Watch the Emotional Audition That Landed Jason Tam Chorus Line Role

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The singing actor will reprise his acclaimed performance as Paul at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend.
Jessica Lee Goldyn, Paul McGill, Jason Tam and Natalie Cortez in <i>A Chorus Line</i>
Jessica Lee Goldyn, Paul McGill, Jason Tam and Natalie Cortez in A Chorus Line Paul Golnik

Jason Tam, who originated the role of Paul in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, will again step into that part July 29-31 in the Hollywood Bowl's staging of the Tony-winning musical.

Tam's emotional audition for the 2006 revival was part of the Chorus Line documentary Every Little Step. Watch the singing actor move Bob Avian and the creative team to tears with Paul's monologue.

The Hollywood Bowl engagement will be directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, who appeared as Connie Wong in the original Broadway production and choreographed the Broadway revival.

Joining Tam will be Mario Lopez as Zach, Sarah Bowden as Cassie Ferguson, Krysta Rodriguez as Diana Morales, Courtney Lopez as Kristine Ulrich, Sabrina Bryan as Valerie Clark, Robert Fairchild as Mike Costa, Spencer Liff as Larry, Ross Lynch as Mark Anthony, Mara Davi as Maggie Winslow, Denis Lambert as Gregory Gardner, J. Elaine Marcos as Connie Wong and Leigh Zimmerman as Sheila Bryant. Several of the actors appeared in the Broadway revival of the international hit musical.

A Chorus Line will be conducted by Patrick Vaccariello and have choreography adapted and re-staged by Lee, from the original by Michael Bennett.

Avian, the co-choreographer of the original 1975 Broadway production and director of the 2006 Broadway revival, has joined the creative team as production supervisor.

Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Bennett, A Chorus Line has a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.

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