Co-Producer on Water for Elephants

Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling novel, Water For Elephants, this new musical takes you on an adventure filled with romance, deception, and a little bit of magic, all under the big top of a traveling circus.
Brought to theatrical life by an internationally acclaimed and innovative creative team, Water For Elephants will reignite your dreams of running away with the circus. This world premiere musical is directed by Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter And The Starcatcher), and a score by the award winning PigPen Theatre Co. 

It will play the Alliance Theater in Atlanta in June/July of 2023 and we hope to bring it Broadway next season!

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Transport Group

Transport Group has announced casting for its one-night-only performance of the Frank Capra holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, which takes place Monday, December 12, at 8pm, at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street.

Joining Obie and Drama Desk winner Donna Lynne Champlin (CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), who stars as George Bailey, are Barbara Andres (On Golden Pond, Cabaret, Our Town) as Mr. Gower; Sherry D. Boone (Jelly’s Last JamMarie Christine) as Mary Hatch; Marc Kudisch (three-time Tony nominee, Thoroughly Modern Millie9 to 5) as Nick the Bartender; Michael Mastro (Cat On A Hot Tin RoofSide Man) as Uncle Billy; Maryann Plunkett (Tony winner, Me and My Girl) as Clarence; Mary Testa (three-time Tony nominee, Queen of the MistOklahoma!) as Henry F. Potter; Barbara Walsh (Tony nominee, FalsettosCompany) as Ma Bailey; and Nick Westrate (Drama Desk winner, The Boys in the BandCasa Valentina) as Violet Bick; Jennifer Piech (Titanic, The Ride Down Mount Morgan) as Young George. Courtesy of The Donna Reed Foundation, the benefit includes an appearance by Mary Owen, daughter of Oscar winner Donna Reed, who will introduce the evening.

Shot a supporting role in Bruce Kimmel’s new web series, SAMI

Great day on set with lots of Broadway musical theatre folks shooting the fun and funny new series about a young talent breaking into the biz.

Reading of screenplay in development

Had a fun time helping the creators of BORN THAT WAY, written by Michal Sinnott and Mary M. Parr, with an informal zoom reading to help its development. Directed by Michal Sinnott and June Caryll with a cast from NYC, LA and all over the world.

Shot a Guest Star role on FBI Most Wanted

I was thrilled to be cast in a great Guest Star role for the first episode of FBI Most Wanted in Season 2, Directed by the wonderful Jim McKay. Will likely air later November… Wonderful company, amazing crew – I’m so grateful to be back to work!!

Virtual reading of new TV pilot SLIM CHANCE

Did a fun developmental Zoom reading of the pilot episode of SLIM CHANCE by writer, Erick Buckley.

Cast includes: Sean Elias-Reyes, Debra Cardona, Jay Tee III, Regan Moro, Jennifer Piech, Darin De Paul , Matt Conn, and Lilly McDaniel. 

Here’s a brief synopsis from Erick for this fantasy/comedy/action adventure:

Chance Blood is a recovering alcoholic, owner of a comic book store who’s way behind on alimony, child care, mortgage and life in general. Fate accidentally makes him the new avatar of Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos. He is now caught up in a game of gods, goddesses, demons and other supernatural beings. A mysterious old woman, her warrior/ward Nemain and his store clerk, Stan help him navigate this strange, new, world and hopefully rid him of Eris and get his life back!

Reading for development

Doing a closed reading of 30 YEARS OF NIGHT, a new musical by Lorna Fenenbock – a beautiful epic story set in Northern Ireland during the troubles that follows two families through 30 years. I’m thrilled to participate in its development. This is one to watch!!

UP Theater – Reading of DROWN by David Hilder

UP Theater is producing a reading of this beautiful play by David Hilder and directed by Amanda Kate Joshi – and it happens to be on my birthday – January 25th!! Cast includes: Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy*, Meaghan J. Johnson, Jennifer Piech*, Sophia Colón Roosevelt, Michael Yeshion*

Reading of ROUND AND ROUND WE GO by Alan Safier

Staged reading for playwright/actor Alan Safier to hear his latest play out loud. Cast includes:

Alan Safier as Sam, Dominick Laruffa as Shane, Sarah Arikian as Viveca, Jim Cairl as Winston, Brian Stapf as Mitch, Jennifer Piech as Michael, Steve Sanpietro as Luke, Tim Boardman as Morgan. I was so happy to meet a completely new group of beautiful artists!

Short Film shoot

Filming the role of “Mom” in Kiarra Goldberg’s short “A Night Off.” This is a fun and clever commentary about our addictions to our devices.

Producer news

Some news while wearing my Producer hat:). We opened our 5th company of COME FROM AWAY in Melbourne, Australia July 2019!!!! It was magnificently received – thank you, Aussies!!! And I have two film shorts going to festivals now – “ruok” is rocking the festival circuit and winning all kinds of awards both here and abroad and “Not So Hilarious” is making the rounds for festivals 2019-2020. Please see my IMDB page for more details.

Just shot a nice Supporting role in a film short

Just shot the role of Sharon in a new horror film short called PLAY ALONG. Brian Hogan assembled a wonderful cast and crew and creative team, shot in lovely Fairfield, CT. Can’t wait to see this one:).

Come From Away wins the Olivier Award!

Come From Away wins four Olivier Awards in London, including Best New Musical. We couldn’t be more proud of our life-affirming show and how it has been received all over North America and now the world. We look forward to Australia this summer!

Vera in “Foreclosure” at Premiere Stages

I am excited to do a reading of “Foreclosure” by Vincent Delaney, presented on Saturday March 16th at Premiere Stages as part of their Premiere Play Festival. Directed by John J. Wooten

Commercial Theater Institute Spring 2019 14 week Program

I’m delighted to have been selected to participate in the coveted 14 week CTI Course held in the large conference room of the Broadway League. The course is a how-to for up and coming commercial Producers with guest lecturers from all areas of the business – topics ranging from development, putting creative teams together, raising capital, agreements, not-for-profits, budgets, unions, press, and the list goes on. The speakers are the current movers and shakers in the industry today. It’s a select group – how lucky am I??

Rosemary Muldoon in Outside Mullingar

So thrilled to do a 29 hour Staged Reading of John Patrick Shanley’s beautiful Irish play, “Outside Mullingar.” Performed uptown on Thursday January 17, 2019. Directed by James Bosley and also starring: Kate Kearney-Patch, Gannon McHale & Victor Verhaeghe

Pilot Reading at IATAS of award winning script!

“Who Killed Heather McAdams?” by Lexi Savoy. I’m excited to do a live reading presentation of this hour long TV pilot and winner of the Peter Ustinov International Screenwriting Prize at the IATAS (International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) Festival in midtown on Sunday, November 18. I’ll be reading the Series Regular role of Lauren, mother of Heather McAdams.

The War Party huge success at FringeNYC October 2018!

We were so grateful for our wonderful reception, full houses, standing ovations and amazing feedback for The War Party at the NY International newly curated FringeNYC in the West Village this October 2018. Please see our press quotes, interviews, photos on this site and our show’s site:

From our press release:
The new political satire THE WAR PARTY will have its New York City premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in October. Written by Vincent Delaney and directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson (Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse), the limited run will play October 14 – 23 in Manhattan.

The cast features Jennifer Piech as Laura Smith (Titanic, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, original Broadway casts), Odelia Avadi as Jesse (Diary of Anne Frank, Azalea Path/MITF), and William Youmans as FDR (Carousel-2018, Wicked, Bright Star, original Broadway casts).

The creative and production team includes Scenic Design by Rob Bissinger (Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony), Costume Design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy (A Christmas Story, The Goat), Lighting Design by Shelby Loera (Your Alice at BAM, Lysistrata Jones), Sound Design by Shannon Slaton (The Illusionists, The Humans, Present Laughter), Production Artwork by Michele Parrella, Stage Management by Rachel Kaufman and Assistant Direction by Amanda Kate Joshi. Executive Producers: Jennifer Piech Pasbjerg and Odelia Avadi. Producers Jared Wietbrock and Jay Douglas.

The War Party by Vincent Delaney wins spot at FringeNYC Festival October 2018!

We are thrilled that the play we submitted got picked up for the new smaller curated FringeNYC Festival!!  We are still awaiting details about our venue and performance dates – but our amazing team is as follows:

Director:  Don Stephenson

Associate Director:  Amanda Kate Joshi

Scenic Designer:  Rob Bissinger

Costumer Designer:  Beth Clancy

Lighting Designer:  Travis McHale

Sound Designer:  Shannon Slaton

Artwork:  Michele Parrella

Stage Manager:  Rachel Kaufman


Jesse:  Odelia Avadi

Laura:  Jennifer Piech

FDR:  William Youmans

Producing Team:  Odelia Avadi and Jennifer Piech, Executive Producers in association with One Viking Productions, Jared Wietbrock and Jay Douglas, Producers

Stay tuned for more details as we get them!!!

Shooting Episode #2 of The Truth Hurts – June 2018!

We are shooting episode #2 of Brian Hogan’s series “The Truth Hurts” in June!!  I play the mother, Sharon Veil.  We all have a secret in this series and I’ll never tell mine!!:)  Well, actually, I might at some point – but not this episode!!