Jana's Credits


  • Goodman Theatre in Chicago: Luciana in “The Boys from Syracuse”
  • In the Round Dinner Playhouse in Chicago: Hedy La Rue in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & Mrs. Malloy in “Hello Dolly”
  • In the Round Children’s Repertory Theatre as numerous roles
  • Encore Theatre in Chicago: Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”
  • The Village Players in Chicago at Oak Park: Numerous roles
  • The Citadel Theatre & Maclab Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta: Miss Hannigan in “Annie”
  • Stage West in Edmonton, Alberta: “the girlfriend” with Dean Stockwell in “Come Blow Your Horn”
  • Stage West in Edmonton, Alberta: multiple roles with Jamie Farr in “Send Me No Flowers” and Arlene in “Murder at the Howard Johnson (with Jamie Farr)
  • St. Paul Musical Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the daughter in “Life Goes On”
  • Christy Clown & Friends founded in 1975…2015…performances in Alberta, Minnesota, & Arizona.
  • Numerous National Industrial Touring Shows across the U.S. for well- known major corporations


Voice Over—Radio & Television—Film & Writing:

  • Jingles, radio and television commercials in Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix and
    Edmonton. Character voices, narrations, educational and business projects
  • Creator, host, and interviewer for children’s series “Recess” on QCTV, Edmonton
  • Host, producer, and interviewer: “Edmonton Now” magazine shows on QCTV
  • National TV host & reviewer for Superchannel’s “Movie Week”, Edmonton
  • SCTV with John Candy, Andrea Martin, and the SCTV cast, Edmonton
  • Guest singer and talk show guest in Chicago: Jack Eigen Radio shows
  • Guest singer and talk show guest in Edmonton: “The Tommy Banks Show” with Della Reese and Rosey Grier I-TV (Global)
  • Guest singer and talk show guest in Edmonton:: “The Tommy Banks Show” CBC
  • CBC Television network, educational junior high educational series: “The Communicators”
  • National Film Board docu-drama in Edmonton: “Consipiracy of Silence” (suicide prevention shown across Canada—role of mother)
  • Access Television Network with Alberta educational and Government TV & films
  • Feature Film: “Powderheads” with Leslie Neilson shot in Alberta
  • Feature Film: Anne Wheeler’s “Angel Square” as the role of Mrs. Lister/Alberta
  • CBS-Warner-Time-Life film shot in Edmonton: “Anniversary” in a speaking role
  • CKER Radio in Edmonton: host, interviewer, copywriter, and morning show “personality”
  • Crossroads Television Network in Burlington, Ontario as a guest and singer on “100 Huntley Street” with David Mainse
  • 3Scape Systems film series in Edmonton; in the “The Memory Box” as the role of ‘Great Grandmother Rose ‘(age 87)
  • HotShots Films in Edmonton: “John 316” as the role of ‘Athena’, the psychiatrist
  • Silverayne Films in Edmonton in the “The Moustache” as the role of “Mom”
  • AUPE training video “Plant Food” as the role of ‘Mary’ who is a Dementia patient at the age of 95
  • Caution May Contain Nuts in APTN Network comedy series in Edmonton as a background “senior” role in Seasons 4 & 5
  • Commercials & promotional videos in Edmonton
  • Free lance script-writer for various Video production companies

My Voice Training:

  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • La Scala Opera Coach,  Madam Palma, Padua Italy.
  • Eileen Deneen, Chicago Fine Arts Conservatory.

Teaching credits:

  • MacEwan College in Edmonton
  • My private studio in Edmonton
  • Twin Cities Vocal Academy, Minneaplis
  • Mesa Music Academy, Mesa, AZ.

Other "Gigs":

  • CD release: “I’m So Glad”, Citadel’s Maclab Theatre/Edmonton
  • CD release: “Christy Clown & Friends: A Trunkful of Twenty Tunes & Tales”
  • Singing for the Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew at the 1978 Commonwealth Games
  • EXPO ’86 in the Alberta Pavillion (Vancouver, B.C.) Jana Lapel & Company
  • Touring North America with my own night club act
  • Appearances at: The Royal Yourk Hotel in Toronto, The Improv in NYC (show-case with Bette Midler & the Ace Trucking Co.), The Phister Hotel in Milwaukee, The Lake Geneva Playboy Club, The Chicago HIlton, The Indie 500 with the Dukes of Dixieland, The Executive Penthouse in Ottawa, Rodney Dangerfield’s in NYC, The Living Room in NYC.
  • “Broadway to Gospel” in U.S. & Canada: customized speaking and singing programs that are suitable for banquets, women’s ministries, senior residences, community groups, and volunteer appreciation events. (Shows can include impressions of Hollywood “comedy ladies” or a surprise finale with Christy Clown).



News & Events:

    • “I’m So Glad” CD release, Citadel’s Maclab Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta 2000
    • Jana’s “100 Huntley Street” appearance was featured in the Crossroads Ministry\ “Compass” magazine, October 2002
    • Keynote speaker at Chateau Lake Louise for the Alberta Baptist Women’s Retreat 2002.
    •  “Power for Living” 2005 story by Author, Grace Fox –”Running No More” (See article under ‘about Jana’)
    • Grace Fox also included Jana’s story in Chapter 8 of her book “Moving from Fear to Freedom” 2007 (Harvest House)
    • “Christy Clown & Friends” CD release—”A Trunkful of Twenty Tunes & Tales” 2008
    • Bruderheim Volunteer Awards guest speaker, 2008.
    • Jana was a featured singer in “Crescendo”, a fundraiser for Mental Health, May 2018 at Edmonton’s Winspear Concert Hall. Her duet with Brian Ault—”Say You Remember It” is a musical representation of how memory loss impacts lives.
    • “Under the Makeup… It’s Me”—book release, May 2018