John Massey Biography

JOHN MASSEY created the role of the Genie in DISNEY'S BELIEVE aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham (Mr. C) in HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical (both shows directed by Gordon Greenberg). John's 25 years of regional credits include: The Piano Player in GUNMETAL BLUES for Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and Herr Schultz in CABARET for the Moonlight Amphitheater; Dimas in TRIUMPH OF LOVE (with Eden Espinosa) for Performance Riverside as well as John Hancock in their LA Ovation Award winning production of 1776; Moonface in ANYTHING GOES (with Kevin Earley and Lesli Margherita) and Zeke/The Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ for Musical Theatre West. Other credits include: Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; The Chairman in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and the title role in SWEENEY TODD. John received LA Ovation Award nominations for his work as Dave Bukatinsky in THE FULL MONTY (2007- Musical Theatre West) and as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS (2005- Musical Theatre West).

A bit of a theatrical renaissance man, John is also an accomplished director, musical director, pianist and conductor and vocal arranger; having staged and/or conducted over 75 productions. Favorites include productions of : A CHORUS LINE, SEUSSICAL, SWEENEY TODD, QUILTERS, WEIRD ROMANCE, THE SECRET GARDEN, CHESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, BEEHIVE and RUTHLESS! John has composed incidental music for several plays and is researching ideas for a new musical. He is also in the process of recording his debut CD.

John makes his home in Mission Viejo, CA with his beautiful (and very understanding) wife, Mary, and their four (that's right, 4!) terrific kids: Sharon, Katy, Scott and Charlie. When not on stage, John enjoys cooking, sailing, and spending quality time with his family on Catalina Island! He dedicates every performance to the memory of his Mother, Donna Massey.

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