JESSICA WU is a New York City based writer, director, and song-writer who began her professional theatre career over a decade ago as a dancer/singer/actor/musician/whatever-you-want-me-to-do-if-it-pays-the-bills. As the latter, she has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, in a half-dozen National Tours, regionally, on television, on YouTube, and "For free because you're my friend, but I swear this is the last time".
Select credits include the Broadway Revivals of Miss Saigon and A Chorus Line, Shakespeare in the Park, The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Lincoln Center, BAM, Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, the National Tours of Doctor Dolittle, The King And I, Wizard of Oz, Miss Saigon, and A Chorus Line, as well as on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Jessica has written a number of short-films and theatrical works, including two full-length musicals. You, Me, I, We has won several development awards (including The National Asian Artists Project’s Discover: New Musicals Series) and was a Finalist for Live & In Color’s Development Retreat, as well as a semi-finalist for The National Alliance of Musical Theatre’s O’Neill Conference. Also, upcoming is Poupelle of Chimney Town, a new-musical based upon the best-selling Japanese picture book of the same name. Currently in development, it’s slated to debut next season Off-Broadway.
She spent two seasons in Arts Leadership as an Associate Artistic Director of Royal Family Production in Times Square (2017-2019) and is now the proud owner and operator of Inspirate Creative, specializing in Collaborative Creative Consulting and Development - which is a fancy way of saying Jessica will roll up her sleeves and help you work through your creative sh*t. Check out Inspirate Creative HERE.
Jessica lives in East Harlem with her husband Ian, her rescue dog Howie, and two feline overlords named Oscar and Sammy.