BFA in MT, Pace University
John–Michael is an Obie-winning actor with a BFA in Musical Theater from Pace University who recently achieved his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical, A Strange Loop! After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, he won first place in the ESU National Shakespeare Competition, earning him an acting intensive at RADA in London. At NYC’s Barrow Street, he performed in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Flick, and played Tobias in Sweeney Todd. The NY Times lauded his “hauntingly simple performance” in the NY City Center Encores production of 1776. He’s also been seen Off-Broadway in This Ain’t No Disco, Big River, Brooklynite & Jasper In Deadland. His film debut was alongside Alec Baldwin in “Blind,” and he’s guest starred in “The Other Two,” “Chicago PD” & “NCIS: New Orleans.” Regionally, he played Dickon in CTG’s The Secret Garden, originated the role of Toby in Bliss at the 5th Avenue, starred in Second City’s production of The Art of Falling and was deemed a “fleet and winning phenom on stage” in the Guthrie’s Choir Boy. He’s a Vivace Award winning composer/librettist and wrote additional music for Second Stage’s We’re Gonna Die.