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Jason O’Connell



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Jason O’Connell (Antonio Salieri) is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage, having directed last season’s award-winning production of Pride and Prejudice (adapted by his wife Kate Hamill). He most recently appeared in Richard Jones’s Judgment Day at Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Other Off-Broadway credits include Harold Ryan in Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wheelhouse/The Duke on 42nd St.), Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Primary Stages), Bottom and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl), Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam/The Gym at Judson), and Trigorin in The Seagull (Bedlam/Sheen Center). Jason recently played the title role in his own adaptation (with Brenda Withers) of Cyrano at Two River Theater and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. (He previously directed Cyrano’s world premiere at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth.) He is the writer/performer of the solo shows The Dork Knight (Joe’s Pub, Primary Stages, The Abingdon, etc.) and Fat and Scant of Breath (The Wild Project, TADA, etc.), and he will be workshopping a third solo piece in NYC this spring. He won the 2014 NYIT Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Don Juan in Hell (also cited as one of the year’s best performances by The Wall Street Journal), has appeared on multiple episodes of NBC’s Law & Order franchise, and is a founding member of NYC theatre company The COOP. www.jason-oconnell.com

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