Laura Theodore is a television and radio host, vegan chef and cookbook author and award-winning jazz singer and actor. She is the proud creator of the “Jazzy Vegetarian," and author of "Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine Made Easy and Delicious."
Laura is presently the on-camera host, writer, and executive producer of the popular "Jazzy Vegetarian" television show on PBS. She hosts the weekly show, "Jazzy Vegetarian Radio," a talk/music format that focuses on delicious, easy to prepare, plant-based recipes, eco-entertaining tips, celebrity interviews, and upbeat music, served up with a bit of fun on the side! Ms. Theodore has made guest appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, USA, Public Television, and America’s Talking Networks. She has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, People, JazzTimes, Variety, Dallas Morning News, and Time Magazine, among others.
As an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter, Laura has recorded six solo CDs, including her award-winning disc, “Tonight's the Night,” which received a Musician Magazine Award. Her 2009 CD release with the late, great Joe Beck entitled "Golden Earrings," was selected to appear on the 52nd Grammy Award list in the category of “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Laura has toured throughout the country, performing at numerous major events, such as Night of 100 Stars, Fire and Ice Ball, and The American Film Awards. In addition, Laura Theodore was host of the Manhattan Cable Network TV show "All That Jazz," which ran for six years.
On the acting side of things, Laura has appeared in over sixty plays and musicals including Off Broadway for two years in the hit show "Beehive," which earned her a coveted Backstage Bistro Award. She was honored with the Denver Critics Drama Circle Award as “Best Actress in a Musical,” for her starring role as Janis Joplin in the World Premier Production of “Love, Janis.”