May 11, 2014
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Rebecca Naomi Jones grew up in New York and had the pleasure of benefiting from many of the city’s artistic offerings as a kid. Afternoons and weekends were spent at piano lessons, modern dance classes, and most notably right here at Lincoln Center, singing in the children’s chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Jones was deeply inspired by the music she sang and heard in operas such as Porgy and Bess and Parsifal, and she is thrilled to be back here as an adult to sing the music that inspires her now.
In 2013, Ms. Jones made her Shakespeare in the Park debut in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Her performance in last season’s Murder Ballad earned her unanimous accolades from critics, as well as a Lucille Lortel Award nom- ination for Best Supporting Actress. On Broadway she has performed in Green Day’s American Idiot and Passing Strange. Her Off- Broadway credits include Wig Out! and This Beautiful City (both at the Vineyard Theatre), Passing Strange (Public Theater), and How Love Is Spelt (Playwrights Horizons). Regionally she has appeared in A Maze (Powerhouse Theater) and American Idiot and Passing Strange (both at Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Her tour credits include Caroline, or Change, Little Shop of Horrors, and Rent. She is an associate artist with the Civilians theater company.
On television, Ms. Jones has appeared on Blue Bloods, NYC 22, Smash, Nurse Jackie (directed by Steve Buscemi), Law & Order: SVU, Fringe, The Electric Company, and All
My Children. Her film credits include Passing Strange (directed by Spike Lee), Lovesick (starring Matt LeBlanc and Chevy Chase), and the upcoming thriller Webcam.