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Jeannette Bayardelle      

Broadway Star & Director of "Shida;" Finance Speaker

After listening to Jeannette Bayardelle sing, one wonders if you have just had a sneak peak into the world of angels. From the Bronx to Broadway and beyond, she has traveled to over fifty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean, sharing her gift. Bayardelle's ability to communicate through the arts has been esteemed and revered. Her success has landed her in the national media spotlight with features in magazines such as Forbes and Departures, as well as appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, CBS News, The Tonight show and Watch What Happens Lives, just to name a few.

Bayardelle's passion for financial literacy in the arts inspired her to create Broadway to Wall Street. It’s an introduction to the stock market online course that incorporates music, animation and storytelling. Understanding the power of music, Bayardelle knew that it would be a game changer in teaching and introducing new vocabulary and concepts to those who knew nothing about investing. Many want to be a part of the stock market conversation but don’t have the stomach or patience for the presentation. This course makes the stock market palatable, retainable and fun. The songs alone will teach and get people motivated.

Bayardelle has starred in the Bob Dylan musical Girl From The North Country on Broadway which is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She also starred in the revival production of HAIR on Broadway as Dionne and in The Color Purple on Broadway as Celie. Jeannette originated the role of Celie on the First National Tour of The Color Purple where she received an NAACP award for best lead actress in a musical. Her extraordinary performances on stage lead her to work on Disney’s Princess and The Frog, Little Mermaid III Ariel’s Beginning (I WILL SING) and performing for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Bayardelle is the first Broadway actress to write the book, music, lyrics and star in her own musical entitled SHIDA. SHIDA premiered in NYC Off-Broadway and recently has had a successful run in London. SHIDA was also at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge MA and at The West Angeles Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Bayardelle has also created and stars in the new web series “I Take Thee Zoe" and “Broadway Shorts”. Other credits include; Off-Broadway: Rock Of Ages 10yr Anniversary Cast (Justice), Girl From The North Country (Mrs. Neilson). Tours (National/International): The Color Purple (Celie), Deaf West’s Big River (Alice), Rent (Season Soloist). Regional: Disney's Freaky Friday (Ms. Meyers), Mama Mia (Rosie), Company (Sarah), Sister Act (Deloris)/North Shore Music Theatre, The 12 (Mother Mary)/The Denver Center, Best of Both Worlds (Serena)/American Repertory Theater.

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