Richard Jay-Alexander is an American Broadway producer and director, who has been part of the stage world for over 40 years. He was a dancer, singer and actor in two minor roles on Broadway and later branched into stage management. He served as Executive Director of the New York office of producer Cameron Mackintosh. Cameron Mackintosh is known for productions including Les Misérables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Oliver! and Putting It Together. Jay-Alexander ran Mackintosh’s North American operations for twelve years.
His recent directorial credits include the concert versions of Les Miz in 2008 and Guys and Dolls in August 2009, both at the Hollywood Bowl. He has also staged concert productions for performers such as Kristin Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Polly Bergen, Russell Watson, Il Volo, Il Divo, Norm Lewis, Debby Boone, Mary Cleere Haran, Roslyn Kind, Melissa Errico, Betty Buckley, Donny & Marie Osmond, Ricky Martin, Well-Strung, Melora Hardin, Jennifer Leigh Warren, and others.
He is currently directing Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth in her her upcoming one women Broadway show. My Love Letter to Broadway will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre November 2-13. This adorable bundle of energy just released her new album, The Art of Elegance September 23.