Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Jen Bender


JenBenderLG.jpgGuest Director of The Wizard of Oz (2011)

Recipient of the SDCF Guest Artist Initiative Program

Broadway: The Lion King (Resident Director), Avenue QThe Wedding Singer, and Steel Magnolias (Assistant Director). Her regional credits include Godspell (St. Louis Muny), Avenue Q(Wynn Las Vegas), Kander and Ebb’s The Visit (Goodman Theatre), and the national tour of Wonderful Town.

Current projects include Trails at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and the new musical Jawbreaker by Jordan Mann, Jeff Thomson, and Darren Stein. A graduate of Northwestern University, Jen is the Artistic Director of Broadway in South Africa, a non-profit organization that brings artists to South Africa to work with children in need.www.jenbenderonline.com


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