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Jay McKenzie

 
Bio:
Jay McKenzie is ecstatic to join the cast of Paradise Square. A Springfield, Massachusetts native and a singer/songwriter, Jay is most at home behind a microphone, collaborating with incredible musicians. Previous credits: Memphis (National Tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Closing Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jay McKenzie is ecstatic to join the cast of Paradise Square. A Springfield, Massachusetts native and a singer/songwriter, Jay is most at home behind a microphone, collaborating with incredible musicians. Previous credits: Memphis (National Tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Closing Broadway ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Premiere, 2020
Male Ensemble
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]

Photos

Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay Mc Photo

Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay McKenzie, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Karen Burthwright, Sidney Dupont, Joshua Keith

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Date:
11/09/2021
Matt DeAngelis, Anastacia McClesky, Noah Ricketts, Jay McKenzie  Photo

Matt DeAngelis, Anastacia McClesky, Noah Ricketts, Jay McKenzie

From: 
Date:
09/19/2019
Josh A. Dawson, Michael Stiggers and Jay McKenzie Photo

Josh A. Dawson, Michael Stiggers and Jay McKenzie

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Date:
08/09/2019
Josh A. Dawson, TyNia Brandon, Housso Selon, Salisha Thomas, Jay McKenzie, Sara Shepe Photo

Josh A. Dawson, TyNia Brandon, Housso Selon, Salisha Thomas, Jay McKenzie, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman and Michael Stiggers

From: 
Date:
08/09/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Premiere, 2020
Male Ensemble

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

Jay McKenzie Biography

Jay McKenzie is ecstatic to join the cast of Paradise Square. A Springfield, Massachusetts native and a singer/songwriter, Jay is most at home behind a microphone, collaborating with incredible musicians. Previous credits: Memphis (National Tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Closing Broadway cast), Unknown Soldier (Off-Broadway). TV: ‚ÄúAmerica's Got Talent‚ÄĚ (NBC), ‚ÄúA Capitol Fourth‚ÄĚ (PBS). Love to family and friends and his dog, Lucas. Much gratitude to Michael Rodriguez and The Roster.






Jay McKenzie News

The Green Room 42 Announces August Cabaret Lineup, Including Sis, Joe Serafini, and M Photo The Green Room 42 Announces August Cabaret Lineup, Including Sis, Joe Serafini, and More
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their August line-up for in-person cabaret performances. L

AT THIS PERFORMANCE...  Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, August 8th at The Green Room 42.

See Melissa Errico With Billy Stritch & More Next Week at 54 Below Photo See Melissa Errico With Billy Stritch & More Next Week at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

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.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

PARADISE SQUARE Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS Photo PARADISE SQUARE Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Broadway Sessions, the beloved long running musical theatre variety show will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre this coming Thursday evening, May 19th.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19 Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.

PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th Photo PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

After previously announcing that performances would resume on Tuesday, April 12, the original new Broadway musical Paradise Square will definitely resume performances on Saturday, April 16, with performances at 2:00 and 8:00 pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The production, which opened April 3, halted performances on Thursday, April 7 after positive COVID cases were experienced in the company.

Marc delaCruz, Nasia Thomas, & More Featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Ser Photo Marc delaCruz, Nasia Thomas, & More Featured in New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

The 15th season of New York Theatre Barn’s award-winning New Works Series continues on Monday, April 11th, 2022 at 7PM ET at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St, NYC). The live and in-person presentation will feature excerpts from the new musicals With(out) Her and Black-Eyed Susan as well as a conversation with the writers.

Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADI Photo Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld has learned that Paradise Square principal cast member Chilina Kennedy will miss upcoming preview performances of the production due to testing positive for COVID. She is currently set to return on Saturday, April 2.

Jay McKenzie Videos

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month! VideoBWW TV: Broadway Sessions Belts It Out for Black History Month!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 18, 2020

A few weeks ago over at Broadway Sessions we were joined by an incredible lineup of artists for our Black History Month Celebration! It was an amazing night full of beautiful moments from everyone involved. Performers included Nikki James (Tony Award-Winner), Olivia Donalson (Aladdin), Arica Jackson (Head Over Heels), Laurissa 'Lala' Romain (South Pacific), Kathryn Allison (Wicked), Brennyn Lark (Les Miserables), Antoine Smith (MJ The Musical), Brynn Williams (Spongebob), Carmen Ruby Floyd (Hello Dolly), Joy Woods (Little Shop Of Horrors), Olutayo Bosede (Moulin Rouge), Crystal Joy (Motown), Salome Smith (Little Shop Of Horrors), L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Anthony Chatmon (Be More Chill), Ayana George (MJ The Musical), Anastacia McClesky (Waitress), Christiani Pitts (King Kong), Jay McKenzie (Beautiful).

VIDEO: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmerson VideoVIDEO: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmerson
by Alan Henry - Jul 3, 2018

ArtsEmerson has announced that Born for This - A New Musical will take the stage this summer for a limited engagement, June 15 - July 15 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Downtown Boston. With original music and lyrics by six-time GRAMMY¬ģ Award-winning icon BeBe Winans book by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and direction by Charles-Randolph Wright (Motown the Musical), Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of BeBe Winans - a young man who follows his heart and finds his destiny.


Jay McKenzie Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jay McKenzie been in?
Jay McKenzie has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jay McKenzie been in?
Jay McKenzie has not appeared in the West End