Jesse Griffith

Jesse Griffith Jesse Griffith is an actor/dancer/singer/writer based in Austin, Texas. A graduate of the (former) Performing Artist's Theatre Conservatory of Dallas, Griffith has performed in over 100 plays, musicals and ballets.




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BWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre AustinBWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre Austin
Posted: Nov. 13, 2018


BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In AustinBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In Austin
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Austin ShakespeareBWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Austin Shakespeare
Posted: Nov. 22, 2018


BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES  at Zach Scott TheatreBWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Zach Scott Theatre
Posted: Dec. 11, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Long Center - 76 Stars!!!BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Long Center - 76 Stars!!!
Posted: Aug. 2, 2018


BWW Review: STARMITES at MacTheatre Austin, TXBWW Review: STARMITES at MacTheatre Austin, TX
Posted: Sep. 24, 2018


BWW Review: GREASE at TexARTSBWW Review: GREASE at TexARTS
Posted: Jul. 19, 2018


BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Emily Ann TheatreBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Emily Ann Theatre
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Summer Stock AustinBWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Summer Stock Austin
Posted: Aug. 5, 2018


BWW Review: THERE AND BACK at Ground Floor TheatreBWW Review: THERE AND BACK at Ground Floor Theatre
Posted: Aug. 14, 2018


BWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre AustinBWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre Austin
Posted: Nov. 13, 2018


BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES  at Zach Scott TheatreBWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Zach Scott Theatre
December 11, 2018

I was eager to finally experience The Santaland Diaries this year at Zach Theatre's intimate Whisenhunt Theatre, a perfect venue for this classic one-man show. I had heard David Sedaris deliver the story on NPR and I've read it a time or two over the years, but somehow never caught a production until this past Saturday night.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In AustinBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway In Austin
November 30, 2018

I was only vaguely aware of the plot of this sequel to the Phantom of the Opera and was a bit surprised to find no synopsis in the program. However, no synopsis was needed to follow the plot and I prefer not to know too much (or to reveal spoilers). All I knew was that some time has passed since the last story (10 years), Christine and Raoul venture to America to further her career and that the Phantom has something to do with how it all transpired.

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Austin ShakespeareBWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Austin Shakespeare
November 22, 2018

Within the gorgeous Rollins Theatre in a 1950s plantation-bedroom set we are transported into the mind's eye of the genius that is Tennessee Williams. All of the supporting elements are here - an elaborate but not overbearing set, great lighting, sound, and props, beautiful costumes, wigs and make-up, nothing omitted, nothing overlooked.

BWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre AustinBWW Review: DOUBT: A Parable at City Theatre Austin
November 13, 2018

It has been said many times that the difference between an adequate play and a truly great play is that great plays force one to think. They stay with you, you are compelled to discuss them with your play-going companions, you reflect upon them. While DOUBT: A Parable certainly made this reviewer think - a day later and struggling to adequately review it, it continues to haunt me.

BWW Review: STARMITES at MacTheatre Austin, TXBWW Review: STARMITES at MacTheatre Austin, TX
September 24, 2018

McCallum Fine Arts Academy has mounted a major musical of inter-stellar proportions worthy of a good run with packed houses.

BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A MEXPATRIATE at Hyde Park TheatreBWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A MEXPATRIATE at Hyde Park Theatre
September 24, 2018

Samuel is a typical American yuppie who is honestly grateful for the creature comforts his career affords but something is lacking. Incarceration in a corporate-office cubicle structure stifles his growth and eats away at his soul. Petty torments at the hands of his fellow inmates exasperate the situation and yuppiedom becomes increasingly unbearable.

BWW Review: THERE AND BACK at Ground Floor TheatreBWW Review: THERE AND BACK at Ground Floor Theatre
August 14, 2018

Do not miss! THERE AND BACK

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Summer Stock AustinBWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Summer Stock Austin
August 5, 2018

Get down and dirty with these rotten scoundrels

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Long Center - 76 Stars!!!BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Long Center - 76 Stars!!!
August 2, 2018

There is trouble in River City 'I-oh-way' (Iowa) circa 1916 and that trouble is a complacency so intense that the citizens are prone to repeating malicious gossip. Petty judgements have begun to erode the very fabric of this idyllic town threatening to destroy its 'Mark Twain meets Normal Rockwell' perfection.

BWW Review: GREASE at TexARTSBWW Review: GREASE at TexARTS
July 19, 2018

The best thing about GREASE is that it's such a popular musical, and the worst thing about GREASE is that it's such a popular musical. What I mean is that because GREASE is so popular it was over-produced for many years by most every group imaginable, all too often rank amateurs with middle-aged actors playing teenagers. Ouch.

BWW Review: PLAYHOUSE CREATURES at City TheatreBWW Review: PLAYHOUSE CREATURES at City Theatre
July 18, 2018

The time is approximately 1670 and women are now officially allowed to perform on the English stage. Playhouse Creatures is based on the real lives of women actors from that era as derived from the extant writings that still survive. Despite this opportunity, these women still have few life choices and almost no control over the terms of their employment. Seemingly at every turn, the odds of success are not in their favor and men are not their only threat. Women who are not of the theatre are still harshly critical of course, but even their own peer group has its own pecking order. Given the current political climate, Playhouse Creatures is a natural choice for City Theatre to produce.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Emily Ann TheatreBWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Emily Ann Theatre
June 7, 2018

I specifically asked to see this show for three reasons. One - until last night I had never seen The Little Mermaid. (GASP!) There, I said it. Doubly strange perhaps since I actually know Jodi Benson, original star of the Disney classic. Two - I wanted to see the incredible Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens. What a gorgeous venue! This compound is an artist's dream and Wimberley is fortunate to be home to this gem. And three - I wanted to see what magic director Bridget Farias Gates would bring to this production. Gates, a Best Director winner (Broadway World Austin) enjoys an impeccable reputation as one of Austin's most beloved and respected artists - no small feat in a city teeming with talent. As expected, Gates delivered a powerful production with a cast and crew more than ready to wow the audience. The Emily Ann Theatre is very blessed to have Gates as their artistic director.


BWW Review: CTHULHU Beach PartyBWW Review: CTHULHU Beach Party
May 29, 2018

Ah, Commedia dell'arte, how I love it - the zanier the better. Austin's La Fenice (the phoenix) has been delivering the genre since 2010, a rebirth of the former Austin Commedia Society (1999 - 2003).