Education and Engagement Luncheon

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Standard Club

11:30 | Registration and VIP Reception
12:00 | Luncheon Celebration

Tables for the event start at $2500, and Single tickets start at $250.

Proceeds from the Education Luncheon will benefit Goodman Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Programs.


Jessie Mueller Biography

The Evanston native just recently originated the role of Jenna in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles’ hit Broadway musical Waitress, for which Mueller was nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award.  She earned all three for her starring role as Carole King/Beautiful-The Carole King Musical.  

Other major Broadway credits include Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda/On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony and Drama Desk nominations).  She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge in the New York Philharmonic’s staged concert production of Carousel at Lincoln Center.

Mueller began her career in Chicago, where she appeared at the Goodman Theatre (Animal Crackers, A Christmas Carol), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Writers Theatre,  to name a few.  She received a Jeff Award in 2008 as Carrie Pipperidge and again in 2011 as Amalia Balash/She Loves Me. The Chicago Tribune named her “Actor of the Year” in 2011 and four years later she received Chicago’s prestigious Sarah Siddons Society Award.

This past year she was honored to be a part of Broadway for Orlando’s “What the World Needs Now” benefiting our brothers and sisters in Orlando. 

She is thrilled to be here and thanks you all for your support of The Arts!