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Jake Wilson

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Jake Wilson#1
Posted: 3/22/08 at 1:48am
Am I the only one who thinks that his singing voice is nasally and his vibrato is overdone? And that his acting is kind of tacky for film? Maybe stage where bigger gestures and emotions are expected, but not for closeups.
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re: Jake Wilson#2
Posted: 3/22/08 at 10:41am
I really like his writing, but yeah I don't really like his singing. It is very nasal and not particularly unique. But I love TBD in a lot of other aspects besides his singing. That's just me though. re: Jake Wilson
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re: Jake Wilson#2
Posted: 3/23/08 at 12:59am
I really enjoy Jake and I think he's very talented! Just my opinion.
"Everytime you step on that stage it is somebody's first Broadway show and somebody's last Broadway show. Make it count."
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re: Jake Wilson#3
Posted: 3/23/08 at 1:52am
I agree with broadwayfan7. I like him!
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re: Jake Wilson#4
Posted: 3/23/08 at 2:40am
I think he's okay, not fantastic though, but I still love the show!
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re: Jake Wilson#5
Posted: 3/23/08 at 3:16am
He needs to stop pretending like he's straight and come out of the closet already.
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re: Jake Wilson#6
Posted: 3/23/08 at 10:19am
I love TBD but yeah, I pretty much agree with you about his voice. I feel like it might be cute for a character role, but I can't see him (or hear) as a leading man.
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re: Jake Wilson#7
Posted: 3/23/08 at 10:27am
I like his singing and TBD, but I agree that his acting is too overdone for the screen.
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re: Jake Wilson#8
Posted: 3/23/08 at 11:30am
I've watched a TON of the UMich videos, and I feel like they're all extremely talented, but they all sound the same. They seem like cookie-cutter singers and actors. Specifically if you watch the video of the girls singing Dreamgirls, about 4 or 5 different girls have solos in the very beginning, and if you aren't looking at the screen you wouldn't know it was different people.
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re: Jake Wilson#9
Posted: 3/23/08 at 1:08pm
Lets take one minute off from the jake bashing, and just admire the incredible Marketing talents that these U of Mich kids have. Most of us knew there names before they were ever even in a Broadway show. We are even discussing the talent of someone who still has yet to be in a show on Broadway. You don't ahve to like them, but it is impressive how they have marketed themselves.
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re: Jake Wilson#10
Posted: 3/23/08 at 1:47pm
CATSNYrevival, i think thats none of your business and has nothing to do with whether or not hes talented. Get a life.
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re: Jake Wilson#11
Posted: 3/23/08 at 1:48pm
I love him, personally. I see what you mean about his voice but I still like it, and I think hes a brilliant writer!!
"I told you, NO Rodgers and Hammerstein!"- Bart Simpson
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re: Jake Wilson#12
Posted: 3/23/08 at 2:47pm
although everything said on this thread may be true, i find it really childish to create a thread with the intent of bashing someone who is really an incredibly hard working actor with brilliant self-marketing skills.

UMich and a lot of the top MT schools may have a cookie cutter mold, but if the students in these last couple of classes are any indication of the program (Pasek and Paul, Keenan-Bolger, Wilson) these kids clearly understand that they have to work their asses off to succeed and do it with flying colors. I therefore highly respect Wilson, his hard work, and the program for the aforesaid reason.
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re: Jake Wilson#13
Posted: 3/23/08 at 9:53pm
Very well stated Tanner.
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re: Jake Wilson#14
Posted: 3/23/08 at 10:28pm
That's a good point about their Marketing, Tanner. I never thought of it like that. I go to UMich, so I've seen most of them in things here, but the fact that people around the nation in the theatre community know of them, really is amazing.