Jarret Mallon began his association with TexARTS as an actor in the professional productions of MIDLIFE! The Crisis Musical and [title of show], which was named by The Austin Chronicle as one of the Top 10 theatre events of 2011.
In May of 2012, Jarret was hired to coordinate marketing, communications, community relations and special events for TexARTS. Jarret was promoted to TexARTS Executive Director in 2015 and charged with bringing back professional theatre to the Lake Travis region after a three season hiatus. Since then the TexARTS Professional Series has been a tremendous success. Each season the Professional Series employs 100’s of professional actors, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians, and technical theatre personals and stimulates significant economic benefit to other Lakeway businesses. In the past five seasons, Jarret served as the series producing artistic director, mounting 26 productions and entertaining over 17,000 patrons. Under his artistic leadership, TexARTS has produced successful runs of Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, My Way, A Few Good Men, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Mallon has directed TexARTS productions of Xanadu and All Shook Up and appeared on the TexARTS stage in Ring of Fire, The Best Little…(Sheriff Ed Earl), and The Great Trailer Park American Trailer Park Musical (Norbert). He created and produces the TexARTS annual holiday cabaret A Cool Yule, now in its eighth year.
Mr. Mallon is a member of Actors’ Equity and has worked professionally throughout the United States, most recently performing the title role in The Will Rogers Follies at Arizona Broadway Theatre. For that performance, he earned a Zoni Award for Theatre Excellence nomination for lead actor in a musical. Jarret played Corny Collins in the U.S. National Tour of Hairspray which opened in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall. Jarret played “Corny” in over 600 performances while traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan and China.
His NYC/Regional Theatre credits include: Casa Manana; the New York Musical Theatre Festival; West Virginia Public Theatre; Dallas Summer Musicals; Kansas City Starlight; The Grapes of Wrath and Rockin’ Christmas Party at Zach Theatre; Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies at Broward Stage Door Theatre (Carbonell Award Nomination); Caleb in The Spitfire Grill, Joe in Merrily We Roll Along, Violet and The Robber Bridegroom at Mary Moody Northen Theatre; Sky in Guys and Dolls at Austin Playhouse; Bobby in Company with Doctur Mister; Street Lives at Vermont Playwrights Circle; the Emcee in Cabaret; Berger in Hair at Provincetown Playhouse; Zach in A Chorus Line at Fredrick Loewe Theatre; Willie Conklin in Ragtime at The Skirball Center of Performing Arts and Smokey Joe’s Café at The Allenberry Playhouse.
Jarret served as the founding Program Director for the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop from 2011 – 2015, a summer intensive which is sponsored by the UT Department of Theatre and Dance. He holds a Master of Arts in Vocal Performance (Musical Theatre) from the New York University Steinhardt School of Education, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (emphasis on Mass Comm, Theatre Management and Higher Ed. Administration) and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Texas Tech University. Prior to his career in theatre he served as the Assistant Director of Admissions and School Relations at Texas Tech University.