Jacob 'Jazzy' Brent (born August 14, 1973) is an American stage actor who is most famous for his role as the Magical Mr. Mistoffelees in the video production of CATS which was filmed in 1998. He graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1991. Jacob also worked with the ALICE workshop, a musical based on Alice in Wonderland as well as his own showcase at the Sadlers Wells Theatre. In 2002, he worked with choreography during the Elan Awards and the Dance with Dancers Millennium Gala for the New York City Ballet. Jacob now donates his time and talent to San Jose Children's Musical Theatre, where he is directing their 2008 production of Peter Pan as well as their 2009 Spring Production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Diego State University. In 2016, Brent was appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Shenandoah University, where he taught until 2019. Jacob will leave behind SU's Jazz Warriors, and begin work as the head of Musical Theatre at James Madison University.
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