Jonathan Wagner

BROADWAY: (* – role performed) School of Rock as Dewey*u/s, Mr. Ward (Original Broadway Cast, dir: Laurence Connor)

REGIONAL THEATRE: (* – role performed) The People v. Friar Laurence as Mercutio/Montague (Steppenwolf/Second City Theatricals, dir: Ron West), Writing our World as Dragon/Old Man etc. (Goodman Theatre/CPTT Nat’l Tour, dir: Janet Ulrich Brooks), How…shell on your back? as Ari*u/s, Jackson u/s (Chicago Shakespeare), 25th…Spelling Bee as Barfeé (Theatre at the Center dir: David Perkovich), High Fidelity as Barry/Springsteen, (Route 66, dir: Peter Amster), The Last 5 Years as Jaime (Steel Beam Theatre), Plaid Tidings as Sparky (Theatre at the Center, dir: Bill Pullinsi), Baby Doctor as Danny u/s (Theatre at the Center, dir: David Perkovich), Moonlight and Magnolias as Ben Hecht (Boarshead Theatre, dir: Kristine Thatcher), Hymn and Carol as Joseph (Boarshead Theatre, dir: Kristine Thatcher), Berlin to Broadway (Kurt Weill) as Tenor Soloist (Light Opera Works, dir: Kurt Johns) Jane Eyre as St. John Rivers (Circle Theatre, d:Bob Knuth), Keep Ishmael as A-Train (White Horse TC, dir: Evan Cabnet), Criminal Hearts as Robbie (Apple Tree Theatre, dir: Ray Frewen), Klub Kokomo as Chuck (PS Theatricals,  dir: Richard Shavzin), A Funny Thing… Forum as Hysterium (Wagon Wheel Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace as Teddy Brewster (Wagon Wheel Theatre), Cats as Gus (the theatre cat) (Wagon Wheel Theatre)

RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Music Director/Composer/Sound Designer, National Touring Company, The Second City
Faculty, The Second City Training Center
The Musical Armando, (Musical, long-form improv) iO
Storybox, (Story based, long-form improv), CIF/Piven Theatre
Improv Minions, (short-form improv) Comedysportz Chicago
REDUB, (long-form improv) Comedysportz Chicago
Touring Performer/Music Director, Child’s Play Touring Theatre
Tenor soloist, Melisma, (a capella)

EDUCATION:
Northwestern University – B.S. Theatre (Music Theatre Certificate)
Acting – Dawn Mora Voice – Joan Lader/Marie Michuda Music Theatre – Gary Griffin/Marc Robin

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Music: Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Digeri-du, Varied Percussion, Songwriter, Sing, Whistle
Dialects: British, Cockney, Southern, Irish
Other: Teach/Perform Improv (Short-form, Long-form and Musical Improv), Wrestling, 5 years Spanish language study,
First Aid & CPR Trainer, Belch on Cue, Yo-yo, Juggle, Belly Roll, Grow beard in three weeks