Meet our Jurors from Broadway

 
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Kathleen Chalfant

BROADWAY: Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Racing Demon, Dance With Me. OFF-BROADWAY: Wit (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Obie Awards), For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, A Walk in the Woods (Drama Desk nomination, Talking Heads (Obie Award), Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination), Henry V (Callaway Award). LONDON & LOS ANGELES: Ovation Awards for Witand Red Dog Howls. FILM: “Isn’t it Delicious?,” “R.I.P.D.,” “Lackawanna Blues,” “Perfect Stranger,” “Kinsey,” “Laramie Project,” “Random Hearts.” SELECT TELEVISION “The Affair,” “The Strain,” “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “The Book of Daniel,” “One Life to Live”; “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary. AWARDS: 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, 2004 Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of Professional Women, and the 2018 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. She received the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards and an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Cooper Union.

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lynn cohen

Lynn Cohen‘s roles on film and television have ranged from Mags In The Hunger Games to Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Maman in Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street to the nanny Magda in Sex and the City (both the two movies and the TV series). She has also appeared in Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Deconstructing Harry; Eagle Eye; Invincible; The Extra Man; Everybody's Fine; Hello Lonesome; Law and Order; Nurse Jackie; Damages; and Bored to Death.

On the New York stage, she has appeared in such plays as Tina Howe’s Chasing ManetHamlet , Macbeth , Orpheus Descending, and Israel Horovitz's New Shorts with Barefoot Theatre Company.

Awards include a Fox Fellowship; a Richard Seff Award from Actors Equity Association, a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award (for Sex and the City), and a Bowden Award from New Dramatists. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.

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jenn colella

Jenn currently stars in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Come From Away as 'Beverley/Annette and others,' in a performance that garnered her 2017 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards and a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as Craig Noel, Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for pre-Broadway productions of Come From Away. She has been previously seen on Broadway in If/Then, Chaplin, High Fidelityand Urban Cowboy(Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Off-Broadway in Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Lucky Guy, Slutand Closer Than Ever. Jenn's select regional credits include Come From Away(La Jolla Playhouse, Ford's Theatre, Toronto), Peter Pan(Sacramento Music Circus) and Side Show(Kennedy Center). TV credits include "Feed the Beast," "Elementary," "All My Children," "Rescue Me," "The Good Wife," and “The Code.” She has been seen on film in “Uncertainty.” Jenn Colella is an MFA Acting graduate of UC Irvine.

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ariana debose

Ariana DeBose can currently be seen in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical playing “Disco Donna.” For her role, she received a Tony Nomination, a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance as well as a Chita Rivera Award nomination for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway show. DeBose recently completed a run in the Broadway musical A Bronx Tale and appeared in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton. Her additional theater credits include: leading Player in the Tony winning revival of Pippin, Mary Wilson of the Supremes (Diana Ross cover) in Motown The Musical, Nautica in Andy Blankenbuehler’s Bring It On The Musical and ensemble in Stephen Sondheim's Company. Other credits include: The Breaks (VH1), Blue Bloods (CBS), top 20 finalist on Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) and OLTL Star Crossed Lovers Series.

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Jenn Gambatese

Jenn was most recently seen on Broadway as Principal Rosalie Mullins in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock. Broadway: Footloose, Hairspray, A Year with Frog and Toad, originated the role of “Natalie” (and her alter-ego, "Ed") in All Shook Up (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) originated the role of "Jane" in Disney's Tarzan, Is He Dead? Other credits: The School for Lies (Classic Stage Company), “Glinda” in the national tour of Wicked, "Maria von Trapp" in The Sound of Music, "Carrie Pipperidge" in Carousel, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (Goodspeed Opera House), "Chloe" in Lips Together Teeth Apart, and "Constance" in We Have Always Lived in the Castlewww.JennGambatese.com

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Ann Harada

Ann originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and the West End. Other Broadway includes Cinderella, 9 to 5, M Butterfly, Seussical, Les Miserables (revival). Recent Off - Broadway includes Pacific Overtures (Classic Stage Company), Stuffed (WP Theatre), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre) and Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre). Regionally: New World (Bucks County Playhouse) 42nd Street and Mamma Mia (MUNY), and God of Carnage (George Street Playhouse) FILM: "Youth in Oregon," "Sisters," "Trouble," "Admission," "Hope Springs," and "The Art of Getting By". TV: “Younger,” "The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Search Party,” "The Good Wife," "SMASH," "30 Rock," "House of Cards," "Master of None."

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cady huffman

Broadway: Chicago, The Nance (Outer Critics' Circle nom.), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics' Circle awards), The Will Rogers Follies (Tony nom.), Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, Steel Pier, Bob Fosse's Big DealLa Cage Aux Folles. TV includes: 10 seasons as a judge on Iron Chef America, Difficult People, Master of None, The Good Wife, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU. Law & Order: TBJ, Frasier, Mad About You, One Life to Live. Film includes: "The Company Men", "Romance & Cigarettes", "The Nanny Diaries", "Dare", "Hero", "Billy's Dad is a Fudgepacker". Web series’ include, He's With Me (2016 Indie Series Award), After Forever, and self-created and produced Cady Did (due out Fall 2018).

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Amber Iman

Broadway credits include Shuffle Along and Soul Doctor. Most recently, she played Peggy Schuyler & Maria Reynolds in the first national tour of Hamilton. She’s performed off-Broadway in A Civil War Christmas and RENT. She received a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical & the Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence for her role as Aldonza in Man Of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre, DC). Amber is a graduate of Howard University (2016 James Butcher Alumni Award), and a proud founding member of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition. www.amberiman.com

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chilina kennedy

Broadway: “Carole King” in Beautiful – The Carole King Musicaland “Mary Magdalene” in Des McAnuff’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway: Originated “Binky” in Stephen Trask and Peter Yanowitz’s This Ain’t No Disco (Atlantic Theater Company). 1st National Tour: “Sophie” in Mamma Mia!. Selected Regional: “Pheobe D’Ysquith” in A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder(CT and San Diego Critics' Circle Nominations), “Evangeline” in Evangeline(original production and album), “Philia” in Des McAnuff’s A FunnyThing Happened on the Way to the Forum(Toronto/Mirvish), Ross Petty’s Pantomime The Little Mermaid(Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award), three seasons at the Stratford Festival including “Maria” in Gary Griffin’s West Side Story, three seasons at the Shaw Festival and The Lord of the Rings(World Premiere Mirvish/Toronto). Chilina is currently developing a show that she composed and co-wrote with Eric Holmes, Call It Love. She is also the Artistic Producer of Toronto’s Eclipse Theatre Company. www.chilinakennedy.com

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caitlin kinnunen 

Broadway: Originating the role of Emma in the upcoming production of The PromThe Bridges of Madison County (Carolyn), Spring Awakening (Thea). 1st national tour: Next to Normal (Natalie US). Regional theatre: Alliance Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, The 5th Avenue Theatre, and Village Theatre. Film/TV credits include "The Intern", "Sweet Little Lies", "It’s Kind of a Funny Story", "We Need to Talk About Kevin", “Younger”, “American Vandal”, “The Knick”, and “Law & Order: SVU”. www.caitlinkinnunen.com

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jill paice

Most recently, Ms. Paice has appeared on Broadway as Milo Davenport in An American in Paris. She also played the same role in the world premiere at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. In the West End and on Broadway Jill starred at Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White. Also in the West End, she played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. Other Broadway appearances include MatildaCurtains, and The 39 Steps.

Off Broadway, Jill most recently played the role of Baby Jane in Jerry Springer - The Opera.  Other off Broadway appearances include Death Takes a Holiday and Tokio Confidential.  For the NY Philharmonic, she appeared as Susan in Company and Caroline in Titanic.

On television, Paice has had recurring or guest starring roles on "Blue Bloods," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," "White Collar," "Unforgettable," and "The Beautiful Life."

She is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.

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dale soules

Broadway: Hair (debut), DudeThe Magic Show (co-starring with magician Doug Henning and introducing the Stephen Schwartz songs “Lion Tamer and “West End Avenue”), The Crucible (Richard Eyre dir.), Whose Life Is It AnywayGrey Gardens (Michael Greif dir.), Hands On A Hardbody (Neil Pepe dir.) Her Off-Broadway, regional and international credits are extensive. From critically acclaimed I Remember Mama (10 veteran female actresses playing all the roles-Jack Cummings lll dir.), Shows For Days (LCT Jerry Zaks dir.), Posterity (ATC Doug Wright dir) and Marsha Norman’s Getting Out (NY); to Candide (Guthrie Theatre), The Builders Association’s Jet Lag (NY, Barbican & International Tour) and National Tour of her one person informance Chameleons. Film: "The Messenger," "Aardvark," "AWOL," "ASH," "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," TV: "At Home with Amy Sedaris," "Maurice Sendack’s  Really Rosie," "Law & Order," "Law& Order CI," "Unforgettable," "Sesame Street," "American Playhouse (Until She Talks, Grapes of Wrath)," "Orange is the New Black (5 seasons, 3 SAG AWARDS)." Ms. Soules is a teacher, founding Director of The Community Stories Project, oral historian/ethnographic interviewer, and Usual Suspect with NYTW. www.dalesoules.com

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Ana Villafañe

Ana recently shot the lead role in the Sony Television Studios/CBS Studios/CBS half-hour multi-camera pilot “History of Them”, written and executive produced by Gloria Calderon Kellett. Last Fall, Ana closed her Broadway debut as ‘Gloria Estefan’ in the Tony nominated hit bio-musical about Gloria’s life, On Your Feet!, directed by Jerry Mitchell. She has received across-the-board rave reviews for her ‘supernova’ performance in the show. Prior to On Your Feet!, Ana starred in the Open Road feature, Max Steel directed by Stewart Hendler, and has appeared on “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon).

 

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