[NoHo Arts District, CA] – El Portal Theater proudly presents “JASON GRAAE – Graaetest Hits – The sequel!” with Music Director Gerald Sternbach for a one-performance show on Friday, October 21 at the Monroe Forum at the El Portal Theatre.

Singer, funny man Jason Graae sings more of his Graaetest hits that got him to where he is today. Where it is, no one is sure. There will be Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Cy Coleman, John Bucchino and more!

Award winner Jason Graae, best known for his musical theater performances, has had a varied career spanning Broadway, opera, television and film. He has recorded over 65 CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, compilations and his three solo CDs. Jason has performed his solo show nationwide, winning four Bistro Awards and a NY Nightlife Award, also making it into “TimeOut NY’s” Top 10 Cabaret Shows of the Year.

Graae has been featured on Broadway and Off-Broadway, including original casts of “Forever Plaid”, “Olympus on My Mind”, “All in the Timing”, “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” (Drama Desk Nomination – Best Actor in a Musical). Jason recently traveled across the United States for a year and a 1/2 as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the national tour of “Wicked”.

In Los Angeles, Jason won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater. Jason originated the role of Houdini in the LA production of “Ragtime” at the Shubert Theater and won an Ovation Award for “Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!”. At the Hollywood Bowl, he played Benny in “Guys and Dolls” and Marcellus in “The Music Man.” He made his Los Angeles Opera debut as “Njegus” in “The Merry Widow”, and he played the role of “Offenbach” in “The Grand Duchess” directed by Garry Marshall.

On PBS, he was a guest soloist twice with the Boston Pops, as well as with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony in “Holiday for the Troops at The Kennedy Center” and in Jerry Herman’s documentary “Words and Music by Jerry. Herman”.

Jason has recorded over 65 CDs, including original cast albums, concerts, compilations and his 3 solo CDs, “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile – Jason Graae Sings Charles Strouse” and “Jason Graae LIVE at The Cinegrill” (Fynsworth Alley) and “Perfect Hermany – the songs of Jerry Herman”. He’s been heard on many cartoons and for 5½ years was the voice of “Lucky, the Leprechaun” for Lucky Charms Cereal, a balanced part of your complete breakfast.

Probably no other performer these days could infuse (this song) with the maniacal malice that Jason Graae, a dashing clown with a real tenor, injected into it…” – The New York Times

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