"There is no one like Jenn on the scene
or anywhere. She blends folk-rock with Broadway,
Cabaret, and comedy. When someone can pull
this off and succeeds on all levels, look out!!"
- Gabriel Levitt, Jezebel Music
JennHartmannLuck is a singer, songwriter, performer, arts educator, and an accomplished creator of new musical theatre. Notably, she is composer and co-lyricist of Gretel! The Musical, co-written with award-winning playwright Suzan Zeder, cellist Nora Karakousoglou, and story creator Jason Tremblay. Gretel! premiered at Austin’s Paramount Theatre in 2019, was produced by First Stage Milwaukee in 2020, and is available for licensing through Dramatic Publishing.
Jenn is currently busy in the studio with her producing partners, Trapper Felides, Antonio Delgado, and Adam Dorfman, getting ready to release her newest album of original music. Release date set for September 2021! This new record for family audiences will be a collection of songs inspired by and celebrating the kids who are changing the world. The first single, Kids Can Save Animals, is being released on June 18, 2021!
In addition, Jenn is also the composer and co-lyricist (alongside her writing partner, Suzan Zeder) of the new musical The Battlefields of Clara Barton, currently in development with the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University. A concert performance of this new work is being produced by Austin Playhouse in July 2021 and being presented, Stateside at the Paramount. Luck and Zeder additionally received a Kennedy Center commission in 2020 for their short piece The New Next-door Neighbor. Jenn’s other musical theatre workshops as composer/lyricist have included You Can’t Win and Footprints: An Eco-Musical.
Jenn most recently served as Director of Partnerships and Programming for Education at the Paramount Theatre, on the Board of the International Association for Performing Arts for Youth, and as a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Texas at Austin, where she remains an active educator. She holds a BA in Theatre from Arizona State University and an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jenn’s credits also include two original solo albums, I Admit and Silly Urban Girl, and her one-woman show Not a Chorus Girl, which played to audiences in both New York and Los Angeles. She sang the National Anthem for President Obama in 2014 and she adapts children’s stories into songs with the Paramount Story Wranglers. She writes original songs for your special occasions and she teaches songwriting workshops and classes for youth and adults. Connect with Jenn if you’d like to know more!
Jenn lives in Austin with her husband and her children, Lucy & Wyatt.