Award winning Actor/Singer/Dancer and Vocal Impressionist Jason Chasland is a 2005 graduate of the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, where he was awarded the Richard Newell Stevenson scholarship for excellence. He created the title role in ‘The Nero Show’ by Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr. The New Zealand Listener hailing his performance as "Showstopping!". He originated the role of Tom in the Capital E Opera ‘Kia Ora Khalid’ both in New Zealand and Australia. Jason was a guest performer for ‘The World of Wearable Arts Awards’ (WoW) 2004- 09. The Lead Singer on-board the Tahitian Princess cruise-liner during 2007 and was a member of the New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company in 2002, which saw him named 'Young achiever of the year'. Amongst his numerous credits in Theatre, Television and Radio highlights include: Singing at the AXA international rugby sevens at the Westpac arena, being invited to perform for David Beckham, winning the solo spot for Opera in the Park, a vocalist for Television shows ‘One night Only’ ‘Showstoppers’ and appearing on television series ‘The Hothouse’. Jason regularly tours and performs his sell out concerts ‘The Voice’ and ‘Broadway the Jay-way’ as well as his “Utterly Inspiring” tour-de-force one man show ‘The ImpoSTAR!’ which will be performed in Wellington later this year as well featuring as a guest performer in Spector! at Circa Theatre this July with Internationally acclaimed ‘The Beat girls’ . Jason is also a private vocal, drama and dance coach. His versatility, drive and passion for his craft have seen him perform internationally in England, United States of America, Asia, Australia and throughout New Zealand.
"The star of the show is Jason Chasland – He is Brilliant with super charged energy,
SHOW STOPPING!" - The NZ Listener
"Show stopping, his energetic performance was riveting to watch."- The Capital Times
" A Voice to die for acting and singing with emotion and intelligence, a tricky combination.”
- Declain Patrick - international artist/reviewer
“His voice is a force to be reckoned with. Utterly inspiring!” – Dan Kendrick, Nelson Mail
“Chasland is impressive, he nails the characters superbly!” - John Smythe – The Dominion Post & Theatreview.com