Jay Donnell Biography

 
Birth Place:
Paterson, New Jersey
Bio:
Jay has been acting most of his life. He trained at Western Michigan Univeristy in Kalamazoo, MI majoring in their BFA Musical Theatre Performance program. After college, he moved to New York City, where he booked his first National Tour with Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon. He traveled the ... (read more)
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Birth Place: Paterson, New Jersey

Bio:
Jay has been acting most of his life. He trained at Western Michigan Univeristy in Kalamazoo, MI majoring in their BFA Musical Theatre Performance program. After college, he moved to New York City, where he booked his first National Tour with Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon. He traveled the ... (read more)

Jay has been acting most of his life. He trained at Western Michigan Univeristy in Kalamazoo, MI majoring in their BFA Musical Theatre Performance program. After college, he moved to New York City, where he booked his first National Tour with Cameron Mackintosh's Miss Saigon. He traveled the country for nearly 2 years performing in the ensemble and covering the principle role of John.



After the road, Jay moved to Los Angeles. Since that move, he has appeared in commercial ads for Allstate Insurance, Bud Light, International products, and a t.v. series for the Discovery Channel. Recently, Jay had a supporting role in Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean for Iconoclastic Features.



Jay has been seen in critically acclaimed and L.A. Ovation Award-Winning productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre of the Performing Arts, South Bay CLO, PCPA, San Diego Music Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Music Theatre West, Red Mountain Theatre Company, The Hollywood Bowl and more. He's had the pleasure to work with some great directors such as David Lee, Sheldon Epps, Mark Brokaw and Jason Alexander while singing and acting alongside some of the best such as Reba McEntire, Michael McKean, Wayne Brady (understudied and performed as Fred/Petruchio in "Kiss Me, Kate" at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2014), Merle Dandridge, Vanessa Williams, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adam Pascal, Kristin Bell and many others!