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Richard Jay-Alexander

 
Date Of Birth:
May 24, 1953 (69)
Birth Place:
Syracuse, New York, USA
Bio:

Richard Jay-Alexander began his theatrical career in 1977 in the original cast of the Broadway play, ZOOT SUIT, appearing thereafter in the original Broadway cast of AMADEUS, which led to his being engaged as Associate Director of the National Touring Companies of that Tony Award-winning Play. He ... (read complete bio)

 
Date of Birth: May 24, 1953 (69)

Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA

Bio:

Richard Jay-Alexander began his theatrical career in 1977 in the original cast of the Broadway play, ZOOT SUIT, appearing thereafter in the original Broadway cast of AMADEUS, which led to his being engaged as Associate Director of the National Touring Companies of that Tony Award-winning Play. He ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Valet
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1979
Hobo
Marine
Cub Reporter (Understudy)
Rafas (Understudy)
Rudy Reyna (Understudy)
Smiley Torres (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Associate Director
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Associate Director
Executive Producer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Assistant Stage Manager
Dance Captain
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Assistant Stage Manager

Richard Jay-Alexander Biography

Richard Jay-Alexander began his theatrical career in 1977 in the original cast of the Broadway play, ZOOT SUIT, appearing thereafter in the original Broadway cast of AMADEUS, which led to his being engaged as Associate Director of the National Touring Companies of that Tony Award-winning Play. He also staged AMADEUS in Santiago, Chile, in Spanish, in which he is fluent. However, he is probably best known for his association with Producer Cameron Mackintosh, having served as Executive Director of Mr. Mackintosh's American company for ten years, running its day-to-day operations in North America. Richard first came to Mr. Mackintosh's attention as stage manager/dance captain of his Broadway revival of OLIVER! and stage manager/assistant director of his Broadway production of SONG & DANCE, which is where he met Bernadette Peters.


Shortly thereafter, he became both Associate Director and Executive Producer of the original Broadway, touring and Canadian companies of LES MISERABLES, staging more than a dozen productions of that Musical, reaching around the globe. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA followed, and then MISS SAIGON, for which Richard was Executive Producer for the original Broadway, touring and Canadian companies. He also served as Executive Producer and Associate Director for Broadway's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE and was Executive Producer of its Grammy-nominated original cast recording. Richard subsequently produced recordings for Ms. Peters (LIVE FROM CARNEGIE HALL, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, both Grammy-nominated), Johnny Mathis (ON BROADWAY) and Mary Cleere Haran and co-wrote the liner notes for Barbra Streisand's THE MOVIE ALBUM and the DVD boxed set of her first 5 television specials. Richard has written lyrics for several Walt Disney Records projects, including LILO AND STITCH Island Favorites. He was appointed Executive Producer of Playbill Records and helped to launch the label’s debut recording, Brian Stokes Mitchell’s first solo offering, as well as the re-discovered Betty Buckley recording titled (and recorded in) 1967 and her QUINTESSENCE. For film, Richard created the musical staging for Sony Classics' BOSSA NOVA, after having appeared in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, ALL THAT JAZZ, and a slew of commercials and soap operas. Richard directed the off-Broadway play, A SAFE HARBOR FOR ELIZABETH BISHOP, starring Amy Irving, at the Primary Stages Theatre and has worked with some of the world's greatest entertainers, including Bette Midler (KISS MY BRASS Tour), Barbra Streisand (TIMELESS Tour and the most recent STREISAND Tours of the U.S and Europe, also serving as a co-writer), Ricky Martin, Polly Bergen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Sam Harris, Rosie O’Donnell, Hayley Westenra, Mary Cleere Haran, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Betty Buckley, Johnny Mathis, Debby Boone, Jane Monheit, Lea Michele, Julie Andrews, Russell Watson and Bernadette Peters, the latter two having also been telecast on PBS.


He also directed the multi-media extravaganza, STORM, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas and the workshop production of the Broadway-bound musical based on GREAT EXPECTATIONS (starring Cloris Leachman), as well as a number of commercials and videos. The last two summers have found him at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, where he directed star-studded productions of LES MISERABLES and GUYS & DOLLS, the latter having the distinction of being choreographed by Donna McKechnie. He was recently in the studio with Melissa Errico finishing her highly anticipated Michel Legrand recording and is putting finishing touches on a TV Special and DVD for Bernadette, which was filmed in Australia, and recently celebrated a #1 DVD release of Barbra Streisand‚Äôs recent appearance at The Village Vanguard, which promoted her latest #1 album, LOVE IS THE ANSWER. He also produced Melora Hardin‚Äôs debut CD. He continues his work with Brian Stokes Mitchell in concert and Ms. Peters, helming her BROADWAY BARKS BECAUSE BROADWAY CARES, which sold-out Broadway‚Äôs Minskoff Theatre and raised money for the organization and Pet Shelters. For BroadwayWorld.com he directed ANDREA McARDLE at JOE‚ÄôS PUB, STANDING OVATIONS IV ‚Äď FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN and BROADWAYWORLD ON ICE. At the end of 2009 Richard found himself in a ‚Äúdream-come-true‚ÄĚ situation. He was asked to direct I DO! I DO! by real-life married couple (and actors) Patrick Page and Paige Davis for The Old Globe in San Diego. He has always been a Schmidt & Jones fan and the first production he ever put his name or mark on had been THE FANTASTICKS. In addition, Mr. Jones attended the premiere. A native of Syracuse, NY, Richard holds a B.A. in Theatre and Music from SUNY at Oswego and is the recipient of that University's first Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts. He is also a proud Board member of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and has been an active supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida. Richard has also taught Master Classes on Theatre, Musical Theatre, Auditioning, Acting in Musicals, Directing and Producing. He currently shares his residences in Miami, New York and Los Angeles with his perfect dog, JoJo, who isn't the least bit impressed with any of it.






Richard Jay-Alexander News

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend Chita Rivera and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge Set Photo Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend Chita Rivera and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge Set to Host BWW 20th Anniversary Celebration Event
by Team BWW - Nov 30, 2022

BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Concert will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the iconic Sony Hall (235 W 46th St., NY, NY), in the heart of Broadway’s theatre district. The evening will be hosted by Tony Award-Winning Broadway legend Chita Rivera, along with her longtime friend, BroadwayWorld’s own Richard Ridge.

Photos: Michael Childers Presents NEW YORK, NEW YORK at the MCCallum Theatre Photo Photos: Michael Childers Presents NEW YORK, NEW YORK at the MCCallum Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 11, 2022

See photos from Michael Childers' New York, New York at the MCCallum Theatre. The performance was one night only!

Feature: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast & Supporters Descend on Palm Springs Photo Feature: NEW YORK, NEW YORK Cast & Supporters Descend on Palm Springs
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 9, 2022

There are parties and there are parties.  When the party is celebrating a stellar cast of performers for a great cause and they are put together with the Board Members and supporters of The BARBARA SINATRA CHILDREN’S CENTER, you have a special formula of merriment. See photos here!

Photos: October 4th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater, As Photo'd By M Photo Photos: October 4th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater, As Photo'd By Matt Baker
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 10, 2022

Susie Mosher works hard to bring the best talent to the stage and Matt Baker works hard to make sure Broadway World readers get to see the action.

Review: HUGH PANARO Blossoms Before 54 Below Audience With Solo Show Debut Photo Review: HUGH PANARO Blossoms Before 54 Below Audience With Solo Show Debut
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 7, 2022

After years of working the musical theater stage, Hugh Panaro tries out the small venue stage, and it's a perfect fit.

PHOTOS: Hugh Panaro's Solo Debut at 54 BELOW Photo PHOTOS: Hugh Panaro's Solo Debut at 54 BELOW
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 6, 2022

Prediction:  for the next few days, everyone will be talking about Hugh Panaro and his mesmerizing solo concert debut here in New York City, at 54 Below.  What took so long? Who Knows.  But that doesn’t matter anymore because his two-day run on October 5th and 6th is totally sold out, which means he’ll be back and, surely, be exporting this all over the country, to London, Canada, and Australia, where audiences love exactly what he is giving them- BROADWAY, and plenty of it, but through the singular lens of his career. 

See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below Thi Photo See Linda Eder, Hugh Panaro, a Celebration of WAITRESS' Jennas & More at 54 Below This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

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!

Hugh Panaro Will Make New York City Solo Concert Debut at 54 Below Next Month Photo Hugh Panaro Will Make New York City Solo Concert Debut at 54 Below Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Hugh Panaro will be bringing his first-ever New York City solo concert to 54 Below next month. The gifted singer has performed in London’s West End, in Canada and on concert stages across the globe, including touring with Barbra Streisand throughout Europe and, now, he’s bringing it all home to 54 Below.

BroadwayWorld Announces Exciting Plans for 20th Anniversary Celebration Photo BroadwayWorld Announces Exciting Plans for 20th Anniversary Celebration
by Team BWW - Sep 12, 2022

BroadwayWorld, the #1 online destination for Broadway, theatre and live entertainment news around the world, has announced the first round of plans to celebrate their 20th Anniversary on the Internet, including a refreshed website and a special concert featuring marquee talent.

SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg Returns to OSCAR'S in Palm Springs This Month Photo SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg Returns to OSCAR'S in Palm Springs This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022

Steven Brinberg¬†(Simply Barbra), Award-winning singer and actor returns with¬†‚ÄúSIMPLY BARBRA - ‚Ä̬†to¬†Oscar's¬†(125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way #108¬†¬†Palm Springs, CA 92262)¬†¬†on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 at 7:00pm.

Richard Jay-Alexander Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from RHONY's Luann de Lesseps' A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from RHONY's Luann de Lesseps' A VERY COUNTESS CHRISTMAS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2021

Yes, the rumors are true! Everyone's favorite Countess is back at Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening of festive glitz and glamour. If there's anything that's a guaranteed good time, it's seeing LuAnn de Lesseps, star of one of the most successful franchises in television history, 'The Real Housewives of New York.'

BWW TV: Watch Young Artists Unite to Sing 'Joy to the Polls' Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Young Artists Unite to Sing 'Joy to the Polls'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2020

Today as voters cast their ballots for what will be the final opportunity to make the right choice for America, we celebrate with song.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Lip Syncer Colin O'Leary Take on Halloween Musicals Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Broadway Lip Syncer Colin O'Leary Take on Halloween Musicals

by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2020

Colin O'Leary, who famously created the viral Broadway car lip sync videos, is at it again! O'Leary has released a new video, COLOWEEN: The O'Leary Horror Show, featuring segments from musicals like The Addams Family, The Rocky Horror Show, Carrie, and many more.

Broadway Rewind: MAMMA MIA! Arrives on Broadway in 2001! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: MAMMA MIA! Arrives on Broadway in 2001!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2020

'This is a very special episode of Broadway Rewind', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge. 'I was  joined by award-winning director Richard Jay-Alexander as my co-host, for the opening night celebration for the Abba musical Mamma Mia!, which opened on Broadway on October 18th, 2001 right after 9/11. The musical enjoyed an amazing 14 year run on Broadway.  It's a wonderful episode which features just about everyone connected to the musical. Enjoy'.

Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled a Videoplay
Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled at the Colony Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, played its final preview at the Colony Theatre last night, March 13. The show was set to open tonight, but due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the opening performance has been cancelled.

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs THE WIZ's 'Home' At Feinstein's/54 Below Videoplay
VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs THE WIZ's 'Home' At Feinstein's/54 Below

by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2019

Feinstein's/54 Below is going to be a place where there's love overflowing when Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage this December! Norm recently gave a preview of his upcoming concert with a performance of the classic song 'Home' from The Wiz! Check out the full song!

BWW TV: Watch Norm Lewis, Beth Leavel & More Get in the Holiday Spirit at Feinstein's Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Norm Lewis, Beth Leavel & More Get in the Holiday Spirit at Feinstein's/54 Below!

by TV - Press Previews - Dec 7, 2019

Earlier this week, Feinstein's/54 Below welcomed Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (January 13-28); Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Naughty and Nice: December 17-22); Sirius XM Radio personality Christine Pedi (Snow Bizness: December 20 & 29); Award-winning vocalist Seth Sikes (Seth Sikes Celebrates the 20s: December 31) to preview their upcoming engagements.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Bring FOR THE GIRLS to Broadway! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Bring FOR THE GIRLS to Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2019

The 4'11' powerhouse exploded onto the Broadway stage at The Nederlander Theatre, for her limited 8-performance run of FOR THE GIRLS, this weekend, to packed houses. At then end of the shows, the audiences would not leave, even as the doors were opened to the streets and the diminutive star was forced to return to the stage for more.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth on Collaborating with Dolly Parton and Meeting Ariana Grande Videoplay
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth on Collaborating with Dolly Parton and Meeting Ariana Grande & Reba

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth was a guest on Tuesday night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about her new album and solo show, For the Girls.

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kristin Chenoweth's FOR THE GIRLS! Videoplay
BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Kristin Chenoweth's FOR THE GIRLS!

by TV - Press Previews - Oct 31, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the Broadway stage in a live concert celebrating the release of her new album FOR THE GIRLS (Concord Records, produced by Steve Tyrell), with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and Presented by James L. Nederlander.


Richard Jay-Alexander Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Jay-Alexander been in?
Richard Jay-Alexander has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Jay-Alexander been in?
Richard Jay-Alexander has not appeared in the West End


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