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A Michigan native, John grew up loving theater and obsessed with all things scary. When he first discovered Sweeney Todd, it felt like coming home. It still does. Broadway/Off-Broadway: Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street), Between the Lines. He originated the role of the D’Ysquith Family in the first national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. Selected Regional: Grand Horizons (Ben, Asolo Rep), The Tale of Despereaux (Roscuro, Berkeley Rep) Oklahoma! (Jud, Broadway Sacramento), The Play That Goes Wrong (Robert, St. Louis Rep), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho, Goodspeed), and Disney on Classic (Soloist with the Orchestra Japan). His theatrical adaptation of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, called The Hollow, premiered last fall at Amphibian Stage. TV/Film: “The Blacklist,” “A Christmas Carol.” John is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Endless love and thanks to Kristen, my family, CGF, and the extraordinary Sweeney team. Thank you, Stephen Sondheim.

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John Rapson STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2023
Beadle Bamford

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2022
Cast

[Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Beadle Bamford [Replacement]

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
The D'Ysquith Family

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Bamatabois

Grantaire

Major Domo

Thénardier (Understudy)

Bishop of Digne (Understudy)

[US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Farmer

Claquesous

Bambatois


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John Rapson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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