Posted April 28, 2017
AEA’s GYPSY ROBE®
A Historic 65-Year Backstage Tradition on Broadway
"It Only Takes a Moment" to celebrate Jenifer Foote, Hello, Dolly’s Gypsy Robe® recipient!
“Hello, Dolly! has been such a special show from top to bottom, so receiving the Gypsy Robe for this production feels like the sparkliest cherry on top of an already perfect Broadway sundae. The Gypsy Robe ceremony is truly my favorite of Broadway traditions. It was a particularly special ceremony because our company has five Gypsy Robe recipients within our cast. It is an honor that will never be lost on me to be among the legacy of performers who don the robe and make those three counter-clockwise circles around the stage. How lucky am I to represent both Holiday Inn and Hello, Dolly! on this season's robe.”
Name: Jenifer Foote
Show: Hello, Dolly!
Opening Night: April 20, 2017
Hometown: Sacramento, California
Broadway Debut: Annie Get Your Gun (2001)
Professional Training: “I attended University of California at Irvine. I have two Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Dance and Drama with an honors in Musical Theatre. I've studied with various acting and dance teachers in NY during my time here and am currently studying with Craig Carnelia in his weekly Musical Theatre acting class."
Year Joined Equity: 2000
How I Got My Equity Card: “ I received my equity card while working at the Sacramento Music Circus. I joined in the summer after I graduated college right before I moved to NY. I was very thankful that I was able to move to NY with my equity card in hand.”
Broadway Chorus Credits: 11
Fun Fact: "In the past few years I've taken back up my childhood-band hobby of playing the clarinet and (NOW), the saxophone. Both instruments live in my kitchen and my sweet girlfriend indulges me most mornings while I play renditions of "Moon River" or "They're Playing Our Song" while she makes coffee. And no, I'm far from being John Doyle ready, but it truly has become such a fun hobby of mine. I'm sure our neighbors are thrilled.”
Jennifer Foote pictured after she passed the Gypsy Robe® on to Katie Webber for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.