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Since training at Auckland's influential Theatre Corporate, New Zealand actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for over 35 years.  She has excelled in both dramatic and comedic roles, as well as numerous roles in musical theatre and cabaret.

As an accomplished singer, she presents her own shows, Falling in Love Again and The Look of Love, Evocative/Provocative, at festivals and venues in New Zealand and Australia.  She has recorded Falling in Love Again to cd (click here for info).  She is also in demand as a tutor of musical theatre.

Jennifer was a founding board member of the Watershed Theatre and a co-founder of The Large Group and The Actors' Program. She is currently President of Equity New Zealand, Patron of Q Theatre, and serves as a trust board member of Arts Regional Trust, Silo Theatre, Clarence St. Theatre, and Actors Benevolent Fund. In the 2007 New Years Honours List, she was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit "for services to theatre and the community." 

Follow Jennifer

Jennifer in Santa Claus

Jennifer will be the guest performer in the Basement's Christmas show, Santa Claus, on 12 December 2017.  The show runs from 30 November – 20 December with a different celebrity guest each night.  Click here for additional info and to book.

He's made his list and checked it twice, but this year … no one's been nice.  In the llittle town of Auckland, naughtiness has taken over and Santa's ready to take the law into his own hands.  Which list are you on? Did you buy caged eggs?  Park in a disabled spot?  Record a private conversation with an employee without their knowledge or consent?  Then you better watch out.  Because Santa Claus is coming to The Basement, and it's either good tidings, or a total Chrismassacre.

A Slightly Isolated Dog bring their raucous, sexy signature style to The Basement's anual chaotic Christmas celebration.

Jennifer in Auckward Love

Jennifer revives her role as sex-shop worker Barbara in the first and second episodes of the new third season of Auckward Love.  She originated the character in the second season, in episodes 2.1 and 2.5.

Auckward Love is a funny, sexy, and almost romantic web series created by actress Holly Shervey, and co-written with actress/writer Jess Sayer and actor/director Emmett Skilton.  It follows Alice (Holly Shervey) and her three unlikely best friends, Vicky (Luci Hare), Grace (Jess Holly Bates), and Zoe (Jess Sayer), as they force her back on the road to find love ... whether she wants them to or not.

Auckward Love
shines a light on what it's like to be a single 20-something female in today's dating game, complete with the trials and tribulations, the fun times and hard, and of course, the highs, and the ridiculously ridiculous lows.

All three seasons are available to New Zealand viewers on TVNZ On Demand (click here), and to international viewers on You Tube (click here).

Recent Work

Guest performer in Club Mystique II (4 December)
Performer in The Upside Down cabaret (30 November)
Director of Provocation (workshop), Playmarket Brown Ink programme (25 November)
Guest performer on Funny Girls (filmed, 24 November)
Narrator, Peter and the Wolf, Silo Theatre (24 November)
Guest speaker, Greenlane Retirement Village (22 November)
MC of Whitecliffe College of Art & Design Fashion Show (19 November)
Singing with Jubilation gospel choir, Uxbridge Theatre, Howick (18 November)
ost of Equity Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony (13 November)
Pankhurst in Reds (playreading), The Thirsty Dog (5 November)
MC of Shoes Extravaganza 2017 Awards Night (4 November)


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