Doug Jabara is known for his commanding voice and electrifying stage presence. He has shared the floor boards with some of Broadway’s best, appearing as Javert in Les Misérables opposite Broadway Jean Valjean, Ivan Rutherford and as The Baker in Into the Woods opposite Broadway luminary Rachel York. Recently he made his debut as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, was cast in an Off-Broadway run of George Gershwin’s Funny Face on Theatre Row, and appeared as Georges in La Cage Aux Folles. Favorite roles include the title role in Sweeney Todd, Lower Voice Man in Jacques Brel is Alive Well and Living in Paris, and Ben Franklin in 1776!
Doug is currently enjoying creating his second CD, Swing a Song of Sondheim - an album of brand-spanking-new jazz arrangements of the great composer/lyricist’s works. On the album are six reimagined solos and four duet mashups performed with help from friends Sutton Foster, Rachel York, Norm Lewis and Shoba Narayan. Look for CD release concerts at 54 Below and Birdland in the spring of 2020.
Jabara has also had the pleasure of appearing in New York City at Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Philadelphia Boys Choir, Chorale and Orchestra and at The Town Hall as Emile DeBecque performing selections from South Pacific with One World Symphony. Doug has also been nominated for Best Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld.com) for his role as Javert in Les Misérables and for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical by the Independent Reviewers of New England for his portrayal of Jud in Oklahoma!
An avid voice teacher and vocal coach, Jabara maintains a private voice studio in midtown Manhattan. His clients have appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and on many Broadway productions, including: Cats, Aladdin,Tuck Everlasting, Finding Neverland, Matilda, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Kinky Boots, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Billy Elliot.