Triple Threat: Jake Epstein
Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is an annual feature that reveals which musicals and musical experiences left lasting impressions on the performers involved in The Musical Stage Company’s UnCovered Concert series. Up first is Jake Epstein!
Jake is a returning UnCovered favourite and we’re thrilled to have him back for UnCovered: Dylan & Springsteen. Jake’s recent credits include on Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (original Gerry Goffin); Spider-Man (Peter Parker/Spider-Man). First National Tours: Spring Awakening (Melchior); American Idiot (Will). Off-Broadway: Straight. Selected Toronto Theatre: Therefore Choose Life (HGJT, co-writer); Billy Elliot: The Musical (Mirvish); Dog Sees God (Michael Rubinoff); Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast (Ross Petty); Dani Girl (Talk is Free). On television, Jake is known for having played Craig on Degrassi (Gemini Award), but most recently can be seen in Designated Survivor and Suits.
What is your favourite musical?
What is your guilty pleasure musical?
Titanic the Musical (for sure)
When was the first time that you ever performed?
My first major role was playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver! at the Princess of Wales Theatre when I was 12.