John Bolton

Birth Place: Rochester, NY, USA

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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

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[US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2018
Horace Vandergelder [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2017
Vlad Popov

[Regional (US)]
Hartford Stage World Premiere Production, 2016

Original Broadway Production, 2015
The Captain/Hennesey

Off-Broadway Revival, 2014
Host [Replacement]

Madison Square Garden Production, 2013
The Old Man

Original Broadway Production, 2012
The Old Man


[US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
The Old Man

[US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2009
The Wizard [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2007
Daryl Grady

[Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2006
Daryl Grady

Lieutenant Frank Cioffi/Christopher Belling (Understudy) [Replacement]


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

Actors' Fund Concert, 2003

Actors' Fund Concert, 2002


Ensemble/Other Roles

New York Concert, 2001

TV Stage Manager

Broadway Transfer, 2000
Michael Wiley [Replacement]

Michael Wiley (Standby)

Husband (Understudy)

Frenchman (Understudy)

Bartender (Understudy)

Original Broadway Production, 1997
2nd Officer Charles Lightoller

2nd Class Passenger

Charles Clarke [Replacement]

Harold Bride (Understudy)

1st Officer William Murdoch (Understudy)

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 Revival, 1994
Stadium P.A. Announcer [Replacement]

Play-by-Play Announcer [Replacement]

Ozzie [Replacement]

Lo-Tone [Replacement]

John Bolton Awards and Nominations

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!

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John Bolton News

The 2024 Art Of Elysium 25th Anniversary Heaven Benefit Honors Neil Gaiman

The Art of Elysium has announced the celebration of its 25th Anniversary Heaven benefit, set to take place on the eve of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles. Esteemed storyteller Neil Gaiman has been chosen as the recipient of this year's Visionary award.

Review: LITTLE BY LITTLE, CUT TOO SHORT, & BROADWAY BOUND Bring Some Pleasures To 54 Below

These three evenings at 54 Below celebrated what some might cavalierly dismiss as missable musical theatre “also-rans,” but they’d be missing out

HERE LIES LOVE SINGS THE SONGS OF J. OCONER, Linda Eder And More Next Week At 54 Below

Next week at 54 Below, the cast of 'Here Lies Love' will be performing the songs of J. Oconer Navar. Don't miss this incredible musical experience!

Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Check out the lineup of incredible performances at 54 Below this month!

Estelle Parsons, Rachel Dratch & John Cariani Join BROADWAY BOUND 4 at 54 Below

54 Below will be presenting the fourth edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Friday, October 13th, at 7:00pm at 54 Below.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Opening Night!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK opened on Broadway, Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there to capture stars, including the New York, New York creative team, as they arrive on the red carpet. Check out the photos here!

Review: ANASTASIA is a Journey to the Past That Thrives in the Present

One of Broadway’s newest musicals, ANASTASIA, has arrived in Vancouver! Being the 3rd musical to come to Vancouver this year with Broadway Across Canada, ANASTASIA has proven itself to be the best one yet.

ENTERTAINMENTX Podcast Turns 5 Years Old This Month

Entertainmentx, which gets to the heart, soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry, turns 5 years old on February 5th.

Review: Timely as Ever, WICKED Defies Gravity... And Society, Too �" Dr. Phillips Center

WICKED is a wily piece of pop. It turns 20 this year, but you'd never know that sitting in Dr. Phillips Center for the show's third tour stop in Orlando. Its shrewd indictment of society's worst instincts and most seductive assumptions still tear through a room like a twister...

Raue Center School For The Arts Presents New Masterclass Series

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

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

Review: WICKED at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

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 

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

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 Festival

The Lake / nx̌aʔx̌aʔitkʷ, a unique opera documentary about the groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration between Vancouver’s 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’s Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. The Lake / nx̌aʔx̌aʔitkʷ is also available for viewing online.

Lissa deGuzman, Jennafer Newberry, and More Join the National Tour of WICKED

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

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

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. “Good Morning America” and “This Week” 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. “Two Men At War” begins streaming Sunday, March 6, only on Hulu.

Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW

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. 

BroadwayWorld Stage Door Announces Expanded Services Including Meet & Greets, Classes, Career Advice & More!

BroadwayWorld Stage Door, your one-stop shop for Broadway experiences and training in the comfort of your own home, announced today a lineup of new expanded services from our ensemble of Broadway talent.


John Bolton has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

John Bolton has not appeared in the West End.

John Bolton has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Anastasia." Additionally, he received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for his performances in both "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" and "A Christmas Story, The Musical!"

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