Five books: Jake Epstein

The Broad­way star re­turns home to take part in the an­nual Un­Cov­ered pro­duc­tion at Ko­erner Hall

Thornhill Post - - Arts -

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.

Jake Epstein

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