Jason Tam (born June 28, 1982) is an actor and dancer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Punahou School for high school and went to CAP 21 in New York City for musical theatre. His most notable roles include Markko Rivera on the daytime soap opera One Life to Live, Paul in the 2006 revival of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line (he was also featured in Every Little Step, a documentary about the auditions and casting for that production), the SQUIP in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway run of Be More Chill, of Xander in Lysistrata Jones on Broadway and Shoe on the teen drama Beyond the Break. His other stage performances include Les Misérables on Broadway, She Loves Me at The Guthrie Theatre, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Footloose the Sacramento Music Circus, and King and I at Casa Manana. He is also a frequent collaborator with musical theatre writer Joe Iconis. In 2014 he joined the original cast of the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey collaboration If/Then at the Richard Rodgers Theater as David. He played the role for the entire run of If/Then.[1] He can be heard on the 2014 Broadway’s Carols for a Cure album.[2]

Jason Tam
Born (1982-06-28) June 28, 1982 (age 40)
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present

On April 1, 2018, he appeared in the live televised concert rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar as the apostle Peter.[3] He starred as the SQUIP in the Off-Broadway run of Joe Iconis' Be More Chill from July through September of 2018, and again on Broadway starting on March 10, 2019, and ending on August 11, 2019.[4]

Theatre creditsEdit

DiscographyEdit

  • A Chorus Line (revival Broadway cast recording) - 2006
  • Marry Me A Little (Off-Broadway cast recording) - 2012
  • If/Then (original Broadway cast recording) - 2014 (#19 on US charts)
  • Broadway's Carols for a Cure: 2014 - 2014
  • ’’Be More Chill’’ (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - 2019

FilmographyEdit

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2009 Beyond the Break Shoe TV series, 35 episodes
2007-2012 One Life to Live Markko Rivera TV series, 280 episodes
2008 Every Little Step Himself Documentary
2008 Meet Dave A Chorus Line Dancer Film
2010 The In-Between Trevor Short
2010 A Lack of Gravity Trevor Short
2013 Guilty Ian TV Movie
2013 Hawaii Five-O Eddie Thorne 1 Episode
2013 Do No Harm Brandon 4 episodes
2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Peter NBC Live Televised Musical

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012
Astaire Award Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show Lysistrata Jones Nominated
2018
Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical KPOP Won
2019
Grammy Award Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "If/Then: Opening Night Cast". Playbill Vault. Playbill, Inc. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (30 September 2014). "Jessie Mueller, Rema Webb, Ryan Shaw, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, Jenn Colella Will Be Heard on Annual Carols for a Cure CD". Playbill. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  3. ^ " Jesus Christ Superstar Cast" nbc.com
  4. ^ "Jason Tam Joins Off-Broadway's Be More Chill | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  5. ^ "Jason Tam - Lortel Archives".
  6. ^ "61st Annual GRAMMY Awards". GRAMMY.com. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2019-02-10.

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