Janine DiVita is a doer. She’s a Broadway and screen actress and singer, concert artist, advocate, entrepreneur, and writer, and she likes to get it done while having 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 to 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.
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 symphonies to rock-star-level pyrotechnics, and along the way, Janine discovered a passion for writing and for advocacy.
She co-founded Empowered Voices, a company that combines theatrical techniques with traditional prevention tactics to 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.
Hold on to your hats, world. Janine is here to show the world what a confident woman can do.