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Chantal Janzen (born 15 February 1979) is a Dutch actress, musical star and presenter. She had parts in The Preacher, Full Moon Party and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and presented Idols. She also played Belle in the Dutch Musical version of Beauty and the Beast and Jane in the Dutch Musical version of Tarzan. She also sang a song against cancer, called "Vecht Mee" (English: Fight With Us) with Dutch rapper Yes-R. From late 2011, she stars as Glinda in the Dutch premiere production of Wicked.

Chantal Janzen (Bi)
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Chantal Janzen (2016)
Born (1979-02-15) 15 February 1979 (age 40)
Tegelen, Netherlands
OccupationActress, singer, presenter
Years active2002–present


Life and careerEdit

Janzen was born in Tegelen. She studied at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. She was taught in classical-, modern-, jazz- and tapdance, acting, singing and musical repertoire. She played in several musicals, including Crazy For You, Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer?, Saturday Night Fever, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan and the current production of Petticoat.

She played several guest roles in TV shows like Baantjer, Intensive Care, De Band, Meiden van De Wit and Kinderen Geen Bezwaar. She also hosted Staatsloterij Live and the Dutch version of Popidol, Idols. Janzen played several parts in movies: De Dominee, Feestje, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Volle Maan, Alles is Liefde, Kicks and the made-for-TV film Loverboy. In December 2002 her single "Achter De Sterren", the title song from the movie Science Fiction was released.

Janzen won the John Kraaijkamp Musical Award in 2002 for Upcoming Talent for her lead in Saturday Night Fever. She also won a musical award in 2005 for Best actress in a supporting role for the musical Crazy For You. She got nominated for Best female lead in 2006 as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and in 2007 she got nominated for the same prize for her role as Jane in the musical Tarzan. Because of her pregnancy she had to temporarily leave her part in the musical Tarzan from September 2008 through April 2009. She was replaced by Bente van den Brand. After Tarzan she played a part in the Disney Musical Sing-Along.[1] In 2010 Janzen can be seen in the musical Petticoat. It's an original Dutch musical, written especially for her. After her role in Petticoat she will go on to play in the Dutch rendition of the Broadway musical Wicked.[2]

In 2011 Janzen ended her contract with the Dutch TV channel AVRO and signed a contract with RTL. According to her, hosting the Award shows she had been hosting at the AVRO for the fourth year in a row, would make her performance look cheap. She was enthused by the idea of experiencing other things.[3]


Year Musical Role Notes
2000-2001 42nd Street Lorraine Fleming / Understudy Peggy Sawyer
2001-2003 Saturday Night Fever Stephanie Mangano John Kraaijkamp Musical Award 2002 for new talent
2003-2004 Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer? Lidwientje Walg
2004-2005 Crazy For You Patsy / 1st understudy Polly Baker Musical Award for best supporting actress
2005-2007 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2007-2009 Tarzan Jane
October 2010-31 July 2011 Petticoat! Patricia "Pattie" Jagersma
26 October 2011- 29 July 2012 Wicked Glinda
2012-2015 Hij Gelooft in Mij Rachel Hazes


Janzen is in a relationship with Marco Geeratz. On January 23, 2009 she gave birth to their son James. On December 15, 2014 the couple were married in London. Geeratz has three children from a prior relationship.[1] On March 30, 2018 she gave birth to their son Bobby.[4]


  1. ^ a b Wilma Nanninga (18 September 2008). "Chantal Janzen met zwangerschapsverlof" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Chantal Janzen in Wicked" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ "RTL 4 haalt Chantal Janzen binnen" (in Dutch). Volkskrantpublisher. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Chantal Janzen bevallen van zoontje Bobby". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). March 30, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.

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