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Name: Gregory Jbara  
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Date of Birth: 28th September 1961
Place of Birth: Wayne, Michigan, USA
Profession: Actor
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Gregory Jbara is currently starring as 'Andre' in the Broadway musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, also starring John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleason, and Sara Gettelfinger. The show opened on Broadway on March 3, 2005.

Jbara received the BackStageWest Garland 2000 Award for his performance in the West Coast Premiere of George Furth's Precious Sons with Nora Dunn.

Other Stage Credits include:
'Vinnie' in the Geffen Playhouse Premier of Neil Simon's Felix and Oscar
'Ike/Bess Truman' in the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChuisa's First Lady Suite
'Clark Gable' in The Blank Theatre Company's 'the living room series' presentation of Mark Saltzman's new play, Mr. Shaw Goes To Hollywood
'Chick Clark' in Wonderful Town for City Center Encores!
'Billy Flynn' in the Tony Award winning revival of Chicago on Broadway
'Squash Bernstein' (originated role) in the Broadway musical Victoria/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews
'Sohovik' (originated role) in the Broadway revival of Damn Yankees! starring Bebe Neuwirth, Victor Garber and Jerry Lewis
Born Yesterday with Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn (Broadway revival)
Serious Money with Alec Baldwin and Kate Nelligan
Privates On Parade with Jim Dale and Simon Jones
Forever Plaid
Das Barbecu
Have I Got A Girl For You!

Film Credits:
The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest' for 20th Century FOX
The Sure Hand Of God (indie feature)
Cement, also starring Chris Penn, Sherilyn Fenn, Titus Welliver and Jeffrey Wright
The Out-Of-Towners starring Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Kline, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Stanley Tucci, Bill Irwin, among others
In & Out, directed by Frank Oz and also starring Kevin Kline
One Fine Day
Married To It
The House On Carroll Street
Crocodile Dundee II

Television Credits:
Century City
The Pied Piper
Without A Trace
The West Wing
Touched By An Angel
Crossing Jordan
Grounded for Life
Ally McBeal
Malcolm In The Middle
That's Life
Suddenly Susan
The Drew Carey Show
Family Guy
Rocket Power
The Closer
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

Jbara voiced the role of "Willie 3" and sang the title song in the Alan Menken animated musical Home On The Range for Disney.

He also sang Randy Newman's 'You've Got a Friend In Me' from Toy Story for U.S. Olympic Ice Skater, Michelle Kwan's 75 Years of Disney Music/TV Special.

Jbara appeared as 'Kenny' in the Carnegie Hall concert version of Very Warm For May with Jon Lovitz for conductor/director John McGlinn.

Recordings include:
Broadway cast recordings of Victoria/Victoria and Damn Yankees!
First Lady Suite on PS Classics
Brigadoon and Annie Get Your Gun on EMI
A Broadway Christmas, Unsung Musicals II, Unsung Berlin, Peter Pan, and Drat The Cat! on Varese/Sarabande

Jbara can be heard as the announcer on the first three seasons of "Ripley's Believe it Or Not" on TBS, and his voice is featured on the Best Of Ripley's dvd release.

Born and raised in suburban Detroit Mr. Jbara transferred from the University of Michigan School of Music musical theatre program to complete his BFA in acting at the Juilliard School. Jbara is married; he and wife Julie have two sons.

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