NEWS

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CINDERELLA

u/s Jean-Michel, Fox/Ensemble

This summer, John will be covering "Jean-Michel" in North Shore Music Theatre's production of Cinderella. Click the image on the left to get your tickets!

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THE CHER SHOW

u/s Sonny Bono, Ensemble

This spring, John will be covering "Sonny Bono" in the regional premiere of The Cher Show at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Click the image on the left to get your tickets!

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A BRONX TALE

Swing, Fight Captain

Recently, you could find John swinging A Bronx Tale at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, NY. 

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REPRESENTATION

The Collective Talent Inc.

John is now represented by The Collective Talent Inc. Click on the "contact" tab for more information!

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LINK CLASS 4

Singer / Dancer

This January, John participated in The Growing Studio's prestigious LINK Program, which aims to connect college-aged performers with Broadway casting directors and agents.

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LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ART

Semester Programme Classical Acting

Last autumn, John finally had the chance to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art! John participated in semester programme in classical acting.

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FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2021

Resident Company Member, Dance Captain

This past summer, John returned to the Forestburgh Playhouse for their 75th anniversary season! While in the Catskills, John was seen as Mark in Altar Boyz and as Linus in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, as well as serving as the season dance captain.

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SMOOTH PROGRESSIONS A CAPPELLA

Vocalist

John decided to step out of his comfort zone and join one of Elon University's premier a cappella groups: Smooth Progressions! We are currently working on our spring album, so stay tuned. In the meantime, click on the logo to listen to some past projects!

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A COLLECTION OF SCENES FROM SPRING AWAKENING

Choreographer

Last fall, John had the pleasure of choreographing one of Elon Music Theatre's senior capstone projects: A Collection of Scenes from Spring Awakening.

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Semester Programme Classical Acting

Last fall, John was planning on attending the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art to participate in their Semester Programme in Classical Acting; however, due to safety concerns and travel restrictions, he has decided to continue pursuing his degree at Elon University.

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Last summer, John was ready to be in the ensemble of Virginia Rep's Chicago! Directed and choreographed by Nathaniel Shaw and Tyce Diorio respectively, this show was scheduled to run from June 26 - August 9, 2020, but was postponed-indefinitely due to COVID-19.

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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Choreographer, Assistant Director

Last spring, John was assisting director-choreographer Paula Kalustian in Elon's production of Violet. This production was supposed to play Elon University's Roberts Studio Theatre from April 23-28, 2020, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.  For a performance from the cast, click on on Violet logo!

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WE WILL ROCK YOU

Galileo Figaro

This February, John reprised a favorite role of his: Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You. This production played Elon's McCrary Theatre February 13-16, 2020.

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FLOYD COLLINS

Reporter, Cliff Roney

This year, John had the privilege of being .a part of a podcast recording of the musical Floyd Collins by Adam Guettel. This recording was created for Andrew Stevens Purdy's (Elon '20). To learn more about this process, click on on Floyd Collins logo!

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CABARET

Swing, Dance Captain

Last December at Elon University, John had the joy of working on MT20's Senior Thesis Production of Cabaret. He served as the dance captain, while also understudying the Emcee, Ernst, Bobby, and Victor. The show ran December 4-6, 2019 in the Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre.

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DAMN YANKEES

Rocky, Club Dancer

This fall, John performed in Elon University's main stage production of Damn Yankees. The show ran October 31-November 2 and November 7-9, 2019 in Elon’s McCrary Theatre.

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FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2019

Resident Company Member

This past summer, John performed as a resident company member at the Forestburgh Playhouse. There, he played Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Margaret Mead in Hair, and Young Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, in addition to appearing in the ensembles of The Buddy Holly StoryMe and My Girl, and The Producers.

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THE 1940's RADIO HOUR

Assistant Director, Assistant Choreographer

This past spring, John had the pleasure of working on the creative team for The 1940's Radio Hour. This show played Elon University's Roberts Studio Theatre May 2-6, 2019.

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CHROMA: Spring Dance Concert

Dancer

This past spring, John had the joy of joining the BFA dance majors in Elon University's CHROMA: Spring Dance Concert. John danced in a piece titled "Noir," choreographed by Lauren Kearns. This production played Elon's McCrary Theatre March 14-17, 2019.

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SWEENEY TODD

Ensemble

Last Fall, John performed in his first college show: Elon University's main stage production of Sweeney Todd. The show ran October 25-27 and November 1-3, 2018 in Elon’s McCrary Theatre.

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ELON UNIVERSITY

BFA Music Theatre '22

In the Fall of 2018, John began pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre at Elon University. He is a member of the 2022 music theatre class, also pursuing a minor in Dance.

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JIMMY AWARDS 2018

Best Dancer Award Recipient

Last summer, John had the honor to be the Orlando nominee for the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards. He was nominated for his portrayal of Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You at Spruce Creek High School. While at the Jimmy Awards, John was hand-picked by Broadway choreographer Wayne Cilento as the recipient for the Jimmy Award for Best Dancer. John made his Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre on June 25, 2018.