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Big River

July 14 - Sept 23

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic that changed American musicals forever dawns at Goodspeed for the very first time. Cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey are taking their sweet time falling in love. Can these stubborn romantics admit their feelings before it’s too late? Passion, laughter and high-kicking choreography blossom in a land where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.

This summer, Gizel will be starring as Ado Annie in the Goodspeed production of Oklahoma! Jenn Thompson will direct the staging, which will feature choreography by Katie Spelman.

Previous Work

Hadestown - Workshop

as Eurydice

Directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Hadestown the new, award-winning folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell follows Orpheus’ mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain his one true love, Eurydice.

Big River - Encores!

as Susan Wilkes

A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain’s classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. Created by Roger Miller this Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk.

Party People - Public Theater

as Clara

Gizel, together with UNIVERSES made their Public Theater debut with an explosive new work about the complicated legacies of the original Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party. Developed and Directed by Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed, The Urban Retreat).

Frozen – Hyperion Theater

as Anna

Gizel starred as Anna in Disney's “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” the new musical adaptation based on blockbuster animated film of the same name. The show is playing at California Adventure's Hyperion Theater, the 1,873-seat venue that was home of "Disney's Aladdin -- A Musical Spectacular" for 13 years.

Unseamly – Urban Stages

as Malina

The Standard is a popular international clothing company known for their risqué billboards of nearly-naked models. It is during Malina’s time there as a store manager that she faces harassment and assault. She is desperate to press charges, but her CEO boss, Ira, paints a picture of an opportunistic young girl he practically had to fight off.

We Never Do This: An Evening with Kristen & Bobby Lopez

In this rare stage performance together, feel the irresistible creative chemistry between the married couple responsible for the Oscar-winning songs from Disney’s Frozen.

About Gizel

Gizel Jimenez is a graduate of New World School of Miami, FL receiving a BFA in Musical Theater.

National Tour credits:
  • West Side Story (Rosalia) - First National.
Off Broadway credits:
  • Big River/Encores (Susan Wilkes) - New York City Center.
  • Party People (Clara) - The Public Theater.
  • Unseamly (Malina) - Urban Stages.
TV/Film credits:
  • Law & Order SVU “Presumed Guilty" - Guest star: Angelica Rodriguez
  • Divorce - Co Star: Waiter
  • The Tale of Timmy Two Chins - Lead role: Jennifer
Regional Theater credits:
  • Oklahoma (Ado Annie) - Goodspeed Theater
  • Up Here (Cool Girl) - La Jolla Playhouse
  • The Theory of Relativity (Caroline) - Goodspeed Theater
  • In the Heights (Vanessa) - Walnut Street Theater & Westchester Broadway Theater
  • Smokey Joes Café (The Shimmy Girl) - Capital Repertory Theater
Theme Park credits:
  • Frozen (Princess Anna) - Hyperion Theater at Disneyland
Downtown credits:
  • Rosario and the Gypsies- (Mary) - Theater for the New City

Other credits include: Paramount Theater Benefit (Carmen’s Habanera), Barclays Center (National Anthem), Will Spark’s Music video for Ultra productions (Salsa Dancer) and a Commercial with comedian Nick Kroll for Comedy Central and Funny or Die productions.

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