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BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

Perhaps no show is more chill right now than Be More Chill, which after celebrating a triumphant opening earlier this month, and selling out it's entire run beforehand, has already extended through September 30 at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Enjoying the show's success is Jason SweetTooth Williams, who plays multiple roles in the new musical, including Jeremy's Dad and Mr. Reyes. Below, Williams is taking us backstage for an inside look at the many characters that he brings to life eight times a week!

In BE MORE CHILL, I play 5 characters who come and go constantly. I change almost 20 times in the show and many of those changes happen in less than a minute. Some in far less time than that even. Doing this show is like running marathon (if I thought running marathons was fun). None of these changes could happen with out the fabulous dresser team (Maggie, Ashlynne, E.H., and Nicole) and these costumes wouldn't look nearly as fantastic were they not designed by the amazing Bobby Tilley. His work on the show is not-to-be-believed! So here is a story board of my nightly experience in BE MORE CHILL...

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

This is what I look like in my normal life. (Most of the time)

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

This is what I look like now that I do BE MORE CHILL every night. Shaving is a nightmare for me, but since I am a serious, committed theater artist, I suffer through.

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

I start BE MORE CHILL as JEREMY'S DAD, a sweet but depressed man who, since his divorce, is struggling to find the motivation to even put pants on.

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

At school, I am MR. REYES, the fabulous drama teacher/ cafeteria worker who dreams of the bright lights of Broadway but must settle for small-town New Jersey. His self-written adaptation of Romeo and Juliet (set in a post-apocalyptic future) will certainly give the local drama club community something to talk about!

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

When Jeremy heads to the mall to buy a Squip (the pill-sized super computer that will help him be cool) he's gotta get it from this guy. SCARY STOCKBOY, or Kevin, as I've lovingly named him, has one of the more complicated costumes to put on (quickly, in-the-dark) but is maybe the most fun to play!

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

Once cool (thanks Squip!), Jeremy attends a huge Halloween party. One of the guests is this...person. GINGIVITIS is the hottest, most claustrophobic costume I wear in the show, but what a beauty! 'Nuff said.

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

Crazy things go down at the party and gossip spread through the town like wildfire. This rando in his fancy pajamas can't help but spread the news in "The Smartphone Hour" (the high-octane, 21st century homage to "The Telephone Hour" from Bye Bye Birdie.)

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

JEREMY'S DAD, scared at seeing the path Jeremy has been heading down, confronts his son. Being called a "loser" by your son is hard, but it might just be the motivation you need to get out and actually do something to help him. At the very least, it's great motivation for my big number "The Pants Song". That's right, I do my big number in tighty-whities.

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

Back at school, it's opening night of the school play! MR. REYES welcomes you all to the show!

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

He also stars in it! When Jeremy is almost a no-show, MR REYES dons the ill-fitting space- zombie costume and things get...weird.

BWW Exclusive: The Many Faces of BE MORE CHILL's Jason SweetTooth Williams!

In the end, JEREMY'S DAD comes through for his son. It's true, "when you love somebody, you put your pants on for them."


See BroadwayWorld's opening night coverage of the show's off-Broadway run here and here! Check out all the reviews for the show here!

What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you're a loser...geek...or whatever.


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