About Jay White
For over 25 years, Jay White has continued to stretch his singing and acting talents while reflecting the stage persona of one of the world’s best loved musical icons – NEIL DIAMOND. In 2002, Jay began his 8 year stay as a Las Vegas showroom headliner at the Riviera – sparking national interest and recognition.
Leeza Gibbons of Entertainment Tonight wrote, “He’s uncanny and truly amazing!” Jay was honored to have performed for former First Lady Nancy Reagan and actress Starletta Dupois at the Miss Universe Pageant. He received a 2003 “Outstanding Performance” award and has appeared with Bob Hope for the American Legion; however, one of Jay’s most validating moments came from Hollywood Director, Ron Howard who in 2008 cast him to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award nominated film Frost/Nixon.
In 1996 and again in 2002, Jay met Neil Diamond before his Vegas MGM appearances, where Neil told Jay…“keep up the good work” and autographed a photo of the two signing…“Jay, keep singing, so I can stay home and relax, your friend in music. Neil Diamond.”
From passionate crowds rushing the stage at corporate events to 1500 enthusiastic alumni at Princeton University, and with the cheers of some 18,000 screaming fans in several 2 hour Salt Lake City performances, Jay White is grateful that his years of hard work and dedication are still so convincing and so appreciated!