HomeTVOne Life to LiveOLTL’s Jason Tam’s “Tour de Force” Audition Scene in Every Little Step Jamey Giddens April 20, 2009 10 Comments 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 daisyclover1938 April 20, 2009 That is AWESOME!!! Log in to Reply dsrbroadway April 21, 2009 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. Log in to Reply liason4real April 21, 2009 Yeah Jason! I hope OLTL starts to use the actor and not use him just to prop up Cole. Log in to Reply ashlovesgh April 21, 2009 Awww this is sooo great for Jason. He is totally adorable and extremely talented and I wish him lots of luck and congrats!!! Log in to Reply Courtney fan4life April 21, 2009 They need to use him MUCH more instead of Cole the pill popper. No offense to BB but Jason is a WAAAAAY better actor. Log in to Reply n69n April 21, 2009 I’m so proud of Jason! Log in to Reply LovesDog April 21, 2009 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. Log in to Reply liason4real April 21, 2009 LovesDog…You are correct, OLTL pushes Starr/Cole when they should also focus on Langston and Markko..they are the better actors of the four. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr April 21, 2009 Good for him! He deserves it. Log in to Reply Jon April 21, 2009 I wish Jason Tam had been cast as Noah on ATWT. He and Van Hansis would have ROCKED! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.