Pat Benatar

Performed by Jill Burke

Biography

Jill was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California. She is an actor, vocalist, session singer, producer, voice teacher, musical director, and marathon runner. She has been singing since the tender age of three, listening to legends like Johnny Mathis. By age 10, she discovered a new idol - Pat Benatar. Her first professional work began onstage for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas. While traveling the globe she was the principal vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America, and headlined on Crystal Cruises.

Her voice can be heard singing the well-known “Priceline Negotiator” jingle in their national commercials starring William Shatner. Her musical theater credits include sharing the stage with composer John Bucchino in IT’S ONLY LIFE, working alongside Stephen Schwartz in SNAPSHOTS, and starring in two productions of Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. Jill has had the privilege of singing and dancing with such legendary stars as Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, Richard Carpenter, Robert Morse, and her “Uncle” Johnny Mathis. Jill is a Renaissance woman who produces and performs in a variety of projects: she is an executive committee member plus actor for MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD in Los Angeles, she stars in the cabaret revue HOLLYWOOD REVISITED, is a member of the a cappella band VYBRATION, is the vocal director plus vocalist with the live rock show ROCKIN’ AMERICA, and frequently belts out our National Anthem for the LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM. In 2014, she made her dream a reality and created her own band, LIVE FROM EARTH - A Tribute to Pat Benatar. She is thrilled to be making her debut in LEGENDS celebrating her rock star hero!