Jody Mullen is a soprano from New Jersey, but not the kind who has turned to a life of crime ... yet.
Raised in scenic Sussex County, where she regularly drove her elegant hot pink Chevrolet Beretta past fields of grazing cows, Jody's first major career ambition was to move to the big city and replace Lea Salonga in the title role of Miss Saigon on Broadway. Fortunately, her parents and her first voice teacher staged an important intervention to convince her that she was, in fact, a chestnut-haired, blue-eyed high lyric soprano and should probably think about attending college instead.
Some years later (we're not getting too specific, here), with an "acclaimed voice that lends itself to the American Songbook" (Don Carswell, The Sparta Independent), Jody continues to perform her popular one-woman cabaret, Love Letters from Jersey, in venues across the state. Directed by Lennie Watts and premiered at Don't Tell Mama in New York in 2015, Love Letters is a celebration of the Garden State's most iconic musicians, from Frank and Nancy Sinatra and Sarah Vaughan to Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Laura Benanti, and Jerome Kern.
Jody has appeared as a solo artist and entertainer in Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark), Don't Tell Mama (Manhattan), the West End Cabaret (Manhattan), 440 Gallery (Park Slope), 180 Maiden Lane (Manhattan), the Westmount Country Club (Woodland Park, NJ), St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, and many others. She is a professional soprano soloist and section leader at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights and is on the artist roster of Music for All Seasons in NJ, performing in both public and private events. She is also an alumna of dell'Arte Opera Ensemble, where she sang the role of Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, among others.
Jody graduated with high honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she won the LeFrak Prize in Music for her senior recital of American Songbook literature. NJ Mom named her a "Mom-preneur of the Year" in 2016. She currently lives in (where else?) New Jersey with her family.