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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 to narrate Peter and the Wolf

Jennifer will be the narrator of Silo Theatre's Peter and the Wolf on Friday 24 November 2017 at 7 p.m.  The production runs from 9 November - 9 December, with a different narrator at each show.  Click here for info and to book.

Peter's not supposed to leave his grandfather's house.  There are wolves lurking in the forest, and it's not safe.  But Peter can't stay inside forever and when he finally adventures out into the surrounding park, it's not long before the wolf appears.

In this electric re-imagining of Sergei Prokofiev's beloved musical fairy tale, director Sophie Roberts and composer Leon Radojkovic bring together a glinting musical adaptation with a six-piece band, puppetry and live videography.

Travel deep into the woods, vanquish your fear, and don't look behind you.

A magical experience for anyone aged seven and up.

Jennifer to perform in The Upside Down cabaret fundraiser

Jennifer will be one of the performers in The Upside Down cabaret at the Wintergarden on 30 November 2017, presented as part of Puawai Festival.  Also featuring Jackie Clarke, Caitlin Smith, Neil Thornton and more.  All funds raised will support Kiwis living with HIV and fund HIV prevention programs.  Click here to book.

A spectacular evening of storytelling cabaret style, spanning Broadway hits to home spun classics and comedy, an unforgettable night of music and connection in commemoration of World AIDS Day.

Jennifer to perform in Club Mystique

Jennifer will be one of the performers in this variety show/fundraiser for the New Zealand Dance Company on 3 December 2017. Click here for info and to book.

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

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)

Singing with Jubilation gospel choir, TAPAC ( 29 October)
Awards presenter, AMI Showdown Awards (26 October)
Rehearsal director, That Bloody Woman 2017 tour (29 August-20 October)
Co-director and performer in The Landing, Akaroa French Fest (7 October)
Teaching workshop for New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir, Christchurch (4 October)
In conversation with Kerry Barden on "Casting Matters,"
Big Screen Symposium (30 September)
Visiting vocal coach, University of Canterbury School of Music, Christchurch (27 September)
Directing Super HUGH-Man, Auckland Live International Cabaret Season (20-23 September)
Guest on The Cafe talking Super HUGH-Man (20 September)


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