Jennifer Cody: New York City, New York
Jennifer Cody is an accomplished Broadway actress who is now also an acclaimed Disney star. Cody’s acting career began during college, when she landed the role of Dainty June in a touring production of Gypsy. Then, back in New York (and after being told her 5 foot stature was “too short” for Guys and Dolls), Jennifer made her Broadway debut as Rumpleteazer in Cats. The talented performer not only met her husband, and fellow Broadway actor Hunter Foster, while performing in Cats, but went on to appear in the Broadway productions of Grease as Cha-Cha, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical (opposite Rosie O'Donnell), and the noted Henry and Mudge as Annie, which earned Cody a Drama League Nomination. In 2009, Jennifer starred in Disney’s Academy Award nominated The Princess and the Frog as Charlotte LaBouff. Her delightfully heartfelt and comedic performance, as a turn of the century New Orleans ‘Princess’ with a heart of gold, earned Jennifer an Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting in a Feature Production.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Jennifer Cody, Actress and Singer
What is your favorite word to describe New York City? Exciting.
What word best reflects the people of New York City? Diverse.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in New York City?
Central Park. Sheep Meadow for people watching or the pond at 97th Street for tranquil thoughts...
Sheep Meadow, a 15 acre sun bathing pasture and Central Park’s first Quiet Zone, was actually home to a flock of sheep from 1864 until 1934.
Sheep Meadow: West Side from 66th-69th Streets
Hours: Mid-April to mid-November, 11am to dusk
What is your favorite outdoor activity in New York City?
Trapeze class outside near the Hudson River.
Trapeze School New York’s Hudson River Park location is open May through October. Please visit TSNY for their current class schedule and more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in New York City?
Drinking wine at a wine bar. Either Xai Xai (a South African wine bar) or Gallo Nero... Both are great spaces to sip new wines and have the wine bar experience in NYC...
Xai Xai Winebar: 365 West 51st Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-12am and Friday-Saturday 5pm-2am
Gallo Nero Wine Bar & Grill: 402 West 44th Street
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
Hours: Daily, Lunch 12pm-4pm and Dinner 4pm-12am
What is your favorite sound or noise in New York City?
Everyone sitting outside at Blockheads in the summer... Blockheads at the Worldwide Plaza is a great place to sit outside, have a margarita after shows and watch the theatre community.
Blockheads: 322 West 50th Street
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm and Friday-Saturday 11:30am-12pm
What is your favorite smell or taste in New York City?
Bread baking at Amy's Bread on Ninth Avenue.
Amy’s Bread: 672 Ninth Avenue
(between 46th and 47th Streets)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm and Sunday 9am-6pm
What drink best reflects New York City? Sparkling wine.
What song or type of music best reflects New York City? Billy Joel.
If Heaven were New York City, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? You'll never be bored!!!
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