Meet the cast: Jamie Grayson of 'An Act of God'

Jamie Grayson. An Act of God

Understudying the roles of God and Michael in An Act of God

At the Denver Center: Debut. New York: Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone and Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods at The MacHaydn Theatre. Tours and regional: Cats, Hairspray, A Chorus Line and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He is also an internationally recognized baby-gear expert who has been seen on “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Today Show,” and speaks at events for new and expectant parents.

  • Twitter-sized bio: Sometimes actor/full-time baby-gear expert and “guncle.” New to Denver and loving every minute. Fred Armisen *might* have played me in a movie.
  • Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
  • Home now: I moved to Denver in July
  • Jamie Grayson. Baby Guy Website:
  • Social media:  @TheBabyGuyNYC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Training: BFA in Acting from the University of Mississippi
  • What was the role that changed your life? My first professional gig was in Shenandoah at The MacHaydn Theatre in Chatham, N.Y. I worked there every summer throughout college and a few years after. Summer stock taught me to be a quick study, taught me work ethic, and taught me the “play” in performing. There are not many theatres like this still around, and it’s truly the best training a young actor can have. That place feels like home.
  • Why are you an actor? At its best, theatre is communion with an audience. There are not many true places of communion now. So to be in a room with strangers and tell them a story and get immediate engagement and energy back is just the absolute best feeling – so it translates well into my actual career.
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t an actor: My “real” job is a baby gear expert/speaker/social media “personality” – LOL. I was on tour for years and grew weary of suitcase life, so I took a survival gig at a store and it ended up turning into an insane career that I love. I knew once I stopped acting I would go into education, so my current job combines my desire to educate and entertain. It’s kind of perfect, and I feel very fortunate that I’ve found ways to begin bridging my two lives.
  • A Jamie Grayson Jodie FosterIdeal scene partner: Jodie Foster. I just love her. Always have. Always will. But also Meryl Streep, because … duh.
  • Why does An Act of God matter? I was shocked at how intelligent the script is. It’s not just some off-the-wall, slap-your-leg, laugh-until-you-hurt piece. It’s quieter than that, but very funny and forces you to listen. On top of that, there are references to current events and sections that really make you question your “why” in “why I believe.”
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of seeing it? Theatre is a time to shut your phones off, sit with people in the dark, and have an experience. I cannot tell you what your experience will be. I can only hope you have one.
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is …”
    “…  to get better every day.” Stagnation is a horrible thing.

An Act of God
: Ticket information

• The story: God takes human form in this critically acclaimed new comedy direct from Broadway. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight.
• Through April 8
• Garner-Galleria Theatre
• Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
• Groups: Call 303-446-4829

Selected Previous NewsCenter coverage:
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Steven J. Burge is following in God’s footsteps
Meet the cast: Steven J. Burge
Meet the cast: Erik Sandvold
Meet the cast: Steven Cole Hughes
Video, photos: DCPA, Macy’s help ‘Make-A-Wish‘ come true
Casting announced for An Act of God
A day in the busy life of Director Geoffrey Kent
Interview: Geoffrey Kent on a laugh-a-minute God
Geoffrey Kent’s 2015 True West Award

More 2016-17 DCPA Theatre Company ‘Meet the Cast’ profiles:

Aubrey Deeker, The Glass Menagerie
Thaddeus Fitzpatrick, Frankenstein
Meridith C. Grindei, Frankenstein
Sullivan Jones, Frankenstein
Mark Junek, Frankenstein
Charlie Korman, Frankenstein
Jennifer Le Blanc, The Book of Will
Rodney Lizcano, The Book of Will
Wesley Mann, The Book of Will
Robert Manning Jr., The Christians

Amelia Pedlow, The Glass Menagerie
Jessica Robblee, Frankenstein
John Skelley, The Glass Menagerie

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