Performances of ‘She Used to Be Mine’ You Need To Watch Right Now

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She Used to Be Mine is the iconic song from hit musical Waitress.

Written by Sara Bareilles, the eleven o’clock number appears in the second act of the show performed by the character Jenna, a pie-making waitress who finds herself pregnant while trapped in a loveless marriage.

Here’s a rundown of ten of the stand out performances of She Used to Be Mine from stars of productions on both Broadway and in the West End.

Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles

Jessie Mueller, who originated the role of Jenna, performed She Used to Be Mine at the 2016 Tony Awards together with composer Sara Bareilles.


Jordin Sparks

If you weren’t fortunate enough to watch Jordin Sparks in the role of Jenna on Waitress on Broadway in 2019, you can get a taste of her heavenly vocals in the video below.


Lucie Jones

Lucie Jones led the West End cast of Waitress in London’s West End, closing out the show in 2020. Watch below as she delivers a stunning performance live on stage at the Adelphi Theatre.


Alison Luff

Alison Luff offered her golden vocals to Waitress’ iconic song in this performance ahead of her Broadway run in 2019.


Nicolette Robinson

Nicolette Robinson made her Broadway debut in the role of Jenna in 2018. Watch her performing the show’s big eleven o’clock number in the video below.


Shoshana Bean

Broadway icon Shoshana Bean starred as Jenna in Waitress on Broadway in 2019 – watch her take on the musical’s showstopper below.


Jeremy Jordan

Jeremy Jordan, who starred as Dr. Pomatter in the Broadway version of the show, performed his take on She Used to Be Mine at MCC Theater’s annual MisCast gala which sees Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast.


Katharine McPhee

Smash star Katharine McPhee appeared as Jenna in both the West End and Broadway casts so it’s no surprise that she knows how to belt out the song so easily.


David Hunter

Another gender swapped cover, watch West End’s Dr. Pomatter David Hunter perform a live and acoustic version of the track at his David Thunder and the Give a F*cks Live and Acoustic show at The Other Palace.


Sara Bareilles

We couldn’t end this rundown any other way than with a full performance from Sara Bareilles herself. Watch the song’s composer perform her emotional number live on The Graham Norton Show in 2020 ahead of starring in the West End cast.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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