JASON GRAAE (Benny Southstreet) is thrilled to return to the Hollywood Bowl, where he played Marcellus in The Music Man. He has appeared on and off Broadway in A Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy!, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, 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.
In Los Angeles, Jason has won two L.A. Drama Critics Circle awards and an Ovation Award. He originated the role of Houdini in Ragtime at the Shubert Theatre, and has performed in Forbidden Hollywood, Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!, and many shows at Reprise and The Colony. He just opened The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman at the Rubicon.
Jason has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Six Feet Under, Rude Awakening, Friends, Frasier, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. On PBS, he has appeared with the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, and recently in Words and Music by Jerry Herman.
Movie appearances include Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms (title role), Home on the Range (Disney), On Edge, Gepetto, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Awakening of Spring (HERE). He has been heard on many cartoons, and for five years he was the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal.
He has appeared twice with LA Opera, as Njegus in The Merry Widow and as Offenbach in The Grand Duchess. He played Frosch in Die Fledermaus with Washington National and San Francisco Operas.
Jason has recorded over 40 CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, and two solo CDs.