OSCAR TSUKAYAMA

Actor, dancer, and singer Oscar Tsukayama a 2018 UCLA Grad he was an active member in the university's student-run theatre company, HOOLIGAN. The summer 2018 marked Oscar’s 9th season at Woodminster Regional Theatre in Oakland Ca. Oscar re located to New York for his career
as of Jan 2019


Tsukayama was born in Oakland CA, and was raised in the  Monclair district. At the young age of five, Oscar started directing and performing small skits for his family and friends. When he was 9 he performed in his first musical at his Oakland Elementary school and began taking dance classes. At this young age, Oscar got his performance bug and knew he wanted to pursue this as his lifelong career.


Along with his interest in the arts,Tsukayama also played Baseball and Basketball for over ten years, he kept a busy teen life juggling practices and games with dance classes, vocal lessons, rehearsals, and performances. 


Growing up in California's Oakland hills he lived in the same neighborhood as a very prestigious, regional summer theater. He discovered this outdoor venue as a young boy when his family when his family would drag him to summer musicals. In the spring of 2009 the 13 year old challenged himself to audition for his first regional production, Peter Pan where he played one of the Lost Boys, Tootles. During this first summer at Woodminster, his director, choreographer and stage manager acknowledged his potential and encouraged him to continue practicing in this field.


In his freshman year at Skyline high school he sought to be part of their Performing Arts Department. In his first year he was gratefully accepted into the the department by upperclassman and teachers; he was the only freshman to be cast in their fall and spring theatre productions with featured roles. That summer he followed up playing one of the Fagin boys in Oliver at Woodminster theatre.


In his 2nd year at Skyline he landed his first lead, Link Larkin in Hairspray followed by Jude in Across the Universe. 2010 also marked his entry into the advance dance class at Skyline.  That summer he is cast as Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof, and for the first time Oscar was paid to do what he loves.


As a Junior, Tsukayama was one the Department's "go to" actors being cast as Mark Cohen in RENT. He also continued to dance for his high school and was accepted into their advanced gosple choir where he was acknowledged for his confidence and power in his singing voice.


Being one of the high rated urban high schools in the SF Bay area, his theatre department has a rich history of diversity and talent, - noted for actor Tom Hanks who launched his career on Skyline's stage. In the spring of 2014 Skyline’s drama department produced  Dreamgirls; Oscar was cast as Curtis Taylor Jr who is usually played as an African American Male. An intense role for Oscar - but he garnered positive reviews and remained a well respected performer during his final year at Skyline.

In his senior year, Tsukayama was honored with a number of awards - including Best Choreographer, Outstanding Senior Leadership in Choir, Most Dedicated, Most Outstanding Senior in the Performing Arts Department, and the Dia Nelson Scholarship for his Passion in Performing Arts.

In the Summer of 2014 Tsukayama was cast in his 5th production at Woodminster. Performing in Les Miserables allowed him to participate in the company's most attended production ever. The Summer of 2016 will mark Woodminster's 50th anniversary.

During his first year at UCLA, Oscar joined HOOLIGAN Theatre Company and became a co-founder of UCLA's first and only Tap dance club, BruinShuffle. Since he has been cast as Woof in Hair, Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Dance Core in HOOLIGAN's winning number at UCLA's Spring Sing.

After his first year in college he finally started the Equity Membership Candidate Program when he was cast in Woodminster's productions of Mary Poppins, as the Park Keeper, Dance Core, and Bert's understudy, and The Producers, as Dance Core and Leo Bloom's understudy.


Oscar Is currently in NY scouting performance gigs
and continuing his dance training.

“Oscar Tsukayama as Graffiti Pete, whose dance skills were Spectacular." -Linda Hodges, Broadwayworld


“There have been a lot of talented artist that I have seen come through this department, but he is one of the most talented that I have had the opportunity to work with” Jan Hunter- Stage Director and Ex-member of Soul Train


“Oscars devotion and talent will give him a great future in the performing arts” Latonya Watts- Choreographer and graduate of Juilliard


“Oscar Tsukayama has a wide range of skills in his on stage performance from singer, dancer and actor his abilities both on stage and camera is impressive, I look for to his successful career.” Vince Media, artistic director of Vmedia.


Oscar is a rising young professional actor with an exciting career ahead. As he enters his new career and college years he will be an important talent to cast in your next project or live event. He is dedicated to his craft and on course to succeed in this business.


Feel free to inquire about booking OSCAR  for your next project,
Whether it’s print or on-camera.







(Copy and Paste Links)

Oscar - Played Mark Cohen in 2013
Oscar as Mark Cohen from RENT -Monologue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9KEyZKCtaQ&feature=youtu.be

Oscar as Holden Caulfield
Oscar as Holden Caulfied - Monologue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LufrbPthuvI&feature=youtu.be

 


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