Meet our 2022 Tigrett Award Winner

August 24, 2022

Lauren "LOLO" Pritchard-Cobb | 2022 Tigrett Award

LOLO, also known as Lauren Pritchard (Cobb), is an artist, songwriter, actress, composer, activist, and cat rescuer born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee. Her first big-girl job came at the age of 18 years old in 2006 when she originated the role of Ilse in the 8-time Tony Award winning Broadway musical ‘Spring Awakening’.

In 2008, LOLO signed with Sony Music Publishing and has since released 3 full-length albums: Wasted In Jackson (Island Records), In Loving Memory Of When I Gave A Shit (Atlantic Records), X (No Reverse Records) which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues chart and most recently lauren | LOLO (No Reverse Records).

In 2017, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for her songwriting work on Panic! At The Disco’s hit album Death Of A Bachelor. LOLO is a co-writer of “High Hopes” and “Say Amen” from Panic! At The Disco’s 2018 follow up album, Pray For The Wicked which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The global hit “High Hopes” achieved #1 on all global radio platforms and forever marked its place in history as the longest running #1 Rock song of all time, which spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Rock Chart.

LOLO is the composer and lyricist of the country/folk musical Songbird (book by Michael Kimmel, dir. Gaye Taylor Upchurch), which had its off-Broadway premiere at 59E59ST Theater in October 2015 (NYTimes Critics Pick). LOLO is part of the composer team for the first ever rock musical production of Hamlet slated to perform at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago in 2024 with a Broadway production to follow.

In November 2021, LOLO produced and starred in the ‘15th Anniversary Spring Awakening Reunion Concert’ which benefitted The Actors Fund. It performed a sold out, one-night-only performance at Broadway’s Imperial Theater in New York City. The reunion concert was filmed and a documentary chronicling the history and impact of Spring Awakening was created. The official documentary was released by HBO and Radical Media on May 9th, 2022, and LOLO served as a co-producer of the documentary alongside her co-star, Jonathan Groff.

LOLO is dedicated to ending child hunger in West Tennessee. She created the ‘LOLO Christmas Show’ and performs a gospel brunch which benefits RIFA Jackson’s Snack Backpack Program. Since 2015, they have worked together to spread awareness of the program as well as raise money to support the food-insecure children of Madison County. LOLO was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tennessee Music Awards in 2019. In 2021, she was recognized by the mayor’s office as one of the Influential Women of Jackson, and she was February 2021’s Hub City Hero for her work with RIFA. LOLO serves on the board for Jackson Pride and the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

LOLO currently resides in Jackson, Tennessee with her husband, Colton, 2 year old son, Xander, and fur babies, Bernie and Harley.

About the Tigrett Award

While there are several awards presented at the Charity Gala, the highlight of the evening is the recognition of the Tigrett Award recipient. The Tigrett Award was named to honor the memory of a native Jacksonian, John Burton Tigrett. The award was endowed by a charitable gift from FedEx Founder, Fred Smith, to pay tribute to his long-time board member. Each year, the Tigrett Award recognizes a Tennessean who has made an impactful contribution to our state. Since the Tigrett Award was established in 2006, The Foundation’s Board of Trustees selects someone that has been a positive representation of the Volunteer State to the world.

LOLO is an artist, songwriter, actress, composer, activist and cat rescuer born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee.
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