Jewelle Blackman - Large

Jewelle Blackman

Third season: Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roofand The Gypsy in Tommy. Stratford: Jewelle in Jacques Brel…, As You Like It, Cabaret. Elsewhere: Nala/Shenzi in The Lion King, Teacher in We Will Rock You (Mirvish); Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, Miss Gultch/Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (Grand Theatre); Radio in Caroline, or Change (Acting Up Stage); California Dreaming I/II (Stage West); Jeanette in Crowns (MTC/NAC/Canadian Stage); Louise in Language of the Heart (Theatre Passe Muraille); Marta in Company (PAL). Original cast in the Canadian productions of Caroline, or Change, Divorce Party the Musical, We Will Rock You, Crowns and Dreamgirls. Film/TV: Copper (BBC America); The Listener, Hemingway vs. Callaghan, Canadian Idol (CTV); Wingin’ It (Family); Awakening (CW); The Border (CBC); Degrassi: TNG (MTV). Recordings: Jewelle’s CD, Herstory, is available on iTunes. Training: Queen’s University; Berklee College of Music. Et cetera: Jewelle is a singer-songwriter and classically trained violinist, and is excited to return to the Festival as a “mommy.” “Much love and thanks for all the support to my Sweet D and the Blackmans.”