The Kennedy Center

Jason Danieley



Biography

Broadway actor, singer and concert performer, Jason Danieley, has entertained audiences from New York's Theatre District and London's West End to Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
 
Jason Danieley is currently starring on Broadway in the new Kander and Ebb musical Curtains. He made his Broadway debut as the title character in Candide, directed by theatre legend Harold Prince. (Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Nomination). He took it all off for The Full Monty in the original Broadway and West End casts. Mr. Danieley is a frequent guest of New York's highly acclaimed City Center's Encores! series, and has played leading roles in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Strike Up The Band.  His Off-Broadway performances include The Trojan Women: A Love Story by Charles Mee Jr., Dream True by Ricky Ian Gordon and Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel. Some of his Regional Theater appearances are The Highest Yellow by Michael John LaChiusa (Helen Hayes Award; Best Actor in a Musical), Beauty by Tina Landau, Casino Paradise by William Bolcolm, 110 In The Shade (Garland Award - Actor in a Musical) and Brigadoon,  Los Angeles' Reprise concert series.
 
Many of the country's leading orchestras have invited Jason Danieley to be a repeat guest artist, including the New York, Boston and Philly Pops, L.A. Philharmonic (at the Hollywood Bowl), St. Louis, Utah, Minnesota and Buffalo Symphonies.  He's starred in fully staged concert versions of Bernstein's Candide, Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing and Let 'Em Eat Cake (conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas), both with the San Francisco Symphony and at Carnegie Hall, with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, as Enoch Snow in Carousel and as Lt. Cable in the Emmy nominated South Pacific (PBS Great Performances). 
 
Opposite You is the title of the concert that he and his wife, Marin Mazzie, created for the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center.  They have performed it nationally at venues from Joe's Pub in New York to the Cinegrill in Los Angeles.  It was recorded on PS Classics and released in the fall of 2005.   Jason can also be heard on the cast albums of Floyd Collins, Candide, The Full Monty, Dream True, Jule Styne in Hollywood (both on PS Classics), The Stephen Schwartz Album and two of the Boston Pops albums, A Splash of Pops and My Favorite Things.
 
September 2008
 
Jason Danieley