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Jason Wetzel

 
Bio:
Jason is a pianist, conductor, arranger, and music director based in New York City. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jason studied at Penn State as a B.M. Piano Performance major. Quickly moving into the musical theatre world, he performed and music directed for Allan Albert Productions at HersheyPark ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jason is a pianist, conductor, arranger, and music director based in New York City. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jason studied at Penn State as a B.M. Piano Performance major. Quickly moving into the musical theatre world, he performed and music directed for Allan Albert Productions at HersheyPark ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jason Wetzel, Gary William Friedman, Stevie Holland, David Alpert Photo

Jason Wetzel, Gary William Friedman, Stevie Holland, David Alpert

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03/11/2020
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Jason Wetzel and Lindsay Mendez

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10/22/2018
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Jason Wetzel and Lindsay Mendez

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10/22/2018
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Jason Wetzel, Danny Weller & Gregg Monteith

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Jason Wetzel Biography

Jason is a pianist, conductor, arranger, and music director based in New York City. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jason studied at Penn State as a B.M. Piano Performance major. Quickly moving into the musical theatre world, he performed and music directed for Allan Albert Productions at HersheyPark during the summers of college. Following school, Jason moved to West Lafayette, IN as Assistant Director of Purdue Musical Organizations. In addition to working with the world-famous Purdue Glee Club, he was also assistant director for the PMO Christmas Show, which is performed live each year for 36,000 people and is broadcast internationally on PBS and the Voice of America Radio Network.

Jason then began a long residence at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. He was featured as the pianist at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, as well as performing on Main Street, USA, the Comedy Warehouse, the Grand Floridian Resort, and the Magic Kingdom Castle Stage. In addition, he also rehearsed with the Voices of Liberty, taught Disney Sings choir workshops, and played for numerous auditions and conventions. While in Orlando, Jason also worked for Universal Studios and Sea World. He was the resident Music Director for Mad Cow Theatre and the Orlando company of Menopause the Musical. Other Florida credits include: Winter Park Playhouse, Players Theatre of Sarasota, and Theatre Winter Haven.

Starting in Florida, Jason added a long list of national touring credits that came to include: Hairspray, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Annie, and Spamalot. He was the associate conductor for the national tour of The Producers. Jason was the Music Director and conductor of the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He was the associate conductor for the first national tour of Young Frankenstein and then went on to become the Music Supervisor for the non-equity tour.

Jason’s regional credits include 11 seasons and over 20 productions at Maine State Music Theatre. Also: Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Northern Stage, and American Theater Group.

In New York City, Jason’s credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Heart and Lights (Radio City), Cotton Club Parade (City Center), A Bed and a Chair (City Center), NAMT, NYMF. He has also been the Music Director of Mainstage Programming for BroadwayCon.

In 2013, Jason was assistant conductor for the Broadway production of After Midnight, making his Broadway conducting debut with guest star Vanessa Williams. He went on to the Broadway labs for Shuffle Along, working alongside Savion Glover and George C. Wolfe. Recently, he was an assistant Music Director for the Broadway lab of Crazy For You, directed by Susan Stroman.

Jason is also active in both the cabaret world and musical theatre education. He is a pianist and coach for Actor Therapy, working closely with Linsday Mendez, Ryan Scott Oliver, Sierra Boggess, Peter Duchan and others.

He has been fortunate to perform all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Qatar, and Indonesia.




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BWW Review: With A ONE-WOMAN SHOWCIAL at The Green Room 42 Kaisha Huguley Modernizes  Photo BWW Review: With A ONE-WOMAN SHOWCIAL at The Green Room 42 Kaisha Huguley Modernizes The Art Form of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 30, 2022

Kaisha S. Huguley is a force of nature online and she is ready to be a force of nature in the clubs, and she is off to a good start, though there is room to grow.

Jackie Theoharis to Return to Don't Tell Mama With QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS Photo Jackie Theoharis to Return to Don't Tell Mama With QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021

Jackie Theoharis will return to Don't Tell Mama LIVE with her one-woman cabaret, 'Quarter-Life Crisis' on Thursday, December 2nd! The show is an evening comprised of songs, love, agony, and celebration of a relatable transition, jam-packed with a few important life lessons, and sprinkled with lots of joy along the way.

BWW Review: Chasing the Music: MSMT Mounts Spectacular JERSEY BOYS in Westbrook Photo BWW Review: Chasing the Music: MSMT Mounts Spectacular JERSEY BOYS in Westbrook
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 3, 2021

In the final moments of the 2005 hit musical JERSEY BOYS, Frankie Valli muses, “We were all just chasing the music.” For those fans of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Bob Gaudio/Bob Crewe/Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice show about the group’s rise to fame and artistic and personal struggles, the “chase” need take them no farther than Westbrook Performing Arts Center where Maine State Music Theatre has mounted a spectacular production that is a must-see. In their only main stage show of the 2021 season, MSMT’s JERSEY BOYS, directed by Mark Martino and choreographed by Kenny Ingram, is a joyous, boisterous, dazzling, powerful, incisive, edgy and ultimately uplifting story that rivets from start to finish.

BWW Review: Jackie Theoharis Sizzles in Song and Stories in THE TRUTH ABOUT GREECE Photo BWW Review: Jackie Theoharis Sizzles in Song and Stories in THE TRUTH ABOUT GREECE
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 24, 2021

We all want to run away and float around Bali Ha'i and Gilligan's Island with Shirley Valentine, don't we? Jack Theoharis did it and now she's got the club act to prove it.

Jackie Theoharis Returns Live To Don't Tell Mama This Month With THE TRUTH ABOUT GREE Photo Jackie Theoharis Returns Live To Don't Tell Mama This Month With THE TRUTH ABOUT GREECE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

In June 2020, Jackie escaped America and got to go to Greece for what ended up being the best summer of her life. Wait..really? How? Find out the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth - αλήθεια - in an evening of songs, stories, and lessons learned from the greatest pieces of land on earth.

Jackie Theoharis Returns to Don't Tell Mama With QUARTER LIFE CRISIS, May 14 Photo Jackie Theoharis Returns to Don't Tell Mama With QUARTER LIFE CRISIS, May 14
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2021

After 15 months, Jackie Theoharis will return to Don't Tell Mama LIVE with her one-woman cabaret, 'Quarter-Life Crisis' on Friday, May 14th at 9:30pm.

TAKING MY TURN In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Starring Rema Webb, Karen Ziemba an Photo TAKING MY TURN In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Starring Rema Webb, Karen Ziemba and More is Now on YouTube
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2020

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presented a first-time ever NYC concert event celebrating the songs from the musical Taking My Turn on March 9, 2020. The concert featured George Dvorsky (Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion), Nina Hennessey (Cats, Dreamgirls), James Jackson, Jr. (A Strange Loop), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me, Closer Than Ever) and more!

Photo Flash: Rema Webb, George Dvorsky and More in TAKING MY TURN in Concert at Feins Photo Photo Flash: Rema Webb, George Dvorsky and More in TAKING MY TURN in Concert at Feinstein's/54Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

A first-time ever NYC concert event celebrating the songs from the musical Taking My Turn was presented at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, on March 9th.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2020

ACTOR THERAPY is back at Feinstein's/54 Below to celebrate our 50th Session and EIGHT YEARS of guiding New York actors to Broadway! A slew of AT alums from years past will reunite to perform, alongside special faculty & alumni guest stars, video messages from our friends working around the globe, and more!

Jason Wetzel Videos

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of MSMT and Fulton's Reimagined GHOST THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight, June 8 through June 25.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at highlights and behind the scenes below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Fulton Theatre's DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2013

The Fulton Theatre continues its 160th Anniversary Season with the flashy, bold show business musical Dreamgirls, representing the first time the show will be produced or presented in the Lancaster region. Dreamgirls is a co-production with Maine State Music Theatre and is directed and choreographed by the Fulton's Artistic Director, Marc Robin. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at highlights of the production below.

BWW TV Exclusive: Highlights from LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit Concert Tituss Burgess, Alysha Umphress, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2013

LIVING FOR TODAY. LIVING FOR TODAY: Back to the Drawing Board just played a one-night-only engagement at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the concert, and you can check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Maine State Music Theatre's 42ND STREET
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2012

Maine State Music Theatre is in its final production of the season, 42nd Street. The show runs until August 25th; for tickets and showtimes contact the box office at (207) 725- 8769 or visit www.msmt.org. Check out the video preview below!