Jesse McAnally on Set
|Born||December 21, 1995|
Romulus, Michigan, United States
|Genres||Comedy, Drama, Theatre|
|Occupation(s)||Filmmaker, Politician, Podcaster, songwriter, librettist|
|Years active||2009–present (Youtube, since 2009)|
Jesse McAnally (born December, 21 1995), is a Michigan based Podcaster, Youtuber, and director of award winning  short films such as After Ashes , Sunny Days  , Technical Difficulties , and Erin Whitaker: Royalty in My DNA 
McAnally was born in Romulus, Michigan, and insists to film all of his films within the city. He received his undergraduate degree at the Wayne State University in May 2018.
McAnally is well known on the internet for creating a Youtube series entitled xXJessWorldXx -- later rebranded into 'Musical Theatre Lives' -- where he would analyze topics within the musical theatre landscape with a vulgar touch. The Youtube channel began in September of 2009, and has been held in an indefinite hiatus since July of 2015.
McAnally wrote, directed, and produced eight short films from 2014 to 2018, several garnering awards and recognition from both domestic and international film festivals.
In 2019, McAnally started a podcast entitled 'Musicals with Cheese' where he and co-host Andrew DeWolf talk about Muiscal Theatre in a humorous manner. Guests of this podcast include Brent Black, Allison Pregler, Elisa Hansen, Adam Wachter, Christina Bianco, Katie Lynch, Andrew Lippa, Gelsey Bell, Edward W. Hardy, Joey Richter, Ellen Winter and Chris Littler. 
In February of 2019, McAnally announced that he is adapting his 2018 short film After Ashes into a musical, alongside his podcast co-host Andrew DeWolf.
Jesse McAnally ran for City Council in his hometown of Romulus, Michigan as a Democratic option. He was not elected.
|2016||Sunny Days||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Voice cameo: Tim (Ben's brother)|
|2017||Technical Difficulties||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||performed as body double|
|2017||The Village||No||No||Yes||No||No||acted as colorist|
|2018||Romulus & Me (Documentary)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Voice cameo: himself|
|2019||Errin Whitaker: Royalty in my DNA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Voice cameo: himself|
- "Adrian International Film Festival 'was a blast'". LensConnect.
- "Jesse McAnally's "After Ashes" proves a crowd pleaser". MMM2.0 WEEKENDER.
- "Local Movie Maker Needs Internet Votes". The Eagle.
- "Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival 2016 Awards". ClickonDetroit.
- "10 finalists announced for 2017 Film Challenge Detroit'". ClickonDetroit.
- "Detroit Artist Errin Whitaker to host a celebration of his personal art". MMM2.0 WEEKENDER.
- "It All Starts With 3 Note Cards". I See You Awards.
- "New Musical Theatre Podcast Brings The Laughs". BroadwayWorld.
- "Musicals with Cheese Podcast". Simplecast.
- "Episode 71: Jesse McAnally - The Thomas Butcher Podcast'". The Thomas Butcher Podcast.
- "Crowd of 14 candidates pack race for seven seats on Romulus City Council". The News-Hearld.
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