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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)
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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

Two Michiganders Featured In Disney's ALADDIN Cast in Detroit Photo Two Michiganders Featured In Disney's ALADDIN Cast in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Detroit engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at the Detroit Opera House on December 12, 2018 for a limited engagement through January 13, 2019.

BWW Reviews: ALADDIN Gives The Audience Everything They Were Wishing For Photo BWW Reviews: ALADDIN Gives The Audience Everything They Were Wishing For
by Paul Batterson - Oct 29, 2018

Michael James Scott must have known he had some enormous golden slippers to fill when he took over the role of the Genie in the national touring version of DISNEY'S ALADDIN, which will be in Columbus from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4. Not only will Scott be judged against the performance of the late Robin Williams, who masterfully played Genie in the movies, ALADDIN (1992) and ALADDIN AND THE KING OF THIEVES (1996), but he also had to emerge from the big blue shadows of James Monroe Iglehart who won a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor in the Broadway musical in 2014.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Broadway In Louisville Photo BWW Review: DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Oct 15, 2018

After the disappointment of canceling Waitress following the June 13 fire at the Kentucky Center, Broadway in Louisville kicks off the current season in spectacular style. The 2014 Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin flew into Louisville this week for an extended run.

BWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDIN Photo BWW Interview: Jay Paranada is Evil Sidekick Iago in Disney's ALADDIN
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 4, 2018

I remember the first time I saw Disney's Aladdin in the movie theatre as a kid. I was only 4 years old, and I was both mystified, entertained, in love with the music, and terrified. So much wrapped up into one movie! A street rat who at heart is a really good guy, but just a little lost and trying to find his place in the world. A princess who teaches us that all the money and comforts in the world don't necessarily bring you joy and that we should always stand up for ourselves. A Genie who grants wishes and ultimately earns his freedom. An evil sorcerer and his trusted sidekick who want nothing more than to rule the world and destroy anyone in their path. But also, there's amazing music and lots of dancing. How could you NOT love this story?!

Casting Announced For Disney's ALADDIN At The Ohio Theatre Photo Casting Announced For Disney's ALADDIN At The Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Casting has been announced for the Columbus engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at the Ohio Theatre beginning Wednesday, October 24, for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 4.

Book On Filipino American Theater History Now Available Photo Book On Filipino American Theater History Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

A book detailing the histories of Filipino American theater groups and artists is now available. Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History includes information on Tony Award winners such as Lea Salonga (Actress in a Musical for Miss Saigon), Clint Ramos (Costume Design for Eclipsed), Lena Hall (Featured Actress in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Robert Lopez (Music for Avenue Q and Book of Mormon).

BWW Review: ALADDIN Is A New Take on an Old-Fashioned Genre at the Benedum Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN Is A New Take on an Old-Fashioned Genre at the Benedum
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 29, 2018

The recent Disney smash feels like it's eighty years old rather than less than ten- but in this case, that's a good thing.

Lissa deGuzman Will Play Jasmine on the National Tour of ALADDIN Photo Lissa deGuzman Will Play Jasmine on the National Tour of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Lissa deGuzman will be taking over the role of Jasmine in the North American touring production of Disney's Aladdin beginning Wednesday, August 8 in Buffalo. DeGuzman, who previously understudied the iconic role on tour, succeeds original tour cast member Isabelle McCalla, who will play her final performance as Jasmine on August 5 in Boston at The Boston Opera House.

BWW REVIEW: ALADDIN Is a Manic Ride on Disney's Magic Carpet Photo BWW REVIEW: ALADDIN Is a Manic Ride on Disney's Magic Carpet
by Jan Nargi - Jul 21, 2018

The mania with which the late Robin Williams brilliantly voiced the Genie in the 1992 Disney animated film ALADDIN infuses every inch of Casey Nicholaw's high-octane Broadway musical production. Now on tour at the Boston Opera House through August 5, ALADDIN is a gilt-edged treasure chest of sensory overload that unabashedly begs for cheers - and gets them - throughout its two-and-a-half hour running time.

Cast Announced for Boston Tour Stop of ALADDIN Photo Cast Announced for Boston Tour Stop of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Casting for the upcoming Boston engagement of the long-awaited hit Broadway musical, Disney's Aladdin has been announced. Performances at the Boston Opera House play July 5 - August 5, 2018 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.

BWW Review:  ALADDIN Takes Audience on a Magic Carpet Ride to “A Whole New World” Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN Takes Audience on a Magic Carpet Ride to “A Whole New World”
by Roy Berko - May 6, 2018

Disney, whether it's their theme parks, cruises or Broadway-style shows, has a special approach that excites kids as well as adults. Disney's 'Aladdin,' which is now on stage at the Key Bank State Theatre, is no exception.

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