Jacqui Cross is best known for her theater work at the State Theater, Zach Scott Theater and Spectrum Theatre Company. She has starred in Dreamgirls, Rockin’ Christmas Party, Beehive, The Buddy Holly Story and much more. She is a founding member of the Spectrum Theatre Company and has recently completed outstanding performances in Crowns and For the Love of Mahalia. Jacqui has won several Awards for her work. She was voted in 2015 was voted the winner of the 2015 Central Texas Excellence In Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Hairspray. As she did with “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” as the lead role as Effie in Dreamgirls, Ms. Cross will grab us wither tender side then sour as she belts out a few licks that will leave us breathless.
Her theater work includes:
Regional Theater: Dark of the Moon, Nunsense, The Gifts of the Magi (State Theater Company); Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Rockin’ Christmas Party, The Piano Lesson, Blues in the Night, Jelly’s Last Jam, Crowns, The Gospel at Colonus, A Christmas Carol, The Three Little Pigs (Zach Scott Theater); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sweet Charity (Austin Musical Theater); Purlie (ProArts); Mahalia, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Dead Presidents’ Club, A Christmas Carol, Blues In The Night, Chicago (Austin Playhouse); Hairspray, (Zilker Theater); Beehive (CrossOver Theater-DeSoto, TX); Beehive, The Buddy Holly Story, Heart & Soul featuring Jacqui Cross (Palace Theater-Georgetown, TX); Passing Strange (Half & Half Productions); Extra Baggage, For The Love of Mahalia (Robert King Productions); Looking In The Wrong Direction (Be Entertainment and Productions); Crowns, Once On This Island (Spectrum Theatre Company).