Jason Moore Biography, Age, Family, Net Worth, Salary

Jason Moore Biography

Jason Moore is an American director of the film, theatre, and television. In March 2003, Moore directed the musical Avenue Q, which opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre and then moved to Broadway at the John Golden Theatre on July 2003. He was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for his direction.

His recent spots for the U.S. Department of Transportation were featured in the Shoot magazine New Directors Showcase and won Telly and Mobius awards.

Moore has been teaching digital film and television production for over a decade and has taught in Los Angeles, New York and Kingston, Jamaica. He is also the author of the textbook Short Film Distribution: Film Festivals, the Internet, and Self-Promotion.

Jason Moore Age

Moore was born on October 22, 1970, in Fayetteville, Arkansas United States. He is 48 years old as of 2018. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity.

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Jason Moore Family

He is the son of Fayetteville District Judge Rudy Moore. His siblings are Kristen Clark (sister), Matthew Moore (brother), Ross Clark (brother).

Jason Moore Wife

Moore is a married man. We have no details regarding his wife and children if he has any.

Jason Moore Education

Moore studied acting and directing as a theater arts major at the University of California, Los Angeles, and continued at UCLA as a film directing major in the M.F.A. program. His thesis film, Paradise, Nebraska, won UCLA’s top prize, the Spotlight Award for best film of the year.

Jason Moore Career

Moore’s Broadway career started in 1987 as Les Misérables ‘ resident manager at the Imperial Theater. Moore directed the musical Avenue Q in March 2003, which opened Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater and then relocated to the John Golden Theater in July 2003 on Broadway.
He was nominated for his direction for the 2004 Tony Award. Moore also directed musical productions in Las Vegas and London and the domestic tour of the show. Moore directed Steel Magnolias and Shrek the Musical’s 2005 Broadway revival, featuring Brian d’Arcy James and Sutton Foster who opened in 2008 on Broadway. In January 2008, he directed Jerry Springer’s concert— The Carnegie Hall Opera.

Moore, Jeff Whitty, Jake Shears, and John “JJ” Garden collaborated on a new musical based on the City’s Tales of Armistead Maupin. The musical premiered at the American Conservatory Theater in May 2011 and ran through July 2011 in San Francisco, California.

For television, episodes of Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Everwood and Brothers & Sisters have been directed by Moore. As a writer, Moore adapted from Clyde Edgerton’s novel The Floatplane Notebooks with Paul Fitzgerald. At the New Play Festival in the Charlotte, North Carolina Repertory Theater in 1996, a staged reading of the play was presented with a full-stage production in 1998.

In 2012, Moore made his film directorial debut with Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow. He also served as an executive producer on the sequel. He directed the film Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, which was released on December 18, 2015. Moore’s next project will be directing a live-action Archie movie.

Jason Moore Net Worth And Salary

As of 2019, the American director of the film and theatre has an estimated net worth of $16 Million as per some sources. Moore’s salary as of 2019 is under review.

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What do you find most compelling about Cher’s story specifically?

One of the things I love about her — and I think many people love about her — is that she’s able to be this larger-than-life diva who can embody 1,000 different things and wear anything, yet somehow, it’s very authentic.

You feel like she’s going to say what she thinks, but that you can go and have a hamburger with her. She’s somehow both planet-sized and grounded. Plus, I realized how many songs and reinventions she’s had, and it just seemed like a great story to put onstage.

Were there challenges in staging “The Cher Show” that maybe wouldn’t have been present had its subject been a fictional character?

Any theatrical or cinematic adaptation of someone’s life is going to be an interpretation. It will never be their life. Musicals, by definition, are not realism. We weren’t basing this piece on a book. It was really created from the stories she told Rick Elice, our book writer, and me, in a series of interviews. It wasn’t meant to be a documentary about her life.

How involved was Cher in the creative process?

It started with two weeks of sitting with Rick and me, and going through the stories of her life. When she’d see a reading or the words on the page, she’d say, “No, this is what actually happened. This line might be more helpful.”

So she’s always been the biggest influencer in the way the story was put together. She wasn’t in rehearsal every day. But she’d come to all the key points, to see how we’d interpreted things. One on one, she’s a very accessible, vulnerable and honest person.

Given other highlights in your career like “Avenue Q” and “Pitch Perfect,” how do you see  “The Cher Show” as fitting into your oeuvre?

If you look at all of them, they all have some degree of the story of the outsider. The underdog, the outsider story is one that I identify with, and one that I think many people from all walks of life identify with, so that’s what links my work together.

As a director, what are you hoping to explore on stage or in film next that you haven’t before?

I’d love to do a big action comedy. I’d love to do a small, intimate drama. It’d be great to do a science fiction movie, too.

If there’s one message you want audiences to take away from “The Cher Show,” what would that be?

The way to be your best self, to be your own diva, is to face your fears — not to think that they shouldn’t exist, but to face them. And you can look fierce and sound fierce while you’re doing it.

Source: huffpost.com