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BIOGRAPHY

Jye was born in the beachside city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Jye began his professional career on the London stage in the West End revival of Jerome Robbins’ WEST SIDE STORY at the Prince Edward Theatre. He worked with legendary writer/director Arthur Laurents and on the shows transfer to the Prince Of Wales Theatre, Jye played the role of A-rab. Jye went on to play the role of Pepper in the smash hit ABBA musical MAMMA MIA at the Prince Edward Theatre where he worked with director Phyllida Lloyd who also directed the film version of the show. Jye then joined the record breaking London production of CATS at the New London Theatre playing the role of Carbucketty and Mr Mistoffelees. In May 2002, he also had the honour of performing in the CATS 21st Anniversary Performance that was broadcast live throughout London’s iconic Covent Garden piazza for thousands of theatergoers. Jye was then invited to work at the prestigious National Theatre in two concurrent productions directed by multi award winning Sir Trevor Nunn. These show's were ANYTHING GOES, winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and William Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, playing alongside award winning actor Joseph Fiennes. Jye joined Queen/Ben Elton musical WE WILL ROCK YOU at the Dominion Theatre; sharing the stage on occasion with legendary guitarist and original Queen band member, Brian May. Sir Cameron Mackintosh invited him to be part of a gala performance at the famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre in THE TIME OF MY LIFE. A celebration of the work of composer Julian Slade directed by James Powell. This led to being part of the original cast of Cameron Mackintosh and Disney's MARY POPPINS where Jye worked with the award winning creative team of Sir Richard Eyre, Matthew Bourne, Stephen Mear and Julian Fellows to opened in MARY POPPINS world premiere at the Bristol Hippodrome and its West End premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre. MARY POPPINS. Jye then was invited to be part of the original London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre directed by Joe Mantello, playing the role of Boq on many occasions. During Jye's time in WICKED he had the honour of working opposite Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and Olivier Award Nominee and fellow Australian actor Adam Garcia. He performed with the cast of WICKED in the Royal Variety Performance at the London Coliseum for HRH The Prince of Wales. Jye originated the role of Joe Pesci in the London Premiere of the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award winning show JERSEY BOYS at the Prince Edward Theatre. During his three years with JERSEY BOYS, he also had the privilege of playing the lead role of Frankie Valli on numerous occasions and worked with the multi award winning director Des McAnuff. Jye once again performed for HRH The Prince of Wales at the Royal Variety Performance with the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the London Palladium. Jye went on to star in the London Premiere of THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY. For his portrayal of the role of Nathan Leopold he was nominated as Best Actor at The Off West End Theatre Awards. After completing an initial sell-out season to rave reviews at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London, THRILL ME transferred to the West End's Charing Cross Theatre where it played another extended sell-out season and was nominated at the Theatregoer’s Choice Awards for Best New Musical. Jye then returned to the West End stage to create the role of Robert Cohn in Alex Helrecht's bold adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's FIESTA: THE SUN ALSO RISES which played at the Trafalgar Studios to sell-out houses and rave reviews. Last year, Jye once again joined the company of JERSEY BOYS this time in Las Vegas for a limited engagement, marking his American stage debut, where he recreated the role of Joe Pesci and also played the iconic role of Frankie Valli.

On screen, Jye filmed a new series for the BBC called SCHIZO, SAMURAI, SHITZU playing the lead role of Travolta, directed by Tim Kirkby (HBO's Veep) and can be seen on Season One of ABC's smash hit GALAVANT directed by Chris Koch. Jye stars in the British feature film KAUFMAN'S GAME in which he plays the lead role of Stanley and REALITY MINE in which he plays antagonist Charlie Mayhew. 
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