The Pinup Girls are back! My favorite band of looney heartbreakers is back at the VFW Hall @ NJ Rep on Feb 3 serving up the killer harmonies, jokes, and tears. Come hang out with us in Long Branch!
Check back soon for a one-night presentation of an animated classic & some holiday fun-raising for the wonderful Actors Fund! https://actorsfund.org/
Still Getting My Act Together: Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford continue to break ground with their writing: two readings of their sequel piece to I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road on November 18, check back for more details, in the meantime check out their incredible work here: http://www.gretchencryer.com/news.htm
The King's Legacy: Michael Radi's incredible piece is coming to the Dramatists Guild On November 16th!! More details soon, in the meantime check out Michael Radi here: http://www.michaelradi.com/
Hello Gorgeous @ the Streicker Center: Incredible lineup for a one-night Babs fest in this gorgeous venue! Tix here: https://emanuelskirballnyc.ticketleap.com/hello-gorgeous-the-music/
Piff: Always thrilled to work with the fabulous Piff the Magic Dragon, Jade Simone, and superman West Hyler. This time we're at a private event near Dallas but stay tuned!! Check out Piff's website here:
The Pinup Girls @ Casa Manana: After developing this show with the wonderful writers Jim Hindman, Jeff Lodin, & the team Claudia Stepp & Eugenio Contenti, we are so thrilled to premiere it at Casa in October!
9 to 5 July 18-28 @ Arrow Rock Lyceum, MO
Playing Judy in Arrow Rock's 9-5 -- always thrilled to work with badass Pam Hunt!
BBTY Benefit in Bryant Park! August 10 @7pm
Singing some famous show tunes to support Scott Siegel's Broadway By The Year Concert Series @ Town Hall! More Details Soon!
Alice in Wonderland - summer workshop
You definitely haven't seen this version before!! More details soon;)
The Pin-Up Girls - August workshop in NY
Another developmental workshop of James Hindman & Jeff Lodin's wonderful new show The Pin-up Girls before a run at Casa Manana next fall! With music from The Andrew Sisters to Hip Hop and stories spanning from WWI to Afghanistan, celebrating the guys and gals who fight to defend our country.
Being Theo @ Bucks County Playhouse June 21
"A special reading of the new musical, Being Theo — featuring a cast of young performers directly from Broadway. With book, music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker (Altar Boyz, Johnny and the Sprites) Being Theo is being presented as part of the Playhouse’s 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Festival." Directed by the wonderful Matt Lenz.
I'm Assistant Directing new musical Midnight Street by Arnold L. Cohen, previews starting Off-Broadway @ The Lion May 29.
Piff The Magic Dragon June 18 @ 54Below
Singing some backup for the hilarious and magical Piff & Mr. Piffles;) Always love working with West Hyler & Charity Wicks!
The Jewish TONYs June 3 @ TheTemple Emanu-el Streicker Center
Singing @ this rad event celebrating the rich tradition of Jews on the musical Great White Way with some wonderful folks : Farah Alvin, Ross Patterson, Lesli Margherita, Brian Charles Rooney, Laurel Harris, John Easterlin, Jenny Lee Stern, Douglas Ladnier. Curated by Scott Siegel.
Twist of Fate June 7
Thrilled to jump back into this wonderful score! Absolutely incredible score by Ron Abel and Kleban-winning book by Lissa Levin, directed by Bill Castellino and featuring Farah Alvin, Max Crumm, Natalie Douglas, and Gerard Salvador.
Hosting NYMF's 2019 Patron Press Event June 10 @ the 3 West Club
Hosting this always exciting event to introduce all the wonderful creators and projects of NYMF's 2019 season!!
The Pin-Up Girls
May Workshop of James Hindman & Jeff Lodin's new show The Pin-up Girls before a run at Casa Manana next fall! Working with some of my absolute favorites on this great new show with music from The Andrew Sisters to Hip Hop and stories spanning from WWI to Afghanistan, celebrating the guys and gals who fight to defend our country.
Twist of Fate
I'm jumping into this reading tonight! Just saw the music this morning?! Absolutely incredible score by Ron Abel and Kleban-winning book by Lissa Levin, directed by Bill Castellino and featuring Farah Alvin, Max Crumm, Natalie Douglas, David Engel, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, and Gerard Salvador - tix still available so come on over to 54B!
I'm appearing in beautiful new piece Vienna Waits by Jacey Powers, directed by the fabulous Diane Phelan and with Viet Vo & Eric Elizaga at the Love Drunk Series on March 31 @ The Drama League. Check out the series here:
Hi loves I'm on in Chick Flick Mon March 11th— if you’d like to see me in a fun play i’ve only rehearsed twice details are here! 💖😂🙏🏻 (and deep discounts available on every platform i’m sure)
Thrilled to be standing by backstage for this women-written piece about the hilarious and healing power of friendship! Grab your best girlfriends and some cocktails -- I promise you will have an absolutely wonderful time!!
December 1 - My sis Alyse & I are getting our June & Louise on at the Lincoln Center NYPL's Jerome Robbins event! It's free, there's fantastic Robbins footage, great presenters, and even a singalong! https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/12/01/songs-gathering-sing-along-show-and-tell-jerome-robbins-broadway-hits
December 15 - I'm playing Christine in Bonhoeffer the Musical - check us out here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Reading-Of-A-New-Musical-BONHOEFFER-THE-MUSICAL-Comes-to-The-Irene-Diamond-Stage-at-The-Pershing-Square-Theatre-Center-20181211
December 16 - Always love love love working with the brilliant Randy Klein - singing one of his pieces @ Songwriters Alliance showcase 3pm @Urban Stages! Kenny Keys @ the keys;)
December 28, 29, 30 -- I'm at 54 Below every night for Beatles, Sinatra, and Broadway's Greatest hits! Come on over for some holiday cheer before the new year!
November -- I'm thrilled to do another reading of Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford's Still Getting My Act Together @ the fantastic Manhattan Theatre Club. Check these badass ladies out here: http://gretchencryer.com/ and check back for ticket info if it becomes available!
November 9 - Thrilled to work with fellow Swarthmore alum and master of all the trades Alan Gordon and genius Joy Son & get my forest-bathing wise-cracking lovesong-writing game on again in Better Than Dreaming @ the York! Tix & more info here: https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/developmental-reading-series
October 27 --- Oh hi Detroit I'm coming for you! Solo nightclub show @ the marvelous Cabaret 313! Tix: http://cabaret313.org/
November - Keith and I are always thrilled to record with Rolf Barnes & Hiram Taylor @ Peter Millrose
October 15 -- My beloved inspirations and colleagues Dan Martin and Michael Biello are filming their Amazing Queer Songbook -- a musical memoir celebrating their 43 years together as songwriters and partners in life and love and I'm bonkers excited to sing a couple of their beautiful tunes! Check out this wonderful project here: http://biellomartin.com/amazing-queer-songbook/
October 13 -- Broadway Unplugged at Merkin Hall!! Great singers no amps!;) http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/17th-annual-broadway-unplugged/
October 11 -- Singing Michael Radi's The King's Legacy @ Playlight Theatre's Songwriters night with the wonderful Jacque Carnahan, Betsy Struxness, Samantha Bruce, and Greg Maheu. Check Michael's work and Playlight out here: https://www.playlighttheatre.com/ http://www.michaelradi.com/music/
October -- I'm honored and thrilled to be working on a wonderful new project exploring some critical and rarely parsed subject matter with the great Franklin Theatrical Group https://www.franklintheatrical.com/
October 1 -- Performing the fabulous Kit Goldstein Grant's Where Angels Fear to Tread, produced by THML Theatre Company and directed by Rachel Klein! More info here: https://www.angelsmusical.com/creative-team
September 22 -- 54 Sings Broadways Greatest Hits 930 @Feinsteins/54Below: https://54below.com/events/54-sings-broadways-greatest-hits/
September 2 -- I'm singing with a number of wonderful talents at the FAFI Filipino American Festival. Check this great community event out here:
August 17-- I'm doing another solo show created/produced/directed by Scott Siegel with Ross Patterson on keys to 54 Below and I'D ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE! Tix on sale now: https://54below.com/events/jillian-louis-2/
July 25 - Reading of the marvelous Daniel Sullivan's brand new Conviction (An Irish Pub Song Musical: 1942) https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Daniel-Robert-Sullivans-CONVICTION-An-Irish-Pub-Song-Musical-1942-Will-Have-an-Industry-Reading-20180722
May-June I'm playing lovable kookball Annelle in Steel Magnolias @ The Cape Playhouse, directed by the wonderful Pam Hunt, with these totally badass ladies: https://www.broadwayworld.com/boston/article/Judy-Kuhn-Lesli-Margherita-and-More-Join-Cape-Playhouse-2018-Season-20180507 Tix here: https://capeplayhouse.com/
May 25 @ 930pm - singing @54Below with Broadway's Greatest Hits series. here for tickets: https://54below.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000dUwDIUA0
May 12 - I'm thrilled to sing from The Evolution of Mann, music/lyrics by Douglas Cohen (No Way to Treat a Lady, Children's Letters to God, The Grind) and book/lyrics by Dan Elish (13) @ American Popular Song Society's May 12 event! http://apssinc.org/events.html http://douglasjcohen.com/
May - Keith and I are recording another few songs for the wonderful Rolf Barnes' Did You Ever Wish. Check back for info on recordings!
May - always delighted and incredibly inspired to be in the studio with the inimitable Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford. Joining them and the wonderful David Ippolitto on their new recording - check back for more info! & in the meantime check out http://gretchencryer.com/ and http://www.thatguitarman.com/
May -- I'm always thrilled to hear what the wonderful Adam Overett has been working on and record with him!! Check out Adam and his many many talents: https://adamoverett.com/
Check out Keith's marvelous Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher and all its rad press. I fully fangirrrrrrrrl my guy:
February I shot an episode of SVU! Check it out here: https://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/video/send-in-the-clowns/3685133
February 10 930 @ 54Below The Greatest Academy Award Winning Songs Come join us in Bway's living room - great cast including Ben Davis, Daniel Everidge, Eddie Korbich, Jenny Lee Stern, Willy Falk, Brian Charles Rooney, Willam Michals, Sal Viviano
February 6 I'm so excited to workshop Doug Cohen's The Evolution of Mann directed by NY Theatre Barn's Joe Barros. Check out these two incredible talents here: http://douglasjcohen.com/ http://www.joebarros.com/new-gallery/
January 28,2018 930 @ The Duplex
Singing a few songs from Patricia Noonan & Sean Mahoney's Sweetwater: the Untold Story of the WASP at The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar next week. From Patricia: "Come hear great tunes "in process" from several writing teams and enjoy the kickass talents of our special guests Elizabeth Doran, Ally Bo, Jillian Louis, Julia Johanos, and Sara Schwab - code MAHONEY or NOONAN gets you a nice discount on tickets - we'd love to see you there!"
January 23, 2018 Feinsteins/54B @ 930 54 Sings the Beatles
I'm sanging some Beatles tunes with some incredible talent, including my amazing sister Alyse!
Here for tickets: https://54below.com/events/54-sings-beatles/
January 10, 2018 Eleanor/ Einstein & The Roosevelts 2 & 730 @ Cherry Lane Theatre
I'm always overjoyed to perform Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford's incredible work! Portraying consummate partygirl Alice Roosevelt again in another workshop of this inventive musical about the beloved first lady.
January 5, 2018 Feinsteins/54B @ 930 Cry: A Sad Song Marathon!
I'm singing some John Prine/ Bonnie Raitt and a Gary White/ Linda Ronstadt tue in some incredible company as always. If I'm feeling festive I might even break out a guitar. Come cry with us!
"We’ve traveled the world for the songs that make you weep! From “If You Go Away,” to “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” and from “But Not For Me,” to (of course), Johnny Ray’s “Cry.” Broadway, Hollywood, country, pop, blues…from everywhere (even France); anything and everything that brings a tear to the eye. Farah Alvin (Nine, Saturday Night Fever), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, The Mad Ones), Jillian Louis (Multi- Award Winning Actress, It Shoulda Been You), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera), Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone), Morgan Weed (American Psycho)."
Here for tickets: https://54below.com/events/cry-sad-song-marathon/
January 29, 2018 UDPAC Upper Darby PA/ Summer Stage - Check back soon or join mailing list for more info on upcoming benefit my amazing sister Alyse Alan Louis & I (and maybe some other surprise alumni guests!) are singing for the community theatre organization we attended as kids! Check out this incredible program here:
Nov- Dec 24 I'm in NC @ the incredible Triad Stage playing Ethel in their long-running hit Beautiful Star. Come celebrate the holidays with us, Appalachia-style!
Here for tickets/ info: http://triadstage.org/
Starring Clara Bow @Sardis October 19
Jillian will play Clara in brand new musical about the remarkable rise to fame of silent film star and It girl, Clara Bow. Thursday October 19 2pm & 7pm @ Sardis! 212-382-3410 or
The Songs of Michael Radi! @Feinsteins/54B October 16, 9:30
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for a sensational evening of music by the talented emerging composer Michael Radi. Featuring the songs of the inspiring new musical, The King’s Legacy, it will be an unforgettable celebration of new musical theatre. The concert will include songs from several of Michael’s other projects as well, including The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, and will highlight female characters and performers in particular. Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway’s best, this evening of new music will be one show not to miss!
Jackie Burns, Jacque Carnahan, Jillian Louis, Gregory Maheu, Kenneth Quinney Francoeur, Libby Servais, Betsy Struxness, J. Michael Zygo
No Way to Treat a Lady! 30th Anniversary Concert @Feinsteins/54B October 15, 7pm
Join us for a laugh-thrilled evening featuring songs from No Way to Treat a Lady! Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of Douglas J. Cohen’s Richard Rodgers/Fred Ebb Award winning theatrically charged musical which has received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations and over 150 productions worldwide including London, Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, and Tokyo. Based on William Goldman’s acclaimed novel (which led to a celebrated movie), No Way To Treat A Lady follows a frustrated actor turned killer and the lonely detective who pursues him while balancing the attentions of a beautiful socialite and an overbearing mother. With songs like “So Far So Good,” “So Much In Common,” and “One of the Beautiful People,” performed by some of Broadway’s most talented and versatile performers, you won’t want to miss this memorable concert of the show hailed by the NY Post as “a fine way to treat a musical! A real winner!” Co-hosted by Doug Cohen (winner of the Fred Ebb Award and two Richard Rodgers Awards, Drama Desk nominee) and Klea Blackhurst (Hello, Dolly!, Godspeed, MAC Award-winner).
Broadway Ballot @Feinsteins/54B October 10, 930
Yes, that’s right. You get to vote for the songs our stars will sing! Before the show, every audience member will get a ballot consisting of 100 famous Broadway songs. Every audience member gets to pick five. We quickly add up the votes and the top 12 winning songs will be performed – our cast of Broadway and nightclub stars will be ready, having learned all 100 on the list!
Come and hear the music you want to hear! It’s one night only when the Broadway Ballot belongs to you!
Broadway Ballot is a creation of New York City impresario Scott Siegel, who has created more than 300 major concerts that have been performed all over the world, including Town Hall’s signature series, Broadway by the Year.
Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You)
Brian Charles Rooney (When Pigs Fly)
Jenny Lee Stern (Forbidden Broadway, Rocky: The Musical, Spamilton)
More to be announced!
The Ed Sullivan Birthday Show!! @Feinsteins/54B Sept 28, 9:30
Yes, this is Ed Sullivan’s birthday! And what better day could there be to honor the gentleman who brought New York City’s vibrant world of live entertainment into the homes of America every Sunday night for decades! Elvis! The Beatles! Broadway shows! Spinning Plates! Everything and everybody with the talent to entertain performed for Mr. Sullivan and the nation.
In addition to Ed Sullivan’s birthday, we will be celebrating the birthday of New York impressario, Scott Siegel, who is putting on this very show. Scott is the producer of more than 300 major concerts all over the world and countless nightclub shows, including a steady stream of sold out shows for Feinstein’s/54 Below. He is perhaps best known as the creator/writer/director/host of Town Hall’s critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series, which just recently concluded its 17th season. His birthday is one day after Ed Sullivan’s so we’re making it a joint birthday party. Hope you’ll all attend. No presents, just your presence, please!
Featuring: Steve “The Whistler” Herbst, Maxine Linehan (“Fiercely Talented” – NY Times), Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee, Nine, Saturday Night Fever, Jillian Louis (multi-award winning actress; It Shoulda Been You), Scott Coulter (2X Nightlife Award Winner), Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde, vocalist performing in more than 60 countries)
Aug 11 @ 930: 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits!
"If you love the classics of the Great White Way, come hear this powerhouse cast sing the songs that made Broadway great: Jeremy Kushnier, Brian Charles Rooney, Jillian Louis, Michael McCorry Rose, Kacie Sheik, Philippa Lynas, Pedro Coppeti, Katelyn Elizabeth Malloy and Kevin Spirtas."
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Georama: An American Panorama Told on 3 Miles of Canvas is on sale!! I am so proud of this incredible team and cast - it's been a lovely journey of many readings, workshops, and an OOT production and I can't wait to share our show again, and with NYC.
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Always thrilled to sing with Scott Siegel - this time with Keith too!! July 14 930@ 54Below. Here for tickets:
I'm SO thrilled to sing our dear friend Patricia's work at 54Below (with my sister! and many other wonderful artists)! Mon July 17 @930
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NEW MUSICAL: SWEETWATER BY SEAN MAHONEY AND PATRICIA NOONAN
Join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for a high-flying evening featuring the songs of Sweetwater, the original, true story of the Women’s Air Force Service pilots of World War II. In a one-night-only, unforgettable celebration of the new musical by Patricia Noonan (book and lyrics) and Sean Mahoney (music), experience the songs from this brand-new show for the first time in public! Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway regulars, come join us at Avenger Field for this truly epic story of sacrifice, honor, and duty in an America at war.
May 25 - June 25 Florida Studio Theatre's Burt & Me: I'm playing Lacey in this sweet Burt Bacharach jukebox rom-com by Larry McKenna.
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May 1 - Singing Broadway Unplugged @ Town Hall with a bunch of legends! Get your tix quickly - this one will sell out:
April 17 - Singing @ The York's "Funraiser" Event Celebrating Jim Morgan!
April 14 - Benefit for Broadway Unplugged @ Metropolitan Room 7pm: Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde + concert artist in more than 60 countries), Kacie Sheik (Hair, Radio City Summer Spectacular), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera + Concert Artist!), Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You + award-winning musical theater star), Christine Lavin (Famous Folk/Country Star with 2 dozen albums!), Lianne M Dobbs -(Himself & Nora, Nightclub Star)
April 10 - Singing to benefit A.N.O.N. Productions and Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS: Join Broadway artists in a fantastic, interactive evening of Disney Heroes vs. Disney Villains!
April 5 7pm @54 Below - Singing in 54 Sings Irving Berlin! Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q)
Alex Getlin, Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You) Joanne Shea (West Side Story Suite at Lincoln Center), Allison Strong (Mamma Mia!), Martin Vidnovic (Brigadoon, Oklahoma!)
April 1 - Singing at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Annual Gala concert!
More details soon: http://www.shakespearenj.org/
April 3 - Supporting powerhouse Ashley Griffin's reading of "Snow" @ Playwrights Horizons' spaces.
March 30 - Singing Patricia Noonan and Amanda Jacobs' beautiful music at Playlight's Songwriters' Night, their first-ever all-female roster in honor of Women's History month:
March 25 - Reading of Sarah Elisabeth Brown's new play.
March 17 - 930 @ 54 Below - 54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits
Scott Siegel, creator of more than 200 major concert events, produces/directs/hosts this event centered on Broadway music! The latest volumes of Broadway’s Greatest Hits will be thrilling nights that you won’t forget: March 17 Cast Features:
Ben Davis, Douglas Ladnier, Jillian Louis, Jill Paice, Laila Robins, pianist Matt Baker
Protest Songs Volume 3: March 10, 7pm @ Metropolitan Room
Me and my guitar play some Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings and Phil Ochs in Scott Siegel's classic protest songs presentation:
"The sold-out audience for the Protest Song show on Inauguration Day clamored for another two editions. Entirely different,and completely compelling, classic protest songs from the past will be performed by yet another all-star cast of Broadway and nightclub performers."
Two great shows March 2, @ 54 Below:
Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook March 2nd 7pm @54 Below:
Created by Scott Siegel and featuring Douglas Ladnier (Jekyll & Hyde), Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You), William Michals (South Pacific), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera)
March 2 @ 9:30:
The Great Broadway Belt Show Volume 2! March 2 Features: Farah Alvin (The Marvelous Wonderettes) Lianne Marie Dobbs (Himself & Nora), Laurel Harris (In Transit), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You)
Classic Protest Songs @ Metropolitan Room Fri. 10th @7!! From Scott Siegel:
"Classic Protest Songs - 2nd Edition - is this Friday, Feb. 10th at 7 PM. So it's snowing; so what? What's some snow compared to 4 years of this! Get your tickets here through GoFundMe and support our show starring Laila Robins, Sal Viviano, Bob Stillman, Jillian Louis, Walker Jones, Pepe Nufrio, Emily Iaquinta, Alex Getlin, Rachel Dickson, Jeanine Bruen, and the Broadway by the Year Chorus! Click through and you'll help overcome more than the snowstorm!"
Always love working with Scott Siegel and the wonderful and incredibly talented folks he assembles for his concerts! Check out "The Great Broadway Belt Show" Feb 5 @ Feinstein's/54 Below:
Feb 4 workshop of new Sean Havrilla/ Hali Alspach song cycle inspired by the works of Edward Hopper: check back soon for more info on this exciting project by these wonderful writers!!
I'm so excited to work with Jim Vagias and the wonderful American Theater Group again on Karen Bishko and Nat Bennett's new musical "Single"!! Sunday Jan 8, 7pm at ATG's new home in South Orange! Also Monday Jan 9 in Rahway!
January 26 Keith and I will be thrilled to return to the wonderful Playlight Theatre Company's Songwriters' Night Series!
I'm getting my Marilyn on again in Jeffery Monday and Fred Werner's musical adaptation of George Axelrod's The Seven Year Itch! Directed by Pam Hunt. So excited to work with this wonderful team and cast again!!
Dec 8&9 2pm @The York
Keith and I are honored to have presented our great friend Frank Troutman with his award and to have performed again with the fantastic team and cast of young people from Camp Rolling Hills at NYMF's 2016 Annual Gala!!
Jillian will perform in the Drama League's "33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway" honoring David Hyde Pierce, Nov 7 @ The Plaza.
Jillian is currently playing Diane Chambers in the staged version of NBC's iconic long-runnning sitcom, Cheers, opening September 13 in Boston. Please visit our website for tour dates, tickets, info, and to learn how YOU can be onstage at America's favorite bar:
August: Camp Rolling Hills @ NYMF-- Jillian and husband Keith play zany married camp directors in this delightful new family musical!
July: Playlight's Songwriters Night with Keith Varney
Broadway Sessions NYMF Preview: Camp Rolling Hills
Camp Rolling Hills @ Worldwide Plaza
June: Arts For Autism
June: Ashley Griffin's Trial @ MTC
April: Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records "Sweet 16" Concert
St. Louis Rep Spotlight Society Dinner Concert
Jillian shoots the role of "Violet" in Ashley Griffin and Chad Stone's psychological thriller "Ophelia, Descending," release 2017
Developmental Reading of William Segal and Brendan Snow's "Super Hero Celebrity Rehab"
February: Trial @ Ivy Theater Company
Broadway Sings for PKD
Greatest Pop Songs 1960s
Keith's book is available!!
I'm SO proud of him for this incredible accomplishment and there couldn't be a better time for a tale of apocalyptic zombie sci-fi to premiere than Halloween!!
Buy it here:
Note to parents: NOT for the little ones! It's a horror novel! ;) ;)
December - February: Jillian is absolutely elated to premiere West Hyler, Matt Schatz, and Jack Herrick's Georama at St. Louis Rep!!! Tix and info:
Jillian will record audio and music video of Dan Martin and Michael Biello's musical tribute to the inspiring Edie WIndsor, playing young Edie. Learn more about Edie Windsor and Thea Speyer's incredible journey here: and here more of Dan and Michael's incredible music here:
Jillian shoots the role of Leyna in Melissa Teitel's short film Known, part of Shooting Jane's series of women-created films. Shooting Jane is a collective of female actors, directors, writers, producers & filmmakers committed to sharing women's unique stories.
Nov 1: Jillian and the standbys, understudies, and swings of current or recent Broadway shows will sing At This Performance, Stephen DeAngelis' monthly concert series, produced by Musicals Tonights' Mel Miller.
28-29th Jillian does her best Marilyn as The Girl in Fred Werner and Jeffery Mundy's adaptation of George Axelrod's The Seven Year Itch! Tickets available here: Direction by the wonderful Pamela Hunt.
12-13th Jillian will again perform Valerie in Dan Manjovi's hilarious and touching I Am, I Will, I Do. Info and tickets here:
Jillian will participate in closed readings of David Ippolito's fantastic newest script (Check out David here: !!) and Derek Roland and Keith Varney's brand new musical about competitive eating, "Pie Eater"!!
Show Me A Hero premieres!! Jillian and her husband Keith had a great time at the screening in Yonkers. Streaming and info about this timely and relevant series, and Nick Wasicsko's story, here:
JUNE 11, 2015 - TIME CHANGE! Elsie Janis and the Boys has been moved to 3:30 pm on the 11th! See you there!
'Elsie Janis and the Boys' will have a reading on Thursday, June 11th, at the York! About Elsie Janis, the super trooper 'Bob Hope of WWI'. Featuring a score that's half original and half vintage WWI era songs - the ultimate throwback Thursday!! Jillian Louis portrays Elsie Janis, with husband Keith Varney as one of the boys!!! New music and arrangements by John Prestianni and book by Carol Crittenden.
In March Jillian performed the role of Elizabeth Banvard in the Drama League's readings of Georama, a biomusical about iconic American artist John Banvard, book by West Hyler and music by Matt Schatz and Jack Herrick, with Charity Wicks, Miles Aubrey, Eric Anderson, Mark Jacoby, and Randy Blair. She and Jack Herrick performed at Playwrights Horizons' annual gala, singing Jack's song Blow Out the Candle from his show Wilder.
In December Jillian shot an episode on HBO's upcoming miniseries Show Me A Hero, slated for broadcast in Spring 2015.
Jillian is thrilled to join the cast of new Broadway Musical It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce!!! Show us some love!!!!
Jillian will collaborate again on Lis Kalogris, Kate Cipriano, Melissa Hays, Dan Martin, and Michael Biello's gorgeous concept musical exploration of body image, In My Body, with workshops and performances January through March.
Genius and fabulous soul Sheldon Harnick discusses with NPR's Terri Gross the York's production of Tenderloin, mentioning Jillian and Katie Rose Clarke's version of the little-heard I Wonder What It's Like.
Jillian will perform in Amas Musical Theater's presentation of Dan Manjovi's I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical exploring relationships after the Marriage Equality, in January 2015.
Jillian and husband Keith Varney will play opposite each other in a workshop of Karl Hinze and Becky Goldberg's brand new 210 Amlent Avenue.
September -Jillian will perform at a special Broadway Ballyhoo at 54 Below honoring visionary Scott Siegel's birthday with luminaries Karen Mason, Barbara Walsh, John Bolton, Maxine Linehan, and more.
AUGUST 13!!! Get your tickets now!!! Solo show at 54 Below!!!! Produced and created by the fantastic Scott Siegel!!!!
Jillian reprises her role as Sherri in MH at the ATG in Rahway NJ opposite the fantastic Howie Michael Smith as the eponymous Little Harry.
Jillian reprises her role as “Sister Katherine” in the Megan Brothers’ delightful The Kid Who Would Be Pope” at Ars Nova. Details to follow.
Jillian will participate in the first reading/recording of Alan Gordon and Joy Son’s Central Park Dreams.
Wallflowers is HERE! Launch party at Lincoln Center!!!
I’m SO THRILLED to say that I’m performing at Scott Siegel’s Broadway by the Year on Feb 24th! The years are 1915 to 1939 and I’m singing a gorgeous Judy song, and am in some incredibly intimidating company?!? Come see!
Feb - May ‘14 - Come see Tenderloin at the York! Jillian plays Jessica:
Check out Mount Joy at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! Jillian plays Ida:
Jillian will play Elizabeth in a workshop of West Hyler, Matt Schatz, and Jack Herrick’s Georama at St. Louis Repertory Theatre:
Jillian will soon shoot the corporate video for jewelry company Jade & Jasper:
January ‘14 — Jillian performs in the first public reading of In My Body, a new musical piece by Lis Kalogris, Melissa Hays, Kate Cipriano, Dan Martin, and Michael Biello.
December ‘13 - Jillian will be performing the role of Ariel in a private reading of Tom Jones and Andrew Gerle’s new musical adaptation of The Tempest.
Jillian did a two-week workshop of Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz’s new musical adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
UPCOMING reading of The Other Sex! We are doing another developmental reading of our new musical The Other Sex on Dec 4! Stay tuned or check out my writing page for more details!
UPCOMING Concert! Jillian will be performing a song or two at Merkin Concert Hall at The Kaufman Center with David Ippolito’s Something-th Annual Year End Concert on December 7th!! Get tix here:
November/December ‘13 — Jillian recently shot an episode of F/X’s Louie, the new season of webseries Wallflowers, and finished up the run of Possibility Junkie at Theater for the New City.
Jillian is performing the music of Stuart McMeans with her fiance Keith Varney at 54 Below on Tuesday Nov 12!
September ‘13 - Get your tickets now for Possibility Junkie!! Jillian plays Ainsley, an ambitious young conservative pundit for Fax News, who takes on the protagonist, the peace-, justice- and democracy-loving Guitar Man.
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August ‘13- Jillian performs in a private reading of In My Body, a new musical piece by Lis Kalogris, Melissa Hays, Kate Cipriano, Dan Martin, and Michael Biello. With the rest of The Other Sex team, Jillian presents two private readings of the new musical.
July ‘13 - Jillian wins an Outstanding Individual Performance Award at NYMF!
June ‘13 - Jillian performs at the ceremony for the presentation of the Kleban Award to writer Alan Gordon.
May ‘13- Jillian will play Alice Roosevelt in Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford’s (“Getting My Act Together and Taking it on The Road”) “Einstein and the Roosevelts” with Austin Pendleton. In Ted Sod and Martin and Biello’s short film “Papa’s Prince,” Jillian will play the role of Alix. Jillian will join the cast of a NYMF show produced by Amas Musical Theatre, details coming soon.
Apr ‘13- Wallflowers, a new series about love in the big city, airs www.wallflowers.tv.
Mar ‘13- Jillian will present Georama, the new musical by author-director West Hyler, Kleban Prize-winning composer Matt Schatz and Jack Herrick of the Red Clay Ramblers. Georama tells the story of American artist John Banvard, who traveled the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as a young man in the mid-1800s.
Feb ‘13- Jillian will present a concert of Tom and Jack Megan’s The Kid Who Would Be Pope, playing novice Sister Katherine, in CT. Jillian will also play the role of “Sarah” in the new weight-loss musical “Winners,” and create roles in two brand-new workshops, playing “Valerie Ashley” in the new musical “I Am, I Will, I Do” and “Kitty” in “Too Hot for Hollywood.” Jillian will reprise the role of Ainsley in Gretchen Cryer and David Ippolito’s “Possibility Junkie” at the Thalia Theatre, and create the role of “Alice Roosevelt” in Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford’s untitled new musical about the Roosevelts. Check back for tickets to all!
Jan ‘13- Jillian will take part in new play Lucky Star at Theatre for the New City.
Nov-Dec ‘12- Jillian will work with Jerry Mitchell, Peter Mills, Stephen Weiner, and Bill Nuss to workshop their musical adaptation of a classic 1950’s TV sitcom.
Nov 12— Jillian will shoot new webseries “Wallflowers.” Jillian plays Becca, a cheeky intern in the protagonist’s casting office.
Nov 12— Jillian will participate in a reading of the beautiful new musical Breathe at the York with writers Dan Martin & Michael Biello and director Bill Castellino. Jillian will perform in workshops and concerts of musicals with Stuart McMeans, Tom Stuart, and Keith Varney. Indie feature Mount Joy in which Jillian plays lovable supporting ditz-with-a-heart Ida will finish ADR and other post-production and begin the festival submission process.
Oct 12— Jillian will be working with Tom Jones and Joe Thalken on their musical adaptation of Harold and Maude.
Aug/Sept ‘12— Jillian will be participating in workshop readings, demo recordings, and concerts of the new musicals In My Body, Elway, Possibility Junkie, Popesical, and How I Got Radicalized with writers Gretchen Cryer, David Ippolito, Dan Martin, Michael Biello, Adam Overett, Lis Kalogris, Kate Cipriano, Ben Morss, Ari Laura Kreith, and Keith Varney. Jillian will also be appearing on September 10th as part of a new 10 minute musical at the Brooklyn Lyceum & on September 14th as part of Contemporary Traditionalists concert at the Duplex.
July ’12—Jillian plays Gloria in Flambe Dreams at the NYMF, winning an award for Outstanding Individual Performance. Directed by West Hyler with J. Elanie Marcos, Catherine Cox, Jarrod Spector, and Kevin B. McGlynn.
Jun ’12—Jillian will present Flambe Dreams at the Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival’s “The Pitch” with writers Randy Klein and Matthew Hardy.
Jun ‘12— Jillian worked with Tom Jones on his reading of “The Game of Love” at the York’s Mufti series, playing “Annie.” Directed by West Hyler, starring Santino Fontana, Janet Dacal, Erin Davie, and many others.
Mar ‘12— Jillian will rejoin the cast of a lovely new musical produced by Amas Musical Theatre, directed by Kent Nicholson, with Philip Hoffman, Annie Golden, Pia Glenn, and Javier Munoz.
Feb ‘12— Jillian will play “Lucy Steele” in Jeremy Yaddaw and Neal Hampton’s Sense and Sensibility directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge at the Denver Center’s New Play Summit.
Jan ‘12— Jillian performs in a new reading of an adaptation of the classic The Honeymooners sitcom, directed by Jerry Mitchell.
2011-12—Jillian films the indie feature Mount Joy on location, playing “Ida.”
Fall 2011—Jillian will play “Sister Katherine” in The Kid Who Would be Pope” at the NYMF directed by Gabriel Barre!
Summer 2011—Jillian performs at the prestigious NY Stage & Film.
Summer 2011— Jillian will work with Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford on a concert reading of their feminist icon, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on The Road at The York. With Jen Colella, West Hyler directs.
Spring 2011— Jillian plays the female lead in a reading of Ben Morss and Ari Laura Kreith’s How I Was Radicalized.
Jan-April ‘11— Jillian will play Laura in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie.