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Jonathan Wagner

 
Bio:
Jonathan Wagner is an actor/musician based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut as the original understudy for “Dewey Finn” in School of Rock: The Musical, performing the role over 140 times. TV/Streaming: Halston (w. Ewan McGregor); The War of the Welles (w. Michael Shannon), Marvels; ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jonathan Wagner is an actor/musician based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut as the original understudy for “Dewey Finn” in School of Rock: The Musical, performing the role over 140 times. TV/Streaming: Halston (w. Ewan McGregor); The War of the Welles (w. Michael Shannon), Marvels; ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Male Understudy (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Adult Ensemble
Adult Ensemble [Replacement]
Dewey (Understudy) [Replacement]

Jonathan Wagner Biography

Jonathan Wagner is an actor/musician based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut as the original understudy for “Dewey Finn” in School of Rock: The Musical, performing the role over 140 times.

TV/Streaming: Halston (w. Ewan McGregor); The War of the Welles (w. Michael Shannon), Marvels; The Dohyo (Creator and Host)

Off-Bway/Regional: The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation (5th Ave, upcoming 9/22), School of Rock (Tuacahn), #DateMe (Westside), The People vs Friar Laurence (Second City/Steppenwolf 2nd Stage), 25th Annual …Spelling Bee (TATC), The Last 5 Years (Steel Beam), High Fidelity (Route 66). Hymn and Carol (Boarshead)

Jonathan spent 15 years working at Chicago’s famed comedy theater, The Second City, as a teacher, composer, and music director for their Training Center and (two of their) Touring Companies.

He has also composed several musicals. Most recently, a musical adaptation of Ryan Andrews’ illustrated fairy tale, Sarah and the Seed with book-lyricist Juliet Mazer-Schmidt. The demo is currently available on YouTube.




Jonathan Wagner News

THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION to Have Presentations This Week Starring Hunter Fost Photo THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION to Have Presentations This Week Starring Hunter Foster & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

On Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, Ken Davenport will be hosting presentations of the new musical THE GRISWOLDS’ BROADWAY VACATION with book, music, and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen and directed and choreographed by Donna Feore.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION World Premiere With  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION World Premiere With Hunter Foster, Kate Rockwell & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The Griswolds are heading out on their next family vacation with the world premiere of the laugh-out-loud musical comedy The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, and The 5th Avenue Theatre has shared a sneak peek at rehearsals. Get a first look inside rehearsals below!

Kate Rockwell and Hunter Foster Will Lead Premiere of THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATIO Photo Kate Rockwell and Hunter Foster Will Lead Premiere of THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION at 5th Avenue Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that Broadway's Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On: The Musical, Legally Blonde) and Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, The Bridges of Madison County) will star as Ellen and Clark Griswold in the upcoming world premiere of the laugh-out-loud new musical comedy The Griswolds' Broadway Vacation.

Regional Premier of School of Rock Shakes the Canyon Walls of Tuacahn Amphitheatre Photo Regional Premier of School of Rock Shakes the Canyon Walls of Tuacahn Amphitheatre
by - Sep 5, 2021

In the park across from Jonathan Wagner’s New York City home, the hills are alive with the sound of, well, his music. As part of his training process to tackle the role of Dewey (a role made popular by Jack Black) in this summer’s Tuacahn production of School of Rock, Wagner has been hiking the hills of Manhattan while practicing his lines and songs at the only two volumes his character uses: loud and louder.

'School of Rock' comes to Tuacahn! Photo 'School of Rock' comes to Tuacahn!
by - Jul 21, 2021

In the park across from Jonathan Wagner’s New York City home, the hills are alive with the sound of, well, his music. As part of his training process to tackle the role of Dewey (a role made popular by Jack Black) in this summer’s Tuacahn production of School of Rock, Wagner has been hiking the hills of Manhattan while practicing his lines and songs at the only two volumes his character uses: loud and louder.

LISTEN: Natalie Charle Ellis, Cassie Okenka, Badia Farha & More Featured on SARAH AND Photo LISTEN: Natalie Charle Ellis, Cassie Okenka, Badia Farha & More Featured on SARAH AND THE SEED Demo Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021

Following up from a fall 2019 first reading at the Jerry Orbach Theater, co-adapters Juliet Mazer-Schmidt Jr. and Jonathan Wagner (School of Rock) have released a demo album for their new musical, Sarah and the Seed.

A Red Orchid Theatre And Porchlight Music Theatre Team Up To Present WAR OF THE WELL( Photo A Red Orchid Theatre And Porchlight Music Theatre Team Up To Present WAR OF THE WELL(e)S
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2020

A Red Orchid Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre announce the collaboration WAR OF THE WELL(e)S, an audio drama adaptation of the stage play written by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber and directed by A Red Orchid Ensemble Member Lawrence Grimm.

The 78th Annual Dolphin Show Presents A SPLASH FOR SUPPORT Photo The 78th Annual Dolphin Show Presents A SPLASH FOR SUPPORT
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2020

Northwestern University's 78th Annual Dolphin Show is thrilled to present A Splash For Support, a virtual cabaret raising money for The Actor's Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief. The event will feature performances by prominent alumni of the organization, including Rosie Jo Neddy, Ian Weinberger and Adam Kantor. The event will be streamed live on the Dolphin Show's Youtube page on Wednesday, May 6th at 6:15pm CST.

Black Button Eyes Productions to Present MASQUE OF THE RED CORONAVIRUS Free Online Photo Black Button Eyes Productions to Present MASQUE OF THE RED CORONAVIRUS Free Online
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of Masque of the Red Coronavirus, a free online-only script and video experience, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford and adapted, in part, from Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Masque of Red Death.

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Plays Final Performance September 15 Photo #DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Plays Final Performance September 15
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

Producers Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Jonathan Murray & Harvey Reese, John Frost/Suzanne Jones, Julia Peck Mobley, Benjamin Lowy/Adrian Salpeter, Robert Dragotta announced today that #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment will play its final performance on Sunday, September 15th at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). At the time of its closing, it will have played 65 performances.

Jonathan Wagner Videos

SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Fan Appreciation Event And Special Mus Videoplay
SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Fan Appreciation Event And Special Music Video

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical announces it is celebrating its third year on Broadway by kicking off its anniversary week with a special "Fan Appreciation Day" dinner party inside the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

VIDEO: The SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Gear Up for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! Videoplay
VIDEO: The SCHOOL OF ROCK Kids Gear Up for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical worlds collide! Broadway's School of Rock - The Musical has released an all new music video for "Heaven on Their Minds," played by the show's kid band and featuring cast member John Arthur Greene singing the role of "Judas Escariot."

BWW TV: SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Sends Birthday Message to Andrew Lloyd Webber Videoplay
BWW TV: SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Sends Birthday Message to Andrew Lloyd Webber

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2018

Earlier this week, at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, the cast of School of Rock celebrated a milestone birthday of their legendary composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, with a special curtain call serenade led by leading man Justin Collette. Watch below!

VIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway

by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock The Musical will celebrate two years on Broadway, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1654 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015.

BWW TV: There's No Way You Can Stop... SCHOOL OF ROCK at Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2017

Watch below as Jonathan Wagner and the cast of School of Rock perform 'When I Climb to the Top of Mount Rock' and 'Stick It to the Man.'

VIDEO: Alex Brightman & SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Perform 'You're In the Band' on TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

Alex Brightman and the cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK performed the high-energy number 'You're In the Band' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Check out the clip below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2012

The hilarious holiday musical sequel to the record-breaking FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS, entertains Theatre at the Center audiences November 15 through December 23 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director William Pullinsi will direct the production starring Rod Thomas as "Francis", Scott Stratton as "Smudge", Frank J. Paul as "Jinx" and Jonathan Wagner as "Sparky". CBS Chicago's own Bill Kurtis also lends his celebrity voice for a special part in the production. Check out highlights of the show below.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With PLAID TIDINGS at Theatre at the Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2012

The hilarious holiday musical sequel to the record-breaking FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS, entertains Theatre at the Center audiences November 15 through December 23 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The press performance will be November 18 at 7 p.m. Stuffed with such "Plaid-erized" Christmas standards as "Mr. Santa," "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," PLAID TIDINGS is one holiday treat that is truly heaven-sent. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director William Pullinsi will direct the production starring Rod Thomas as "Francis", Scott Stratton as "Smudge", Frank J. Paul as "Jinx" and Jonathan Wagner as "Sparky". CBS Chicago's own Bill Kurtis also lends his celebrity voice for a special part in the production.


Jonathan Wagner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jonathan Wagner been in?
Jonathan Wagner has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jonathan Wagner been in?
Jonathan Wagner has not appeared in the West End