He best known for his portrayal of "Billy" in the Broadway production of the Musical. At the age of seven Jacob Clemente began his study of dance in Colonie, New York at The World of Dance. Clemente appeared in multiple regional theatre productions in his early career.
These productions include Toy Camp, The Music Manitoba, High School Musical on !, and Seussical.
During this time Clemente participated in multiple dance competitions including with The New York City Dance Alliance(NYCDA). In 2008, Clemente auditioned for the revival production of Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone.
On September 2 of the same year, he became a replacement in the cast as a "Boy Scout." Clemente"s role in the 2008 revival of Gypsy marked his Broadway debut at the age of 11. He remained with the show until it closed on January 11, 2009.
After auditioning for the Musical, Clemente appeared in the Broadway production as the "Tall/Posh Boy" as well as being the understudy for "Michael." On April 3, 2010 Clemente became the 9th actor to play the role of "Billy" in the Broadway production of the Musical.
Jacob performed in the role of "Billy" for the final time on July 3, 2011. In 2010, Clemente participated with other Broadway stars in recording the song "lieutenant Gets Better." This recording was done to benefit the The song was released on iTunes October 19, 2010.