Jason Pennycooke has been working in the Performing Arts industry for the past 28
He Can Currently be seen in Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN as Wilson Pickett, on BBC iplayer in WORZEL GUMMAGE directed and starring Mackenzie Crook, and as the voice of the Lead Wildebeest in feature animation JUNGLEBEAT THE MOVIE on all your streaming platforms.
He was in the original cast of 'Hamilton' playing the role of Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette at The Victoria Palace from November 2017.
He was nominated for an Olivier for the role of Bobby Dupree in Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre 2015.
He was also Olivier and What's On Stage nominated for the role of 'Jacob' in 'La Cage Aux Folles' at The Playhouse Theatre 2009.
For the role of Thomas Jefferson/Marquis de Lafayette at The Victoria Palace from November 2017.
Jason also has 3 affiliated "Best New Musical" Olivier nominations for shows he choreographed, Soul Sister, Porgy and Bess and The Big Life ( also What's On Stage nominated).
Other Theatre credits include: Guys and Dolls - Benny Southstreet (Phoenix Theatre) Father Comes Home From The Wars (The Royal Court) Guys and Dolls. Memphis, Kiss Me Kate Cats (UK tour), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Five Guys Named Moe, Rent, Stomp, The Rat Pack, Soul Train (Victoria Palace Theatre), The Big Life, Hey Mr Producer, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Simply Heavenly, Golden Boy , Elegies and Punks and Raging Queens, Sammy, Time Flows (Trinity Buoy Wharf), White Folks (Tricycle Theatre), Forever Young (Nottingham Playhouse), and Phoenix Dance Company
Choreography credits include:
Five Guys Named Moe at Edinburgh's Christmas, Udderbelly Ltd
Into The Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange)
Pre-match Mass Movement at Saracens v Wasps rugby match, Wembley stadium with 1000 dancers,
Sinatra 100 Concert (Karlstad CCC), Into The Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange),
The Infidel (TRSE),
Love ‘n’ Stuff (TRSE),
The Magnets (Australasia tour),
Emperors of Soul (European Tour),
Soul Sister (Hackney Empire, Savoy Theatre, Euro Tour),
The Big Life (Apollo Theatre West End- Choreographer and Resident Director,
Porgy and Bess The Musical (World Premiere, Savoy Theatre),
Olivier Awards 2006 (The Big Life),
The Pearl Fishers (Dorset Opera Company),P
Let There Be Love (Tricycle Theatre),
Takeaway a Chinese Musical (TRSE),
Songs of Freedom (South Bank Centre),
Through the Door (Trafalgar Studios),
Millennium Magic (Cardiff Millennium Stadium),
Time Flows (Trinity Buoy Wharf),
Crazy For You (Wermland Opera, Sweden),
End of the Rainbow (Trafalgar Studios, West End and Broadway),
Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre at The Mill Belfast),
Help the Heroes St. George’s Day charity match with Alexandra Burke and 380 Dancers (Twickenham Stadium),
Community Shield Opening Ceremony with Misha B and 200 dancers (Wembley Stadium),
I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Saw the Sky (TRSE),
Half a Sixpence (UK tour),
Michael Jackson’s ‘MJ Day’ charity performance (The Hippodrome and Hammersmith Apollo),
UK Garage Awards,
Fame Academy Boot Camp
UK Unsigned Completing the Band.
Film and T.V includes: Sammy in Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine), Shopping (Paul W..S Anderson), All About The Mckenzies (London Live), and Stay Lucky (YTV),
2 DOCS FOR CHANNEL 4
Jason can also be seen on Gareth Malone’s hit BBC 2 reality show “The Naked Choir” as one of the lead mentors.
Voiceover work: .Jungle Beat, BBC BITE SIZE, PETS AT HOME, DISNEY CARTOON SERIES.
Commercials: Chupa Chups (Here Kitty), Halifax (Our House), Ford KA, Coca-Cola (70’s Wedding), Fox Kids (Listen Up Y’all).
Radio: The Big Life (BBC World Service), Anthony Newley Birthday Celebrations (BBC World Service).
He recently reprised his role of 'Paul' in Kiss Me Kate for the BBC Proms 21 at The Royal Albert Hall, which was aired on Christmas Day on BBC 2, and can still be viewed on the BBC Proms website.
Commercially he has danced with and for Mel B, The Spice Girls, Moorcheeba, Toni Braxton, Eternal, Michael Jackson, Muse and many others.
He has a Guinness World Record for choreographing 800 dancers performing for Help the Heroes charity match Bath v Wasps 2011 at Twickenham Stadium with Heather Small of M-People.
Insta: @JasonPennycooke Twitter: @ThePennycooke
Experience within the Industry:
- Acting through Song
- /Actor - Straight
- /African Dance
- /Artistic Director
- /Assistant Director
- /Creative Director
- /Dance companies
- /Dancer Musical Theatre
- /Director (musicals)
- /Director (plays)
- /Floor Runner
- /Movement Director
- /Musical Theatre Performer
- /Production companies
- /Singer Musical Theatre
- /Street Dance
- /Technical Jazz
- /Theatre companies
- /Theatre Organisations
- /Vocational Teachers