Jason Hewlett

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Jason Hewlett is an American award winning entertainer, impressionist, Certified Speaking Professional and member of the National Speakers Association, master of ceremonies/host, musician, actor, & author.

Background[edit]

Jason Hewlett was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1978 to John and Marsha Hewlett.

Jason began honing his performing talents in front of his classmates at an early age while growing up in Park City, Utah. His vocal training came under the direction and encouragement of Rosalind Hall at The Waterford School in Sandy, UT. Former BYU Basketball Coach Tony Ingle recognized Jason's talents as an entertainer and suggested Jason focus his efforts on being a performer as opposed to his dream of playing in the NBA. In 2000 Ingle introduced Hewlett to D. Chris Poulos, former manager of folk singing group, The 3 D's, and Poulos helped Jason secure his first paid performances at Johnny B's Comedy Club and Scera Theater in Orem and Provo, UT, respectively. In August 2000 Hewlett saw Danny Gans perform and has patterned his career after the great-late Las Vegas Impressionist.

Performing[edit]

In 2001 Hewlett's father, John Hewlett, helped Jason move from small performance venues in Utah to performing nationally with Las Vegas based impersonator troupe "Legends in Concert" where Jason impersonated Latin singer Ricky Martin in Myrtle Beach, SC, as well as Elton John in Valley Forge, PA until 2002.

The same year, Hewlett left "Legends in Concert" and began his focus on performing for corporate events and private functions.

His show expanded from 2 characters to over 50, including Alvin & The Chipmunks, Louie Armstrong, Michael Jackson, Jim Carrey, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, U2, Justin Timberlake, Billy Joel, The Bee Gees and many more.

His high tenor voice and falsetto distinguish him amongst impressionists, although he is limited in that voices such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra are too low for him to mimic. Reliance upon the comedy of facial expression and parody enable Hewlett to keep a fast-paced, highly entertaining show.

Hewlett performs at corporate retreats, conventions, private functions, and charitable fund raisers as the Headline Entertainment with his One-Man Show controlled by an iPod, which allows him to customize his material to the audience reactions as he performs. Jason is asked to return time and again by companies such as Coca~Cola, NuSkin International, Sinclair Oil Company, and others because his show appeals to a wide variety of ages and is considered clean humor.

Career highlights[edit]

In 2002 Hewlett performed nightly in his hometown of Park City, UT for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In September 2003 Hewlett's wife, Tami, sent a video to the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon to enter him as an amateur performer. Upon viewing the tape the committee asked Hewlett to Headline his first Nationally Televised Performance on CBS with his impressions of Eiffel 65, Snow White, a broken answer machine, and his popular Facial Exercises.

In February 2004 legendary Show Business Manager Russ Regan (who discovered Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, among others) saw Jason's video and recommended he perform full-time in Las Vegas.

Between 2005–2008 Hewlett opened for The Temptations, Merrill Osmond, The Righteous Brothers, Rita Coolidge, Dan Tyminski, Vince Gill, America, and shared the stage with Mickey Gilley.

In August 2008 Hewlett performed for the National Speakers Association, of which he is a member, and opened for Speaker Steve Forbes on Broadway in New York City's Times Square at the Marriott Marquis. In June 2014 Jason performed for the National Speakers Association Foundation Event in San Diego.

In July 2009 Hewlett performed for the Meeting Planners International (MPI) convention in Salt Lake City, UT as the Opening Act for Macy Gray (whom he does an impression of in his show).

Jason has received multiple Best of State awards in the State of Utah, including 2010 "Specialty Act in Arts & Entertainment", 2013 "Individual Vocalist in the Arts & Entertainment". In 2012 he was named "Entertainer of the Year" by Salt Lake County Auditor, Greg Hawkins.

Hewlett's One-Man Show of music impressions, coined "The Classic Show", was recorded at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV before an estimated audience of 10,000 for the Shaklee Convention in 2012, and is available online in both DVD and Digital. His newest show, "Father Time", is a mix of stories, stand-up comedy based around being a father of young children, as well as the effects of aging, while incorporating music impressions and parody, will be available in 2015 on DVD.

In July 2014 Jason performed in a war zone at war time for the US Military in Bagram, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Africa.

Publishing, Speaking, Recording[edit]

In 2006 Hewlett published, "Signature Moves: Standing Out In A Sit Down World". Jason's Keynote Speech goes by the same title, which he has shared at many events for youth and associations. In 2014 the book was re-written and published by Peak Bagger Publishing. The cover has received positive and negative reviews, as it features Jason's open mouth as the cover.

In 2007 Hewlett released an album of original songs, "Good To Me", which showcases Jason's natural voice and songwriting ability.

In 2014 the National Speakers Association recognized Hewlett with the Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation in the speaking industry. Worldwide only 12% of speakers hold this credential.

Acting[edit]

In 1997 Jason played the lead role in "Crayoluv", a short film by director Tucker Dansie.

Official Web Site[edit]

jasonhewlett.com Materials

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