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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 star in Vermilion

Jennifer is playing Darcy in feature film Vermillion, which began shooting 20 February 2017. It also stars Theresa Healy, Goretti Chadwick, Peter Feeney, and Emily Campbell. It is written and directed by Dorthe Scheffmann and produced by Michele Fantl.

Vermilion tells the story of a group of women who are close to each other – mothers, daughters, friends and neighbors. Some of their relationships are good and some are broken. The events of one summer month changes their lives forever.

Click here for more info.

Jennifer to direct And So It Goes

Jennifer will direct And So It Goes, an Auckland Fringe show that will be performed at Backbeat Bar on 10-11 March 2017 at 7 p.m. It features original music written and performed by Cally Castell and Ruby Lyon. Click here to book.

"Audrey has a memory that needs repairing. So she's going on a journey. She's wearing her running shoes and has brought a packed lunch. There may be some well-meaning peculiar creatures causing a few hiccups along the way, but nothing can hinder Audrey's determination to make things right.

Part cabaret, part gig, part musical theatre. And So It Goes is a dream-like theatrical exploration of hope and longing".

Jennifer to sing with Jubilation gospel choir

Jennifer will sing with Jubilation a cappella gospel choir on Sunday 12 March at 6:30 p.m. at TAPAC. Click here to book.


Recent Work

Musical theatre facuty at New Zealand Singing School (5-15 January)
Visiting Auckland Actor in The Opening Night Before Christmas at The Basement (13 December)
Guest on Kawe Korero, Maori TV (12 December)
Guest speaker, Waikato Institute of Technology (8 December)
Awards presenter, Auckland Theatre Awards (5 December)
Barbara Bertinelli on Terry Teo (4 December)
Performer in Club Mystique fundraiser for NZ Dance Co. (1 December)
Guest speaker, Wonderful Waiheke Women (24 November)
Host at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design Fashion Show (20 November)
Donna Rafferty on series Dirty Laundry on TVNZ1 (21 September – 23 November)
Guest on All Talk with Anita Moa (17 November)
Guest on Upbeat, RNZ Concert (17 November)
Guest on Native Affairs (15 November)

Guest presenter, iTicket Showdown Awards (2 November)


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