Santa Richmond is the creation of Jason Marks, an award-winning professional singer, actor, and composer, whose work has been seen on stage both locally in Virginia, and across the country.
Mr. Marks trained and worked as a professional Santa Claus at Macy's department store (Herald Square, NYC), and has years of experience as a character actor, and a master of transformation. As Santa, he has worked with Cabela's, Great Wolf Lodge (Williamsburg), Haynes Furniture, as well as with award-winning photographers Sarah Kane & Anthony Rumley, and many other private and non-profit organizations & corporations. He is also the exclusive virtual Santa for Legendary Santa with the Children's Museum of Richmond.
In addition to his stage experience, Jason serves as resident music director for the children's touring department of Virginia Repertory Theatre. He is an adjunct faculty member for SPARC, the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, where he has taught voice and acting for almost 16 years to students ages 5 - 18. He has a passion for working with young people, and has also worked with youth through the Weinstein JCC, and other youth programs in the metro Richmond area.
He was the 2012 recipient for the Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts (Richmond Magazine) for theater.
Santa on Social Media: @santarichmondva (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)
Photo by Charri Stewart Photography.