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John Scherer

 
Date Of Birth:
May 16, 1961 (61)
Birth Place:
Buffalo, NY, USA
Bio:
John has appeared in The Foreigner, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sweet Charity, Legally Blonde, Unnecessary Farce, Boeing Boeing, Moon Over Buffalo, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The World Goes Round, My One and Only, 42nd Street, and Dames at Sea. Broadway: Lovemusik, By Jeeves and Sunset ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 16, 1961 (61)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

Bio:
John has appeared in The Foreigner, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sweet Charity, Legally Blonde, Unnecessary Farce, Boeing Boeing, Moon Over Buffalo, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The World Goes Round, My One and Only, 42nd Street, and Dames at Sea. Broadway: Lovemusik, By Jeeves and Sunset ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
Muny Production, 2018
FDR
  [Regional (US)]
Denver Center Theatre Company Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
George Davis
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2006
Herman
  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Peter
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Eddie Ryan
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Bertie Wooster
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1996
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
DeMille's Assistant [Replacement]
Salesman [Replacement]
Young Writer [Replacement]
Joe Gillis (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1993
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1988
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Mercury [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1986
Performer

Photos

Michael Hayden, Jenny Powers, John Scherer Photo

Michael Hayden, Jenny Powers, John Scherer

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Date:
08/06/2021
Michael Hayden, Jenny Powers, John Scherer Photo

Michael Hayden, Jenny Powers, John Scherer

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Date:
08/06/2021
John Scherer, VonTrapp Children Photo

John Scherer, VonTrapp Children

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Date:
08/04/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
Muny Production, 2018
FDR

  [Regional (US)]
Denver Center Theatre Company Production, 2014
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2007
George Davis

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 2006
Herman

  [Los Angeles]
Reprise! Concert, 2004
Peter

  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2002
Eddie Ryan

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Bertie Wooster

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1996
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1995
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
DeMille's Assistant [Replacement]

Salesman [Replacement]

Young Writer [Replacement]

Joe Gillis (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1993
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1988
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1986
Mercury [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1983
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1986
Performer

John Scherer Biography

John has appeared in The Foreigner, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sweet Charity, Legally Blonde, Unnecessary Farce, Boeing Boeing, Moon Over Buffalo, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The World Goes Round, My One and Only, 42nd Street, and Dames at Sea. Broadway: Lovemusik, By Jeeves and Sunset Boulevard. Off Broadway: Dames at Sea, Olympus on My Mind and Preppies. Other NY credits: The Most Happy Fella and Cinderella (NYC Opera) and Out of This World (City Center). He has toured in 42nd Street, Cats, White Christmas, Mame and Hello Dolly. He recently appeared in the critically acclaimed production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Goodspeed Opera House. Other regional credits: Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and many others. Film and television: Spinning Into Butter, “The Shield,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Law and Order (SVU and CI),” “Titus” and “Guiding Light.” He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

John Scherer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Special Theatrical Event Gold Star
John Scher, Liza's at The Palace
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
John SchererBy Jeeves
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical
John SchererOn the Town

John Scherer News

Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall Photo Previews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Music Theatre Wichita, Century II PAC, Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Aug 15, 2022

Wayne Bryan reluctantly leaves his role as Man in Chair in MTWichita's season finale, The Drowsy Chaperone due to medical reasons. Replacing him for the show will be John Scherer.

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Muny's JOSEPH Starring Jessica Vosk, Jason Gotay Photo Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Muny's JOSEPH Starring Jessica Vosk, Jason Gotay, Mykal Kilgore & More
by Grace Cutler - Aug 13, 2022

Buy tickets now for The Muny's JOSEPH August 12th though 18th. Check out photos and video footage of the cast in action.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Becca Andrews Takes Over Our Instagram Photo JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Becca Andrews Takes Over Our Instagram!
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 13, 2022

The Muny is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Tune into our Instagram Story as Becca Andrews takes you behind the scenes of today's performance.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For JOSEPH At The Muny Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For JOSEPH At The Muny Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, Mykal Kilgore & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's grand finale of the 2022 season, the mega-fun hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which runs August 12 - 18, 2022.

Full Cast Announced For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Muny, Sta Photo Full Cast Announced For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Muny, Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny's grand finale of the 2022 season, the mega-fun hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, August 12 – 18, 2022. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proudly sponsored by US Bank.

Photo Exclusive: First Look at Ben Fankhauser, Jackie Burns, and More In SOMETHING RO Photo Photo Exclusive: First Look at Ben Fankhauser, Jackie Burns, and More In SOMETHING ROTTEN! At Broadway at Music Circus
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

See exclusive fist look photos of the Broadway at Music Circus in Sacramento production of Something Rotten!, starring Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser, Josh Lamon, Matt Loehr ​​​​​​​ and more!

Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser, and More Will Lead SOMETHING ROTTEN! in Sacramento Photo Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser, and More Will Lead SOMETHING ROTTEN! in Sacramento
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Broadway at Music Circus in Sacramento has announced its cast for Something Rotten!, which includes Jackie Burns, Ben Fankhauser, and more!

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Maltz Jupiter Theatre Photo BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by Richard Cameron - Apr 1, 2022

The Tony nominated musical hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS offers side slitting laughs to welcome back the iconic award winning theatre. This outrageous comedy is sure to deliver the laughs and levity we all need after the past two years,” said Andrew Kato, Producing Artistic Director and Chief Executive. The melodic music and clever lyrics are a gift by David Yazbek. The hysterical book is by Jeffrey Lane. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the 1988 film of the same name.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEO Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Spring's THE SOUND OF  Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards; City Spring's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

John Scherer Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For JOSEPH At The Muny Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For JOSEPH At The Muny Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, Mykal Kilgore & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's grand finale of the 2022 season, the mega-fun hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which runs August 12 - 18, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Kate Rockwell In The Muny's THE SOUND OF MUSIC VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Kate Rockwell In The Muny's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's The Sound of Music, the second show of the theatre's 103rd season. The Sound of Music runs August 3rd through 9th, 2021.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Kate Rockwell In Rehearsals For The Muny's THE SOUND OF MU VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Kate Rockwell In Rehearsals For The Muny's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rehearsals for The Muny's The Sound of Music, the second show of the theatre's 103rd season. The Sound of Music runs August 3rd through 9th, 2021.

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman and the Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The Muny Reunite VideoVIDEO: Taylor Louderman and the Cast of KINKY BOOTS at The Muny Reunite
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

The Muny's Artistic Director & Executive Producer Mike Isaacson welcomed members from the cast of KINKY BOOTS for an online chat this evening!

BWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Is Wild Deviation from Expectation VideoBWW Review: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Is Wild Deviation from Expectation
by Tanya Seale - Jul 11, 2019

The Muny's current production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is definitely not Walt Disney's Cinderella. It is nothing like Perrault's or the Grimm Brothers' Cinderella. It's not even pure Rodgers & Hammerstein, but rather a 2013 adaptation based on Rodgers & Hammerstein with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. This musical holds the essence of your beloved fairytale but is infused (I must warn you upfront) with complicating new characters, a clumsy reordering of the original songs, and a conspicuous political subplot. Essentially, this adaptation, which tries to be everything simultaneously - old fashioned and new-fangled, traditional and progressive - is mostly just...

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's CINDERELLA Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gota VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's CINDERELLA Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gotay, and More!
by Alan Henry - Jul 9, 2019

Broadwayworld has a first look at Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, July 8 - 16. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video!

VIDEO: Check Out a Preview of CINDERELLA at the Muny, Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason VideoVIDEO: Check Out a Preview of CINDERELLA at the Muny, Starring Mikaela Bennett, Jason Gotay, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2019

The Muny presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, July 8 - 16. Get a first look at the cast in action in the preview video!

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Dazzles at The Muny VideoBWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Dazzles at The Muny
by Tanya Seale - Jun 21, 2019

The most beautiful thing in the world is a shoe at The Muny this weekend and into next week, as Kinky Boots, based on a 2005 film of the same name, takes the stage in its extraordinary St. Louis premiere after its six-year run on Broadway. There, it won multiple Tony awards, with a book by Harvey Feirstein and music and score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (direction re-created for The Muny by DB Bonds and choreography by Rusty Mowery). With its many glitzy surprises and its variety of endearing and glamorous characters, this show will have you saying YEAH!

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at The Muny VideoEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at The Muny
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the regional premiere of KINKY BOOTS at The Muny! Check out video of the production!

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at KINKY BOOTS Rehearsals at the MUNY! VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at KINKY BOOTS Rehearsals at the MUNY!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019

It's time to head to Price and Son because The Muny is getting ready for the U.S. regional premiere of the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots! Check out this sneak peek inside the show's designer run featuring Graham Scott Fleming, J. Harrison Ghee, Taylor Louderman, and more with this video!


John Scherer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Scherer been in?
John Scherer has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

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

What awards has John Scherer been nominated for?
Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for Liza's at The Palace Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for By Jeeves and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Olivier Awards) for On the Town .

What awards has John Scherer won?
Best Special Theatrical Event (Tony Awards) for Liza's at The Palace.