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.
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.
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."