Jenn was the understudy of Ariel in Footloose.
Jenn played Serena Katz in the national tour of Fame.
Jenn was Luisa in Fantasticks.
She was the mouse, bird, and young frog in: A Year With Frog & Toad.
She played Jane in Tarzan at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York City.
Jenn graduated NYU with honors: She was 1 of 4 designated "Artists & Scholars."
Her mother, Kathy, was the board president for Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council.
Jennifer's childhood fashion statement included oversized pink glasses, a bib-like collar, and an Ogilvy home perm, all of which were preserved by a class photo that left her with the nicknames "Little Orphan Jenny" and "Ohio's Youngest Real Estate Agent."
Her nickname is Jenn Gamby.
Jennifer is a Pilates devotee, a rollerblader, and bike rider.
Having not had long hair, she absolutely loved wearing the big wigs in Hairspray.
He old boyfriend called her "Little Orphan Jenny."
Jenn attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Jenn fell in love with acting at a camp between 4th and 5th grade.
She played Anne Frank in Anne Frank.
She was featured in the NY Times on May 19, 2006 for her performance in Tarzan.
Her voice is featured on the Hairspray, All Shook Up, and Tarzan CDs.
She took over the part of Penny in Hairspray after Kerry Butler left.
Jennifer played Natalie Haller/Ed in the Broadway musical, All Shook Up.
Jenn performed at Bryant Park in New York City on July 27, 2006.
In Hairspray she had one singing line: "Ska Doodle Doo Doo Wah."
She had four spoken words in Hairspray, being: Brenda, Brenda, Nine, and Months.
Jenn originated the role of Brenda in the Broadway musical, Hairspray.
She attended the Broadway Flea Market in 2006: she signed autographs.
Jenn appeared in the City Center Encores! production of a revue show called Stairway to Paradise. It ran for six performances, from Thursday, May 10th, 2007 to Monday, May 14th of 2007.
Jenn and her fiancee have a blue house in the Catskills, which they bought for a little over $100,000.
Jenn is currently appearing in Tarzan, and had to cut her hair for the show. She says that her fiancee likes her long hair better.
Jennifer Gambatese: Sometimes I look around, and I can't believe it. This is what I do! It's very exciting, especially to be originating a role like this.
Jennifer Gambatese: Most people are like: 'It is great to move forward.' And I am one of those people. But then there are those others that are like: 'Are you crazy?' Well, I wouldn't be an actor if I wasn't a little bit crazy.
Jenn Gambatese: (On the European tour of Fame) It was an extraordinary experience. We played Zurich, Berlin, Vienna, Paris and Milan, and living and working in those cities, not to mention traveling to neighboring cities on days off, was a time in my life I will always treasure. I then did the North American tour which was another awesome experience and enabled me to get my Equity card and record my first cast album. The friends I made on both those tours have enriched my life beyond measure.
Jenn Gambatese: We were all kind of "hammy" so performing does run in the family. Being the youngest though, they'd always make me do the dorky stuff!