Originally from Tauranga, Jason comes from a musical family where he was encouraged to learn classical piano from an early age. Jason received outstanding reviews for his performance as Mitch Albom in the NZ premiere of Tuesdays With Morrie (Newmarket Stage Company), and his performance in – and musical direction of – the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival season of K’Rd Strip, Okareka Dance Company’s highly acclaimed devised work received 5-star international reviews. With Auckland Theatre Company he has performed in You Can Always Hand Them Back, Guys And Dolls, and Stepping Out and musically directed Little Shop of Horrors, Checkout Chicks and The Twits. Other career highlights include performing in Raymond Hawthorne’s acclaimed production of The Consul (Opera Factory), and
directing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Manukau Performing Arts), which won nine NAPTA Awards including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast. It has taken Jason six months to grow his ‘miner’ beard, and hopes you appreciate his commitment to this project.