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John Bolton

 
Birth Place:
Rochester, NY, USA
Bio:
Broadway: Dames at Sea (Astaire nomination); A Christmas Story (Drama Desk nomination); Curtains; Monty Python's Spamalot; Contact; Titanic; How to Succeed...; Damn Yankees. Guys & Dolls (Carnegie Hall), NY Pops and NY Philharmonic headliner, host of Off-Broadway's Pageant. TV: "Madam Secretary," ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Dames at Sea (Astaire nomination); A Christmas Story (Drama Desk nomination); Curtains; Monty Python's Spamalot; Contact; Titanic; How to Succeed...; Damn Yankees. Guys & Dolls (Carnegie Hall), NY Pops and NY Philharmonic headliner, host of Off-Broadway's Pageant. TV: "Madam Secretary," ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Vlad Popov
  [Regional (US)]
Hartford Stage World Premiere Production, 2016
Vlad
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
The Captain/Hennesey
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2014
Host [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Madison Square Garden Production, 2013
The Old Man
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
The Old Man
  [Off-Broadway]
2012
Ernie
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
The Old Man
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
The Wizard [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Daryl Grady
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Daryl Grady
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi/Christopher Belling (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
2005
Matt/Gino/Klaus/Guillermo/Clutch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
King Arthur [Replacement]
Sir Robin (Standby)
Sir Lancelot (Standby)
Sir Dennis Galahad (Standby)
Sir Bedevere (Standby)
King Arthur (Standby)
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Clyde
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Director
John
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Dwight
TV Stage Manager
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2000
Michael Wiley [Replacement]
Michael Wiley (Standby)
Husband (Understudy)
Frenchman (Understudy)
Bartender (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
2nd Officer Charles Lightoller
2nd Class Passenger
Charles Clarke [Replacement]
Harold Bride (Understudy)
1st Officer William Murdoch (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ensemble [Replacement]
TV Announcer [Replacement]
Ovington [Replacement]
Office Boy [Replacement]
J. Pierrepont Finch [Replacement]
Bud Frump (Understudy) [Replacement]
J. Pierrepont Finch (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Stadium P.A. Announcer [Replacement]
Play-by-Play Announcer [Replacement]
Ozzie [Replacement]
Lo-Tone [Replacement]

John Bolton Biography

Broadway: Dames at Sea (Astaire nomination); A Christmas Story (Drama Desk nomination); Curtains; Monty Python's Spamalot; Contact; Titanic; How to Succeed...; Damn Yankees. Guys & Dolls (Carnegie Hall), NY Pops and NY Philharmonic headliner, host of Off-Broadway's Pageant. TV: "Madam Secretary," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "Boardwalk Empire," "Gossip Girl," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Ed," "Show Boat," "The Savages," "All My Children," "As the World Turns." BA in Journalism. @ItsJohnBolton

John Bolton Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Bolton, Anastasia
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Bolton, A Christmas Story, The Musical!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
John Bolton, A Christmas Story, The Musical!

John Bolton News

Raue Center School For The Arts Presents New Masterclass Series Photo Raue Center School For The Arts Presents New Masterclass Series
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Raue Center School For The Arts has announced its newest community engagement initiative: The Masterclass Series!

WICKED National Tour Celebrates 5,000th Performance In Minneapolis Photo WICKED National Tour Celebrates 5,000th Performance In Minneapolis
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022

Pictured here is the touring company underneath the Orpheum Theatre marquee in Minneapolis.

Review: WICKED at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre Photo Review: WICKED at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre
by Jared Fessler - Jul 29, 2022

What did our critic think of WICKED at Orpheum? So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz ... but from a different angle.

Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman  Photo Performing Arts Houston Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman 
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Performing Arts Houston will welcome back Neil Gaiman to Jones Hall on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 8:00 PM.

Albury Chamber Music Festival Set For November Photo Albury Chamber Music Festival Set For November
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

In an exciting announcement The Albury Chamber Music Festival launched in Melbourne on Saturday 7th April, in the beautiful home Astolat.

The First And Only Canadian Opera Documentary Film THE LAKE Premieres At DOXA Film Fe Photo The First And Only Canadian Opera Documentary Film THE LAKE Premieres At DOXA Film Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

The Lake / nxŐĆa ĒxŐĆa Ēitk ∑, a unique opera documentary about the¬†groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration between Vancouver‚Äôs Astrolabe Musik Theatre, Turning Point Ensemble and Westbank First Nation, has its BC premiere on¬†May 6, 2022, at 7:45 p.m. at the VIFF Centre VanCity Theatre, with a second screening May 12 at 7:45 p.m. at SFU‚Äôs¬†Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.¬†The Lake / nxŐĆa ĒxŐĆa Ēitk ∑¬†is also available for viewing online.

Lissa deGuzman, Jennafer Newberry, and More Join the National Tour of WICKED Photo Lissa deGuzman, Jennafer Newberry, and More Join the National Tour of WICKED
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

The Broadway sensation WICKED will welcome new cast members to the National Tour beginning performances Tuesday, March 22 at the First Interstate Center for the Arts in Spokane, WA.

LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW Photo LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

This episode has it all! In this episode he takes us through his career, life journey, and inside scoop from his favorite productions.

George Stephanopoulos Productions Releases New HULU Original Special TWO MEN AT WAR Photo George Stephanopoulos Productions Releases New HULU Original Special TWO MEN AT WAR
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 6, 2022

As Russia wages war on Ukraine, George Stephanopoulos Productions (GSP) presents an in-depth examination of the two men at the center of this battle, President Vladimir Putin and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. ‚ÄúGood Morning America‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúThis Week‚ÄĚ anchor George Stephanopoulos reports on how both men rose to power, the stark differences in their leadership and what led to this moment in history. Through the extraordinary reporting from the ABC News teams on the ground, wide-ranging interviews and the extensive ABC News archives, this special brings viewers beyond the headlines and provides a deeper understanding of the biggest crisis on European soil since World War II. ‚ÄúTwo Men At War‚ÄĚ begins streaming Sunday, March 6, only on Hulu.

Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW Photo Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

James Monroe Iglehart joined this past week's episode of Take A Bow. This episode has it all! From Jaw-dropping facts you never knew about shows he’s been in, to hilarious jokes, comments sprinkled in from the witty Iglehart. Listening to James reflect on his Tony Award Winning role of Genie in Aladdin is something you don’t want to miss. 

John Bolton Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

by Gigi Gervais - Oct 30, 2021

Before the end of the run, catch a glimpse of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Young Frankenstein. The show's final performance is tomorrow on Halloween, which is very fitting.

VIDEO: First Look at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse

by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Ogunquit¬†Playhouse concludes its 2021 season with the perfect spooky October production: Young¬†Frankenstein, starring John Bolton (Broadway's Anastasia) as the titular Frederick¬†Frankenstein¬†and featuring¬†Ogunquit¬†favorite Sally Struthers (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Frau Bl√ľcher.

Broadway Rewind: A CHRISTMAS STORY Arrives on Broadway! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: A CHRISTMAS STORY Arrives on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when A Christmas Story was celebrating opening night on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it played for 51 performances.

Broadway Rewind: DAMES AT SEA Taps All the Way to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: DAMES AT SEA Taps All the Way to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when Dames at Sea was getting ready to arrive on Broadway. The musical opened on October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 85 performances. Directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, it starred John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp, Lesli Margherita, and Cary Tedder.

Broadway Rewind: Journey to the Past with ANASTASIA at Broadway in Bryant Park! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Journey to the Past with ANASTASIA at Broadway in Bryant Park!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 9, 2020

Today we flashback to 2017, when Anastasia took the stage at Bryant Park for the first time. Anastasia ran for 808 performances at the Broadhurst Theatre before closing in 2019. The cast included Christy Altomare in the title role, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Caroline O'Connor, Mary Beth Peil, and Ramin Karimloo.

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2019

Ralphie is coming to the rescue because it's the the seventh anniversary of A Christmas Story The Musical coming to Broadway! To celebrate us counting down to Christmas, we're looking back at the show's opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the official Broadway debut of the now Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-winning songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Check out this video to see the pair alongside John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Erin Dilly, and more!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The German Cast of ANASTASIA Singing 'In A Crowd of Thousa Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The German Cast of ANASTASIA Singing 'In A Crowd of Thousands'

by Alan Henry - Feb 11, 2019

In the video below, watch as Judith Caspari (Anya) Milan van Waardenburg (Dimitri) sing 'In A Crowd Of Thousands' from the upcoming Germany debut of ANASTASIA!

#TBT: Taking a Journey to ANASTASIA's Past! Videoplay
#TBT: Taking a Journey to ANASTASIA's Past!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical adaptation of the hit animated film, Anastasia will play its final performance on Sunday, March 31, 2019 after two successful years on Broadway. In honor of the show's incredible two-year run, we're living in the land of yesterday and taking a look back at the show's Broadway opening night in April 2017.

VIDEO: Watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson Duet on Acoustic 'Once Upo Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch ANASTASIA's Christy Altomare and Cody Simpson Duet on Acoustic 'Once Upon a December'

by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2018

Earlier this month, Australian recording artist Cody Simpson made his Broadway debut in Anastasia as leading man 'Dmitry.' Below, watch as Simpson duets with Christy Altomare on a never-before-heard acoustic arrangement of "Once Upon a December'!


John Bolton Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Bolton been in?
John Bolton has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has John Bolton been in?
John Bolton has not appeared in the West End

What awards has John Bolton been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Anastasia Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Christmas Story, The Musical! and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for A Christmas Story, The Musical! .