BIO

Based in New York City, Jason Wise has Directed and Choreographed over 20 productions around the world - most recently, Anything Goes (starring Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle) at Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse. Other recent credits include Lifetime's Dance Moms (Season 5 & Season 7), and serving as the Choreographer for Mamma Mia! at ACT of Connecticut (under the Artistic Advisory of Stephen Schwartz), The Obsession of Calvin Klein at The Public Theater in New York, Bayside: The Saved By The Bell MusicalThe Wolf (World Premiere at Theater Raleigh) and Full House: The Musical starring Perez Hilton (Toronto and New York Off-Broadway Productions).

 

Jason has also staged Musical Numbers for Tony, Emmy, and Oscar Winning Stars of the Stage and Screen including Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett, Lee Roy Reams, Maureen McGovern, Karen Akers, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, Leslie Uggams, Ryan Raftery, Cole Escola, Christine Andreas, Jackie Hoffman, Bridget Everett, Madeleine Brewer, Julia Murney, Shari Sanders, Stephanie J. Block, Megan McGinnis, Paige Davis, Dustin Diamond, Howard McGillin, Dennis Haskins, Ed Alonzo, Ashley Brown, Andrea Martin, Billy Porter, Linda Lavin, Tovah Feldshuh, Tonya Pinkins, and Perez Hilton.

Film and Television: The Wolf of Wall Street (Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Directed by Martin Scorsese), SMASH (NBC), Pan Am (ABC), The Amazing Spiderman 2The Normal Heart (HBO) and appears alongside Rufus Wainwright and Joey Luft in the Documentary Judy Garland: Too Young To Die (Netflix). Jason is the Former Resident Choreographer at Ellen's Stardust Diner, home to New York's world famous singing wait staff. 

Jason has served on the Faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York), The Joffrey Ballet School (New York), The Kent School (Connecticut), National Ballet School (Toronto), Jacob’s Pillow, CAP 21 (New York) and The Pineapple (London). Jason currently serves on the Theater Faculty at Broadway Dance Center (New York).

 

National Tours include 800 Performances as Tumblebrutus in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS (US, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Carpet).

Jason was mentored by Tony Award Winners, Thommie Walsh and Tommy Tune. 

RECENT:

MAMMA MIA!

CHOREOGRAPHER

ACT OF CONNECTICUT

CHOREOGRAPHER

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

STARRING ANDREA MCARDLE, FAITH PRINCE, CHRISTINE ANDREAS, DONNA MCKECHNIE, LESLIE UGGAMS, AND MAUREEN MCGOVERN

NATIONAL TOUR

GATEWAY PLAYHOUSE

OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE

XL NIGHTCLUB - NEW YORK

STARRING SALLY STRUTHERS,

ANDREA MCARDLE

STARRING RENA RIFFEL

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

KAUFMANN CENTER - NEW YORK

CHOREOGRAPHER

SYMPHONY SPACE - NEW YORK

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

WORLD PREMIERE- TORONTO

THEATER 80 - NEW YORK

STARRING CAROLEE CARMELLO, JULIA MURNEY, AUSTIN SCARLETT, THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES, JUSTIN SAYRE, SIERRA BOGGESS

STARRING PEREZ HILTON

STARRING TOVAH FELDSHUH, BD WONG,

STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, LEN CARIOU, LYNN AHRENS

SHELDON HARNICK, LINDA LAVIN

CHOREOGRAPHER

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

WORLD PREMIERE

THEATER RALEIGH

PACE UNIVERSITY

THEATER 80 - NEW YORK

STARRING QUINCY ELLIS

STARRING DENNIS HASKINS, DUSTIN DIAMOND

STARRING KAREN ZIEMBA, LEE ROY REAMS

DAVID ELDER AND BRENT BARRETT

CAMEO APPEARANCE

SEASON 5 & SEASON 7

LIFETIME TELEVISION NETWORK

GUEST FACULTY

GUEST FACULTY

GUEST CHOREOGRAPHER

LONDON, ENGLAND

NEW YORK

BECKET, MASSACHUSETTS

GUEST FACULTY

FACULTY

GUEST FACULTY

NEW YORK

NEW YORK

TORONTO, CANADA

ELLEN'S STARDUST DINER

 2013 RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER

PERFORMER

PERFORMER

PERFORMER

PERFORMER

PERFORMER