How many people can say they’ve worked with Mordecai Richler and Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mother?
They are just two of the people who’ve worked with Jay Brazeau.
Jay’s an accomplished stage and film actor, with a long list of credits. He’s appeared in numerous TV shows but fantasy-action fans recognize him from his appearances on “Stargate Atlantis.”
Mordecai Richler cast Brazeau in “Duddy,” a musical based on Richler’s “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.”
He’s won a Pittsburgh Press Critic’s Award for his performance as Cyrano and critical acclaim for his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in the Toronto and Vancouver productions of “Hairspray.”
We talk about all of the above, but I was particularly interested in Jay’s work with the creative, animated film makers in Winnipeg. Jay was the male voice in animated short film “The Big Snit,” which was nominated for an Oscar award and voted number 25 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by animation professionals.