Jennifer Laura Thompson
Jennifer Laura Thompson has dedicated her life to theater, and when you bear witness to her luminous performances, you can tell. Jennifer made her Broadway debut in 1998 in the original cast of Footloose, then went on to play Hope Cladwell in the run-away hit Urinetown, for which she was nominated for a 2002 Tony Award. She has performed across the country in American musical theatre classics such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Fantasticks. This season, she plays Cynthia in one of the best new musicals on Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen. We are thrilled to have Jennifer Laura Thompson On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
The moment I made a person (my son).
What is your favorite drink?
Once upon a time it was a martini.
What is your favorite food?
Pizza Quattro Formaggi
What is your favorite condiment?
Anything that tastes like ketchup but isn’t ketchup (allergic to tomato).
What is your current obsession?
Making jewelry for Dear Evan Hansen.
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
Win a goddamn Tony 😉
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
Thinking about going to the gym.
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Kardashians and other useless people.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
Lost my bikini top on stage.
What is your favorite place in the world?
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
If I found out I wasn’t allergic to tomato.
What is your personal motto?
Never give up. There are things just as good as ketchup and marinara sauce. Don’t forget that. Life goes on without the tomato. You will find happiness in the form of other sauces and dips.