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Jay Armstrong Johnson

 
Bio:
Most recent Broadway credits: The Phantom of the Opera (2018), Hands on a Hardbody (2013), and Catch Me if You Can (2011). Other Broadway/NY: On The Town (Chip), Most Happy Fella for Encores! (Herman); Sweeney Todd/NY Philharmonic (Anthony); 8 (Spencer), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg), Catch Me If You ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Most recent Broadway credits: The Phantom of the Opera (2018), Hands on a Hardbody (2013), and Catch Me if You Can (2011). Other Broadway/NY: On The Town (Chip), Most Happy Fella for Encores! (Herman); Sweeney Todd/NY Philharmonic (Anthony); 8 (Spencer), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg), Catch Me If You ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2023
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Reuben
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Off-Broadway Production, 2020
Paul
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Banko
  [Off-Broadway]
Annual New York City Center Gala Presentation, 2018
Bobby
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company World Premiere, 2018
Leonide Massine
  [Off-Broadway]
One Night Only Concert Presentation Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Prospect Theatre Company Production, 2017
Adam
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny's Adapted Revival, 2017
Jack Kelly
  [New York]
MasterVoices One Night Production, 2017
Tom Tom
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2017
Candide
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Chip
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2011
Matthew
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Standby)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing)
Claude (Understudy)
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Mark
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Raoul [Replacement]

Photos

Second Stage ''To My Girls'' cast Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bryan Batt, Maulik Pancholy, Photo

Second Stage ''To My Girls'' cast Jay Armstrong Johnson, Bryan Batt, Maulik Pancholy, Carman Lacivita, Britton Smith, Playwright JC Lee and Noah J. Ricketts

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04/05/2022
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Jay Armstrong Johnson, Maulik Pancholy, and Britton Smith

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03/28/2022
Maulik Pancholy and Jay Armstrong Johnson Photo

Maulik Pancholy and Jay Armstrong Johnson

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03/28/2022
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Bryan Batt and Jay Armstrong Johnson

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03/28/2022
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Britton Smith, Carman Lacivita, and Maulik Pancholy Photo

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Britton Smith, Carman Lacivita, and Maulik Pancholy

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2023
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2020
Reuben

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Underground Off-Broadway Production, 2020
Paul

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Original Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Banko

  [Off-Broadway]
Annual New York City Center Gala Presentation, 2018
Bobby

  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company World Premiere, 2018
Leonide Massine

  [Off-Broadway]
One Night Only Concert Presentation Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Prospect Theatre Company Production, 2017
Adam

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny's Adapted Revival, 2017
Jack Kelly

  [New York]
MasterVoices One Night Production, 2017
Tom Tom

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Production, 2017
Candide

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Chip

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer

  [Broadway]
La Jolla Playhouse Broadway Transfer, 2013
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2011
Matthew

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Standby)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing)

Claude (Understudy)

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Mark

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
Raoul [Replacement]

Jay Armstrong Johnson Biography

Most recent Broadway credits: The Phantom of the Opera (2018), Hands on a Hardbody (2013), and Catch Me if You Can (2011). Other Broadway/NY: On The Town (Chip), Most Happy Fella for Encores! (Herman); Sweeney Todd/NY Philharmonic (Anthony); 8 (Spencer), Hands on a Hardbody (Greg), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Jr. Standby), HAIR (Original Revival Cast, Claude U/S). Off-B'way: Working (Drama Desk Award, Prospect Theater Company), Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC). First National Tour: A Chorus Line (Mark). Regional: The Last Goodbye (Romeo), Old Globe; On The Town (Chip), Barrington; Pirates! Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd (Frederick), MUNY; Hands On A Hardbody, La Jolla; Pool Boy, Barrington; Hairspray (Link Larkin),Weston Playhouse. 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes). TV/Film: Sex & the City 2, "Law & Order: SVU". Vocal Training: Jeremy Aye.

Jay Armstrong Johnson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Scotland, PA
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Scotland, PA
 
- 2014 - Theatre Finalists
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Jay Armstrong Johnson News

The World's First LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Hold Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Photo The World's First LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Hold Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a red carpet benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns to the Green Room 42 This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERF Photo Standbys, Understudies and Alternates From A STRANGE LOOP & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

BICA And Starring Buffalo Present Sondheim-Inspired COLOR AND LIGHT Art Exhibit Photo BICA And Starring Buffalo Present Sondheim-Inspired COLOR AND LIGHT Art Exhibit
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art and Starring Buffalo are excited to present Color and Light, an exhibition in the lobby of Sheas 710 Theater that will accompany Starring Buffalo's production of Sunday in the Park with George. The exhibition takes the characters, songs, and script of the acclaimed musical as a point of departure and connection between works by contemporary artists.

Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair Photo Second Stage Theater to Host Fair Chance Job Fair
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2022

On Monday, June 6th, Second Stage Theater will host the Fair Chance Job Fair. Fair Chance Hiring means that employers refrain from including questions about conviction history in the application process before a job offer is made. 

T. Oliver Reid to Kick Off Forestburgh Under The Stars Broadway Concert Series Photo T. Oliver Reid to Kick Off Forestburgh Under The Stars Broadway Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, has announced the 2022 Forestburgh Under the Stars Concert Series (June 3 - 18).

LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Present Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Photo LGBTQ+ Lullaby Album to Present Pride Rally Fundraiser With Sutton Lee Seymour, Brita Filter, Jamie Cepero & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

HUSH HK, The Ali Forney Center and BROADWAY RECORDS will host The Rainbow Lullaby’s album launch with a benefit for the Ali Forney Center on Monday, June 13th from 6-9pm.

Wake Up With BWW 5/20: THE GREAT GATSBY Musical Reading, HEATHERS Filmed Performance, Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/20: THE GREAT GATSBY Musical Reading, HEATHERS Filmed Performance, and More!
by - May 20, 2022

Today's top stories include a reading of the musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and more! Casting has been announced for the upcoming filmed version of Heathers the Musical, being recorded this month on the West End for a future release. The cast will include Ailsa Davidson, Simon Gordon, Maddison Firth, and more!

Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY  Photo Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY New Musical Adaptation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and directed by Mark Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20 in New York City. 

Forestburgh Playhouse Announces 2022 Season Photo Forestburgh Playhouse Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

Celebrating its 76th Season as ‚ÄúThe Miracle of the Forest,‚ÄĚ Forestburgh Playhouse, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp, announces its 2022 Season of musicals and plays, along with a summer series of exciting, safe outdoor concerts in compliance with local social distancing measures.

Jay Armstrong Johnson Videos

VIDEO: Second Stage's TO MY GIRLS Gets Ready for Performances VideoVIDEO: Second Stage's TO MY GIRLS Gets Ready for Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2022

Second Stage Theater just began previews for JC Lee's world premiere comedy, To My Girls, directed by Stephen Brackett. TO MY GIRLS will officially open on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Second Stage's Off-Broadway home, The Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street).

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of BCEFA's I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: THE SANDERSON VARIANT VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of BCEFA's I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: THE SANDERSON VARIANT
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 30, 2021

Broaday Cares/Equity Fights AIDS takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at their fan favorite Halloween concert/party livestream. The event, live streamed on October 28th, was a Halloween party for the books. Hosted by and starring Jay Armstrong Johnson, the concert joins everyone's favorite band of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, with some of pop culture's most iconic villains, for a night of spooktacular adventure. 

VIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from VideoVIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from New City Music Theatre's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2021

New City Music Theatre, formerly Cleveland Musical Theatre, held the first production under its new name and reinvigorated mission on Thursday, August 26 when it presented Jason Robert Brown’s seminal work Songs for a New World. Reimagined through a contemporary storytelling lens and performed by an expanded, star-studded cast including Liz Calloway, Jason Gotay, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Ximone Rose, among others, at Radial Park at Halletts Point in Queens.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! VideoVIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

‚ÄúYou Will Be Found‚ÄĚ by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

VIDEO: Watch Jenn Colella Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Broadway Backwards VideoVIDEO: Watch Jenn Colella Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN in Broadway Backwards
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2021

Today's the day! Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere on today, March 30, 2021. This virtual edition explores how the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected the LGBTQ community. The show will feature Jay Armstrong Johnson as a New Yorker who hallucinates a fantastical journey guided by a late-night television host, portrayed by Jenn Colella.

VIDEO: Watch Lea Salonga, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Deborah Cox in Opening Number for B VideoVIDEO: Watch Lea Salonga, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Deborah Cox in Opening Number for BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2021

Tomorrow is the big day! Broadway Backwards, the annual event where gender doesn't matter but love does, is set to make its virtual premiere on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This virtual edition explores how the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected the LGBTQ community.

VIDEO: See the Official Trailer for BOY‚ÄĘFRIENDS, Featuring Andy Mientus, Jen Damian VideoVIDEO: See the Official Trailer for BOY‚ÄĘFRIENDS, Featuring Andy Mientus, Jen Damiano, Julia Murney, and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2020

Boy-Friends is a new comedy pilot about two college roommates, one gay and one straight, and their journey through college and into adulthood to become the homo-hetero power couple of the ages.

VIDEO: Ellyn Marsh as Tina Fey, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Gerald Caesar and More Take on VideoVIDEO: Ellyn Marsh as Tina Fey, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Gerald Caesar and More Take on MEAN GIRLS in a Social Distance Parody
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2020

Ellyn Marsh appears as the iconic comedian Tina Fey, as well as Hornberger portraying all three of the North Shore high 'plastics.'

Broadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013 VideoBroadway Rewind: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Arrives on Broadway in 2013
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, when Hands on a Hardbody opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The cast included Keith Carradine, Hunter Foster, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Keala Settle, Allison Case, and Dale Soules. For ten hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is HANDS ON A HARDBODY only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita, Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, and Many More Broadway Stars S VideoVIDEO: Lesli Margherita, Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, and Many More Broadway Stars Sing 'I Know it's Today' Parody
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2020

Amidst the quarantine, Ellyn Marsh and Ben Bogen have released a new hilarious parody video, featuring a slew of Broadway stars.


Jay Armstrong Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jay Armstrong Johnson next theatre project?
Jay Armstrong Johnson's next show will be To My Girls which opens on 4/14/2023 on Off-Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Jay Armstrong Johnson been in?
Jay Armstrong Johnson has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Jay Armstrong Johnson been in?
Jay Armstrong Johnson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jay Armstrong Johnson been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scotland, PA Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scotland, PA and Theatre Finalists () for .

What awards has Jay Armstrong Johnson won?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scotland, PA.