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A Day In Hollywood, A Night In The Ukraine
Jerold has taught and coached pianists and singers and actors in the tri-state area for over 25 years. In addition, he is a performer, and was most recently seen in the new musical Boynton Beach Club. Prior to that, at Goodspeed Opera House and in FACE THE MUSIC for the ENCORES series at the City Center in NYC. Before that he was seen as Mushnik in the national tour of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. He has appeared on Broadway in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, with Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Stamos, and in the musical AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND. He was featured in the national tour of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM starring Rip Taylor (standing by for Mr. Taylor) and co-starred with Dick Van Patten in SCANDALS at Theatre Virginia. Jerold played Chico Marx in both ANIMAL CRACKERS at Arena Stage, Washington and THE COCOANUTS at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. He won Philadelphia's prestigious Barrymore Award for his performance in GUN METAL BLUES at the Wilma Theatre, was in the Kennedy Center's long-running production of SHEAR MADNESS and toured Europe as Bert Barry in 42ND STREET. On television he has been featured on NBC’s LAW AND ORDER and CBS’ HACK.
As a composer, Jerold's shows (written with William Squier) have been performed around the country. They include: BABALU and MUSIC IS MY FIST -- their send up of the Rat Pack -- which was featured twice at Steve McGraw’s, their holiday musical THE THREE SCROOGES and their newest musical, ROUTE 66 (music: Fred Stark), has been performed in concert at the Stamford Center for the Arts and the inaugural Kansas City Crossroads Festival of New Musicals and in a full production at the University of Maine. Individual songs that he has composed include ‘Garland of Hope,’ featured in the BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition, and ‘Where’s the Party Tonight?’ (Lyrics: W. Squier) the theme song for the ABC-TV late night show, WHERE’S THE PARTY?