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John joins the cast of Run Bambi Run for its world premiere at Milwaukee Rep! Music and lyrics by Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes. Book by Eric Simonson. The truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this new musical ripped from the headlines! An outrageous ‘true crime’ saga that took the nation by storm, Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek's fall from Milwaukee Police Department cop to Playboy Bunny lands her in the slammer, convicted of a murder that she didn’t commit. Or did she? For more info about the show, click here. Runs Sept 22 - Oct 22.

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John lent his particular brand of crazy to the dark comedy indie feature film, Stranger Than Paradise, currently in production. It tells the story of two unlikely rebels of a doomsday cult as they try to track down its leader after the Rapture doesn't happen. (He's not one of them - he plays a nutty believer.)

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photos by Michael Brosilow
 
Disaster Chasers, a cool short film John co-starred in, had its world premiere Sept 2022 at the Coney Island Film Festival. You can get see the film (9:30 min) here.
On 9/11, a son finally decides to fight back against a father who is obsessed with chasing after national tragedies. Written and directed by Chris Wronka. 
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Getting to tour the states and Europe with Yemandja in 2022 was an absolute honor. Co-conceived and starring the Beninese global pop legend Angelique Kidjo, with music co-created by Angelique and her husband Jean Hebrail, and book and lyrics by their daughter Naima Hebrail Kidjo, it tells a story of unity and healing through the troubled history of the West African slave trade in the 1800s. John played the principal role of Mr. DeSalta, a Portuguese slave trader (based upon an actual historical figure, who was the subject of Bruce Chatwin's debut novel, The Viceroy Of Ouidah). Yemandja had its world premiere at MassMOCA, with further performances at The Broad Theater in Santa Monica, CA, Cal Performances in Berkeley, CA, The Kennedy Center in DC, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands as part of the Holland Festival. John has been a fan of Angelique Kidjo since seeing her first US performance in NYC back in 1992.
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(photo by Doug Mason)
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Principal on the serial podcast The Grunge Musical. 
John also toured the UK in November with Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, performing in 6 cities and doing street actions in conjunction with activists demanding concrete action at COP26 in Glasgow. John was among 5 singers who recorded at BBC's Radio Four for Loose Ends, with Clive Anderson and Stephen Fry
Top-of-show guest star on FBI: Most Wanted (CBS, Paramount +), Season 2, Episode 11: 'Obstruction' .
Principal on The Food That Built America (History Channel) Season 2, Episode 8: 'Soup Wars' .
Contact:
Booking:
Marilynn Scott Murphy
Professional Artists Agency
(212) 247 8770
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