Stephanie Torns

Stephanie Torns is the original understudy Jenna Hunterson, originating the role at the American Repertory Theater in 2015, as well as opening the show on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. She has played Jenna throughout the Broadway run, with limited engagements in the lead role covering gaps in casting, as well as during cast absences. In addition, she has also been an active part of the Broadway ensemble, and has played Francine Pomatter and Dawn. Stephanie returned to the ensemble and understudy Jenna during the Broadway Restaging in 2021.

Stephanie starred as Jenna in the 2022 US Residencies.

Before appearing in Waitress, she was part of the ensemble and understudy Elphaba in Wicked.

Selected Previous Credits


  • Wicked


  • Wicked, Tour
  • 9 To 5, Tour
  • Les Misérables, Tour
NameStephanie Torns
Born4 June
TrainedAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
RoleEnsemble ART
Ensemble Broadway
Jenna Hunterson Broadway
Ensemble Broadway Restaging
Jenna Hunterson
2022 Residencies