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Sara Jean Ford

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA
Bio:
Sara was most recently seen playing Jellylorum in the Broadway revival of CATS. Other Broadway credits include: Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, Smitty in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Petra in A Little Night Music and Finian’s Rainbow. Sara holds the unique ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA

Bio:
Sara was most recently seen playing Jellylorum in the Broadway revival of CATS. Other Broadway credits include: Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, Smitty in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Petra in A Little Night Music and Finian’s Rainbow. Sara holds the unique ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Miss Ideal Man
  [Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Jellylorum
Jellylorum [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Smitty [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Mrs. Anderssen [Replacement]
Anne Egerman (Understudy) [Replacement]
Petra (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Arlene
Sharon McLonergan (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Luisa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daaé (Alternate) [Replacement]
Christine Daaé [Replacement]
Princess [Replacement]
Christine Daaé (Understudy) [Replacement]

Photos

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Justin Matthew Sargent, Kristy Cates, Richard Todd Adams, Sara Jean Ford and Jenny Le Photo

Justin Matthew Sargent, Kristy Cates, Richard Todd Adams, Sara Jean Ford and Jenny Lee Stern

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Date:
10/30/2021
Sara Jean Ford Photo

Sara Jean Ford

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Date:
10/30/2021
Jenny Lee Stern, Sara Jean Ford, Kristy Cates, Justin Matthew Sargent and Richard Tod Photo

Jenny Lee Stern, Sara Jean Ford, Kristy Cates, Justin Matthew Sargent and Richard Todd Adams

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Date:
10/30/2021
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Sara Jean Ford

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Date:
10/30/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Miss Ideal Man

  [Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Jellylorum

Jellylorum [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Smitty [Replacement]

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

Anne Egerman (Understudy) [Replacement]

Petra (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Arlene

Sharon McLonergan (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2006
Luisa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Christine Daaé (Alternate) [Replacement]

Christine Daaé [Replacement]

Princess [Replacement]

Christine Daaé (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sara Jean Ford Biography

Sara was most recently seen playing Jellylorum in the Broadway revival of CATS. Other Broadway credits include: Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, Smitty in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Petra in A Little Night Music and Finian’s Rainbow. Sara holds the unique distinction of performing in two Broadway shows at the same time; while she was playing the leading lady in Phantom she received an emergency phone call from A Little Night Music to cover the role of Petra (a role which she understudied for only a month and never played). Off Broadway: Sara starred as Louisa in the The Fantasticks and can be heard on the original revival cast recording. National Tours: Wicked (Glinda/Nessarose cover), The Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé). Last year, she originated the role of Jenny in the world premiere musical, Sousatzka in Toronto, Canada. Sara appeared as June in Anyone Can Whistle at City Center, Encores! and Pieta in Eric Whitacre’s critically acclaimed Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings at both Carnegie Hall and Disney Hall. Most recently, Sara produced and starred in her own adaptation of Calamity Jane at Feinstain’s/ 54 Below, making its New York City debut! Sara can be heard on Michael Jackson’s HIStory album, Harry Connick Jr.’s When my Heart Finds Christmas and the Finian’s Rainbow Revival Cast Recording. Sara is a voice and acting teacher in NYC. She is on the Voice and Acting Teaching faculty for Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) and The Institute for American Musical Theatre (IAMT). She has taught Acting/ Voice master classes all over the country. She graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious Drama program. Sara currently lives in NYC with her four-year-old daughter, Annie.




Sara Jean Ford News

For Your Consideration, The Aging Ingenue Photo For Your Consideration, The Aging Ingenue
by Team BWW - Jun 16, 2022

With The Tonys now having concluded, all eyes are on the next big award show- The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This year, BroadwayWorld has our own nomination-hopeful series The Aging Ingenue, in both Outstanding Short Form Comedy, Drama or Variety Series and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (for Sara Jean Ford's performance as Claire).

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

BWW Review: MUSEMATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Nurtures Artists and Art at T Photo BWW Review: MUSEMATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Nurtures Artists and Art at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - May 17, 2022

For their fourteenth installment of MUSEMATCH, Bill Coyne and Authenteur Inc. present some interesting song topics mated with talented singers.

MUSE MATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Announced At The Green Room 42 Photo MUSE MATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Announced At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

The Green Room 42, presents MUSEMATCH XIV: A Musical Theater Blind Date on Sunday May 15th at 7pm.

MUSEMATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Returns To The Green Room 42 May 15th Photo MUSEMATCH XIV: A MUSICAL THEATER BLIND DATE Returns To The Green Room 42 May 15th
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The popular songwriting extravaganza returns to The Green Room 42 for the second episode in their residency.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  to Return to The Green Room 42 Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to Return to The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celeb Photo Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

From reviving the jewels of the canon to concerts celebrating Broadway’s theatres, Feinstein’s/54 Below audiences have taken countless trips down a magical memory lane. Now, to celebrate their tenth year in operation, Feinstein’s/54 Below will be celebrating these wonderful musical moments that appeared on their stage.

Cate Hayman & Georgia Mendes to Star in YAMAHA MAMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Cate Hayman & Georgia Mendes to Star in YAMAHA MAMAS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Cate Hayman & Georgia Mendes in Yamaha Mamas Sunday, April 17th, 2022, at 9:30PM. For one night only, Cate Hayman and Georgia Mendes will join forces for an unforgettable evening of powerhouse diva tunes at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Sara Jean Ford Videos

THE AGING INGENUE Panel: Broadway's Leading Ladies Discuss the Joys of Getting Older  VideoTHE AGING INGENUE Panel: Broadway's Leading Ladies Discuss the Joys of Getting Older in the Industry
by The Aging Ingénue - Mar 14, 2022

Every Wednesday, BroadwayWorld brings you new episodes of The Aging IngeŐĀnue- a fun, quirky, musical vignette series - telling the story of Claire (Sara Jean Ford) as a Broadway starlette all grown up, struggling to navigate her new reality as an aging actor & mother - all while singing songs that she is far too old to sing.

VIDEO: The Aging Ingénue- Episode 1 | Disbelief VideoVIDEO: The Aging Ingénue- Episode 1 | Disbelief
by The Aging Ingénue - Feb 20, 2022

In today's episode: Claire gives a killer audition! ... but for which role? Starring Sara Jean Ford, Vishal Vaidya, Ashley Blanchet, and Will Reynolds.

VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE VideoVIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE LIFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Love Life starring Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford, Isabella Houston, Owen Tabaka and Clarke Thorell. See a video of Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores!  VideoBWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2020

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Pittsburgh CLO's OKLAHOMA! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Pittsburgh CLO's OKLAHOMA!
by Alan Henry - Jun 25, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO's production of America's favorite musical, OKLAHOMA! - is now on stage. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Check out video of the production!

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka!

Photos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Keith Tomasek, a blogger from Ontario, Canada, was recently invited to an open rehearsal for Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-bound SOUSATZKA, where he captured some great backstage moments and previews from the event.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Cast of CATS Makes a Purrrfect Broadway Sessions
by Ben Cameron - Nov 14, 2016

The cast of CATS was simply 'purr-fect' (see what I did there?) at their recent visit to Broadway Sessions. Cast members took to  their songs like cats to cream (oh, dear God), as well as giving us insight in the complicated and ever so flushed out dramaturgy of the CATs society (who likes who, who fights who etc.). Besides fantastic performances cast members helped our audience find their inner Cat with makeup tutorials and choreography lessons..the 'kitten caboodle'. Ok, I'm done! Enjoy performances by Jessica Hendy, Christopher Gurr, Francesca Granell, Christine Cornish Smith, Richard Todd Adams, Madison Mitchell, Giuseppe Bausilio, Harris Milgrim, Kolton Krouse, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Sharrod Williams and Sara Jean Ford. + Rising Star Hana Freeman.

VIDEO: 'GMA' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's CATS!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 4, 2016

On today's GMA, Ginger Zee visited the all-new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical cats to learn more about bringing it back to life on Broadway.

VIDEO: Leona Lewis & Cast of Broadway's CATS Perform Medley of Songs Live on GMA
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 4, 2016

Leona Lewis and the cast of the Broadway revival of CATS performed a medley of beloved songs live on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA.


Sara Jean Ford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sara Jean Ford been in?
Sara Jean Ford has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Sara Jean Ford been in?
Sara Jean Ford has not appeared in the West End