Founder and CEO
of Making It On Broadway
Broadway actress, teacher, and author
Jodie is a Broadway Actress, Author, Renowned Teacher and Coach. Her Broadway/Broadway National Tour Credits include “Les Miserables” (Cosette), "Joseph...Dreamcoat" (Narrator), "CATS"(Grizabella), for which she has the distinction of being the youngest actor to portray the role, and the Pre-Broadway show “Martin Guerre” (lead character Bertrande). Most Recently, Jodie starred as Donna in "Mamma Mia" at the Ogunquit Playhouse and at Short North Theater. Florida audiences may have seen Jodie as Diana in the critically acclaimed production of "Next to Normal" at Actors' Playhouse in Miami, for which she received the prestigious Silver Palm and Broadway World Awards, as well as a Carbonell Award nomination. She also starred in the highly acclaimed production of "Joseph...Dreamcoat" at the Maltz Jupiter Theater and "Evita" (Eva Peron) at Maltz Jupiter Theater (Carbonell Nomination) as well as North Carolina Theater. Her NY Credits include: "Bernstein's Mass" at Carnegie Hall/Kennedy Center), "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" at the Westside Theater in NYC. Jodie won “Best Actress” in “I Come For Love” at the NYMF Festival in New York City and the NY Workshop of “The First Wives' Club” (understudy to Ana Gastayer).
Regional Credits include lead roles in "Funny Girl" (Merry Go Playhouse and West Virginia Public Theater), "Smile" (Maine State Music Theater), the Tony Award-Winning Eugene O Neill Theater Conference, "The Thing About Men" (LA Premiere, Music Theater West) and as well as "Chess" at Paper Mill Playhouse, directed by Rob Marshall. She also starred in “Bare” at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale and played Mrs. Walker in “Tommy” with Tony-nominated actress Adrienne Warren at Cleveland Musical Theater
As a Soloist, Jodie has performed for President Clinton, with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, the with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra and has had the distinct honor to sing the “National Anthem” at the Mets/Yankees Subway Series. Jodie performs her cabaret show throughout Florida and has opened for comedian Robert Klein and Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams.
TV credits include: "Rescue Me" and VH1’s "Singing Scentsations."
Jodie co-authored the book "MAKING IT ON BROADWAY: ACTORS' TALES OF CLIMBING TO THE TOP," with a foreword by Jason Alexander. This book is a candid, behind-the-scenes, and sometimes shocking look at Broadway's stars, comprised of Jodie'sinterviews with such notables as Jason Alexander, Antonio Banderas, Brooke Shields, Chita Rivera, Idina Menzel, Ann Miller, and Donna Murphy, to name a few. Jodie personally interviewed each of these Broadway stars as they shared their personal stories and struggles of climbing to the top. This book has been a top seller and is required reading at leading conservatories around the country. (Put amazon link here)
Making it on Broadway
Jodie is the CEO and founder of the acclaimed educational program "Making It On Broadway" (www.makingitonbroadway.net). Making It On Broadway is a world-renowned musical theatre training program where students explore the realities of what it means to be a Broadway professional. Participating in classes taught only by current Broadway professionals, students have the opportunity to work with and perform for these Broadway pros, many of whom are Tony Award winners and nominees from every aspect of the business including performers, casting directors, agents, directors, conductors, producers, and composers! Recent master classes have been led by Sutton Foster, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, Kelli O'Hara, Patina Miller, Norm Lewis, Kelli O Hara and many more respected artists. www.makingitonbroadway.net.
Jodie’s Broadway background as a Broadway actress, as well as her university training from NYU’s Prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and her Masters Degree from U.C.L.A has contributed to the teacher she is today. Her studio “Jodie Langel Vocal And Acting Studio” is based in Boca Raton, Florida. She currently has over 50 students. Jodie is a coveted teacher around the world and has hosted master classes at her studio with some of Broadway’s top talent. Her studio provides EVERY aspect of vocal and acting training including vocal technique, song selection (she has a database of over 400,000 songs), audition technique, college preparation, college prescreens, acting coaching and mentoring students of all ages. Jodie has taught all around Florida before opening her new studio.
She has also taught private voice and directed many productions at the University School at Nova Southeastern University. She was also a teacher at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, where she taught adult acting and improvisation. She has teaching credits at numerous other high schools, colleges and universities, including working as an adjunct professor at the New World School of Performing Arts (both the high school and college programs) and at New Jersey University, teaching musical theater, and Mad Dance in Miami, where she was head of the musical theater program.