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Jay Paranada Biography

 
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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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)

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!