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Jason was nominated for an Olivier for the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the original cast of Hamilton, West End. He was also nominated for an Olivier for the role of Bobby Dupree in Memphis: The Musical at the Shaftesbury. He was Olivier and WhatsOnStage-nominated for the role of Jacob in La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse. Jason has three affiliated Best New Musical Olivier nominations for shows he choreographed: Soul Sister, Porgy and Bess and The Big Life (also WhatsOnStage nominated). Theatre includes: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Royal Court), Guys and Dolls (Phoenix), Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre and Old Vic), Cats (UK tour), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), Five Guys Named Moe (Albery), Rent (Prince of Wales/first UK tour), Soul Train (Victoria Palace), The Big Life (Apollo/Theatre Royal Stratford East), Hey, Mr Producer! (Lyceum), Stomp (Vaudeville) and The Rat Pack (Savoy/Adelphi/US tour). Films include: Rocketman and Mister Lonely. Television includes: Kiss Me, Kate for BBC Proms, The Naked Choir, Shopping, All About the McKenzies and Stay Lucky.

Jason Pennycooke STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2021
Toulouse-Lautrec

[West End]
West End Production, 2021
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson

[West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2014
Bobby

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2005
Performer

[London Fringe]
Original London Production, 2004
Admiral/Eros

Jason Pennycooke Productions

 
[West End, 2012]
Musical Stager
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[London Fringe, 2004]
Choreographer

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Will West End's OLD FRIENDS Transfer to Broadway?

Just last month, the company of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends celebrated its West End opening night at the Gielgud Theatre, where it is playing until 6 January 2024. Another opening night might be on the horizon, however...

SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS to Release 5,000 Tickets at £25 For Under 30s

Celebrate the success of 'Sondheim's Old Friends' with 5,000 discounted tickets for under 30s. Cameron Mackintosh supports young playwrights, composers, and lyricists with £25 tickets.

Listen to Lea Salonga Sing 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' in OLD FRIENDS

Lea Salonga recently visited 'The Michael Ball Show' to chat about her new role in Old Friends. Listen to the interview and check out her performance of Gypsy's 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'.

Photos: STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Company Takes Opening Night Bows

Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends officially opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre, where it is playing until 6 January 2024. Check out photos of the company taking their opening night bows here!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night for STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

The stars were out in force to celebrate the opening night of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Check out the photos below!

Review Roundup: Lea Salonga and Bernadette Peters Open STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS in London

Following the unforgettable all-star gala performance to celebrate the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim at the theatre named after him in May 2022, Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, devised and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, will play until 6 January 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre with many of that Gala cast.

Video: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga & More in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Get a first look at footage of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends!

Review: STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS, Gielgud Theatre

Genius is an overused term these days, but there is really no other word to attribute to the late composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. From Follies, to Gypsy, to A Little Night Music to West Side Story; few other people have had such a profound impact on musical theatre.

Photos: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga & More in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Get a first look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and the rest of the cast in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends. Check out these stunning photos from the highly anticipated production, giving fans a sneak peek of what to expect on stage.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

The old friends of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends are getting ready for the West End! Performances begin 21 September at the Gielgud Theatre, where it will run through 6 January 2024. Check out photos from inside rehearsals here!

Clare Burt Replaces Haydn Gwynne in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Clare Burt will join the company of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre when the show begins performances on 21 September. Learn more about Clare and find out how to get tickets here!

Video: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and More in a New Trailer For STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

An all new trailer has been released for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, which will run at the Gielgud Theatre in London for 16 weeks only from 16 September 2023 – 6 January 2024. 

Gavin Lee, Bradley Jaden, and More Join STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS at the Gielgud Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Learn more about who is joining the cast here!

Kyle Ramar Freeman Makes West End Debut in A STRANGE LOOP

Casting has been announced for the London season of the smash-hit musical A Strange Loop which is transferring from Broadway to the Barbican Theatre for a one-time-only 12-week limited season from 17 June.

West End Comes Together For Spectacular MUSICAL CON at ExCel London, 22-23 Oct 2022

Learn all about MUSICAL CON including stars, activities and how to get tickets. Brand new for 2022, thousands of musical theatre fans and enthusiasts will come together under one roof for the first time for a weekend-long celebration of musicals at the iconic ExCeL London.

Final Day To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards!

It's the final day to vote in the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes at midnight, so you've still got time to get those last votes in... 

Final Week To Vote In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; See The Current Standings!

It's the final week of voting for the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. Voting closes on Friday, 25 March.

See The Current Standings In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!

Voting continues for the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. See the current standings below, and cast your vote...

See The Current Standings In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!

Voting continues for the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. See the current standings below, and cast your vote...

See The Current Standings In The 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Cast Your Vote!

Voting continues for the 2021 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. See the current standings below, and cast your vote...

Jason Pennycooke FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jason Pennycooke has not appeared on Broadway.

Jason Pennycooke has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

Jason Pennycooke's first West End show was The Big Life which opened in 2005

Jason Pennycooke has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He has been nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical at the Olivier Awards for his performances in Hamilton, Memphis The Musical, and La Cage Aux Folles.

Jason Pennycooke's next show will be Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends which opens on 9/16/2023 on West End.

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