Musical Supervisor/Musical Director
Jae is currently Music Director of 42nd STREET at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Times wrote in their ★★★★★ review:
The show begins with the conductor, Jae Alexander, rising out of the pit, turning and shooting us a big fat smile, as the curtain rises an inch or two to reveal a row of shoes, all in Popsicle pastels, tapping up a storm. Think a stenographer after 42 coffees. And they are all in perfect harmony.
Previously: TOP HAT (UK Tour, Japan), Tony Award winning production SOUTH PACIFIC, PRIVATES ON PARADE at the Noel Coward Theatre for Michael Grandage Company, SOUTH PACIFIC (Barbican) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Savoy Theatre), GUYS AND DOLLS (Piccadilly Theatre), GRAND HOTEL (Donmar Warehouse), DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Dominion Theatre),OLIVER! (London Palladium), CRAZY FOR YOU (Prince Edward Theatre), THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK (Prince Edward Theatre), Cats (New London Theatre), FOLLIES (Shaftesbury Theatre), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Savoy Theatre), WEST SIDE STORY ( Her Majesty’s Theatre). Regional work includes: ME AND MY GIRL (Crucible, Sheffield), National Tour of TELL ME ON A SUNDAY with Claire Sweeny, SHYLOCK, COMPANY, COLE, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Manchester Library), GREASE, THE PAJAMA GAME, WEST SIDE STORY AND FAT PIG THE MUSICAL (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), GYPSY (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), THE CARD (Watermill Theatre, Newbury) and PUTTING IT TOGETHER (Oxford).
Jae conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with an evening of Gershwin starring Michael Ball for the Kenwood House summer concerts programme. Jae has also worked as Musical Director on an ever increasing number of outdoor “LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS” spectacular concerts. These have seen him conducting across the country and working with some of the most famous orchestras in the world, including the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Orchestra of which he is Principal Conductor, The Bangkok Symphony, The Istanbul Syphony and the Wren Orchestra.