Jay Thompson Biography

Jay Thompson
Jay Thompson

Jay Thompson co-wrote the book for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, and wrote the book, music and lyrics for the opera THE BIBLE SALESMAN and the one-act musical THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD. He also wrote POCKETFUL OF WRY, a musical revue. He composed words and music for the song "Jimmy" which was sung by Julie Andrews in the film Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has also created special material for Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Imogene Coca and other funny ladies. He has directed ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, BORN YESTERDAY, POCKETFUL OF WRY, ANNIE, FORUM, SWEET CHARITY, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, LAUGHING MATTER, and THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE WORLD.

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Recent Performances of works by Jay Thompson
Production/Credit WhereOpening Night
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Spotlight Players 3/15/2013
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Somerset Valley Players 9/7/2007
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Middlesex County Plays in the Park 7/18/2007
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) GB Productions 9/14/2006
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Cumberland Players 7/13/2006
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Playful Theater Productions 7/7/2005
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) NENA Productions Theater Project 5/13/2005
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Livingston Theatre Company 3/3/2005
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Margate Players 8/13/2004
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) JCC Musical Theater Company 8/7/2004
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Enchanted Players 9/13/2002
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Spring Lake Theatre Company 2/1/2002
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) Mercer County Community College 2/2/2001
Once Upon a Mattress ...... (Book) East Brunswick Community Players 9/8/2000
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