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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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Photos: Stevie Holland, Justin Sargent and Gen Parton-Shin Star in PLATINUM DREAMS At 54 Below

See photos from 54 BELOW first-time ever concert event featuring the songs from the new musical Platinum Dreams.

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Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Gen Parton-Shin Joins Stevie Holland and Justin Sargent for PLATINUM DREAMS In Concert at 54Below

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See Santino Fontana, I WISH: THE ROLES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN & More Next Week at 54 Below

Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Julie Benko, Santino Fontana, Leslie Uggams, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Jeanna De Waal, AMANDA GREEN AND FRIENDS, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below This Month

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a celebration of the Jennas of Waitress and more. See the full month's programming here!

Stevie Holland, Justin Sargent and Noah Ricketts to Star in PLATINUM DREAMS In Concert at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present a first-time ever concert event featuring the songs from the new musical Platinum Dreams. Platinum Dreams in Concert plays on January 30, 2023, at 7PM. 

Ryan Umbarila Headlines Spotlight KIDZ CABARET

Ryan Umbarila will headline this month's Spotlight KIDZ CABARET which will be held Saturday, August 13 at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Umbarila, a long time participant in Spotlight Kidz events, had a lead role of 'Charlie' in the National Tour of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and also portrayed 'Flick' in the National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY.

Maine State Music Theatre's JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Explodes with Color, Energy, and Joy

Maine State Music Theatre’s second main stage production, perennial favorite, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, takes the Pickard stage by storm, exploding with color, energy, and sheer irrepressible joy. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s early collaboration based on the Book of Genesis has as its central metaphor the coat of many colors, and like that kaleidoscopic garment, the show itself is a rich, eclectic tapestry that weaves together musical and choreographic genres, ancient and modern sensibilities, and perhaps best of all in this production – a diverse and deeply talented cast that is beautiful to behold.

A NEW SONG AND DANCE Comes to New York Theatre Festival Summerfest

“A New Song and Dance” will be presented as a part of the New York Theatre Festival Summerfest on June 1st at 4:00 pm, June 3rd at 6:30 pm and June 5th at 3:30 pm. The show will take place at Teatro LATEA (107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002) and runs 90 minutes. The book, music and lyrics were written by Michael Verre.

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Jackie Theoharis to Return to Don't Tell Mama With QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

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

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

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 GREECE

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

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 and More is Now on YouTube

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 Feinstein's/54Below

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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