Jess McLeod

Jess McLeod is a director & social justice advocate specializing in risky new work about America. She recently served as Resident Director for the three-year run of Hamilton Chicago. Regional credits include Woolly Mammoth, Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Long Wharf, The Gift, A Red Orchid Theatre. Michael Maggio Directing Fellow, Goodman Theatre. Samuel G. Roberson New Generations Artistic Fellow (now Resident Director), Victory Gardens. Jess has created operas with Chicago community groups at the Lyric Opera, musicals with incarcerated teens through Storycatchers Theatre, and now works with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and is a member of the inaugural class of NYLCU Artist Ambassadors. MFA, Northwestern. Represented by WME.