Five books: Jake Epstein
The Broadway star returns home to take part in the annual UnCovered production at Koerner Hall
Jake Epstein has strutted across many a stage both in Toronto and in New York City where he starred in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. But recently, people are getting to know him as a member of the cast of the hit TV show Designated Survivor starring another Toronto native, Keifer Sutherland.
Epstein grew up in North York where he attended Claude Watson School of the Arts and Earl Haig Secondary School. Then
Degrassi happened, and his star was on the rise. Since then, he’s worked mostly onstage, in such productions as the Green Day project American Idiot and the Broadway production of SpiderMan:Turn Off the Dark.
This month, Epstein is back in Toronto as one of the many stage stars in UnCovered: Dylan & Springsteen alongside the likes of Brent Carver, Divine Brown and Melissa O’Neil. The show runs Nov. 14 to 16 at Koerner Hall. Here, Jake shares thoughts on his five favourite books, including one written by his mother.