note: This website celebrates
the life and
career of Jason Raize. However, it is impossible
to ignore that this talented,
compassionate young man ended his
life at age 29. I will not share all
about his death, as my
motivation for relaunching this site
in 2010 was to provide an
alternative to the majority of
information about Jason online which
concentrates on his suicide. Instead, I am posting
select articles and materials which
had particular resonance for me,
including one that I wrote while
trying to process his death myself.
program, New Amsterdam
Theatre, April 8, 2004.
on Fallen Star" by Alison
Daily Telegraph (Sydney,
Australia), February 14, 2004.
Raize" by Meredith Lee
(webmaster of The Raize Resource
1998), Washington Square News at
February 13, 2004.
lonely death on a farm in Yass"
by Anna Cock, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney,
Broadway star dies in
Australia while on retreat" by
Samantha Baden, Australian
Associated Press, February 11, 2004.
Actor Dies" by James A.
Merolla, The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro,
Raize, original older Simba in
Broadway's 'Lion King,' dies at
Associated Press, February 10, 2004.
Broadway's Original Simba in The
Lion King, Dead at 28" by
Kenneth Jones, Playbill.com,
February 9, 2004.