Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

Instrument: Voice / vocals | Location: New York City

[Jennifer] excels at ballads, as well as in a swing or jazz mode, and can also have fun with country. There is nothing tentative about her, and she successfully communicates feelings behind the lyrics, thereby achieving both precision and passion.
—William Wolf

Updated: October 7, 2020

Jennifer is an accomplished Singer and Actress, with a Musical Theatre background, and experience in television and film. She is a classically-trained vocalist, who “excels at ballads, and in a jazz or swing mode, and can even have fun with country ” – William Wolf. With a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University, she later studied acting with Uta Hagen.

Jennifer, whose regional credits include Sarah Brown opposite Broadway leading man Tom Wopat in Guys and Dolls, serves up entertaining, exhilarating, jazz-infused shows that highlight her wide vocal range. Drawing on her own diverse and eclectic background – she’s been a symphony soloist, motivational trainer, high school drama director, Opryland theme park singer and dancer, and traveled the country as an automotive industry spokeswoman— Jennifer’s heartfelt, theatrical performances showcase her unique blend of drama and humor. She has created three Cabaret shows in NYC, and is currently working on a fourth. She’s performed in New York’s top cabaret rooms, and is looking forward to taking her shows on the road. Her first CD, “An Evening with Jennifer Roberts” received a 2019 MAC Nomination, and is enjoying much airplay in the US and Overseas.


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”When Jennifer Roberts takes the stage, you are struck with several thoughts. One: this is a lady who belongs onstage. It is her comfort arena. She is relaxed, confident and immediately puts the audience at ease. Two: when she opens her mouth, you’re enveloped in a glorious voice. A voice that can go anywhere she needs or wants to go. The sound is at once rich & sweet, exciting & warm. Three: She has put together a show that is going to take you on a journey that is poignant, a wonderful journey filled with both known and obscure material. An evening celebrating the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick.” ~Thomas Mills, for Cabaret Hotspot - NYC

“She excels at ballads, and in a jazz or swing mode, and can even have fun with country – There is nothing tentative about her, and she successfully communicates feelings behind the lyrics, thereby achieving both precision and passion.” ~William Wolf - Wolf Entertainment Guide - NYC

“Lyricist Sheldon Harnick could hardly have asked for a more exuberant or heartfelt early birthday celebration than the one Jennifer Roberts threw for him in the form of her show at Don't Tell Mama, ”Jennifer Roberts: She Loves...Sheldon!” Her upfront fan-girl enthusiasm for her favorite lyric writer, dating back to well before she played the leading role of Amalia in She Loves Me in college, combined with her diligent research into his lesser-known work and a powerful stage voice of great range, made for a mostly satisfying and certainly different sort of tribute show, and an overdue one to a deserving lyricist.” ~Robert Windeler - Bistro Awards - NYC

“There were also songs of great poignancy with That’s How Much I Missed You and Where Do I Go From Here? In both these songs Roberts’ ability as an artist is on full display

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