The Performer


As an award winning singer and actress, Theresa Jewett's  career  in Musical Theatre, Opera, Classical Theatre, Cabaret and Concert Events has spanned over 20 years on stages across the United States. After receiving her education from the University of South Carolina, School of Music, Theresa was invited by famed Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, Mignon Dunn, to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music's Summer Voice Festival.  As an actress, Theresa most recently performed in Dezart Performs production of 'Motherhood Out Loud' to rave reviews. Theatre critic and ATCA member, Jack Lyons writes, "Ms. Jewett's...performance was one of the most powerful and stunningly rendered soliloquys in recent memory. The audience was so fully engaged and so quiet, one could hear a pin drop." Earlier this year, she performed Broadway hit-songs to sold out audiences for Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's fundraising  concert gala. Of her performance, wrote ,"Theresa Jewett is the I-Can-Do-Everything gal. Her comedic talents...deserved to have a whole production built around it, and she finishes the evening with Bernstein's "Glitter and Be Gay," mashing together broadly humorous movements with seriously operatic chops on the vocals, even finishing the number several notes higher than Chenowith ever attempted!"  Theresa has been nominated 5 times by the Desert Theatre League and most recently by As an in-demand soloist, she has performed the National Anthem countless times at major sporting events throughout Southern California and most notably, for former First Lady, Betty Ford. Other performances include private concerts for hi-profile events and charitable fundraisers, such as Michael Childers' annual 'One Night Only' concert at the world renowned, McCallum Theatre. When not performing, Theresa can be heard at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert as a lead Cantor, teaching voice lessons from her private studio and spending time with her family.

2018 Desert Star- Winner

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Motherhood Out Loud 

Dezart Performs, Inc     

2017  Desert Star- Winner

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Clybourne Park

Dezart Performs, Inc.

2016 Desert Star- Winner

Outstanding Lead Performer in a Cabaret or Variety Show


Desert Ensemble Theatre Company