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Music Theatre Alum Jessica Lea Patty Returns to Direct and Choreograph “The Addams Family”

Published February 6, 2018

FSU Music Theatre alum Jessica Lea Patty returns this spring to direct and choreograph the School of Theatre’s spring musical, The Addams Family. Jessica is a 7 time Broadway veteran, teaching artist & choreographer. She was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award® winning production Bandstand where she played Jo. Jessica was in the Broadway revival of EVITA starring Ricky Martin where she understudied & performed the title role of Eva Peron, as well as staring as the Cassie alternate in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Her other Broadway credits include The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman & the original Broadway companies of The People In The Picture, 9 to 5 the musical & The Addams Family.

Jessica Lea Patty

As an original member of The Addams Family, Jessica was with the show throughout its journey from a workshop table reading to the pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago & ultimately to its home on Broadway. She created the original Flapper Ancestor & understudied both Morticia & Wednesday Addams played by Bebe Neuwirth & Krysta Rodriguez respectively.
Jessica has numerous regional & NYC stage credits including City Center Encores! & the NY Philharmonic as well as touring nationally w/ Cats & Fosse. Jessica has also made numerous television appearances including five Tony Awards telecasts, Dancing w/ The Stars, The Kennedy Center Honors, The View & Good Morning America. In film, she will make her onscreen debut this fall in Backseat starring Christian Bale & Amy Adams. Jessica has taught musical theatre workshops & masterclasses all over the country most notably for The Broadway Artists Alliance, Broadway Workshop, University of California Irvine, Florida State & The Performing Arts Project among others.

The School of Theatre’s spring musical, The Addams Family, runs from February 16 – March 4 in the Fallon Theatre. For more information on the performance, visit To learn more about Jessica, visit