Friday, 4 July 2008

Jesse Mccartney

Not many adult performers can say they have two Emmy nominations, two Young Artist Awards, a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, were a member of a platinum-selling singing group and have a successful acting career. But 16-year-old Jesse McCartney can. Jesse grew up in New York with his whole family performing together. His family would do stage productions, rehearsing for two months each Fall for what would become the year’s big musical every November. Working in Community Theater opened Jesse’s eyes to the joy of singing live and the discipline of acting.

In June of 1998, Jesse was cast in the important role of Adam Chandler, Jr. on the hit ABC daytime drama All My Children. Jesse’s acting skills on All My Children were recognized by three organizations. He was nominated for an emmy in 2001 and 2002 for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Daytime Television Series and also for a Soap Opera Disgest Award. He took home the Young Artist Award in both 2001 and 2002 which is given in LA each year. In addition, Jesse has been seen on television as a guest star on Law & Order, Rosie O'Donnell's Primetime Christmas Special and in her Big K-Back to School commercial. In 1998, at 11 years old, Jesse played the role of "Scrooge at 12" opposite Roger Daltrey's Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at Madison Square Garden. Jesse began his professional theatre career in 1997, playing Louis, son to Hayley Mills' Anna, in the Broadway National Touring Company of "The King And I."

Jesse was also, for 3 1/2 years, a member with four other boys, of the group Dream Street. Dream Street's debut album reached number 1 on the Billboard independent Album Charts and soared to platinum sales. Dream Street’s songs have also appeared on the soundtracks for Pokemon 2000 and The Little Vampire. Previous to Dream Street, Jesse was a lead singer in the youth group Sugar Beats, formed by Sherry Kondor, the daughter of Carole King. Jesse has performed on four Sugar Beats CDs: How Sweet It Is (1998), Wildthing (1999) and Car Tunes (2000), all of which won music awards. In addition Jesse has two solos on the 2001 CD, A Sugarbeat's Christmas. (His solos are Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Little Saint Nick).

Currently, Jesse is very excited to be recording his first solo CD, scheduled to be released in the spring of 2004.

You can write to Jesse here:

Jesse McCartney
c/o Jump Ahead Productions
923 Saw Mill River Road Box 138
Ardsley, NY 10502

Jesse personally reads all of his mail, but due to time constraints (school, acting, singing, etc...) he may not be able to personally answer. But he really appreciates all of your support!


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