Overview

Janet….

…has been a singer/actor/pianist since childhood

…has performed with professional pop and country bands, classical, jazz and pop choral groups, and musical/theatrical troupes

…has had leading roles in choral, musical comedy, light opera and dramatic productions

…has produced, directed and accompanied youth and adult musical

programs for schools, churches, civic and private groups throughout the Midwest

…has developed and performed one-woman themed programs for senior, civic, school and other groups throughout the Chicagoland area for more than a decade

    …as a Certified Music Practitioner, offers one-on-one bedside and group therapeutic services to hospitals, assisted living, memory care, skilled care and hospice facilities

Artistic Training

– B. Mus. Ed., Michigan State University, voice major/piano minor

– Voice student of Dr. Ronald Combs, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern U, Chicago

– Founder/director of touring Musical Theater Troupe State Singers

– Featured Big Band vocalist, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

– Founder/singer/keyboard/bass player for touring pop band Standing Room Only

– Co/founder, singer/keyboard/bass player for country band Apple Pie

– Singer/Actor, Chicago USO Troupe

– Soprano/Soloist, Highland Park Presbyterian Church Choir

– Soloist/Member, Highland Park Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choir

– Actor/Singer/Writer, HJK Productions

– Member and Soloist, Highland Park Music Club

– Soprano and Board Member/Coordinator Public Funding, Lakeside Singers

– Soprano, Chicago Mastersingers, (Director Alan Heatherington).

– Member, ARTicuLIT Readers Theatre

– Author/Performer, Short Story Theatre

– Certified Music Practitioner, Music for Health & Transition, Inc.

Dramatic & Musical Roles

 – Cassie — A Chorus Line

– Ethel Levey – George “M”

– Anna Reardon – And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

– Liane/Dancer – Gigi

– Dixie Avalon – Taken in Marriage

– Gorgeous Teitelbaum – Sisters Rosenzweig  

– Levi’s Wife/Dancer – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

– Gladys – Pajama Game

– Nancy – Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up

– Lucy – You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

– Soloist/Ensemble – Cole!

– Elsa Schrader – The Sound of Music

– Melissa – Love Letters

Woman 1 — Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

– Creator/Woman 1 – Morning ‘Till Night

– Woman #2 – Putting It Together

– Mother – Amahl and the Night Visitors

– Ensemble/Soloist – Godspell

– Singer – ‘Tis The Season

– Lily – Take Me Along  

– Caroline – To Whom It May Concern  

– Florence – The Odd Couple (Female Version)

– Soloist/Ensemble – A Grand Night for Singing

– Music Director, – The Sound of Music

– Music Director/Choreographer – Once Upon a Mattress

– Music Director – Bye Bye Birdie

– Music Director – Annie

– Co-Artistic Director – Godspell

– Music Director – Oliver