Jenn Gambatese

Jenn Gambatese starred to great acclaim as Maria in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Spring 2014 production of The Sound of Music opposite Billy Zane. This followed her "traveling by bubble" across the country as Glinda in the 1st national tour of Wicked.  On Broadway she created the roles of Jane in Disney’s TarzanNatalie in All Shook Upand Marie Leroux in Is He Dead?.  Additionally on Broadway she played Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, multiple roles in A Year with Frog and Toad, and Urleen in Footloose.  Among her favorite off-Broadway appearances have been Eliante in Classic Stage Company’s The School for Lies, and both Dora in Fiorello! and The Girl in Stairway to Paradise for New York City Center’s Encores!” series. Among her most important credits in regional theater are leading roles for three Connecticut companies: Chloe Haddock in Lips Together Teeth Apart at Westport Country Playhouse, Constance Blackwell in We Have Always Lived in the Castle at Yale Repertory Theatre, and both Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel for Goodspeed Musicals. She studied at New York University, graduating magna cum laude with a double major in drama and sociology.

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