Thayne is currently performing in the Tony Award winning, hit Broadway musical, Matilda! He joined the cast of Matilda straight from the Tony award winning musical, Newsies. He was also recently on tour with the Broadway production of West Side Story and was seen on "So You Think You Can Dance season 4" and then continued on to the National tour. Film credits include High School Musical (Brainiac), Handcart (Horace), NBC's Smash, High School Musical 2, MTV's American Mall, and the ABC Disney Christmas Parade. Additional credits include the touring and regional productions of Oz The Musical (Scarecrow), Footloose (Ren), It's a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), Cats (MungoJerrie), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), 1776 (Courier), Tarzan ( Tarzan u/s), Crazy For You (Bobby u/s) and Roger in The Great Pretender. He was a principal dancer with ODT touring Europe, China and Costa Rica. For Thayne's choreographic work he received a rave review from the New York Times describing his work as "Ingenious!" He is a proud member of Actor's Equity and Broadway Connection Master Teacher who has worked with students and professionals around the world.
We had such a wonderful time with Jakob Karr. He is a fantastic teacher. He knows just how to pull the best out of all that attended the class. He is innovative, charismatic and inspiring. We felt very honored to have him as our Broadway Connection Master Teacher!” - I. Cook