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Jessica
Lea Patty

Jessica is a 7 time Broadway veteran, director & choreographer. She was last seen on

Broadway in the Tony Award winning production of Bandstand where she played Jo &

understudied & performed the lead role of Julia Trojan. She was also in the Broadway revival

of EVITA starring Ricky Martin where she understudied & performed the title role of Eva Peron,

as well as staring as the Cassie alternate in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Other

Broadway credits include The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman & the original Broadway

companies of The People In The Picture, 9 to 5 the musical & The Addams Family.  Jessica has

numerous regional & NYC stage credits including City Center Encores! & the NY Philharmonic

as well as touring nationally w/ Cats & Fosse. Jessica has also made numerous television

appearances including five Tony Awards telecasts, Dancing w/ The Stars, The Kennedy Center

Honors, The View & Good Morning America. 

Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Tony Award winning director/choreographer

Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, Bandstand) as both a performer & an associate

choreographer. Since appearing in Bandstand on Broadway she has transitioned to directing &

choreographing. 

Most recently she co-directed, choreographed & starred in Performing w/ the Pros for the

California Schools for the Arts. She directed & choreographed The Addams Family

(Broadway.com Regional Award winner for Best musical, direction & choreography) & Hairspray

at Florida State University. As well as Sweet Charity at Orange County School of the Arts (Macy

Award winner for Best Choreography & Spirit of the Macys). Jessica also choreographed the

high school premiere of Jasper in Deadland at OCSA. During the pandemic, she pivoted to the

creating virtual theatre! She choreographed a virtual production of The Little Mermaid &  directed

& choreographed a virtual production of Beauty & the Beast Jr.

 

Jessica has taught workshops & masterclasses all over the country, most notably for The

Broadway Artists Alliance, Broadway Workshop, University of California Irvine, Florida State &

The Performing Arts Project, among many others. She holds a BFA in Music Theatre from

Florida State University & hails from Jupiter, Florida. Jessica lived in NYC for 14 years before

she & her husband made the cross-country move to sunny LA! With the endless love & support

of her family, friends & her rock, Greg, Jessica has followed her life passion to open hearts &

minds through storytelling. Most recently she is a new mommy to son Lucas.