Jacob Brent is best known for his role as Mr. Mistoffelees in the video production of CATS. He also performed in the Broadway and London productions when they broke the record for longest running shows, being the only person to perform in all three productions. Jacob was also in the original production of Starlight Express in Las Vegas.
Most recently Jacob co-directed and choreographed Avenue Q for the Weston Playhouse. He also served as the choreographer for West Cost regional premiere of The Producers. His all-star cast of Guys and Dolls for the Indianapolis Symphony was met with much acclaim. The cast included Gary Beach (The Producers), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Hugh Panaro (Phantom) and Megan Lawrence (Damn Yankees and Hair).Other credits include Peter Pan and Candide for The Children’s Musical Theater San Jose.
Recent choreography credits include Matthew Passion and The Ticket off-Broadway and On The Town for Fordham University. As a Director/Choreographer his credits include Rent (premiere of the school edition), Sweet Charity, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Mack and Mabel, Starting Here Starting Now with Richard Maltby and David Shire, Suessical, Children of Eden, Cinderella, and Big River at Stagedoor Manor, Jesus Christ Superstar at LaComedia in Ohio, as well as the workshops of ALICE a musical based on Alice in Wonderland in both New York and London. Jacob has choreographed ballets for the New York City Ballet and the North Carolina School of the Arts.