Friday, 09 October 2009 00:00
Jeremy Cohen, a 2000 Roslyn High School graduate, has come a long way in the highly competitive world of the New York theater. An actor, composer, and songwriter, Jeremy has appeared in numerous productions in both New York and at theaters around the country.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Jeremy recently collaborated with David Bell for a musical, The Bowery Boys, which was just nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Musical. The Jeff Awards are considered the Chicago version of the Tony Awards.
The Bowery Boys ran in Chicago’s Marriott Theatre for three months this past Christmas season. The Jeff nominations were announced on July 31 and the awards event is scheduled for October 19. The Jeff Awards link is: http://www.jeffawards.org/home/index.cfm.
The nomination was just the latest success for Cohen, who made his stage debut at age 5, singing In the Still Of The Night on the Pierce Country Day School cafeteria stage.
While attending Northwestern, Jeremy performed on stage and also wrote songs for the annual Northwestern Waa-Mu show, a student-written review that the New York Times called “the greatest college show in America.” Before leaving Chicago, Jeremy made his New York stage debut in the New York Music Theatre Festival. He followed that with the premiere of West Bank, UK at New York’s La MaMa Theatre. His performance as a dangerous Israeli expatriate led to his first major film project.
On camera, Jeremy has worked in several independent films. His most recent project, Hell’s Gate, was nominated for Best Picture at two film festivals in Los Angeles and in Europe.
In addition, Jeremy continues to work at a variety of celebrated regional theatres including Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Delaware Theatre Company, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, and the Malibu Stage Company in Los Angeles.