Jason Pennycooke can currently be seen playing the role of Grandad in the comedy drama series All About the Mckenzies on new TV channel, London Live.
Jason created the role of Paul in Chichester Festival Theatre and The Old Vic's recent production of Kiss Me Kate, directed by Trevor Nunn and Jacob in La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory and Playhouse Theatre) directed by Terry Johnson, for which he was nominated for an Olivier and What's On Stage Award.
Other Theatre credits include: Cats (UK tour), Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Five Guys Named Moe (Noël Coward Theatre), Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre and 1st UK Tour), Soul Train (Victoria Palace Theatre), The Big Life (Apollo Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East), Hey Mr Producer (Lyceum Theatre), Stomp (Vaudeville Theatre), The Rat Pack (Savoy Theatre, Adelphi Theatre and U.S Tour), Robin and the Seven Hoods (Leicester Square Theatre), Simply Heavenly (Young Vic), Golden Boy (Greenwich Theatre), Elegies and Punks and Raging Queens (The Old Globe), Sammy (TRSE), Time Flows (Trinity Buoy Wharf), White Folks (Tricycle Theatre), Forever Young (Nottingham Playhouse) and Phoenix Dance Company.
Film and T.V includes: Sammy in Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine), Shopping (Paul W.S Anderson), All About The Mckenzies (London Live), and Stay Lucky (YTV).
Radio: The Big Life (BBC World Service), Anthony Newley Birthday Celebrations (BBC World Service).
Choreography credits include: Shrek (Sweden), The Infidel (TRSE), Love 'n' Stuff (TRSE), The Magnets (Australasia Tour), Emperors of Soul (European Tour), Soul Sister (Hackney Empire, Savoy Theatre, European Tour), The Big Life (Apollo Theatre West End - Choreographer and Resident Director, What's On Stage and Olivier Award nominations), Porgy and Bess The Musical (World Premiere, Savoy Theatre), Olivier Awards 2006 (The Big Life), The Pearl Fishers (Dorset Opera Company), Let There Be Love (Tricycle Theatre), Takeaway a Chinese Musical (TRSE), Songs of Freedom (South Bank Centre), Through the Door (Trafalgar Studios), Millennium Magic (Cardiff Millennium Stadium), Time Flows (Trinity Buoy Wharf), Crazy For You (Wermland Opera, Sweden), End of the Rainbow (Trafalgar Studios, West End and Broadway), Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre at The Mill Belfast), Help the Heroes St. George's Day charity match with Alexandra Burke and 380 Dancers (Twickenham Stadium), Community Shield Opening Ceremony with Misha B and 200 dancers (Wembley Stadium), I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Saw the Sky (TRSE), Sammy (TRSE), Half a Sixpence (UK tour), Anything Goes (Trinity Laban), Street Dreams (GSA).
Michael Jackson's 'MJ Day' charity performance (The Hippodrome and Hammersmith Apollo), UK Garage Awards, Fame Academy Boot Camp and UK Unsigned Completing the Band.
Commercially he has danced with and for Mel B, The Spice Girls, Moorcheeba, Toni Braxton, Eternal, Michael Jackson, Muse and many others.
He has a Guinness World Record for choreographing 800 dancers performing for Help the Heroes charity match Bath v Wasps 2011 at Twickenham Stadium with Heather Small of M-People.
Jason can be seen on BBC2 on Christmas Day 2014, in the John Wilson Orchestra concert production of Kiss Me Kate at The Royal Albert Hall, playing the role of Paul.
Back to Cast & Creative