Meet the Parent Hosted by Anika Larsen

with Special Guests Jenn Gambatese and Sharon Catherine Brown

Special Guests Jenn Gambatese and Sharon Catherine Brown join Anika for an intimate, heartfelt, and hilarious conversation about how life in the theater affects their parenting and how parenting affects their life in the theater.

Join New York City Children’s Theater for Meet the Parent, hosted by parent Tony-Award Nominee, and NYCCT Board Member Anika Larsen! At this free, live event, Anika will welcome special guests Jenn Gambatese (Mrs. Doubtfire, School of Rock) and Sharon Catherine Brown (Days Of Wine And Roses, Rent)!

Monday, November 13th at 7:30pm
Free, but reservation required

About the Guests

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Jenn Gambatese most recently originated the role of Miranda Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Prior to that, she played Principal Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock and also originated the roles of Jane in Disney’s Tarzan, Natalie in All Shook Up (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Marie in Is He Dead? Other Broadway: Hairspray, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Footloose. She traveled across America by bubble as Glinda in Wicked and captured hearts in Chicago as both Maria in The Sound of Music and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel for The Lyric Opera. Regional and Off-Broadway work includes an award-winning turn as Annie Oakley for Goodspeed Musicals, shows for City Center’s Encores!, and The School for Lies with Classic Stage Company. Jenn has performed with world-class orchestras and in intimate cabarets, as well as guest-starred on television. More details and fun stuff over at!

Sharon Catherine Brown is the daughter of two former Broadway performers, June Brown and Johnny Brown (Mr.Bookman on TV’s “Goodtimes”). The native New Yorker will reprise her role as Mrs. Nolan for the upcoming Broadway production of Days Of Wine And Roses (January 2024), reuniting with Michael Greif, her director in Rent (Benny Company!) She recently played Marilla Cuthbert in the world premiere of Anne Of Green Gables, the Musical. Broadway: Caroline Or Change, Head Over Heels, Dreamgirls, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Maggie Flynn. TV: “The Good Fight,” “A Different World,” “Generations.” Film: Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Sister Act II. Sharon was the first black woman to be cast as Lucy in Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde and recently played Madame Millet in the workshop of his new musical, Song Of Bernadette. Sharon is a frequent guest performer with Seth Rudetsky at the prestigious Cafe Carlyle. Sharon’s heart is her son Elijah.

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