Collaborating gives me great joy. 

I perform in plays and musicals on stages all over Southern California as an actor, a singer, and a cellist.

I inspire students to find truthful life on the stage, helping them nurture and (sometimes) rehabilitate their artist selves.

I direct musicals with the hope of changing both the players and the audience, so that a lasting change will be generated out of the ephemeral moments on stage.

Let's work together! [email me]

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Actor

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YouTube Playlist – Acting

REVIEW: Loverly ‘My Fair Lady’ at Arts Center
“Jennifer Richardson disappears into her role as Eliza Doolittle, the “squashed cabbage leaf” of a flower girl, who “hires” Higgins to teach her how to speak proper English. Richardson is so good in the early scenes of the show that her nailsonchalkboard voice makes us sympathize with Higgins’ plight.
    

 The critical moment in any actress’s portrayal of Eliza comes during the song “The Rain in Spain.” Her transformation from her Cockney lower-class roots to a sophisticated lady must be gradual to be believable. In a completely credible and winning performance, Richardson walked this high-wire act without stumbling. 

 Julie Andrews defined the role of Eliza, and Lerner and Loewe took advantage of her incredible vocal range by writing soaring songs such as “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Richardson hit every note squarely.

She also displayed Eliza’s feistiness in “Show Me” and “Without You,” two songs that prove Eliza to be a worthy exponent of self-righteous feminism at a time (1912 London) when it was rare, if not nonexistent.”
~SIMI VALLEY ACORN, June 26, 2009

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Teacher | Director

TEACHING / TRAINING
One of my gifts and passions is teaching. It is a natural fit for someone who has spent her life on stage and advocating. Currently, I teach acting at California State University Long Beach. I was a software trainer for many years, training individuals, large organizations, small non-profits, and government agencies how to use new software products, I also created online video tutorials for a software company.

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Cellist | Singer

YouTube playlist with me on cello.

I play on stages all over Los Angeles, in musicals, for bands and with singer/songwriters. And I love doing session recordings – above is a smattering of sample recordings. I thrive on combining my joy of being in the spotlight as a performer and actress with the talent I have as a cellist to make a piece of art soar to depths of feeling unique to the cello.

MUSICALS
I have played feature cello on stage in musicals such as Annie (Grace Farrell onstage and cellist offstage), The Good Woman of Setzuan (the cello and erhu-playing Niece), James Joyce’s The Dead (The Cellist), Barnum (Cello-playing Cirque Player), Cabaret (cello-playing Rosie in the Kit Kat Klub Band), West Side Story (cello-playing Velma) and more.

SINGER/SONGWRITERS AND RECORDINGS
I am playing lots of venues this year with singer/songwriters and bands. In March 2011 I joined Grammy-nominated and platinum recording artist Harriet Schock’s band at three venues, played with David Babich’s band Redlight Camera, performed for Elysa Gomez in a Cabaret Idol contest, and performed with singer/songwriter Bill Berry. She has recorded for artists Kyle Puccia, Gina Starbuck, Skyline, Phoebe Carter and more. Occasionally I get to play with multi-artist Caroline Waters, whose music inspires me to be the best cellist I can be.

CLASSICAL PERFORMANCES
I play classical and pop in chamber-style at special events like weddings, proposals, holiday parties, and church services with violinist, Eden Livingood and flutist, Kelly De Sarla.

If you are looking for a sexy, spunky, classy, fun, talented, female cellist for session recordings, musicals, films, weddings or other special occasions email me!

Referrals upon request.  Download resume.