Her debut album, Songs of Jason Robert Brown, created quite a splash among show music aficionados. Now Lauren Kennedy expands her vision to take on the newest crop of composers and lyricists shaping Broadway and popular song. Here and Now (PS Classics) is a thrilling pop-infused collection with arrangements tailored to Lauren's dynamic delivery. Included on the CD (and in the Birdland concert) are songs by David Yazbek, Andrew Lippa, David Kirshenbaum, Georgia Stitt, Adam Guettel, Frank Wildhorn, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Dan Lipton and Jason Robert Brown, among others. Lauren recently starred on Broadway as The Lady of the Lake in the Tony Award-winning Monty Python's Spamalot. She also appeared as Nellie Forbush in Trevor Nunn's Royal National Theatre production of South Pacific, as well as the Broadway productions of Side Show, Sunset Boulevard and the premieres of The Rhythm Club and White Christmas. She originated the role of Kathleen in Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years.