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The Performers Podcast

Oct 22, 2013

Jay's appeared in numerous TV shows but fantasy-action fans recognize him from his appearances on "Stargate Atlantis." He's also an accomplished film actor, with a long list of credits. Mordecai Richler cast Brazeau in "Duddy," a musical based on Richler's "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz." He's won a Pittsburgh Press Critic’s Award for his performance as Cyrano and critical acclaim for his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in the Toronto and Vancouver productions of "Hairspray." We talk about all of the above but I was particularly interested in Jay's work with the Winnipeg office of The National Film Board. Jay was the male voice in animated short film "The Big Snit," which was nom­i­nated for an Oscar award and voted num­ber 25 of the 50 Great­est Car­toons of all time by ani­ma­tion professionals.