Janelle Lawrence received their B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Manhattanville College. In their career they have worked with Award winning artists such as Austin Pendleton, Ntozake Shange, Mei Ann Teo, and more. In 2018 they performed with The Lobby Project for DON’T BOTHER ME I CAN’T COPE* at Encore! City Center and at 54 Below. As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had their musicals SUBLIMINAL, 'TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area such as Club Cumming, Teatro La Tea, and Joe’s Pub. Their operetta GOD KILLER (formerly MIXING MARX WITH MADNESS) was presented at Dixon Place on the Main Stage and The Dramatist Guild. Janelle Lawrence was the Artistic Director of Broad Views on Broadway, a non-profit Theatre Company dedicated to providing equal opportunity and representation of new theatre works. They recently finished their residency with the 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective and they are the Co-Moderator of Musical Theatre Factory’s Women/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Roundtable. Janelle was a 2019 Greenhouse Resident with SPACE on Ryder Farms and a 2019 Resident in the Hamilton Project with Barn Arts Collective. They are a 2020 Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellow.
*denotes AEA Showcase