Lauren Jeanne Thomas
Ramblin' Rose at Sierra Rep
January 26th - February 4th
Lauren joins 4 other multi-instrumentalists from New York City in Ramblin’ Rose at Sierra Repertory Theatre. The show is distinguished by tight harmonies, sizzling solos, and passion for bringing more female artists to the spotlight. This dynamic group is sure to have you toe tapping, clapping, and singing along to the Queens of Country and Folk!
Chanukah at the Streicker Center
December 3, 2021 at 6PM
Temple Emanu-El invites you to a special Festival of Lights Shabbat service that will feature a performance of Chanukah songs, as well as “Sabbath Prayer” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” by Steven Skybell, who played Tevye in the recent National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof, Jennifer Babiak, who played Golde, and Lauren Jeanne Thomas, der fidler. Attend in person, or virtually!
Songs for a New World
August 26th, 2021 at 7:30PM
Lauren joins a star-studded cast (Jason gotay, Liz Callaway, and more) for New City Music Theatre's production of "Songs for a New World" at Radial Park in Queens.
Hava Tequila Cabaret
February 24-28, 2021 (online)
To celebrate Purim, the Folksbiene will be presenting a series of online concerts and events. Lauren will be performing in the online cabaret, "Hava Tequila" in which she will be playing violin and singing. It will premiere February 24th at 7PM ET, and run until Sunday the 28th. Click below for more info!
Star-studded Chanukah Spectacular!
December 08, 2020
SAVE THE DATE for An Evening of Music, Comedy, and Community Featuring 50+ Stars from Across the Globe, From Broadway to the Yiddish Stage. You will see special greetings from Carol Burnett and cameo appearances by Emanuel Azenberg, Mayim Bialik, Billy Crystal, Tovah Feldshuh, Beanie Feldstein, Joel Grey, Jackie Hoffman, Carol Kane, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Itzhak Perlman, Eleanor Reissa, Neil Sedaka, Steven Skybell, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and Jerry Zaks. Lauren will be performing with some of her cast mates from the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof. Tickets are FREE - donations encouraged in support of NYTF.
Live From Quarantine!
July 01, 2020
Lauren will join a group of talented performers for Table Top Broadway's Live From Quarantine's event this Wednesday. Artists will be performing from their homes in quarantine to share some live entertainment! All proceeds go to supporting artists and G.L.I.T.S.
Lauren performs with Itzhak Perlman!
January 27, 2020
On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we gathered in the historic Temple Emanu-El sanctuary to commemorate that liberation, to underscore the commitment of the Jewish community to never forget and to continue the struggle against anti-Semitism and all forms of racial and ethnic hatred. World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman headlined this very special musical event and was joined by Joel Grey with the cast and orchestra of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.
Click the button below to hear Lauren play the opening theme of Fiddler on the Roof with Itzhak!
Hollywood Reporter ranks Fiddler in Top 10 shows this year!
December 13, 2019
"After countless revivals and tours of the enduring 1964 Bock and Harnick musical about a Jewish shtetl in Imperial Russia, director Joel Grey unearthed startling new life in the characters of Sholem Aleichem with this lovingly mounted production in Yiddish, led with piercing soulfulness by Steven Skybell as a Tevye for the ages." -David Rooney of HR
Cast Album Digital Release!
August 09, 2019
The cast recording is produced by seven-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher and features orchestrations by Don Walker and Larry Blank. The cast recording includes almost all of the production’s original cast members and features bonus tracks cut from the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway, newly recorded by Sharon Azrieli, Donna McKechnie, Nancy Open, Alysha Umphress, Mimi Besette, Lauren Molina, Richard Kind, Rosalind Harris, Alexandra Silber, Neva Small, Tam Mutu, Tom Wopat, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, Matthew Sklar, Joel Grey, original Broadway cast members Austin Pendleton and Joanna Merlin, Hal Linden and Shaina Taub. Read the full Playbill article by clicking below!
Fiddler Transfers to Stage 42!
February 11, 2019
After a sold-out run at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, Joel Grey had us take a photo in our final Exodus costumes, looking out at the Statue of Liberty. It was a powerful way to end our journey at the museum, and I am excited to be continuing with the production in February up-town at Stage 42!
Fiddler on the Roof Extends AGAIN!
November 18, 2018
Lauren will keep fiddling for NYTF's all-Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof (with English supertitles), starring Steven Skybell and Jackie Hoffman! Off-Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage nytf.org
Playbill cast announcement for NYTF's Fiddler on the Roof!
July 04, 2018
Lauren will make her off-Broadway debut in the National Yiddish Theatre's production of The Fiddler on the Roof, as the Fiddler! Jackie Hoffman, Steven Skybell, and Jill Abramovitz will lead this summer's American premiere of the Yiddish-language adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey (along with an all-star creative team). Runs July 4 through August 26, 2018, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. For the full Playbill article, click here.
Musical Theatre Factory
March 16, 2018
Lauren will be performing in one of the 15min musical readings at the Musical Theatre Factory, "The Passion of Reverend Yolanda"! Book by Justin Taylor, directed by Shaun Peknic. It will be presented with 3 other new musicals on Friday, March 16 at Playwright's Horizons Downtown.
The Goree Girls at New York Theatre Barn!
November 06, 2017
Theatre Barn’s original core program is the New Works Series, an incubator of new musicals now in its 10th season. New Works Series presents bi-monthly, “pre-premieres” of untold stories in the early stages of development. As the primary incubator, Theatre Barn serves as the first curator and developer of these untold stories. They consider more than 100 new musicals each year before choosing the twelve eclectic stories to present. On the evening of Nov 6th, The Goree All-Girl String Band will be one of them!
Lauren joined Actors Equity!
July 20, 2017
Lauren is so excited to become a member of Actors Equity Association!
Winner of the Kevin Spacey Foundation Award!
July 24, 2017
Artie Sievers and Michael Bradley, writers of The Goree All-Girl String Band, are the UK KSF Artists of Choice Musical Theater recipients for 2017. Recipients were selected by an industry panel including Maury Yeston, Melanie Person, Killian Donnelly and David Klass. This is big news for our NYMF show, which opens July 24!
Once Reunion Jam announced!
August 07, 2017
Get ready for a big reunion of the cast members from Broadway's Once at Rockwood Music Hall on August 7th! I will be joining my cast mates from the national tour, along with cast members from every US production of the show. We'll play some of our favorite music from Once, and we'll be raising money for VH1 Save the Music Foundation!
July 24, 2017
This July, Lauren will be performing in the NYMF 2017 production of The Goree All-Girl String Band! Inspired by a true story, THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND is a tale of redemption that features an ensemble of actor-musicians performing a brand new country score by Artie Sievers and Michael Bradley. The show was shortlisted for a Kevin Spacey Foundation award, and Lauren and some of her cast mates performed for the highly esteemed panel of judges. Help us make the show possible by donating here!
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