Audiences have thrilled to her rocking ways as the original Ariel in Footloose: The Musical, howled at her sharp satiric wit (and lovely voice) as she played Hope Cladwell in Urinetown: The Musical, Oz fans have giggled along with her as Glinda in Wicked (I'd love to see what she can do with Elphaba!), and she has spent this past spring and summer showing off her comedic and vamping skills as the lusty soprano Diana in Lend Me a Tenor.
Sadly, that show closes tomorrow. But I'm sure we'll see Ms. August very soon in some new project. Maybe a drama? Another musical? Who knows? Whatever it will be, I'm sure she'll be terrific in it.
Here's Ms. August 2010: Jennifer Laura Thompson!
Ms. Thompson serious...
Ms. Thompson smiling!
Jennifer (right) is "Holding Out for a Hero"
in Footloose, her Broadway debut!
Jennifer and co-star Jeremy Kushnier (center)
Jennifer with the original Bobby Strong,
Hunter Foster, in Urinetown: The Musical
And later in the run with another
Bobby Strong, Tom Cavanaugh
Jennifer was the 2nd Broadway Glinda,
replacing Kristin Chenoweth!
"Dancing Through Life"
with Joey McIntyre as Fiyero
Last season, she appeared in the Encores!
revival of On the Town with a very starry cast.
With Christian Borle in On the Town
Opening Night of
Lend Me a Tenor
After a show with Tenor co-star
Mary Catherine Garrison
Ms. August meet Mr. July.
Jennifer with Justin Bartha in a scene
from Lend Me a Tenor