Jason Moore (director)

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Jason Moore
Born (1970-10-12) October 12, 1970 (age 44)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
Occupation Film director, television director, theatre director
Years active 1987–present

Jason Moore (born October 22, 1970) is an American director of film, theatre and television.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and studied at Northwestern University. Moore's career began on Broadway as the resident director of Les Misérables at the Imperial Theatre.

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 in July 2003. He was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for his direction. Moore also directed productions of the musical in Las Vegas and London and the show's national tour. Moore directed the 2005 Broadway revival of Steel Magnolias[1] and Shrek the Musical which opened on Broadway in 2008.[2] He directed the concert of Jerry Springer — The Opera at Carnegie Hall in January 2008.[3]

Moore, Jeff Whitty, Jake Shears, and John "JJ" Garden worked together on a new musical based on Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. The musical premiered at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California in May 2011 and ran through July 2011.[4]

For television, Moore has directed episodes of Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Everwood, and Brothers & Sisters. As a writer, Moore adapted the play The Floatplane Notebooks with Paul Fitzgerald from the novel by Clyde Edgerton. A staged reading of the play was presented at the New Play Festival at the Charlotte, North Carolina Repertory Theatre in 1996, with a fully staged production in 1998. [5]

In 2012, Moore made his film directorial debut with Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow.[6] In June 2014, Moore started filming his next film The Nest for a 2015 release. Moore's next project will be directing a Live Action Archie movie.[7]


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