Known for being a bold Jewish beltress, Jodi Snyder is a versatile singer, grounded in many vocal styles. She recently completed a successful run haunting New World Stages as Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene directed by Broadway legend Joel Grey. “Hilarious and scary,” Jodi was “ludicrous yet somehow absolutely convincing.” In addition to playing Fruma, Jodi also portrayed a child-like essence in the role of Bielke. Also appearing in the production in Battery Park and Off-Broadway’s Stage 42, Jodi performed with many Broadway vets including Jackie Hoffman and Steven Skybell.
Jodi has also been seen Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and touring around the country as Mom and many other characters in the TheaterWorks production of Pete the Catdirected by Dan Knechtges and Zi Alikhan. Other credits include Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Martha in Spring Awakening, Maureen Johnson in Rent, Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Inspired by her newfound love of Yiddish, Jodi and her friends have created a professional singing trio, “The Mamales.” The trio can be found performing jazzy Yiddish hits and Broadway showtunes at festivals and temples across the New York area. Jodi’s cabaret work includes a recent performance of “Don’t Rain on my Parade” at the Broadway for Self Help Africa benefit concert. Jodi has lent her vocals to demo recordings such as the Anne of Green Gables concept recording by Matte O’Brien and Matt Vinson alongside Diana DeGarmo and Patti Murin. She has also been heard on the Penny Schwartz demo by Ohad Hitman of Israel.
Jodi earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.
"...show-stopping..." – The Algemeiner
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish – "Jodi Snyder (with fantastic makeup) provides show-stopping moments as the howling Frume-Sore, the ghostly deceased first wife of Leyzer, who warns against the proposed marriage..."