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The Ohio Hosts AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER And The CSO

The Ohio Hosts AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER And The CSO

Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on "Seinfeld," Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man. His concert with the Columbus Symphony brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage, and features a program of great music from the theatre with comedy and audience interaction. It's a much-heralded event of music, laughter, and fun.

The Columbus Symphony presents An Evening with Jason Alexander at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, April 27, at 8pm. Tickets are $26-$69 and can be purchased in-person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at www.columbussymphony.com, or by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Though best known for his award-winning, nine-year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television's "Seinfeld," Jason Alexander has achieved international recognition for a career noted for its extraordinary diversity. Aside from his performances on stage, screen, and television, he has worked extensively as a writer, composer, director, producer, and teacher of acting. In between all that, he has also become an award-winning magician, a notorious poker player, and a respected advocate on social and political issues.

For his depiction of George on "Seinfeld," Alexander garnered six Emmy nominations, four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award, and two American Comedy Awards. He won two Screen Actor Guild Awards as the best actor in a television comedy despite playing a supporting role, and in 2012, he was honored to receive the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Actor's Fund.

Aside from "Seinfeld," Alexander has starred and guested in shows as "The Grinder," "Drunk History," "Friends," "Two and a Half Men," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Criminal Minds," "Monk," "Franklin and Bash," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Bob Patterson," "Listen Up," "Hit the Road," and "Orville and Young Sheldon." He also starred in the television films of Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, and The Man Who Saved Xmas. Additionally, his voice has been heard most notably in "Duckman," "The Cleveland Show," "American Dad," "Tom and Jerry," and "Kody Kapow." He can also be heard in the upcoming animated series "Harley Quinn."

His many films include Pretty Woman, Jacob's Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Shallow Hal. In addition, he directed the feature films For Better or Worse and Just Looking. He is also a distinguished television director, overseeing episodes of "Seinfeld," "Til Death," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Mike and Molly," "Criminal Minds," and "Franklin and Bash." He won the American Country Music Award for his direction of Brad Paisley's video "Cooler Online."

While still in college, his desire to work as a stage actor in New York came to be with his debut in the original Broadway cast of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along. He continued starring on Broadway in the original casts of Kander and Ebb's The Rink, Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Rupert Holmes' Accomplice, and his Tony Award-winning performance in Jerome Robbin's Broadway. Alexander also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. After moving to LA, he continued working in the theater, notably serving as the artistic director for the Reprise Theatre Company and for the hit West Coast production of Mel Brook's The Producers in which he starred along with Martin Short. Most recently, Alexander returned to Broadway to star in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark at the Cort Theater and in John Patrick Shanley's The Portuguese Kid at Manhattan Theatre Club.

He has also helmed a number of stage productions including The God of Hell at The Geffen Playhouse, Broadway Bound at the Odyssey, an updated revival of Damn Yankees, and The Fantasticks, as well as Sunday in the Park with George for Reprise, the world premiere of Windfall by Scooter Pietsch for the Arkansas Repertory Theater, Native Gardens at The Pasadena Playhouse, and currently The Joy Wheel at The Ruskin Group Theatre.



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