Jaime Cepero stars as Ellis, assistant to composer Tom Leavitt (Christian Borle) on NBC's new musical drama "Smash." Ellis seeks to rise to the top of the showbiz heap in "Smash" backstabbing and pushing aside anyone that gets in his way - which marks Cepero's television debut.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Cepero has starred in New York workshop productions of "The Voice Within," "Harlem Stages" and "The Concubine," as well as the 75th anniversary national tour of "Porgy & Bess." He has also been featured in regional theater productions of "Hair" at the Prince Music Theatre, "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Alliance Theater Company and Richard Kramer's "Theater District" for the Speakeasy Stage Co.
Cepero has voiced commercials for American Eagle Outfitters and has also performed as a backup vocalist for several artists, including Kameko and Tituss Burgess.