Jason Graae “49½ Shades of Graae”

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Jason Graae “49½ Shades of Graae”

Mon, May 12, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Jason Graae “49½ Shades of Graae”
Jason Graae “49½ Shades of Graae”
“49½ Shade of Graae” is an evening with ex-Broadway-juvenile-turned-Hollywood-misfit Jason Graae (pronounced Grah, which means Grey in Danish) as he explores the many “shades” of his life and career…from hilarity to tragedy all rolled into one madcap, yet heartfelt romp. Jason features old and new songs that explore his life of sex, drugs and musical comedy. This show is directed by Heather Lee with John Boswell as musical director.

Jason Graae is currently featured in the York Theatre Company’s production of Inventing Mary Martin, and has starred on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy, and Do Black Patent Leather Shows Really Reflect Up? His Off- Broadway shows include Forever Plaid, Olympus on My Mind, All in the Timing, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination-Best Actor in a Musical) and many more.

Jason made his Metropolitan Opera House debut as the male vocalist in Twyla Tharp’s Everlast with American Ballet Theatre. He has performed his one man show all over the country from Rainbow and Stars and Birdland in NYC to Feinstein’s and the Plush Room in L.A. and San Francisco, winning 4 Bistro Awards and a N.Y Nightlife Award, also making TimeOut NY’s Top Cabaret shows of the year. His critically acclaimed show with Faith Prince, “The Prince and the Showboy” won a 2nd Nightlife Award for Best Duo.

In Los Angeles, he recently won his second L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award – the 2008 Joel Hirschorn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre. He won an Ovation Award for Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!, an Artistic Director’s Achievement Award for Fully Committed and a Santa Barbara Indie Award for High Button Shoes. Jason originated the role of “Houdini” in the L.A. production of Ragtime at the Shubert Theatre. At the Hollywood Bowl, he was Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls and Marcellus in The Music Man. He was seen in See What I Wanna See at the Blank and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at La Mirada. Recently, he played the 7 Sid Caesar roles in Little Me with the 42nd Street Moon Theatre Co.in San Francisco, and Jerry/Daphne in Sugar with Sacramento Music Circus. He was told he was not an attractive lady.

On television, Jason has appeared on many shows including “Six Feet Under,” “Rude Awakening,” “Friends,” “Frasier,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Living Single,” “Caroline in the City,” “Providence,” etc. On PBS, he was a guest soloist twice with the Boston Pops and once with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony on “Holiday for the Troops at The Kennedy Center” and in “Words and Music by Jerry Herman”. Movie appearances include the title role in “Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms” (2008 Toronto and London Film Festivals), Disney’s “Home on the Range.” “On Edge,” “Gepetto,” “The Dukes of Hazzard in Hollywood,” and “Awakening of Spring.” He has been heard on many cartoons and for 5½ years he was the voice of “Lucky the Leprechaun” for Lucky Charms Cereal, a balanced part of your complete breakfast.
He made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Njegus in The Merry Widow, repeating the role with Dallas , New Orleans, and Houston Grand Opera . Also with L.A. Opera he was featured as Offenbach in The Grand Duchess, directed by Garry Marshall. He has played Frosch in Die Fledermaus with the Washington National and San Francisco Operas, the Manhattan School of Music, and most recently with Houston Grand Opera. He has recorded over 45 cds, including 3 solo albums, original cast and studio recordings.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036