Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean played Jenna Hunterson in Waitress the Musical on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from 5 months in mid-2019.

Shoshana is a Broadway veteran, having made her debut in the original cast of Hairspray and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in Wicked. She won a IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of Beaches.

She has also released three solo albums, which have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK.

Shortly after leaving the show, a video Shoshana recorded for ‘Door Number Three‘ was released, featuring her singing the song that was cut from the Broadway production, promoting the Sara Bareilles EP ‘What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs From Waitress‘.

Selected Previous Credits

Studio Albums

  • Spectrum (2018)
  • O’ Farrell Street (2013)
  • Superhero (2008)


  • Wicked
  • Hairspray


  • Songs for a New World, New York City Center Encores!
  • Wicked, Tour
  • Leader of the Pack, Tour


  • Funny Girl, North Shore Music Theatre
  • Beaches, Drury Lane Theater
  • Dear John Mayer, Open Fist Theatre
  • Peepshow, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
NameShoshana Elise Bean
Born1 September 1977
FromOlympia, Washington
TrainedUniversity of Cincinnati
RoleJenna Hunterson Broadway