'Opening Up' In New WAITRESS Clip from A.R.T!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020

Check out a clip of 'Opening Up' from the original A.R.T. production of Waitress featuring some earlier lyrics and arrangements from songwriter Sara Bareilles!

BWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Chat About Their Upcoming WAITRESS West  VideoBWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Chat About Their Upcoming WAITRESS West End Shows!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 23, 2020

From 27 January, the WAITRESS diner has some not-so newbies joining the team! Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for the show is making her West End debut as Jenna, while Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will be playing her leading man, Dr. Pomatter. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' Ahead Of WAITRESS Netherlands Pr VideoVIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' Ahead Of WAITRESS Netherlands Premiere
by Alan Henry - Jan 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld previously reported Willemijn Verkaik will star in the role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020. Check out Verkaik singing 'She Used To Be Mine' in a new video below!

BWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Perform Ahead of The West End WAITRESS! VideoBWW TV: Watch Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel Perform Ahead of The West End WAITRESS!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jan 22, 2020

There's two new very exciting faces joining the diner from 27 January! Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for WAITRESS, will be making her West End debut by stepping into Jenna's apron, while Olivier Award winner Gavin Creel will be playing opposite her as Dr. Pomatter. Watch the video below!

VIDEO: WAITRESS Takes Its Final Broadway Bow VideoVIDEO: WAITRESS Takes Its Final Broadway Bow
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2020

Sugar, butter, farewell! Broadway said happy trails to the smash-hit musical Waitress on Sunday January 5th. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the emotional goodbye speeches from the show's creative team, including director Diane Paulus and composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles. Head to the diner by checking out the video!


Jessie Nelson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jessie Nelson written?
Jessie Nelson has written 2 shows including Waitress (Book), Alice By Heart (Bookwriter).

What awards has Jessie Nelson been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Waitress .