Jason Graae

Birdland
315 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jason Graae, who won the 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and the 2006 New York Nightlife Award for his solo show Coup de Graae, was cheered by The New York Times as "an Al Jolson-like singing and dancing clown who executes lyrics with perfect comic flourishes." Jason also won the Bistro Award for 'Best Major Engagement' and was named one of Time Out New York's 10 Best Cabaret Shows Of 2004. This is a show where Jason sings from the heart, breathes through his nose, touches a nerve, and tickles the funny bone. It includes Jason's somewhat twisted and sometimes even humorous take on songs by Bucchino, Sondheim, Mercer and more. Come see the man who the New York Times said is "in the twilight of his potential as a Broadway juvenile lead"! Jason Graae has appeared on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy! and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and off-Broadway in Forever Plaid, All In The Timing and Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical. In Los Angeles, he won an Ovation Award for Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA! and the Artistic Director's Achievement Award for Fully Committed. In LA Jason originated the role of Houdini in Ragtime, played Marcellus in The Music Man at The Hollywood Bowl, starred in Grand Hotel and The Grand Tour at The Colony Theatre as well as in many shows at Reprise. His many TV credits range from Six Feet Under, Friends and Frasier to several PBS specials, and his films include Disney's Home on the Range, On Edge, Gepetto, and The Dukes of Hazzard in Hollywood. For 5 years Jason was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal, but lost the job when he moved to L.A. He made his Metropolitan Opera House debut as featured vocalist in Twyla Tharp's Everlast with American Ballet Theatre and made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Njegus in The Merry Widow, repeating the role with the Houston Grand Opera and New Orleans Opera. He played Frosch in the San Francisco and Washington National Opera productions of Die Fledermaus and he was featured as Offenbach in the LA Opera's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein with Frederica Von Stade, directed by Garry Marshall. Jason has recorded over 40 CDs, including and his two solo CDs: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile-Jason Graae sings Charles Strouse" and "Jason Graae LIVE at The Cinegrill" (Fynsworth Alley).

Visit the Jason Graae website:

http://www.birdlandjazz.com