Energy, wit, music, and wisdom are the stock in trade of Jackson Gillman, a.k.a. The Stand-Up Chameleon.

With performances for groups large or small, of all age ranges, Jackson incorporates song, story, comedy, dance, mime and sign language into his own intimate style of theatre. Being in the business of speaking and performing since 1978 has given Jackson an enormous amount of material from which to draw as he customizes an engaging program for any event.

Jackson believes that humor can enliven and enlighten any group, meeting, or gathering, and his is based on a foundation of beneficence, hope, and a belief in the enduring power of the human spirit.

Whether for a professional group, library, school assembly, coffeehouse, church service, or private function, Jackson's performances are always delightful, magical, inspiring, spellbinding, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Talk to Jackson, and together you can develop a performance program that will be perfect for your next conference, meeting, banquet, or special event.

I have performed participatory songs, comedy and stories at New Years Eve celebrations every year since 1981. Cities have included: Albany, Boston, Casco, Chatham, Hartford, Houlton, Mystic, New Bedford, Newburyport, New Haven, Orange, Portland, Portsmouth, Providence, Quincy, Sandwich, Sharon, Sturbridge, Westerly, and Worcester. That is 20 cities over many more years indicating that several have re-hired me over the decades. Perhaps my best sales pitch is that the majority of work over my career comes from repeat booking.

Current, ongoing engagements

Career highlights include:

Conference keynotes, and workshop presentations for:

Corporate/banquet/miscellaneous engagements for:

And my best gig ever! -- supporting role in the fathering of Jillian Estelle (2000) and Avery Elazar (2003)