Interview: Waylon Jacobs, star of Hamilton & Cases

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Waylon can currently be heard on the Original Studio Cast Recording of new musical Cases.

Over the past year Waylon has starred as Jamie in The Last Five Years (Minack Theatre) and performed a one-man version of Peter Pan (Barn Theatre). He’s about to be seen in the streamed production of Treason (Cadogan Hall), having also recorded the cast album.

His West End credits include Standby in Hamilton (Victoria Palace), Chicago (Phoenix),  understudy Gator, Delray & Bobby in Memphis (Shaftesbury), understudy Britney in We Will Rock You (Dominion & Arena Tour) and understudy Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum). 

Waylon’s additional credits include Sarge/Scarlett in Yank (Charing Cross Theatre), Benny in Rent (Tabard) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Ragtime (both Regent’s Park).


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Written by Dominic Powell, Cases explores unforeseen circumstances and unexpected crises inspired by journeys and careers within the arts and entertainment industry. 

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In this episode, Waylon reveals how his ambition of becoming a TV chef led him to theatre, the  nine-month audition process for Hamilton and the process of recording the Cases album in lockdown. 

Follow Waylon on Instagram: @wayjay4

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. 

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