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John Massey

 
Bio:
JOHN MASSEY created the role of the Genie in DISNEY'S BELIEVE aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham (Mr. C) in HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical (both shows directed by Gordon Greenberg). John's 25 years of regional credits include: The Piano Player in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
JOHN MASSEY created the role of the Genie in DISNEY'S BELIEVE aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham (Mr. C) in HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical (both shows directed by Gordon Greenberg). John's 25 years of regional credits include: The Piano Player in ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Los Angeles]
Musical Theatre West Production, 2007
Dave Bukatinsky

John Massey Biography

JOHN MASSEY created the role of the Genie in DISNEY'S BELIEVE aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham (Mr. C) in HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical (both shows directed by Gordon Greenberg). John's 25 years of regional credits include: The Piano Player in GUNMETAL BLUES for Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and Herr Schultz in CABARET for the Moonlight Amphitheater; Dimas in TRIUMPH OF LOVE (with Eden Espinosa) for Performance Riverside as well as John Hancock in their LA Ovation Award winning production of 1776; Moonface in ANYTHING GOES (with Kevin Earley and Lesli Margherita) and Zeke/The Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ for Musical Theatre West. Other credits include: Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; The Chairman in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and the title role in SWEENEY TODD. John received LA Ovation Award nominations for his work as Dave Bukatinsky in THE FULL MONTY (2007- Musical Theatre West) and as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS (2005- Musical Theatre West).

A bit of a theatrical renaissance man, John is also an accomplished director, musical director, pianist and conductor and vocal arranger; having staged and/or conducted over 75 productions. Favorites include productions of : A CHORUS LINE, SEUSSICAL, SWEENEY TODD, QUILTERS, WEIRD ROMANCE, THE SECRET GARDEN, CHESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, BEEHIVE and RUTHLESS! John has composed incidental music for several plays and is researching ideas for a new musical. He is also in the process of recording his debut CD.

John makes his home in Mission Viejo, CA with his beautiful (and very understanding) wife, Mary, and their four (that's right, 4!) terrific kids: Sharon, Katy, Scott and Charlie. When not on stage, John enjoys cooking, sailing, and spending quality time with his family on Catalina Island! He dedicates every performance to the memory of his Mother, Donna Massey.





John Massey News

Historic El Portal Theatre Announces 2022 Spring Season Photo Historic El Portal Theatre Announces 2022 Spring Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2022

El Portal Theatre announces four upcoming shows for the 2022 Spring Season. ABBA MANIA direct from the West End, FRITZ COLEMAN Comedy Benefit, A SONDHEIM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, and  STEVE TYRELL in Concert.  

Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner and More to Take Part in Kritzerland Free Online Concert Photo Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner and More to Take Part in Kritzerland Free Online Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

For the 107th Kritzerland show, Kritzerland stays home once again with another talent-packed song-filled show Kritzerland Influencers. The free benefit show will feature classic theater and film songs, some rarities, and a few songs that might be completely unfamiliar.

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2020

Laguna Playhouse will present RITA RUDNER and PAUL RODRIGUEZ in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, written by Neil Simon and directed by Michael Matthews. 

Peter Lockyer and Mamie Parris Starred In The Reading Of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO At Photo Peter Lockyer and Mamie Parris Starred In The Reading Of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO At Tuacahn Center For The Arts
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

A reading of the new musical The Count of Monte Cristo was presented on October 11th at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Scott S. Anderson directed the private presentation of the musical penned by the Tony Award nominated team of Frank Wildhorn, composer, and Jack Murphy, book and lyrics.

VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Amphitheatre Photo VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Amphitheatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2019

This summer at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a little girl's dream comes alive as she takes you on an enchanted journey through popular Disney classics including Hercules, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aladdin, Moana, and many more surprises. The adventures in this musical never stop as you journey deep into Walt Disney's classic film vault.

Tuacahn Center for the Arts Announces the Cast of their 2019 Season Photo Tuacahn Center for the Arts Announces the Cast of their 2019 Season
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019

Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort and Broadway's Hairspray) and Josh Strickland (Broadway's Tarzan) head Tuacahn Amphitheater's 2019 season. This year, Tuacahn is recreating some of their most popular productions from the past.

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mis Photo BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mischievous Marx Brothers
by Shari Barrett - Feb 13, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild was founded 21 years ago by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theater repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected or unfairly dismissed. Working under a special Actors' Equity Concert Staged Reading code, the entire MINNIE'S BOYS production was put together in 25 hours, focusing on the script and score with actors holding book during the performance, including while singing and dancing their way through the 14 numbers in the show, with a wonderfully talented 6-piece band backing them up.

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre Guild Photo BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Feb 12, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild revived an oldie but not so goodie last Sunday at the Alex Theatre. 'Minnie's Boys' purported to be modeled on 'Gypsy,' using a meddlesome, domineering mother to get her progeny, the four Marx Brothers, into show business. Unfortunately, a tepid book and uneven score made this a flop in 1970 and it doesn't fare much better today, despite the valiant efforts of the MTG cast.

Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS Photo Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

John Massey Videos

VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Amphitheatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at DISNEY'S WHEN YOU WISH at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2019

This summer at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a little girl's dream comes alive as she takes you on an enchanted journey through popular Disney classics including Hercules, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, Aladdin, Moana, and many more surprises. The adventures in this musical never stop as you journey deep into Walt Disney's classic film vault.

VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for FIRST DATE at San Diego Musical Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) presents the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre.