John is thrilled to be part of the faculty at Artistree! Recently appeared Off Broadway as Newt Gingrich in CLINTON the musical. His recent credits include the TONY nominated CASA VALENTINA at Manhattan Theater Club. He played Chief Berry in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT and created the roles in the Broadway productions of SISTER ACT(Joey) and DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID (Chef Louis). He played Max Bialystock in the Broadway Production of THE PRODUCERS as well as the roles of Roger DeBris and Franz Liebkind. He was an original cast member of the Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE and Roundabout’s BYE BYE BIRDIE. He has toured the U.S. and Europe in productions of KISS ME KATE and CATS.
Off-Broadway, John created roles in Howard Crabtree’s WHEN PIGS FLY!, DISASTER The Musical, IT MUST BE HIM and BATBOY The Musical. He has performed at Carnegie Hall as Nicely Nicely in GUYS & DOLLS with Nathan Lane and Megan Mullaly. He was also performed with Josh Groban in The Actor’s Fund of America Benefit of CHESS. Regionally, John has performed with Yale Reparatory Theater in THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS.
He has appeared on television in THE GOOD WIFE, THE KNICK, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NURSE JACKIE, 30 ROCK, CUPID, LAW & ORDER, LATE NIGHT with CONAN O’BRIEN, and AS THE WORLD TURNS and the films LAST NIGHT, and the film version of THE PRODUCERS.
He can be heard on many theatrical recordings as well as his own solo CDs Count the Stars and On Christmas Morning are available on itunes and cdbaby.com.