Capathia Jenkins is a Brooklyn-born actress who most recently starred as 'Medda' in the hit Disney production of Newsies' on Broadway. She made her debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of 'Turn Back, O Man'. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of 'The Washing Machine' in Caroline, Or Change and 'Frieda May' in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang 'Stop the Show' and brought the house down every night.
In 2007 she went back to Off-Broadway and starred in (mis) Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in Nora Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
An active concert artist, Ms. Jenkins has appeared with orchestras around the world.
In 2011 Capathia had the great honor of performing in the 'Broadway Ambassadors to Cuba' concert as part of the Festival De Teatro De La Habana. Ms. Jenkins was a guest soloist with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and with the Cincinnati Pops.
Her Television credits include 30 Rock, the Practice, Law & Order SVU, the Sopranos, Law & Order. She can be seen in the 2012 film 'Musical Chairs' directed by Susan Seidelman. She can be heard on the following film soundtracks: Nine, Chicago, Legally Blonde 2. She will share some of her solo recordings, tell us about life on the road and when she might be lured back to the bright lights of Broadway.
Trent Armand Kendall BROADWAY DOWNLOAD is a live digital radio broadcast every Wednesday from 5:00-5:55pm, City World Radio Network. Kendall serves as host and producer with Richard E. Waits as co-host and associate producer. The content is Music, Industry Talk and Hot Topics. www.cityworldradio.com
Upcoming guests include: Tony Award winner LiLlias White (Tony Award Winner / The Life) Carly Hughes (Chicago, The Second Fattest House In America "ABC"), Nathan Lee Graham (The Wild Party, HBO's The Comeback, Zoolander), Emily Skinner (Tony Award Nominee / Side Show) and Alice Ripley (Tony Award Winner / Next To Normal), Daniel J. Watts ( Hamilton, Whorl Inside a Loop) to name a few. Past in-studio guests have included: Tony Nominee Chad Kimball, Timothy-Ware, 2014 Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart, 2016 Tony Award Winner Clint Ramos, Grammy Winner and Emmy Nominee Kathy Brier, Producer and Tony Nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph ( Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie).
Waits (Buffalo State Collage Theatre Major/Dance Minor) is an active, civic minded New Yorker whose acting and showmanship have led him to stages the world over. He is the writer and star of his edgy one man show, MAMA ROSE. Kendall is a mid-westerner (B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia) who studied Radio, TV, Film and Theater. He graduated and emerged as a Broadway actor, writer/producer and recording artist who has also toured nationally and starred on London's West End.
In college, Kendall briefly enjoyed hosting his own weekly jazz radio show. City World Radio Network, "broadcasting from the city to the world", is a return to an early love.
"Showtune-in" to Trent Armand Kendall BROADWAY DOWNLOAD every Wednesday, 5:00-5:55 PM, City World Radio Network. Call in and chat live with our hosts and guests, 212-631-7553.
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