Musical Director: R.J. Tancioco Percussion: Matthew Burgess Bass: Dave Pascal Guitars: John High Violin: Alicia Reinhart Additional Orchestrations: Joseph Tancioco Recording Engineer: Donn Devore Additional…
Jennifer is an award winning actor-singer who feels extremely blessed to be living her dream. Jennifer was born in the Philippines, raised in the Seattle area, and now splits her time between Seattle and Los Angeles.
In Seattle, she was last seen as “The Narrator” in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, and has since reprised the Narrator with Sacramento Music Circus, Boston area's North Shore Music Theatre, St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and in the Tokyo premeiere of Joseph...with Broadway Asia.
Some of Jennifer's Broadway, regional and international highlights include: Les Miserables (Broadway, joined 10th Anniversary cast), "Belle" in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the title role of "Evita," "Sally Simpson" in The Who's Tommy, " and "Tuptim" in the "The King and I", all with Village Theatre, Maria Elena Holly in "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, "And the World Goes 'Round" (East West Players), "The Fantasticks" & "Fabric" (both with Singapore Repertory Theatre), David Henry Hwang's updated production of "Flower Drum Song" (Mei-Li stand-by and eventually took over role during the production's celebrated 5-week extension at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum), and the Los Angeles premiere of Jason Robert Brown's "Songs for a New World".
Jennifer began her professional career playing the title role in the 1st National US tour of "Miss Saigon," originating the role of Kim in many major US cities. While on the road for over three years, Jennifer earned a 1994 Carbonnell Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a 1995 Helen Hayes Award nomination for outstanding lead actress. Jennifer has since reprised Kim for several companies including North Carolina Theatre, Starlight Theatre, Moonlight Stage and South Bay CLO where she received a 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for best lead actress in a musical for her performance.
Jennifer received a consecutive 2009 LA Ovation Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her work in "The Last Five Years" with East West Players, and later reprised Cathy for a Special Benefit Performance for BC/EFA with Jason Robert Brown at the piano.
Some of her TV and film credits include "Touched By An Angel", "Can't Hardly Wait", "Santa with Muscles" among others. Other regional credits include: East L.A. Classic Theatre's adaptation of "Romeo & Juliet", directed by Tony Plana, and readings with George Street Playhouse and The Public Theater, and with Seattle's New Voices series with Contemporary Classics New Voices Series (ACT Theatre). Los Angeles audiences most recently saw Jennifer in a world premiere musical memoir "Road to Saigon" with Los Angeles' East West Players, where The LA Times raved, "Don't miss it!"
Her self-produced CD "Awakening" features an acoustic introspective of contemporary theatre with classics and pop standards. Among the highlights are duets featuring fellow "Flower Drum Song" co-stars Lea Salonga and Jose Llana.