Jessie L. Tyson

Jessie L. Tyson

Sometimes credited as: Jessie Tyson

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano/Belter    ·    Height: 5'7"    ·    Weight: 210 lbs.    ·    Hair Color: Dark Brown    ·    Eye Color: Green    ·    Training: BA from USCAiken    ·    Special Skills: Dialect Specialist, Improvisational Comedy    ·    Hometown: Albany, GA    ·    Born: 1/14/1982    ·    High School: Ball High School    ·    College: University of New Orleans, University of South Carolina Aiken    ·    Occupation: Teacher

Super organized, super professional, super hilarious.
Having spent many years in schools and summer camps, Jessie strives to always educate while she entertains. She is a firm believer in the experiential learning philosophy and will always take time to answer questions after a show. She has not only been onstage, but has done her fair share of backstage work, mostly as Stage and Production Manager. Jessie is a kind and wonderful personality who is willing to do whatever it takes to amaze and enrapture audiences, young and old.

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Stage Credits:
Effy *.... The Spitfire Grill   (7/2009)
The Beggar Woman *.... Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street   (5/2008)
Jan *.... Grease   (8/2007)
Salome *.... The Robber Bridegroom   (4/2007)
Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet.... Harvey   (10/2006)
Merideth *.... Five Women Wearing The Same Dress   (6/2005)
Herbie.... Get Flanagan   (12/2004)
*=leading role

Offstage Credits:
Scenic Designer.... Three Days Of Rain   (6/2005)
Props Design.... Our Country's Good   (4/2005)
Stage Manager.... Baal   (11/2004)
Stage Manager.... Chicken Little   (9/2004)
Stage Manager.... The Shape of Things   (7/2004)
Scenic Artist.... Something Wicked   (5/2004)
Stage Manager; Composer.... As You Like It   (3/2004)
Sound Design.... The Laramie Project   (7/2003)
Director.... Sympathy for the Devil  

Stage Awards and Nominations:
Best Featured Actress - Aiken Community Playhouse
Porter Fleming Playwriting Contest - FIRST PRIZE
Stage Management Honors - Aiken Community Playhouse
NOMINATIONS - Aiken Community Playhouse: Best Supporting Actress (Sweeney Todd), Best Featured Actress (Grease), Best Property Design (Grease)
Best Actress – USCAiken
"The Inspector Clouseau Award"
Best Supporting Actress, Best Newcomer – USCAiken
Favorite Female Newcomer - Aiken Community Playhouse
KCACTF Region VI Stage Management Entrant, Honorary Stage Manager of 24-Hour Plays at Festival
Best Properties Design, Best Undergraduate Student - University of New Orleans (UNO)
Best Sound Design - Ambie Awards (presented by Ambush Magazine)
Recipient of George Wood Scholarship - UNO
Best Stage Manager, Best Sound Design, Best Director of a Student Show, Best Actress in a One Act – UNO

Non-stage credits:
Extra in "Ray," "The Skeleton Key" and "Runaway Jury."