Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with Masters in Musical Theatre -Distinction, Jarrod has performed in over 50 musicals/plays/tv in lead and supporting roles.
His notable credits include recording/performing in the lead role of Shang in Mulan by John Cameron in Germany, playing Yi Chen (lead) in the Premiere of It Tastes Like Home in Central London as well as appearing as Young Han (lead) in TVNZ's The Han Chronicles.
He has most recently toured Asia (2019-2020) as the Lead Vocalist for SeaCruiseUK - singing in both English and Mandarin covering musical theatre, pop, rock and classical hits.
Captain of Ocean Legend (SeaCruiseUK)
Solo Entertainment for Lord Mayor of London
Jarrod begun singing when he was in school, where he landed a part in the school production Les Miserables playing the dirty Foreman.
He fell in love with the stage and decided that he was going to hone in on his skills and turn performing into a profession.
With the help of vocal coach Christine Hallett, he won 1st place in the school's vocal competition and went on to perform in the Prestigious Civic Theatre (2,378 seater in Auckland) including Anything Goes and Miss Saigon as well as in various theatres across Auckland City in Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tommy and Macbeth to name a few.
With a passion to continue on his journey he approached the esteemed Janice Webb (QSM, LRSM) for further vocal development.
Under her tutelage and support, he went on to perform as a soloist in her SING concerts 4-5 times a year whilst freelancing as a solo singing act for events across Auckland.
He then gained his ATCL (associate with Trinity College London) with 97%, one of the top marks worldwide and was invited to close the graduation ceremony for Trinity College with his performance of "Into the Fire" from The Scarlett Pimpernel.
With the encouragement of Miss Webb and his business mentor Rowena McEvoy, he flew to London for the big game and was accepted into 3 of the world's highest ranked drama schools
(and featured in the NZ Herald).
Backstage shot with Matt Lucas (Les Miserables)
Accepting his offer to study at the Royal Academy of Music on a part scholarship - he raised the remaining funds through his Dare to Dream Concert - with the unyielding support of the wide New Zealand Community (some of his biggest fans and supporters).
At RAM, Jarrod was very grateful to have had the golden opportunity to learn from some of the best people in the industry world-wide, including:
Upon graduating, he was given offers by over 10 of the top London Agencies, where he signed with BBA Management, landing a number of lead roles including Yi Chen in It Tastes Like Home, Shang in Mulan, Shang Bo in Butterfly Lovers, and Production Lead Vocalist with SeaCruiseUK.
During this time he has also performed as a solo act for events in London including for the Lord Mayor of London, FANZA and other sophisticated events across London.
After touring Asia with SeaCruiseUK, he is currently settled back in London, recently marrying his partner Tomas.
Singing Stars on Piano Land (AstroOcean)