Janine DiVita

Janine DiVita is a Broadway and screen actress and singer, concert artist, advocate, entrepreneur, and writer who finds inspiration in storytelling, creativity, ambition, and fun.
Her Broadway credits include starring as “bad girl” Rizzo in Grease, tap dancing up a storm in Anything Goes, and belting her face off whilst wearing a 1890’s bustle in the murder-mystery comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  If her Broadway credits weren’t versatile enough, Janine has also toured the country as the oh-so-precious and dramatic broad, Elizabeth Benning, in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (the role of Elizabeth was created by icon, Madeline Kahn, in the film and then on the stage by Will & Grace‘s Meghan Mullally). 
It was during this run of Young Frankenstein that Mel Brooks himself gave Janine a shoutout in an interview; telling the interviewer that Janine DiVita “blows the roof off!” He was even so kind as to spell out Janine’s often misspelled Italian last name! 
Janine has also toured the country with Frozen’s Idina Menzel in If/Then, in which Janine played the role of Ann: the sassy, bubbly half of a loving lesbian couple opposite Tony Award Winner, LaChanze. Janine also stepped into Idina Menzel’s role of Elizabeth from time to time. It was here that Janine started connecting to her fan base and saw firsthand the true impact a show can have on an audience and on lives. 
Regionally, Janine has performed leading roles at Tony Award Winning theatres such as Arena Stage in Washington DC (Terri in Sophisticated Ladies starring Maurice Hines), The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia (Nancy in Oliver! for which Janine received a Barrymore Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a musical), Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon (Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens), John Engeman Theatre, in Northport, Long Island New York (Eva Peron in Evita), and The Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (Robin in The Break.)
On screen, Janine has played roles on Elementary opposite Lucy Lui, The Americans, and The Colbert Show. She also appeared in the supporting role of Sally opposite Josh Lucas and Dustin Hoffman in feature film, Boychoir (now titled Hear My Song) directed by The Red Violin‘s Francois Gerard.
Janine has performed for tens of thousands of people from New York City to China; From elegant symphonic orchestras such as Edmonton Symphony in Alberta, Canada to rock-star-level pyrotechnics touring with Broadway Rox; From intimate cabaret settings within the New York City cabaret scene to singing our National Anthem at Madison Square Garden. Throughout the span of Janine’s young but full career, Janine discovered a passion for writing, teaching, and for advocacy. 
She co-founded Empowered Voices, a company that combines dynamic theatrical techniques with traditional prevention education tactics to combat and prevent Sexual Assault within the U.S. Military and beyond. She also has co-written a dysfunctional-family-driven romantic comedy titled To Have and To Hold- which is now in preproduction with Dolphin Entertainment, and she has also co-produced and written her own solo shows Blonde Ammunition and Lit: #modernbroad Both shows were performed to packed audiences at New York City’s premier night club, 54 Below. Janine resides in NYC with her husband, Richard Del Bello.

Latest News

Janine will be singing the National Anthem at the New York Knicks vs North Carolina Hornets game at Madison Square Garden on November 7th, 2017.

Janine DiVita: A #modernbroad at 54 Below on November 15th at 9:30 pm.

Janine plays June Cunningham on Elementary (CBS), directed by Lucy Liu.

Janine is a headliner singer with the Omaha Symphony; led by maestro Ernest Richardson and NY Pops pianist and arranger Lee Muskier in “The Judy Garland Songbook” which recreates the iconic 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. Other singers include Mara Davi and Kelly McCormick

Janine will be starring in Love on Ice at Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab. More info.

Janine shoots an episode of “The Americans” Season 5 on FX.

Janine will play the lead role of Claire in the musical adaptation of film, Benjamin Button, which will have its developmental premiere at the Off-Broadway York Theatre in NYC. More Info.

Janine sings “The Beauty Is” from The Light in the Piazza at the “Living For Today” concert, directed by David Alpert at Joe’s Pub. Other performers include Alice Ripley, James Snyder, and Alysha Umphress.

Janine records the demo recording alongside Matthew Hydzik (Broadway’s Side Show) for new musical, “Pink,” written by Brett Boles and Alan Wilkes Janine plays Diane, a woman discovering the meaning of marriage and how it aligns with her owns sexuality.

Janine attends the opening night of Holiday Inn on Broadway. She is put on the “Best Dressed List” by George Brescia! View Playbill Article.

Janine debuts a new song from a developing children’s musical by Nat Zegree and Eric Holmes at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC in September 2016.


Agent | Nicolosi & Co.
Manager |
44 West Entertainment 
POC: Steve Maihack 
260 West 44th Street 3rd Floor
NYC 10036
Booking | Concerts, Masterclasses, &
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