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Jessie Mueller Biography

 
Bio:
Jessie Mueller most recently appeared on Broadway and at Steppenwolf in Tracy Lett’s new play The Minutes alongside the playwright, Armie Hammer and Blair Brown. She received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award for her performance as Julie Jordan in the recent revival of Carousel opposite ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jessie Mueller most recently appeared on Broadway and at Steppenwolf in Tracy Lett’s new play The Minutes alongside the playwright, Armie Hammer and Blair Brown. She received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award for her performance as Julie Jordan in the recent revival of Carousel opposite ... (read complete bio)

Jessie Mueller most recently appeared on Broadway and at Steppenwolf in Tracy Lett’s new play The Minutes alongside the playwright, Armie Hammer and Blair Brown. She received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award for her performance as Julie Jordan in the recent revival of Carousel opposite Joshua Henry and Renee Fleming. Check out a preview of the show featuring songs like “Goodnight My Someone,” “Adelaide’s Lament” and more!



Prior to that she originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles’ hit Broadway musical Waitress for which she was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She earned all three awards for her starring role as Carole King in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. She recently starred as Marian in The Music Man with Norm Lewis and Rosie O’Donnell at The Kennedy Center.



Other major Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge in the New York Philharmonic’s staged concert production of Carousel at Lincoln Center, and was a part of Carnegie Hall’s family concert series, Take the Stage with Broadway Stars.



Mueller began her career in Chicago and was named Actor of the Year in 2011 by The Chicago Tribune. Four years later she received Chicago’s prestigious Sarah Siddons Society Award. Recently she collaborated on Broadway for Orlando’s “What the World Needs Now” benefiting our brothers and sisters in Orlando.

Jessie Mueller Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Jessie Mueller, Carousel
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessie Mueller, Carousel
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Carousel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
 
Theatre World Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Debut Performance Gold Star
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever