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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.

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Jonathan Wagner STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Male Understudy (Understudy)

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Adult Ensemble

Adult Ensemble [Replacement]

Dewey (Understudy) [Replacement]


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Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Tuacahn is a Confectionary Delight

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre is a confectionary delight for families to enjoy together. 

Photos: First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Get a first look at photos of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Tuacahn Ampitheatre.

Video: Get a First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Get a first look at footage of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

Apes and Oompah Loompas Take Over the Tuacahn Stage

As the 2023 Tuacahn Broadway season opens, the stage is set to swap between two very different worlds, tied together with similar themes of love and family.   

See TARZAN & CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on the Tuacahn Stage This Summer

From swinging apes and loin-cloth clad men to candy-crazed children and a flowing chocolate river, Tuacahn has the golden ticket to entertainment this summer with musical renditions of Tarzan and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opening May 26 and 27 respectively. 

Review: SHINING IN MISERY at Capital City Theatre

From “Carrie” to “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams”, Shining in Misery a King Sized Parody, covers it all. People from Castle Rock, Derry, and even as far away as Jerusalem’s Lot, are raving about this amazing show! Sponsored in part by World Premier Wisconsin, Capital City Theatre, has really embraced their desire to give voice to new works.

THE GRISWOLDS' BROADWAY VACATION to Have Presentations This Week Starring Hunter Foster & More

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 Hunter Foster, Kate Rockwell & More

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 VACATION at 5th Avenue Theatre

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

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!

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 THE SEED Demo Recording

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(e)S

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

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

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

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.

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Now On Sale Through Oct. 13

Tickets for #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment are now on sale through October 13, 2019, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street).

Photo Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Gavin Creel, James Harkness, and More Attend Opening Night of #DATEME!

#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment opened just last night, July 21, at The Westside Theatre. Check out photos from the big night below!

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Announces Student Rush Policy

Producers Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin LowyAdrian Salpeter, John FrostSuzanne Jones, Robert Dragotta announced a new student rush policy for #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment with first preview tonight at the Westside Theatre. An opening night is set for July 8, 2019.

#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Box Office Opens Today

Producers Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin Lowy, Adrian Salpeter, Robert Dragotta, John Frost/Suzanne Jones announced that the Westside Theatre Box Office (407 W. 43rd St) officially opens today Thursday, June 6th at 10AM for for #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment. The show begins performances on June 20 2019, at the Westside Theatre. An opening night is set for July 8, 2019.

Jonathan Wagner FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jonathan Wagner has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Jonathan Wagner has not appeared in the West End.

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