‘OLTL’ Alum Jason Tam Returning to Broadway with ‘Be More Chill’

Jason Tam, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!
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With extensive Broadway credits, including If/Then and Les Misérables, soap alum  (ex-Markko Rivera, “”) is returning to Broadway when the musical  begins previews next month.

After joining the cast during its Off-Broadway run last summer, Tam will reprise his role as The Squip (Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor), a supercomputer whose purpose is to help Jeremy Heere win the heart of his secret crush and make him more popular in the process.

Joining Tam will be the entire cast from the Off-Broadway production, including  (Dear Evan Hansen, The Black Suits)) as Jeremy;  (tick tick BOOM!, Godspell, The Lightning Thief) as Michael;  (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Christine;  (Spring Awakening, Groundhog Day) as Rich;  (Dirty Dancing, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) as Chloe;  (WaitressJerry Springer the Opera) as Jenna;  (The Humans at St. Louis Rep, Company at Barrington Stage) as Brooke;  (Shuffle AlongAfter Midnight) as Jake; and  (Freaky Friday, Benny and Joon, Bloodsong of Love) as Mr. Heere – Mr. Reyes – Scary Stockboy.  (Finding Neverland),  (The Book Of Mormon),  (Sweetee),  (The Boy Who Danced on Air),  (Love in Hate Nation) and  (School of Rock) are the company understudies.

“We are absolutely thrilled that the entire New York premiere company will be making the journey with us to Broadway,” says , lead producer of Be More Chill.”This company has collaborated to bring Joe Iconis and ’s beautiful and universal musical to life off-Broadway this summer and we could not have been more thrilled with the outpouring of love we received from our fans around the world. The entire company cannot wait to bring the production to an even greater audience at The Lyceum in the new year.”

Be More Chill will begin performances at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Wednesday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. The official opening night is scheduled for Sunday, March 10. Tickets are now on sale at, (212) 239-6200 or (800) 447-7400, and at the Lyceum Theatre box office. Group Sales are available through Broadway Inbound, (866) 302-0995, [email protected] For more information, visit

Be More Chill features music and lyrics by Joe Iconis (NBC’s “Smash,” The Black Suits, Broadway Bounty Hunter) and a book by Joe Tracz (The Lightning Thief, Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events”) based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini. (Buyer & Cellar) directs and (HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) choreographs.

In 2018, Tam starred alongside music superstar in NBC’s adaptation of the musical “.” He played Peter the Apostle. In addition to “OLTL,” Tam has appeared in episodes of “,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “” and “,” among others.

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