Jonathan Freeman

Birth Place: Bay Village, OH, USA

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Jonathan Freeman BIO

Mary Poppins; The Little Mermaid; Beauty And The Beast; The Producers; 42nd Street; On The Town; How To Succeed…; She Loves Me (Tony Nomination); Platinum; Sherlock Holmes; Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep.); A Class Act (MTC); Lil’ Abner and Of Thee I Sing (City Center Encores); Sail Away and The Mikado (Carnegie Hall). TV/film: Elementary, Too Big To Fail, "Law And Order," "Gossip Girl," "Shining Time Station," "Remember Wenn," The Ice Storm, Life Animated. Jonathan is the voice of Jafar in Disney’s animated feature Aladdin.

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Jonathan Freeman STAGE CREDITS

[New York]
MasterVoices One Night Production, 2017
Uncle Barnaby

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Jafar [Replacement]

Jafar

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Grimsby

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Bank Chairman [Replacement]

Admiral Boom [Replacement]

[New York]
Reading, 2006
Urania

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Senator Robert E. Lyons

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Finian McLonergan

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2001
Bert Barry

Bert Barry [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Roger De Bris [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2000
Lehman

Lehman

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1999
Joe

[Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Pitkin W. Bridgework

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1998
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Pitkin W. Bridgework

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Bert Bratt

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Cogsworth [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1993
Headwaiter

[Off-Broadway]
1989
Zoot Alors/Gut Bucket

[Off-Broadway]
1987
Sam Krulike/Harvey Wheatcraft (Understudy)

[Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1983
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Minky

Alan Fairmont

Schultz (Understudy)

[Broadway]
1974
"Lightfoot" McTague [Replacement]

Jim Craigin (Understudy) [Replacement]


Jonathan Freeman Movies

[1986]Forever, Lulu Don

[1988]Homeboy Hotel Room Man

[1990]A Shock to the System Decorator in Bob's Office

[1992]Aladdin Jafar

[1996]The Associate Hockey Game Executive

[1997]The Ice Storm Ted Franklin

[2005]The Producers Ticket Taker

[2006]The Hoax Thick Voice

[2020]The High Note Martin

[2022]Aladdin: Live from the West End Jafar


Jonathan Freeman TV Shows

American Dragon: Jake Long Eli Excelsior Pandarus, Jack Frost

House of Mouse Jafar

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Wallace Thayer, Mr. Krebs

Remember WENN Rollie Pruitt

Shining Time Station Tito Swing, Li'l Tito

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ALADDIN on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Aladdin on Broadway. Check out all the details below!

Pat Sajak, Linda Larkin and Jonathan Freeman Headline Give Kids The World Village's AN EVENING WITH… Speaker Series

Three of pop culture's most iconic stars will share their unique perspectives and insights in an engaging, highly interactive format this summer as part of Give Kids The World Village's popular An Evening With… speaker series. Proceeds will benefit the Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

Ellen Foley and Robert I Rubinsky to Bring CLUB DADA/KABARET KAPUT to Dixon Place This Month

Ellen Foley and Robert I Rubinsky will return with their acclaimed show Club Dada/Kabaret Kaput to Dixon Place with two shows on May 24 and 25. 

Beverley Knight and Jamie Cullum Awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has announced the list of musicians and educators on whom honours will be conferred at its 2023 Graduation Ceremony.

Broadway's D. Sabella to Bring AMANDA RECKONWITH to Pangea Beginning in April

International sensation and Broadway legend in her own mind, Amanda Reckonwith will perform in concert at PANGEA, razzle-dazzling with high comedy and even higher notes.

David Sabella to Kick Off International Tour with AMANDA RECKONWITH RETURNS at Pangea

David Sabella - who originaled the role of Mary Sunshine in the current Broadway revival of CHICAGO - will celebrates his return to drag, after 25 years, with his critically acclaimed one person show 'Amanda Reckonwith Returns' in a special performance at Pangea on February 7, 2023, AT 7PM.

Jonathan Freeman, Julia Murney, Ariel Shafir & Christopher Sieber To Star In 29-Hour Reading Of BE STILL BE SILENT

Broadway alums Jonathan Freeman (Aladdin), Julia Murney (Wicked), Ariel Shafir ('Only Murders in the Building') and Christopher Sieber (Company, Shrek the Musical) will lead an AEA 29-hour reading of Be Still Be Silent.

Broadway's D. Sabella Brings AMANDA RECKONWITH RETURNS to PANGEA

David Sabella (CHICAGO) celebrates his return to drag, after 25 years, with his critically acclaimed one man/woman show “Amanda Reckonwith Returns” in a special performance at Pangea on February 7, 2023, AT 7PM.

Broadway's D. Sabella Kicks Off International Tour with AMANDA RECKONWITH RETURNS at Pangea

David Sabella (CHICAGO) celebrates his return to drag, after 25 years, with his critically acclaimed one man/woman show “Amanda Reckonwith Returns” in a special performance at Pangea on February 7, 2023, AT 7PM.

Andre De Shields To Receive GMHC's 2023 Howard Ashman Award

GMHC will honor Broadway legend and award-winning performer André De Shields with the 2023 Howard Ashman Award for his advocacy and activism for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as LGBTQ+ communities.

Amanda Reckonwith Returns To Pangea Next Month

International opera diva and Broadway legend in her own mind, “Amanda Reckonwith” Returns! (after a 25 year retirement/rest cure) to razzle dazzle with high comedy and even higher notes!

Photos: BEETLEJUICE, A STRANGE LOOP, and More Turn Out for the 2022 BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market!

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City's famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See photos from the event!

Video: Inside the 2022 BROADWAY FLEA MARKET Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Enthusiastic, energized theater fans filled New York City’s famed Theater District on Sunday, September 25, 2022, for the 36th annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. With the sense of community reverberating loudly and proudly, the day-long event raised a record-breaking $1,043,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See video of the event!

Julie Andrews Will Direct Debra Monk, Howard McGillan, and More in Reading of THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL at Bay Street Theatre

Julie Andrews will direct an upcoming staged reading of The Great American Mousical, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. The reading will star Debra Monk as Adelaide; Howard McGillin as Henry/Father; and more.

AMANDA RECKONWITH RETURNS at Pangea Starting September 24th

Amanda Reckonwith has had a long rest-cure and is ready to sing once more, and Pangea is hosting her comeback.

Give Kids The World Village's DIS Con 2022 to Feature 50+ Iconic Disney Personalities

 An Aladdin 30th Anniversary Reunion will headline DIS Con 2022, a one-of-a-kind expo celebrating all facets of the wonderful world of Disney – from Disney, Marvel and Pixar animation to film, television, theme parks, music and memorabilia.

Wake Up With BWW 1/25: Jonathan Freeman's Final ALADDIN Performance, Tony Voter Bias Training, and More!

Today's top stories include the final performance of original Aladdin cast member Jonathan Freeman, who performed his last show as Jafar on January 23. Check out photos and video from his final performance here! Plus, BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony voters will be required to complete unconscious bias training beginning this season.

VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Jonathan Freeman Give Emotional Curtain Call Speech

Tony Award® nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman played his final performance as Jafar in Disney's hit musical Aladdin just yesterday, January 23, 2022. Fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25. Watch his emotional final curtain call.

Photos: Jonathan Freeman Takes Final Bows In ALADDIN

Tony Award nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman played his final performance as Jafar in Disney’s hit musical Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25.  

Wake Up With BWW 1/14: ANYTHING GOES With Sutton Foster Comes to US Cinemas, and More!

Today's top stories include Anything Goes, starring Sutton Foster, coming to US cinemas! The filmed London production will stream in theaters across America for two days only this March! Plus, original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman will play his final performance as Jafar in Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Jonathan Freeman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jonathan Freeman has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

Jonathan Freeman has not appeared in the West End.

Jonathan Freeman has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role in "She Loves Me".

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