Jay Hendrix is an 11 year-old performer based in South Florida. He is currently playing the role of Stevie Dewberry in the new musical “Because of Winn Dixie”, directed by John Rando and written by Duncan Sheik (music) and Nell Benjamin (book & lyrics), at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT.
Jay lights up the stage with his smile and has performed in over 20 musical theater productions, several commercials, and earned his first feature film credit playing a secondary character role in Billy Corben's "Screwball", released April 2019.
Jay practices numerous forms of dance including tap, jazz, & hip hop, and enjoys activities that stimulate his creative mind. This math whiz & rubik’s “cuber” also has impressive memorization skills and loves to play basketball and try out new moves.
Jay completed the Broadway Artists Alliance Jrs. Summer Intensive as a voice major in 2018, giving him the opportunity to learn from and train with some of Broadway's best.
He's a straight A student and a quick study, and is great with dogs, cats, and younger children, including babies.
He has a valid NY work permit and is a member of Actors Equity Association.
Jay lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his mom, dad and Boxer/Shar Pei mix, Beaux Jackpot.
It was such a pleasure having the opportunity to work with Jay. He is a remarkable actor and a charming kid to boot. I was astounded by his level of preparation and his inherent sense of comedic style — he is incredibly sophisticated for an actor his age (or any age)!
- Mark Schneider, Theatre Director & Youth Acting Coach, New York, NY
Jay has an infectious charm and charisma on-stage. He is a very smart actor, who is able to take notes or make quick adjustments. He lights up any scene, and his wit and talent make him a natural performer.
- Eva Shure, Founder, Red Carpet Kids, NYC
Jay is a joy to work with! His energy and charisma light up the room. Very coachable and creative with amazing natural instincts.
- Tammy Holder, Artist-in-Residence, Broward Center for the Performing Arts