Jay Brannan, born in 1982, is an American singer/songwriter and actor. He appeared in the 2006 film "Shortbus" while one of his songs was heard on the soundtrack. In 2007, he released an EP, and appeared in "Holding Trevor."
Since then, he has released two albums. In his 2008 "goddamned," he describes himself as a contemporary singer/songwriter, and likens himself to several female artists such as Tracy Chapman and Joni Mitchell. The New York Times has compared him to Rufus Wainright.