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Janet Jackson

Artistic Producer / Casting Director

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Ms. Jackson began her career as an Opera Singer while studying with renowned soprano Natalie Bodanya of the MET Opera in NYC. During that time Ms. Jackson received a scholarship from the legendary Founder and President of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun.


It was the first scholarship ever given to a classical singer.  Ms. Jackson later received a BA in Sociology at UCSB and her Masters in Vocal Performance at USC, under the tutelage of Natalie Limonick.

In 1986 Ms. Jackson was cast as Carmen in the New York Harlem Opera Ensemble’s European tour of ‘Carmen Jones,’ which was performed in all the major opera houses of Europe. 

In 1991 she was cast in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ as the Hofdame, in Hamburg, Germany. She was the first Black women ever to be cast in this show. Many other productions and concerts followed which took her all over the world.

In 1993 Ms. Jackson founded PG Management, a musical theater agency that concentrates on helping artists maintain a high professional level, and focuses on finding them jobs to further their careers. Janet later created A.I.S. (Artists in Spirit) Triple Threat Audition Workshop, a workshop series to help musical theater artists audition at their highest potential. The workshops enlisted the support of renowned teachers such as Peter Howard, Baayork Lee, Richard Lissemore, Steven Markusfeld, Thommie Walsh...
The ‘Artists in Spirit’ workshops ran for 10 years.

Ms. Jackson then co-produced and played in the TV series ‘Rita's Wunderbar’ in Germany. She was the first Black American Woman to ever co-produce a television series in Germany (1996–97). 

In Munich, Germany Ms. Jackson cast a year of the TV series ‘POP STARS’ assisted in the casting of Porgy and Bess for William Barkhymer / New York Harlem Opera Ensemble, and also served as Casting Director for the musical ‘Tony n’ Tina´s Wedding.'

Ms. Jackson is also a vocal teacher and coach for many artists that are on the different voice casting shows in Germany, England, and Spain.

In Alicante, Spain, Ms. Jackson was the creator, casting director and co-director for the musical “ALICANTE” (2014).

Being Associate Casting Director for ‘TERRAtory’ (2019) a one-act play about immigration at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a pleasure for Janet because this play was so much more than just entertainment, it will be a learning tool for the world.

GMH will be her legacy for the world and to thank God for all the gifts and blessings he has given her.

Working on the creative team of BFF Productions for "California Sun" as Producer/ Casting Director is a dream come true.

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