Donterrio Johnson

Birth Place: Chicago , Illinois

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Jeff Award winner Donterrio Johnson, an alumni of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of Los Angeles and an Artistic Ensemble Member of Pride Films and Plays. A Chicago native who's credits include: Lookingglass Alice, Sweeney Todd (DCPA) Murder Ballad (Cardinal Stage) Next To Normal (Boho Theatre) Aint Misbehavin', Golden Boy (Porchlight Music Theatre) The Color Purple, Avenue Q (Mercury Theatre) Rent (Brightside Theatre) Under A Rainbow Flag (Pride Films and Plays)**Jeff Award Winner, Hairspray The Musical (SRO Productions) (**ITL Award-Best Actor), Urinetown, Aladdin The Musical , Into The Woods, and Kennedy The Musical-Broadway Workshop.

Donterrio has also worked as a Director and Choreographer for multiple musicals and show choirs both in Chicago and Los Angeles. Not only a performer he is a budding photographer and graphic artist.

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Donterrio Johnson STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Ensemble [Replacement]

Original Chicago Production, 2017

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Comes to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Next Year

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre presents The Legend of Georgia McBride by Tony Award-Winning Playwright Matthew Lopez, Musical Tribute Artists and Drag Sensation Pandora Boxx on their stage this winter.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its return to live performance with its 27th season that includes the 2021 – 2022 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. 

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK AND ROLL BROADWAY

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a line up including more than 50 Chicago artists performing, greetings and well wishes from Broadway stars including E. Faye Butler, Sean Allan Krill, Telly Leung, LaChanze, Susan Moniz and Kathy Voyto, a new raffle prize for a weekend in the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more as a part of its annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert.

Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago

Each year, Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the state of the art of Chicago music theatre with the prestigious Guy Adkins Award. This year, Felicia P. Fields is the recipient.


Porchlight Music Theatre has announced Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway, premiering Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m. CDT.

Porchlight Shares Free And Premium Events In December

Tickets for each of the online events are available at Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.

PrideArts Presents WHAT'S THE TEA, CIS? to Showcase Trans Pioneers and Local Trans Artists

In celebration of Trans Awareness Month this November, PrideArts will honor transgender pioneers and showcase ten Chicago trans performers who are reshaping our history.

BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's BROADWAY BY THE DECADE

Porchlight's streaming program BROADWAY BY THE DECADE provides some much needed musical theater cheer in this unprecedented and challenging year for Chicago theater.

CLOSET PLAY Virtual Benefit Concert to Lead Off PrideArts Four-Show Virtual Season

 PrideArts virtual fall season called REIGNITE will open on September 30 with a benefit concert conceived by PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson that will intertwine original jazz compositions with poetry by James Baldwin and Tennessee Williams.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, September 25- with SPELLING BEE Reunion, Next On Stage: Dance Edition, and More!

Today (September 25) in live streaming: Meet the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 5, Spelling Bee reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!

Cast Announced for Virtual Performances of BOX & COX

PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced casting for the second entry in the company's four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! Johnson will direct the hilarious comedy BOX AND COX by John Maddison Morton, a loosely staged production to be recorded live in the Pride Arts Center's Buena Theatre.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Fall 2020 Virtual Programming

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its schedule for fall 2020, offering a variety of free and pay-to-view options for virtual experiences.

Porchlight Music Theatre's PorchlightPalooza Was A Success!

Porchlight Music Theatre held PorchlightPalooza, a three-day virtual festival Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23,  in lieu of its cancelled March 23 ICONS GALA.

PrideArts Announces Four-Show Virtual Fall Season, REIGNITE!

PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced a four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! that will look to the 17th and 19th Centuries for inspiration. T

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHTPALOOZA, a Three-Day Virtual Festival Featuring Joel Grey and More

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a new three-day celebration and fundraiser in honor of its 25th Anniversary, PorchlightPalooza, Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23, which will include performances from Chicago's best talents, an exclusive interview hosted by legendary newsman Bill Kurtis with the 2020 ICON Award recipient Joel Grey and more.

Pride Films and Plays Announces New Leadership

The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays has voted to bring new leadership to the company, effective immediately. Artistic Associate Donterrio Johnson will be elevated to the position of Artistic Director, with JD Caudill and Robert Ollis continuing on as Artistic Associates.

Chicago Actor Pays Homage To Lost Tony Awards

When The Broadway League announced that the annual Tony Award ceremony originally scheduled for June would be postponed due to COVID-19, Chicago-based actor David Robbins (SPAMILTON), like so many others, was disappointed

Pride Films and Plays Presents Virtual Reading of A LATE SNOW

Continuing Pride Films and Plays' 'Pride in Place' series of live online readings, A LATE SNOW by Jane Chambers will be performed on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. 

Cast Announced for Pride Films and Plays' A LATE SNOW Live Online Reading

Casting is complete for Pride Films and Plays' live online reading of A LATE SNOW, by Jane Chambers, according to its director, Sara BenBella. The reading is the second in PFP's PRIDE IN PLACE series of live online readings, following the reading of LONELY PLANET, by Steven Dietz, on May 14.

Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET To Kick Off 'Pride In Place' Online Reading Series

Pride Films and Plays today announced five more live online readings of LGBTQ-themed plays, following its enthusiastically received April 14th reading of Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS.

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