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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 narrates Find Me a Maori Bride

Season 2 of Find Me a Maori Bride is now airing Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. (with a repeat Sundays at 1 p.m.) on Maori TV. Jennifer reprises her role as the all-knowing narrator. Click here for info and to watch episodes on demand.

Jennifer to perform at Great Silo Fundraiser

Jennifer will be a guest performer at the Great Silo Gala Fundraiser on Thursday 1 June at 6:30 p.m. on the ASB Theatre stage, along with Julia Deans, Amanda Billing, Robin Kelly, Toni Potter, Jarod Rawiri, Tom Sainsbury, Sam Snedden, David Van Horn, Aidee Walker and Hudson & Halls (Todd Emerson & Chris Parker).  Click here for info.

Jennifer's teaching

16 June 2017, 'The Craft of Acting' for Equity New Zealand at St. Columba Centre, Ponsonby
3 July 2017, 'Craft of Acting' for Equity, Christchurch
4 July 2017, 'Flying Solo' for NASDA, Christchurch

7-10 August 2017, 'Flying Solo' for The Actors' Program
18-20 August 2017, tutor at Musical Theatre New Zealand Boot Camp, Cambridge
27 September 2017, visiting vocal coach, University of Canterbury School of Music, Christchurch
4 October 2017, workshop for New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir, Christchurch

Jennifer's speaking

Churchill Park Ladies Probus Club (14 June 2017)
Henderson Probus Club (19 June 2017)

Recent Work

Teaching The Craft of Acting for Trinity College, Christchurch (27 May)
Speaking to Women in Leadership, Unitec (25 May 2017)
Teaching The Craft of Acting for Trinity College, Auckland (20 May)
Narrating documentary Free Theatre; A 37 Year Experiment (mid-May)
Teaching Flying Solo at University of Auckland School of Music National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (11 May)
Guest role in Auckward Love ep 2.1 (filmed 6 May)
Teaching The Craft of Acting at Matamata Dramatic Society (29-30 April)
Playing Darcy in feature film Vermilion (filmed late February – early April)
Performer in Actors' Benevolent Fund Afternoon Gala (2 April)
Singing with Jubilation gospel choir at TAPAC (12 March)
Directing And So It Goes, Auckland Fringe Festival (10-11 March)
Musical theatre faculty at New Zealand Singing School (5-15 January)


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