Jason Ellis

Birth Place: Ocean City, MD

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Jason Ellis BIO

Jason is a non-union Actor, Cabaret Artist, and Theater Creator in NYC. Studied at Playwrights Horizons theater school and with Bulgarian Comedia artist Damyan Pochristov while at Tisch School of the Arts..

As a singer/performer, Jason has appeared in dozens of cabaret programs since 2010. He is a regular producer of cabaret fare, as well as an accomplished computer consultant and technician.

Jason has written and/or directed over two dozen original shows, mostly musical. With his partner Evelyn Sullivan, he received the 2019 MAC award for best cabaret duo/group.

Notable works as a writer include Barbarian! (one of new york's first hip hoperas), the horror-comedy Night of the Touching Zombies, and the horror-comedy-documentary The Last Temptation of Keiko.

Since 2017, Jason has been kindling a small musical renaissance as the Cabaret wizard of 53 Above, at the Broadway Comedy Club.

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COUNTRY SUNSHINE: The Legendary Ladies of Nashville Comes to Milwaukee Rep

 Milwaukee Rep willpresent an Artists Lounge Live Production of Country Sunshine: The Legendary Ladies of Nashville With Katie Deal in the Stackner Cabaret September 8 – October 29, 2023. 

82-Year-Old Retired Educator Louisa Lee Poster to Take the Stage as Cabaret Singer in Columbus Circle

Join retired educator Louisa Lee Poster, 82, as she takes center stage in a captivating cabaret performance at the Turnstyle Underground Market at Columbus Circle. Don't miss this one-night-only event, where Louisa will be recording her live album, 'Swinging Down Old Broadway.'

The Hat Theater Collective Announces Its Cast For THE BALLAD OF OLD MANATEE

The Hat Theater Collective has announced the cast and creative team of the World Premiere of The Ballad of Old Manatee, co-created by Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Danae DeShazer, and Derek Brookens.

Gretna Theatre & Artists Lounge Live Present ELVIS MY WAY

The electrifying Brandon Bennett (Million Dollar Quartet) does the impossible, delivering a spine-tingling Elvis tribute that is fresh, powerful, and right on time.

53 Above Reopens as Hybrid Cabaret/Streaming Venue

After the resoundingly successful reopening of the world famous Broadway Comedy Club, we are proud to announce the reopening and new mission of it's adjacent cabaret space, 53 Above.

BWW Interview: Eric Michael Gillett of COLORS OF CHRISTMAS The 2020 Benjamin House Holiday Gala

Eric Michael Gillett has done it all and he always does it with an open heart and open hand. His annual holiday gala for Benjamin House was only briefly threatened by the global health crisis - for Gillett, nothing can stop him from honoring his favorite organization to support.

BWW Feature: Support Your Local Artist The Mom And Pop Way

These are tough times. There is no telling when they will get better. Many are choosing to do their shopping, holiday or other, buy patronizing the craftspeople who find themselves out of work at their usual career: show business. Take a look at what these talented folks have to offer, aside from their performance skills.

BWW Previews: HiGlass Productions Presents WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS December 17th on YouTube

HiGlass Productions has put together an online concert designed to make you forget the woes of 2020 so you can focus on the holiday spirit instead.

Conch Shell Productions Announces Collaborative Theatre Initiative Addressing Systemic Racism

Conch Shell Productions, Braata Productions and Kumu Kahua Theatre have formed an alliance designed to spotlight Black and Indigenous People of Color in America, responding to systemic racism and oppression in America.

VIDEO: Watch the 30th Annual MAC Awards!

With the Coronavirus stopping all social gatherings and causing the closing of Don't Tell Mama for the duration, MAC has made a change from the previously announced event which was to be held at the club.

BWW Feature: MAC AWARDS Will Be Announced Live Via Facebook Monday. March 30th at 7 pm

The MAC Awards were scheduled to be celebrated on March 30th at Sony Hall. Instead they will be announced via Facebook Live from Lennie Watts' home. The times are a little different now, but the celebration of art is the same.

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, Max von Essen and More Nominated for MAC Awards

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2020 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the four song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

 Segerstrom Center Presents THE CENTER SESSION: An Exclusive Evening With Klos 95.5 Host Christian James Hand

Take a deep dive into the music of some of the greatest songs ever recorded during The Center Session: A Night With The Beatles with Christian James Hand. Popular KLOS 95.5 FM host Christian James Hand brings his groundbreaking radio segment The Session live to Samueli Theater on Friday, March 6. In this exclusive, one-night-only event, Hand will guide the audience through a track-by-track breakdown of some of the Beatles' most iconic songs.

53 Above Presents Cabaret Musical For Halloween

53 Above presents an all-new musical for for the cabaret stage, on Oct 31st at 7pm: The Phantom of the Comedy Club, written by Jason Ellis and Ev Sullivan.

BWW TV: Go Inside Cabaret's Biggest Night at the MAC Awards!

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards were handed out on Tuesday night, March 26, during a glitzy evening at New York City's SONY Hall.

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 33rd Annual MAC Awards!

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards were handed out last night (Tuesday, March 26, 2019) during a glitzy evening at New York City's SONY Hall.

Anita Gillette, BenDeLaCreme, and More Win Big at MAC Awards

The 33rd Annual MAC Awards were handed out last night (Tuesday, March 26, 2019) during a glitzy evening at New York City's SONY Hall.

Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti, and More Among 2019 MAC Awards Nominees - Full List!

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2019 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories.

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