Spotlight on Broadway Celebrates Oz: Spencer Clark, Jamie Kasey Patterson, & Jaysin McCollum as The Lollipop Guild
December 10th, 2019
by Josh Ferri & Curtis Brown
For the 80th anniversary of MGM’s Oscar-winning 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, BroadwayBox teamed up with photographer Curtis Brown, award-winning & up-and-coming costume designer Beck Jones, and director/videographer Jaytel Provence to present Broadway Celebrates Oz, a modern, editorial look back at Oz in 2019 and its beloved characters. Over the next few weeks, BroadwayBox shines the spotlight on each of the illustrious participants in the series. We kick off the final week with Spencer Clark, Jamie Kasey Patterson, and Jaysin McCollum (a trio of standout dancers featured in the three Disney musicals on Broadway) as The Lollipop Guild.
Jamie Kasey Patterson
Jamie made his Broadway debut in 2017 as a henchman and ensemble member in the Disney hit Aladdin. Before Broadway, the North Carolina native appeared in the Barrington Stage Company premiere of Joe Iconis’ Broadway Bounty Hunter, the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Victor/Victoria, and the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse productions of Legally Blonde, Singin’ in the Rain and Gentleman Prefer Blondes.
Spencer is repping the people of Arendelle and Disney’s latest hit musical, Frozen. Before joining Frozen as a swing, the dancer from Seattle previously appeared on Broadway as Alonzo in the Cats revival and in Cirque du Soleil's Paramour. He also danced with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, appeared in Paper Mill’s West Side Story, The Old Globe’s In Your Arms, and Keith Urban's "Never Comin' Down" music video.
Jaysin hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s danced with the Cincinnati Ballet, the Charlotte Ballet, and the Chautauqua Ballet. He opened the original Las Vegas company of Disney’s The Lion Kingbefore making his Broadway debut in 2011 as part of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production. So if you've seen The Lion King within the past nine years, you've seen Jaysin. In addition to his work as a featured dancer, Jaysin also understudies the hilarious and dim-witted hyena Ed.
Photos by Curtis Brown. Costume design by Beck Jones. Video by Jaytel Provence. Hair and makeup design by Kenneth Griffin. Ruby red stiletto designed by Tyler Holland. Assisted by Courtney Christison, Izzy Arrieta, Tyler Holland, Alessia Aucoin, Eddie Ilie, Ana Maldonado, Michael Clifton, Dotty Petersen, Travis Whisler, Sean Ulley, Kayla Kuzbel, and Quincy Brown. Special thanks to Feinstein’s/54 Below and the JW Marriott Essex House.