Jared Mason will dive into the high-energy role of rockabilly icon Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet on March 15. He takes over the role from Tony winner Levi Kreis, who will play his final performance on March 13.
Mason is an original Broadway cast member of Million Dollar Quartet, having understudied the roles of Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. He is currently playing Perkins in the nostalgia-riffic musical, having assumed the role after Robert Britton Lyons departed for the London mounting of the show. In addition, Mason is an award-winning instrumentalist and composer and has appeared in national and international tours of Stomp. No replacement for the role of Carl Perkins has been announced.
Inspired by the famed December 4, 1956, recording session that brought together four rock icons, Million Dollar Quartet recreates the historic day in the Memphis Sun Records studio when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins took part in an impromptu jam session. The show includes some of the actual songs that were performed on the day as well as standards for the quartet including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.”