Jason Alexander of 'Seinfeld' fame comes back to UVU

Though best known for his award-winning, nine-year stint as the now iconic George Costanza of television’s Seinfeld, Jason Alexander has achieved international recognition for a career noted for its extraordinary diversity. Aside from his performances on stage, screen and television, he has worked extensively as a writer, composer, director, producer and teacher of acting. In between all that he has also become an award-winning magician, a notorious poker player and a respected advocate on social and political issues.

This isn’t his first visit to UVU, either. He came in 2012, and told the UVU Review how impressed he was by the then-fledgling arts program.

“What is unusual about UVU is that because this program is relatively new, there is a willingness and eagerness to go, ‘what are we doing that’s really good, what are we doing that could be improved, and what could we do that others aren’t?’ There’s an openness to ideas that doesn’t exist in the same way at other schools that are more entrenched in what they’ve done. As an outside artist, I have big high-falutin’ ideas about what arts education could be, there’s a really exciting engagement here because the possibilities of doing something really new, different, exciting, and potentially more rewarding exists more here than at any other place I’ve visited,” Alexander said

six Emmy nominations

four Golden Globe nominations

one American Television Award

two American Comedy Awards

two Screen Actor Guild Awards

Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement

one Tony Award

Beyond his extensive work in television and movies - including Drunk History and Curb Your Enthusiasm, the movie version of Cinderella, voice work in animated shows and a part in Pretty Woman - he also has Broadway chops. Alexander was in the original Broadway cast of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Merrily We Roll Along, and from there starred in a number of other shows including Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, for which he won a Tony.  

Alexander tours the country and the world performing his one-man show, “As Long As You’re Asking, a Conversation with Jason Alexander,” which contains music, comedy and conversation. He can also be seen in his whimsical salute to Broadway musicals with some of the finest symphony orchestras throughout the United States - including our very own UVU Symphony Orchestra as part of The Noorda’s grand opening Week of Dreams!

You can stay in touch with Jason via Twitter (@IJasonAlexander)

 

Jason Alexander in Concert with the UVU Symphony Orchestra

The inaugural performance on the Noorda’s proscenium stage features Tony Award-winning Broadway and television actor Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza in the TV series Seinfeld, who will perform beloved Broadway hits accompanied by the UVU Symphony Orchestra.

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