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Jay Paranada

 
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Seattle, WA
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Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, and also attended the University of York in England. He’s conservatory trained at American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). He has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 2012. Currently, he can be ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Seattle, WA

Bio:
Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, and also attended the University of York in England. He’s conservatory trained at American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). He has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 2012. Currently, he can be ... (read complete bio)
 

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Dianne Kaye, Cinderella Mayo, Jay Paranada, and Larissa Adamczyk Photo

Dianne Kaye, Cinderella Mayo, Jay Paranada, and Larissa Adamczyk

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Kyle Carter, Jay Paranada, Garth Kravits, Becky Whitcomb, and Nico Baumgartner Photo

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Jay Paranada Biography

Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, and also attended the University of York in England. He’s conservatory trained at American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). He has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 2012.

Currently, he can be seen playing Iago in the First National, North American tour of Disney's Aladdin. www.aladdinthemusical.com

New York credits include Feng in The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen (dir. Brian Hill/produced by Somerled Arts), Harrison Fjord in Heart of Rock and Roll (dir. Gordon Greenberg/Huey Lewis developmental reading), Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Genesis Repertory), Martin Van Buren in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Piper Theatre), Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Gallery Players), Merrily We Roll Along (Astoria Performing Arts Center), Fleet Foot in Little Mary Sunshine and Captain in Louisiana Purchase! (Musicals Tonight!) and with Prospect Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, BMI, NYMF, MITF, NY Fringe, NYU Tisch Grad Writing, The Araca Project and several concerts at Lincoln Center.

Regional Theatre credits include Engineer in Miss Saigon, Baker in Into The Woods, Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Sammy Fong in Flower Drum Song.

When not performing, he enjoys writing and being a foodie. He resides in Fort Lee, NJ with his husband, Scott, and infant daughter Lily Bea. Learn more by following him on social media @jayparanada and website www.jayparanada.com!




Jay Paranada News

Prospect Announces Full Line-up For 11/17 RULE OF THREE Musical Theater Lab, In Conce Photo Prospect Announces Full Line-up For 11/17 RULE OF THREE Musical Theater Lab, In Concert
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021

 Prospect Theater Company has announced the full cast for a special one-night-only concert performance at NYC’s Symphony Space (2537 Broadway @ 95th Street). On Wednesday, November 17th @ 7:30pm the company will present RULE OF THREE, a concert evening featuring hot-off-the-presses offerings generated in its annual Musical Theater Lab.

Telly Leung, Karen Mason, Ann Harada, and More Announced For BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Musi Photo Telly Leung, Karen Mason, Ann Harada, and More Announced For BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Musical Podcast
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020

IndieWorks Theatre Company today announced cast members from Broadway, West End, Television and digital media platforms will star in the company's new podcast, Bite-Sized Broadway: A Mini-Musical Podcast.

Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: ALADDIN on Tour, What Did the Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Oct 30, 2019

Disney's 'Aladdin' is currently flying around America, entertaining audiences nationwide with the Agrabah glitz and glamour. What are critics in the various cities saying about the tour? Check out their reviews from tour stops like Tempe, Salt Lake City, San Diego and more below!

The Producer's Perspective Pro Announces Invited Reading Of OCEAN IN A TEACUP Photo The Producer's Perspective Pro Announces Invited Reading Of OCEAN IN A TEACUP
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2019

The Producer's Perspective PRO Reading Series, which is produced in part by Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, is proud to announce their second presentation, which will be an invited reading of Ocean in a Teacup on Monday, June 24th at 3pm at Sunlight Studios (321 W 44th Street).

Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City! Photo Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin is pleased to announce that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12.

Kaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American Tour Photo Kaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American Tour
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin has announced that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12.

BWW Review: ALADDIN and his Genie Conjure Up Fun and Magic at OC's Segerstrom Center Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN and his Genie Conjure Up Fun and Magic at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Mar 15, 2019

Remarkably glitzy and broadly amusing, the delightful stage version of Disney's ALADDIN is a fun, lively, and entertaining repackaging of the originally fun, lively, and entertaining animated film classic, which will please both fans of the original and those in the mood for a great big dazzling (and bedazzled) Broadway musical. While this Casey Nicholaw-helmed big-budget extravaganza of dazzling sights and sounds is quite a faithful adaptation in terms of storyline and tone, the stage version abandons the impossible things it couldn't remotely replicate from the animated movie, but instead smartly utilizes the limitations of---and the unique qualities of---musical theater to produce a show that is, astonishingly, still an overall satisfying sensory treat. The show's national tour continues its three-week engagement at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA through March 23, 2019.

Disney's ALADDIN Coming To Portland This Month Photo Disney's ALADDIN Coming To Portland This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2019

Casting has been announced for the Portland engagement of Disney's Aladdin.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at Keller Auditorium on Wednesday, March 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 7. The press opening night is Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. 

BWW Review: ALADDIN at ASU Gammage Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN at ASU Gammage
by Emily Noxon - Feb 4, 2019

Aladdin wants to change his life and he gets the opportunity when he befriends a Genie. Will three wishes be enough to help him win the heart of Princess Jasmine?

BWW Review: ALADDIN Finds Gold With its Own Cave of Wonders at Orpheum Theater Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN Finds Gold With its Own Cave of Wonders at Orpheum Theater
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 18, 2019

ALADDIN is completely satisfying as a theater experience because it has it all: great music, extravagant sets and lighting, gorgeous costumes, enchanting choreography, solid actors, and humor.

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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Lea Salonga in Rehearsal for SUITES BY SONDHEIM; Talks Sondheim, PhilDev & Performs 'Move On'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 4, 2011

Philippine Development Foundation ('PhilDev') will present it's upcoming gala event, PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim,on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. Headlining the event are Tony Award winners Robert Lopez, who will be honored with an Award of Excellence, and international star Lea Salonga. Yesterday, BroadwayWorld caught up with Salonga in rehearsal for the event and was given a sneak peak of her rendition of Sondheim's 'Move On'!