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Run Bambi Run concluded its wildly successful world premiere run at Milwaukee Rep, Fall 2023! Critics and audiences alike were blown away by this incredible actor-musician piece. Music and lyrics by Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes. Book by Eric Simonson. It generated a lot of buzz for a future production. We shall see...
John joined the cast of StrangerThan Paradise, a dark comedy indie feature, currently in production (2023). It tells the story of two escapees from a doomsday cult.
Disaster Chasers, a cool short film John co-starred in, had its world premiere at the Coney Island Film Festival Sept 2022.
On 9/11, a son finally fights back against a father who is obsessed with chasing after national tragedies. You can watch the short film (9:30 min)
on YouTube here.
John was thrilled to join the cast of the new musical co-created by, and starring, the Beninese global pop legend Angelique Kidjo, called Yemandja. He played the principal role of Mr. DeSalta, a Portuguese slave trader. Yemandja had its world premiere at MassMOCA Mar 4-5, continuing at The Broad Theater in Santa Monica (4/15-17), Cal Performances in Berkeley (4/23), The Kennedy Center (5/6-7), and finally Amsterdam in June (6/14-18). John has been a fan of Angelique Kidjo since seeing her first US performance in NYC back in 1992.
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In Nov 2021, John embarked on a UK tour with Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, performing sold-out concerts and joining amazing street actions in London, at COP26, and The British Museum. He also appeared on Clive Anderson's 'Loose Ends', with Stephen Fry. The mini choir's performance made 'Loose Ends' top 10 of the year!
John was top-of-show guest star on FBI: Most Wanted Season 2, episode 11 ('Obstruction') on CBS/Paramount+. Here he is squinting into the sun, trying to look as hot as one of the FBI agents.
John is also a featured principal on Season 2, Episode 8 ('Soup of the Century') of The Food That Built America, on The History Channel. Available to stream online here. He plays Arthur Dorrance, President of Campbell's Soup, rocking a wicked turn-of-the-century combover ; )
Check out John's single, Lead Me Home. Recorded and produced by Travis Tench for OakHillAudio.com, and featuring Eric Johnson (drums), Nathan Stevens (bass), and Jessica Wiscovitch and Laura Sisskin (backing vocals). Spread the love, y'all. (Copyright Furry Poodoo Music/Firehorse Records 2020). You can purchase it from his Bandcamp page.
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