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Rogers was nominated for the 1996 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in When Pigs Fly. He has also been seen as The Wizard in The Transport Group's 2015 revival of Once Upon A Mattress starring Jackie Hoffman. Other Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Cleavage, and Whoop-Dee-Doo!.

Rogers was a multiple Bistro Award winner, and a mainstay in the New York Cabaret scene as a performer and director, most recently staging and choreographing the MAC award-nominated Ricky Retzel's Broadway. Other directing credits include John Epperson: The Artist Formerly Known as Lypsinka at Joe's Pub, An Evening with Richard Skipper: The Magic of Believing, and many more.

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Jay Rogers STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Transport Group Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
The Wizard

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1993
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Performer


Jay Rogers Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical

Jay Rogers , Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly

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Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Review: Michael Kirk Lane Struts his Stuff in WHATEVER I FEEL at Chelsea Table and Stage

Lane captured the audience with his pizzazz while sharing a heartwarming journey appreciating friendship through song

Jay Rogers, Award-Winning Performer and Director, Has Passed Away

According to various reports, award-winning performer and director Jay Rogers passed away on Friday, October 28th, 2022.

2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced; View the Full List

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has announced the 2022 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Continues With 'Family TIES'

Show business tour de force and seven-time TONY Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy’s long standing program, aptly titled, Jamie deRoy & friends, has announced the theme for this week’s program, “Family TIES”. 

I SEE YOU AND YOU SEE ME Premieres Thursday at Queens Theatre

On April 22 at 7:00 PM (ET), Queens Theatre will spotlight stories about resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its new film, I See You and You See Me, based on oral history and source material from the Queens Memory Project.

Queens Theatre To Premiere I SEE YOU AND YOU SEE ME in April

This April 22 at 7:00 PM EST, Queens Theatre will spotlight stories about resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its new film, I See You and You See Me, based on oral history and source material from the Queens Memory Project.

BWW Interview: Eric Michael Gillett of COLORS OF CHRISTMAS The 2020 Benjamin House Holiday Gala

Eric Michael Gillett has done it all and he always does it with an open heart and open hand. His annual holiday gala for Benjamin House was only briefly threatened by the global health crisis - for Gillett, nothing can stop him from honoring his favorite organization to support.

BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST DIRECTOR

These are the artists who help the artists. They make sure the person standing on the stage can relax and focus on the storytelling, instead of all the other details, and without them a lot of people would be lost.

Queens Theatre Premieres Three-Episode Miniseries GIFTED By Topher Payne

Queens Theatre presents Gifted: A socially distant holiday comedy in three episodes written and directed by Topher Payne (Hallmark Channel's A Gift To Remember) New episodes will be released Thursdays, December 3, 10 & 17 on Queens Theatre's YouTube and Facebook channels. A special Holiday Watch Party featuring a screening of all three episodes and a live cast and company reunion will take place on Zoom on Monday, December 21.

BWW Interview: Michael Kirk Lane Of CABARET CONVERSATIONS... And So Much More

MAC Award recipient Michael Kirk Lane has been singing less, and talking more, and the result is a much welcome program of interview shows through the 92Y

BWW Interview: At Home With Ricky Ritzel

MAC Award winner Ricky Ritzel isn't just sitting around at home - he's taking this time to learn, to create... and to binge-watch British detective shows.

BWW Feature: MAC AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED On Facebook Live

On Monday, March 30th, the 2020 MAC Awards were broadcast via Facebook Live from the living rooms or Lennie Watts and Amy Wolk/Lorinda Lisitza in a split-screen presentation in which The Three Stooges of Cabaret made their community of artists laugh with many hi-jinks, giggles, grins, silliness, and an ongoing series of the new MAC Award theme song, penned by Wolk and Lisitza themselves. The intent was to bring some levity to a difficult time in the world and, judging by the comment scroll during the home-made telecast, the hardworking trio tickled the funnybones of many. As names were announced, recipients called in to say a few words (apropos to the proceedings, Mr. Watts' telephone ringtone is the Benny Hill theme song) and particularly moving speeches from the proceedings came from Lisa Viggiano, Meg Flather, and Jeff Harnar. The entire show can be seen on Broadway World HERE. Results of the voting can be seen below.

VIDEO: Watch the 30th Annual MAC Awards!

With the Coronavirus stopping all social gatherings and causing the closing of Don't Tell Mama for the duration, MAC has made a change from the previously announced event which was to be held at the club.

BWW Feature: MAC AWARDS Will Be Announced Live Via Facebook Monday. March 30th at 7 pm

The MAC Awards were scheduled to be celebrated on March 30th at Sony Hall. Instead they will be announced via Facebook Live from Lennie Watts' home. The times are a little different now, but the celebration of art is the same.

BWW Feature: Stephen Mosher's Pandemic Playlist Number Four

Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher shares another day of his Pandemic Playlist as the artists of the cabaret community get more much-needed exposure and Broadway World readers get more much-needed at-home entertainment

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, Max von Essen and More Nominated for MAC Awards

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2020 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the four song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

Michael Kirk Lane Will Encore 'Just Because' This Month

Three time MAC Nominee, and 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award Winner for Best Show, Michael Kirk Lane is returning to Don't Tell Mama for an encore performance of his critically acclaimed show 'Just Because.' The encore date of the show, which debuted in August, comes after four nearly sold out performances in 2019.

BWW Feature: A Thousand (Or More) Words About Cabaret in 2019

Stephen Mosher looks back at the cabaret scene, as captured by his camera in 2019

Jay Rogers FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jay Rogers has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Jay Rogers has not appeared in the West End.

Jay Rogers has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly.

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