Gregory Jbara

Performer Profile

  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6 feet 2 in
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • Age Range: 40 - 55
  • Physique: Average
  • Hair Color: Salt/Pepper
  • Hair Length: Short
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Bass, Baritone

 

“The Big House” to “The Jailyard”

Gregory Jbara began his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan with a minor in physics and a major in communications. By his second year he was enrolled as a theatre major and his third year was a founding inaugural class member of the renowned University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. He also co-founded the still flourishing Impact (Jazz) Dance Company through the University Activities Center.

He transferred to The Juilliard School where he completed his BFA in acting in 1986.
The fall of his fourth year of training at Juilliard he was selected to join five other acting students to represent the Drama Division performing live on the televised 80th anniversary celebration of the Juilliard School, “PBS Live From Lincoln Center: Juilliard at 80”.

He remained a New York resident through December of 1997. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Jbara now resides with his wife Julie and their sons Zachary and Aidan in Los Angeles.
 

Performer Skills

Performance Skills: Host, Stunts, Improvisation, Teleprompter, Voiceover, Juggling, Singing, Dancing, Comedian

Athletic Skills: Golf, Swimming, Baseball, Rollerblading, Basketball, Football, Tennis, Cycling, Track & Field, Soccer

Accents: Spanish, West Indian, Middle Eastern, Midwest, Jamaican, Russian, Australian, Italian, Chinese, German, French, British, Scottish, Irish, Southern

Musical Instruments: Bass Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Recorder, Drums, French Horn, Tuba, Percussion, Flute, Dulcimer

Dance: Waltz, Swing, Tap, Square, Club/Freestyle, Ballroom, Polka, Line, Disco
 

Education/TRAINING

The Juilliard School, BFA, New York City, 1986
University of Michigan 1979-1982
 

Awards

Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer
Critics Circle Award
, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, 2009
BILLY ELLIOT

Drama Desk Award, Featured Actor in a Musical (Nominated), 2005
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Caricature Unveiled at Sardi's, New York City, 2005