"Johnny has always been a true company member. Supportive of his fellow cast members, professionally dedicated, prepared and inventive...Witnessing his growth as an actor and collaborator has been a most rewarding experience."
- Susan H. Schulman, Tony Nom. Director, Former SDC President
Johnny is an actor, singer, dancer and musician. He was born and raised in Batavia, IL, just west of Chicago. With a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University, he has since continued to work on a variety of projects including the Fingerlakes Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and the National Tour of R&H's Cinderella. He also had the great privilege to have been awarded the 2017 AEA Roger Sturtevant Award.
"Music and theatre was always my passion. I am a storyteller because I believe in the power of human connection. Theatre and TV/Film is a chance for us to learn from people we wouldn't necessarily have met otherwise.
Because I have accommodated to a spoken world, most people don't realize that I happen to have moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. I have used hearing aids since the age of 3. Like the overwhelming majority of hard of hearing/deaf children, I was raised in a hearing world. My experience has given me a passion to tell stories that are inclusive and diverse."
Johnny currently resides in NYC.
THE COUNT OF
October 18, 2019
Starring Sierra Boggess and John Riddle, a reading of a new adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo takes place at the York Theatre. Johnny portrays Albert, the son of Mercedes (Boggess). Book and Lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by Steve Weiner. Direction by Jason A. Sparks.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
July 12, 2019
Johnny will be performing the role of Jamie in Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years. Made famous Off-Broadway, the show is brought to Colorado audiences. Direction by Jimmy Bruenger.
STEPCHILD: A New Musical
May 29, 2019
Based on Cinderella, Stepchild is new story about a young girl who happens to be deaf. Johnny will be reuniting with some incredible actors in the second workshop of this musical. Direction by Kim Weild. Music and Lyrics by David James Boyd. Book by Chad Kessler.
Performances are at the IRT Theatre in Greenwich Village, May 29th - June 2nd.