Appearing in a Special Event on January 21, 2017 "An Evening with Jason Alexander" is the TV, film and Broadway star. Long before becoming world renowned as the iconic George Costanza on SEINFELD, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award winning Broadway song and dance man. His evening at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center brings a hilarious re-telling of his journey to and on the Broadway stage which features a program of great music from the theater along with comedy and audience interaction. It’s a much heralded night of music, laughter and fun -- all backed by the NFSO!
Though perhaps best known for his award-winning, nine year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Jason Alexander is a man of many talents and diverse background. Aside from that singular performance, Mr. Alexander is a noted entertainer, director, producer, teacher and author, as well as an award-winning magician, notorious poker player and respected political and social advocate.
His career as a commercial actor began when he was still a young teenager and quickly moved to the New York theater scene. He made his Broadway debut in the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along and includes starring roles in the original casts of The Rink, Broadway Bound, Accomplice and his Tony Award winning performance in Jerome Robbin’s Broadway.
Jason also authored the libretto for that show which went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He recently starred in the Larry David comedy Fish in the Dark on Broadway to sold out houses. He has played off-Broadway and around the country - most notably starring with Martin Short in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brook’s The Producers. His many films include: Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Love Valor Compassion, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dunston Checks In and Shallow Hal.
In addition he directed the feature films For Better or Worse and Just Looking. He is also a distinguished television director, overseeing episodes of Seinfeld, Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris, Mike and Molly, Criminal Minds and Franklin and Bash. He won the American Country Music Award for his direction of Brad Paisley's video “Cooler Online.” He is a coveted director of theater in Los Angeles and served for five years as the Artistic Director of the Reprise Theatre Company.
Tickets to "An Evening with Jason Alexander" are $65 each. Contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or purchase online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. A separate "Meet & Greet" with Jason Alexander is available for event sponsors. Contact Jeanette Shires, Mattie Kelly Arts Center Director at (850) 729-6004 for sponsorship information.