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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 30 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 Speak at Equity Graduate Day

Jennifer will be one of the speakers at Equity NZ's Graduate Day 2015, speaking about 'Starting Off in Theatre, Screen, TV Commercials and Voice Work', on 18 October 2015 at the Basement. 

Click here for info.


Jennifer to Perform Falling in Love Again

Jennifer will present her Marlene Dietrich cabaret Falling in Love Again at Hawke's Bay Art Festival on 4 November 2015 in The Famous Spiegeltent at Havelock North Domain.  Click here for info and to book.

Falling in Love Again is a night of glamour with highlights from Miss Dietrich's films, concerts, and recordings including songs by Cole Porter, Edith Piaf, Frederic Hollander, and Pete Seeger.  It vividly captures the style and glamour of a time gone by.

Jennifer's Teaching

Jennifer will be a visiting vocal coach at the University of Canterbury School of Music in Christchurch on 14-15 October 2015.

Click here for more about Jennifer's teaching.

Recent Work

Teaching The Craft of Acting at New Zealand Broadcasting School, Christchurch (7 October)
Host of Rangatahi Philharmonia o Tara launch/concert (7 October)
Judge for Short + Sweet Auckland Song & Cabaret (26 September)
Singer in From Broadway to La Scala in Auckland (18 September) and Christchurch Arts Festival (20 September)
Host of Beads of Courage Ball, Child Cancer Foundation (19 September)
Director of workshop and playreading of Te Puhi, Going West Festival (9 September)
Panelist on Re-Think talking about the state of New Zealand theatre (TV3, 30 August; watch online)
Kalonike in Lysistrata, Auckland Theatre Company (30 July-29 August 2015)
Reciting Shakespeare sonnet 18 in Maori, with George Henare reciting in English, for Maori Language Week (26 July; watch online)
Panelist on Re-Think talking about being a Pakeha speaker of Te Reo (TV3, 26 July; watch online)
Pat Murdoch, Anna Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, and ensemble in Rupert, Auckland Theatre Company (29 June-19 July)
Narrator on Find Me a Maori Bride, episodes 1.1-1.8 (Maori TV; watch online)


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