Jessica Medoff

Jessica Medoff

Jessica Medoff is breaking down barriers, showing her multi-dimensional talents and emotional depth as an actress of stage and screen. She is praised as a performer who, “skillfully employs her trademark vocal versatility to wring every drop of emotion out…” (Harold Journal). She is sought after throughout the United States for her impressive vocal background and for her commitment to her characters. Praised as a strong, diverse singing actor, she is continually engaged in an impressive array of roles, both comedic and dramatic, among performing arts companies and producers spanning film, television, theatre, and opera.

Artist Bio

Jessica Medoff is breaking down barriers, showing her multi-dimensional talents and emotional depth as an actress of stage and screen. She is praised as a performer who, “skillfully employs her trademark vocal versatility to wring every drop of emotion out…” (Harold Journal). She is sought after throughout the United States for her impressive vocal background and for her commitment to her characters. Praised as a strong, diverse singing actor, she is continually engaged in an impressive array of roles, both comedic and dramatic, among performing arts companies and producers spanning film, television, theatre, and opera.

Most recently, Ms. Medoff co-starred with Edward James Olmos and George Lopez as Audrey Amable-Amo in the Feature Film Walking with Herb, a faith-based film adaptation of the Joe S. Bullock novel directed by Ross Marks, which will be released in theatres in April of 2021.  Her screen appearances also include Helen in the short film The Wall in the Garden, a groundbreaking sci-fi mystery, and Angel Childress in the 2016 film The Heart Outright.

Recent engagements also include performances of her one-woman Cabaret with Natchez Music Festival and Mississippi Opera, and debuting the roles of Tanya in Mamma Mia with Arizona Broadway Theater and Eulalie Shinn in The Music Man: In Concert with Pacific Symphony.

Previous engagements include the mezzo-soprano solo in Händel’s Messiah with Las Cruces Symphony; Mayor/Ma Ferd in The Toxic Avenger with Farmers Alley Theatre; Mayzie in Seussical: The Musical and Heidi in [Title of Show] at The Roxy Theater; the role of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha with Arizona Broadway Theatre; Mercedes in Carmen with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; and Desirée in A Little Night Music with The Princeton Festival. Additionally, Ms. Medoff participated in a workshop at the Composer-Librettist Studio with New Dramatists and originated the roles of Paula Strasberg, Louella Parsons, and Jackie Kennedy in the world première of Mark Medoff’s Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess at the Rio Theatre in Las Cruces, NM, which subsequently had a New York industry reading at Birdland and appeared on The West End in London.

As a frequent guest on the POPS concert circuit, she graced the stage of the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado in concerts entitled “Swinging at the Summit” and “Bacharach and Friends.” She performed in “Holiday Extravaganza” with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and an “All Bernstein” benefit with the Aspen Music Festival with David Zinman. Her original cabaret shows with pianist and music director Michael Bunchman provide opportunities to perform in an array of venues throughout the United States including Opera Santa Barbara, Duluth Festival Opera, and Opera Saratoga. The shows have included “Gershwin and Beyond: Celebrating Contemporary American Composers,” “Bite of the Apple,” and “The Truth About Love… and the Usual Lies.”

Her eclectic repertoire also includes a variety of Broadway’s favorite heroines: Aldonza in The Man of La Mancha, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore, and Nettie Fowler in Carousel.

Updated 4.29.21

Video

Jessica Medoff: Reel

“Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music

“Greens” from Into the Woods 

“Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid 

Press

"...a fantastic dancer and physical comedienne..." – Encore Michigan

Toxic Avenger – “Jessica Medoff is a delightful presence, and she plays both the buxom crooked politician Gabs Belgoody and Melvin’s irritating mother for big laughs. She’s a fantastic dancer and physical comedienne, and her numbers, especially the one in which she plays both characters against each other, are among the show’s most memorable”

"...the strongest presence onstage..." – Deseret News

Man of La Mancha – “Jessica Medoff as Aldonza is the strongest presence onstage. Medoff’s soprano pushes her from gutter trash to Quixote’s queen. Her projection and dynamics work well with the lyrics Dale Wasserman and Joe Darion provide.”

"...an absolute treat to hear and behold..." – Arts Fuse

Un giorno di regno – “Act I, an absolute treat to hear and behold. Medoff combined good singing with agile acting to make Giulietta’s scenes shine.”

"...a booming lyric soprano voice..." – HJNews.com (Harold Journal)

Oliver – “Aided by a booming lyric soprano voice, Medoff dominates the stage with breathtaking acting and dancing skills.”

"...alluring mischievousness...” – The New York Times

Dido and Aeneas – “…the Sorceress, Jessica Medoff Bunchman sang [her] role with an alluring mischievousness.”