OLTL’s Jason Tam’s “Tour de Force” Audition Scene in Every Little Step

The New York Times has discovered what fans of ABC’s One Life to Live have known for a long time, Jason Tam (Markko) is a superstar in the making. Here’s what movie reviewer A.O. Scott  has to say about Tam’s audition scene for the revival of A Chorus Line, as documented in the new movie Every Little Step:

Cassie — a role originated by Donna McKechnie, who is interviewed in “Every Little Step” — is a step away from has-been status and desperate to keep working. Others sing and speak about their childhood love of dancing and one, Paul, delivers a heart-wrenching soliloquy about coming out as a gay man and an artist. The casting of this part is one of the most touching and least suspenseful moments in the film, thanks to Jason Tam’s tour de force audition. As a general rule, if you reduce an entire casting committee to tears, you’ll probably get the part."

Looks like Llanview fans will soon be able to say, "We watched you when".

10 Responses

  1. Profile photo of dsrbroadway

    I saw Jason in A Chorus Line at least a half-dozen times, and he broke my heart each and every time.

    But I saw Every Little Step last Monday at a special Actors Fund screening and his monologue had everyone in the audience balling, not just the casting table, it was truly something special to see. It’s a great documentary, getting rave reviews, so if you are able to see it, please do.

    ALSO! A number of other OLTL alumni appear prominently in the documentary, such as Deidre Goodwin (who played a reporter several times on the show) as well as Charlotte D’Amboise (who plays the current principal), as well as several other faces who’ve ended up as extras and bit parts on OLTL and AMC.

  2. Profile photo of LovesDog

    ABC never appreciates talent. Jason Tam is the superior actor, yet they insist on using Cole. The actress who plays Langston is the better actress, but they insist on using Starr. ABC sucks.

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