Jay James-Moody is an award-winning actor, director, writer and producer.
He is the creator and Artistic Director of acclaimed boutique company Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre, was a co-founder of Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co, and made his professional debut in Jerry Springer The Opera at the Sydney Opera House.
Performance credits include Herringbone, A Cheery Soul, She Loves Me (Sydney Theatre Award Nomination), The Book of Mormon, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Of Thee I Sing, Man Of La Mancha, Bye Bye Birdie, The Drowsy Chaperone (Sydney Theatre Award, Best Actor), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Ordinary Days, A New Brain, [title of show], Reefer Madness, A Year With Frog and Toad, and The Venetian Twins.
Directing credits include Herringbone (with Michael Ralph), Straight From The Hart, Bring It On, The Original Grease, Grey Gardens, Hello, Dolly! (with Dean Vince), Triassic Parq, Man Of La Mancha (GLUG Award, Best Musical), Bye Bye Birdie, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Drowsy Chaperone (Sydney Theatre Award, Best Director), Carrie, [title of show] (with Daniel Jacobs), Thrill Me, Forbidden Broadway, Reefer Madness, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Tick… Tick… BOOM!, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and LadyNerd: A Cabaret.
Two of Jay’s original music theatre projects, Good Omens (with Vicki Larnach and Jim Hare) and The Dismissal (with Blake Erickson and Laura Murphy) will receive development productions in 2019 through his company Squabbalogic.