New York-born, LA-based actor and singer Jessica Fishenfeld believes that there are few things in life that can't be laughed at. This includes her "bouncy and fun" Birdland solo show Sunny Side Up this spring, which apparently showcased her "impressive and delightful" vocal versatility and "expert timing" (Broadway World). But she would never say that about herself! She also recently landed a role in Panhandle (Sony Pictures) opposite Luke Kirby and Tiana Okoye, as well as commercials for Tanqueray (with Joe Jonas), EnMarket, Cirkul Water and Parker's. Then, most hilarious of all, she was featured on America's Got Talent season 17 as a singing aerialist. Ya can't make this stuff up!
Just before the world shut down in 2020, she made a “stand out” (New York Times) Off-Broadway debut as Brünnhilde in Das Barbecü, “triumphed” (NY Observer) in the World Premiere of Stonewall at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, and then turned to video producing to continue performing and creating throughout the pandemic. Notably, she produced and sang in Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino, 20th Anniversary Concert, “one of the slickest, best-produced virtual concerts to come out of the last ten months," earning her additional accolades as “a new favorite” and “a revelation” (Broadway World) alongside Stephen Schwartz, Leslie Odom Jr., Toni Tennille, Ann Hampton Callaway, among other Broadway, cabaret and screen luminaries. The show is now available on Streaming Musicals!
During her pandemic hiatus in Savannah, GA, she frequently guested with Front Porch Improv, The Savannah Theater, Tybee Post Theater, Cirque Divina and Savannah VOICE Festival, and wrote, produced and performed sketches with Mazel Tov Cocktail Comedy as well as independently.
She holds Bachelor's and Master's performances degrees from NYU and Manhattan School of Music (respectively), and subsequently made NYC her home for the next decade, where she has been featured at favorite venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Skirball Center, Circle in the Square, Joe's Pub, Minton's Playhouse and National Sawdust. Additional appearances as a national and international vocalist include Newport Music Festival, Palm Beach Opera, Helena Symphony, Xalapa Filarmonía (Mexico), Festival Internacional de Órgano de Morelia (Mexico), Palazzo Vecchio (Italy), St. Barts Music Festival and more.
She's currently filming a narrative music video for her latest single "The Spy" with Harden Creative and recently released her Debut EP The Nothing Lamp with Crossover Records, as well as an original electro-pop single "Horizon Star" with producer Rituality - all available on music streaming platforms.
As of summer 2023, Jessica and her multi-talened husband Scott Joiner will make their home in Los Angeles, where they look forward to enjoying a plethora of vegan options and hiking trails.
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