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John Edwards

 
Bio:
Actor/Singer/Dancer/Songwriter. Last seen in NYC revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Chita Award winner, Lucille Lortel nominee). Broadway and 1st National Tour of Jersey Boys (Hal Miller/Barry Belson/others). National/International tour of Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs) and In the Heights at The Kennedy ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Actor/Singer/Dancer/Songwriter. Last seen in NYC revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Chita Award winner, Lucille Lortel nominee). Broadway and 1st National Tour of Jersey Boys (Hal Miller/Barry Belson/others). National/International tour of Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs) and In the Heights at The Kennedy ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Jackie Jackson / Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert Revival, 2020
Hobo
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Original Production, 2019
Carl Wilkinson
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Performer
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2006
Barry Belson [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Hal Miller [Replacement]
Barry Belson [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]

John Edwards Biography

Actor/Singer/Dancer/Songwriter. Last seen in NYC revival of Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Chita Award winner, Lucille Lortel nominee). Broadway and 1st National Tour of Jersey Boys (Hal Miller/Barry Belson/others). National/International tour of Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs) and In the Heights at The Kennedy Center (Domingo). And more.




John Edwards News

MJ Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week at The Green Room 42 Photo MJ Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

Ben Cameron’s long running, award winning, musical theatre variety series, Broadway Sessions, will begin performances at it’s new home, The Green Room 42, this Thursday, September 8th! This week, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of MJ The Musical!

Preorder MJ THE MUSICAL Original Cast Recording Today Photo Preorder MJ THE MUSICAL Original Cast Recording Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Sony Music announced today that they will release MJ the Musical - Original Broadway Cast Recording on Friday, July 15. View the track list here.

Nathaniel Stampley, Gene Weygandt, & More In YELLOWFIN GROUPER, P.I. LIVE! At Laurie  Photo Nathaniel Stampley, Gene Weygandt, & More In YELLOWFIN GROUPER, P.I. LIVE! At Laurie Beechman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

The Laurie Beechman Theatre presents YELLOWFIN GROUPER, P.I. LIVE!, written by musical theatre writing team Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder. Multiple Jeff Award-winner Scott Weinstein will direct the concert adaptation on June 5, 2022.

Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night Photo Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 2, 2022

MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize¬ģ winner¬†Lynn Nottage¬†and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner¬†Christopher Wheeldon¬†directs and choreographs.

Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER Studio Cast Rec Photo Jessie Mueller & James Monroe Iglehart to Lead THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER Studio Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2021

A brand-new studio cast recording of the beloved holiday musical,¬†The Christmas Schooner, featuring Tony Award-winners¬†Jessie Mueller¬†(Beautiful ‚Äď The Carole King Musical;¬†Waitress) and¬†James Monroe Iglehart¬†(Aladdin; Hamilton), will be released in 2022.

Meet the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL Photo Meet the Cast of MJ THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021

Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, learn more about the cast bringing this new musical to the stage!

Palm Beach Photographic Centre Announces Winners of 25th Annual MEMBERS' SHOW Photo Palm Beach Photographic Centre Announces Winners of 25th Annual MEMBERS' SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021

Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre, today announced the prize winners of its current presentation:

MJ THE MUSICAL Announces Nationwide Search For Actor To Play 'Young Michael Jackson' Photo MJ THE MUSICAL Announces Nationwide Search For Actor To Play 'Young Michael Jackson'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

In MJ, ‚ÄúYoung Michael‚ÄĚ appears at age 10 and should have an unchanged singing voice. Performers may be older or younger to audition, as long as they are still able to sing in Young Michael's range.

Rich + Tone Talauega Join MJ THE MUSICAL Creative Team, Focusing on Michael Jackson M Photo Rich + Tone Talauega Join MJ THE MUSICAL Creative Team, Focusing on Michael Jackson Movement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021

MJ¬†Director and Tony Award-winning Choreographer¬†Christopher Wheeldon is introducing¬†a unique part of his creative team ‚ÄstRich + Tone Talauega, who will focus particularly on Michael Jackson movement.

MJ Announces Complete Casting; Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, Antoine L. Sm Photo MJ Announces Complete Casting; Quentin Earl Darrington, Whitney Bashor, Antoine L. Smith, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021

The production kicks off performances this December. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!

John Edwards Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Revival for Encores! LOVE LIFE with Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More

by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2021

The third installment of¬†Encores! Inside the Revival¬†features¬†director¬†Victoria Clark,‚ÄĮEncores! Music¬†Director‚ÄĮRob Berman‚ÄĮand‚ÄĮConsulting Producer for Musical Theater,¬†and previous‚ÄĮEncores! Artistic Director‚ÄĮJack¬†Viertel¬†as they¬†revisit,¬†Love Life¬†a year later and‚ÄĮdiscuss their process of imagining Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner‚Äôs rarely seen‚ÄĮ1948 musical.¬†

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got'

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020

The cast of Because of Winn Dixie reunites to perform 'What I Got' over Zoom.

VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE Videoplay
VIDEO: See Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell Rehearsing 'Here I'll Stay' From LOVE LIFE

by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the New York City Center production of Love Life starring Kate Baldwin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, John Edwards, Sara Jean Ford, Isabella Houston, Owen Tabaka and Clarke Thorell. See a video of Kate Baldwin & Brian Stokes Mitchell

BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores!  Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kate Baldwin & More Give Sneak Peek of Encores! LOVE LIFE

by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2020

Next up at New York City Center  Encores! is Love Life, which runs for seven performances at New York City Center from March 18 - 22. Watch as the cast gives a very special sneak peek of 'Economics' and 'I Remember It Well' and tells us even more about what to expect from the show!

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Feb 28, 2019

Broadway Sessions recently held its 3rd annual Black History Month celebration. We invited an all star roster of Broadway talent to share songs and stories reflecting the influence, impact and legacy of black artists on Broadway and beyond. HOLY MOLY! This was one of the most incredible nights of music we have enjoyed. Beyond that it was moving, hilarious and profound. Enjoy these highlights from Broadway vets Antoine  L Smith, Soarer-Joye Ross, Storm Lever, Brennyn Lark, Judith Franklin, Phoenix Best, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Tiana Okoye, Michel Demby Cain, Imari Hardon, Avery Smith, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Harney Fleming, John Edwards, Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, Shonica Gooden and Emme Kemp. We also enjoyed performances from 'Rising Stars' Richard Baskin Jr. and Aneesa Folds. OH, and maybe just an impromptu pre show performance by Tony-winning legend FAITH PRINCE! It was a good night.

VIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!' Videoplay
VIDEO: Rock Out with the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Performing 'Ruby Baby!'

by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2018

Get ready to rock with Leiber & Stoller's 'Ruby Baby!" Previously recorded by such legendary acts as The Drifters, Elvis Presley, and The Beach Boys, the revival's soulful take on this hit song features Max Sangerman, along with members of the cast and band of Smokey Joe's Cafe, jamming out together at Stage 42.

VIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar Videoplay
VIDEO: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Explores Leiber and Stoller's History with the Gibson Guitar

by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened on, Sunday, July 22. The vibrant nine-member ensemble led by director choreographer Joshua Bergasse brings new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' Check out a new video exploring the history of Leiber and Stoller and the Gibson guitar below!

BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek Videoplay
BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek

by TV - Press Previews - Jul 1, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22.

BWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAF Videoplay
BWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2018

They say the neon lights are birght off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22.

VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.


John Edwards Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Edwards been in?
John Edwards has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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