ABOUT JASON

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, and serving as the Choreographer for Mamma Mia! at ACT of Connecticut (under the Artistic Advisory of Stephen Schwartz). Other recent: 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.

As a Performer, Jason appeared as Tumblebrutus in over 800 Performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS (US, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela) and toured the country in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Carpet). Film and Television appearances include: The Wolf of Wall Street (Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Directed by Martin Scorsese), SMASH (NBC), Pan Am (ABC), Dance Moms (Lifetime), 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. 

Considered one of New York's most sought after teachers, Jason has served on the Faculty and/or Guest Faculty at Broadway Dance Center (New York), The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (New York), The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles), The Joffrey Ballet School (New York), The National Ballet School (Canada), Peridance Capezio Center (New York), CAP 21 (New York), Axelrod Performing Arts Academy (New Jersey), The Kent School (Canada), and the world renowned Jacob's Pillow (Lee, MA).

His students have appeared on Broadway in CHICAGO, CATS, GYPSY, ANNIE, NEWSIES, WAR PAINT, ANYTHING GOES, KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, WICKED, WEST SIDE STORY, ALADDIN, A CHORUS LINE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, BEETLEJUICE, JERSEY BOYS, THE CHER SHOW, AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE BOOK OF MORMON, MEAN GIRLS, MOULIN ROUGE, BANDSTAND, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, CHAPLIN, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, FINDING NEVERLAND, and many more. 

As a private coach, Jason has prepared multiple Tony and Emmy Award winning celebrities for roles in Film, Television, and on Stage.

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

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