“ Janet Gigliotti brings us an awe-inspiring performance as the flawed Garland. ”
“ Ms. Gigliotti is a voice to be reckoned. Strong and lyrical ..., she was also capable of great subtlety, finesse and nuance. Her rendition of 'Come Rain or Come Shine' brought on unbidden tears. And her final short-stanza cut of 'Over The Rainbow' melted hearts the room through. ”
“ Doing "Day By Day", waitress Janet Gigliotti's voice was rich and sensuous and earned hearty applause. ”
“ The night's standout was Gigliotti's Adelaide, personifying the goofy gal with a Big Apple accent. ”
“ Janet Gigliotti is the flower of the show, revealing a voice full of distilled intensity, she whispers and pounds her way ardently through such numbers as 'Blue Angel', 'Blue Bayou' and 'Crying'. ”
“ Janet Gigliotti is the warbly, throaty, hot-sex female equivalent of the 1950's and 60's "Big O" ... it is Gigliotti leading the entire production with a voluminous voice and verve that would have triggered Orbison's legendary purring tiger growl. ”
“ It's a luxury listening to Janet Gigliotti sing the role of Nellie in her clear, natural voice. ”
“ The irrepressible Janet Gigliotti is hard to beat as nurse Nellie Forbush... Gigliotti has a natural, unadorned voice that's perfect for country hick "knucklehead Nellie" ... Her ease on stage immediately relaxes the audience. ”
Oh, the about section. That place where you have to talk about yourself and tell everybody who you are and what you do and share things of interest. So… are you interested in the fact that I have two old tabby cats and I live in Vancouver with my husband, Sean? Maybe. I love creating theatre with artists who push me to grow in my craft and I find that especially fulfilling with new works.
What else do you need to know about me that isn’t on my resume? I used to teach high school. I did my undergrad in Speech Sciences and a diploma in Special Education at UBC, followed by an MA in Admin and Leadership at San Diego State University. It was a great career and I had wonderful students and amazing colleagues and they’re the ones who encouraged me to pursue theatre. So, I did. I’ve been told I have mad organizational skills. I’m that person with a label maker and anything you need – I know where it is. This skill comes in handy in the corporate stage management part of my life. And, thanks to my grade one teacher, Mrs. Noble, I’m an EXCELLENT reader and therefore quite adept at technical voice over work. I really love doing VO work!
But on a serious note, I like to play online scrabble; I have been known to nurse a glass or two of red wine; I adore ballroom dancing and used to dance competitively. I miss it a lot. Wanna know a secret? I dream of becoming a fierce tap dancer … one day.
I have a fabulous family who I love spending time with and, every once in a while, I go skiing. Also, fall is my favourite season. No pun intended. I live in Vancouver but Sean and I love to be jet setters and have been known to show up unexpectedly at a party in Boston or Stratford or New York. Invitations welcome.
My favourite projects to date have been: developing a fringe production of Britta Johnson’s fabulous show “Life After”; performing in “Fun Home” at the Vancouver Arts Club; and getting to know Judy Garland through Peter Quilter’s play “End of The Rainbow” – I could happily play Judy for the rest of my life.
Most importantly, the thing you need to know about me is that I love what I do, I feel excited about the opportunities I have had, and, in words I sang, in a process I adored, I take adventures “day by day”. So bring ’em on!
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