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Jonathan Weir

 
Bio:
Broadway: Disney's Aladdin (Jafar) The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Aladdin (Jafar) Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King ( Scar/Pumbaa) Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Disney's Aladdin (Jafar) The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Aladdin (Jafar) Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King ( Scar/Pumbaa) Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2007
Gyp DeCarlo [Replacement]
  [Chicago (Regional)]
World Premiere, 2001
Ensemble

Broadway Aladdin (Jafar) 



Jonathan Weir Biography

Broadway: Disney's Aladdin (Jafar) The Lion King (Scar/Pumbaa). National tours: Aladdin (Jafar) Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo); The Lion King ( Scar/Pumbaa) Scrooge the Musical. Chicago credits: King Charles III and Twelfth Night (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera Chicago); 2666, Candide, The Visit and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Stepping Out (Steppenwolf Theatre); Days Like Today, The Liar, A Little Night Music, Arms and the Man, Misalliance (Writers Theatre); Ragtime & Camelot (Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre).




Jonathan Weir News

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway Photo WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott¬†(Genie) surprised a lucky guest ‚Äď the 888th¬†ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon ‚Äď with a cruise¬†aboard Disney Cruise Line‚Äôs newest ship, the¬†Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday Photo ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award¬ģ-winning animated film, will celebrate its 8th¬†anniversary on Broadway this Sunday, March 20, 2022. The hit musical opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years.

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.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Orpheum Theatre Memphis Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN at Orpheum Theatre Memphis
by AniKatrina Fageol - Feb 28, 2020

Catch the magic at the Orpheum Theatre until March 8th. A night full of fun, vibrant sets and costumes, familiar musical favorites, and LOTS of Genie magic awaits you!

BWW Review: Everything Wrong with ALADDIN: The Musical (And Why You Should See It at  Photo BWW Review: Everything Wrong with ALADDIN: The Musical (And Why You Should See It at Dr. Phillips Center Anyway)
by Aaron Wallace - Feb 6, 2020

Why? Every time I answer that, I start to feel like the Genie in a?oePrince Alia?? when he's counting all those elephants, peacocks, and camels. There are a lot of problems here. Maybe not fifty-three or seventy-five or however many Persian monkeys he has, but I can definitely point to at least five things that keep this stage version one jump behind its cinematic counterpart.

Casting Has Been Announced for Disney's ALADDIN at the Peace Center Photo Casting Has Been Announced for Disney's ALADDIN at the Peace Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

Casting has been announced for the Greenville engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Greenville at the Peace Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a limited, two-week engagement through Sunday, Feb. 23.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Straz Center Tampa Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN at Straz Center Tampa
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 30, 2019

Disney's Aladdin Lights Up The Straz With A Mega Production

BWW Interview: Jonathan Weir Talks All Things Villainous About DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Wh Photo BWW Interview: Jonathan Weir Talks All Things Villainous About DISNEY'S ALADDIN at Wharton Center For The Performing Arts!
by Katie Laban - Dec 3, 2019

Disney's Aladdin is flying into East Lansing from December 4th through 15th at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. The hit musical, based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, has been amazing audiences since the show's Broadway debut back in 2014. It has the music that we all know and love from the film and new songs that add to the Disney magic. a?oeMagical, romantic, surprising, exhilarating and funny,a?? is how Jonathan Weir, who plays Jafar the villain on the tour, described the show. a?oeIt's a fantastical story of a young man's adventure to become himself, the friendship he creates with a genie in a lamp, and the adventures and romance it unfolds.a?? Read more of BroadwayWorld Detroit's conversation with Jonathan Weir below to find out why he thinks Disney's Aladdin is special and if Jafar is really all that villainous!

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Hippodrome Theatre Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN at Hippodrome Theatre
by Rowena Winkler - Nov 18, 2019

If you're looking for a?oeA Whole New Worlda?? to break up the monotony of your week, look no further than the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.  Disney Theatrical Productions has done it again with its National Tour of Aladdin: another movie-to-musical hit that stays true to the core of the story while adding elements meant to dazzle live audiences.  

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Casting For East Lansing's Limited Premiere Engagement Photo Disney's ALADDIN Announces Casting For East Lansing's Limited Premiere Engagement
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2019

Casting has been announced for the East Lansing engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in East Lansing at Wharton Center on Wednesday, December 4, for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 15. The press opening night is Friday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m.

Jonathan Weir Videos

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway Videoplay
WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott¬†(Genie) surprised a lucky guest ‚Äď the 888th¬†ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon ‚Äď with a cruise¬†aboard Disney Cruise Line‚Äôs newest ship, the¬†Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, inspired by the plays of Charles L. Mee with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Check out highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Goodman's CANDIDE Sings The National Anthem At Wrigley
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2010

The cast of CANDIDE from the Goodman Theatre's season 2010-11 sings the National Anthem at Wrigley Field, September 8, 2010.


Jonathan Weir Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jonathan Weir been in?
Jonathan Weir has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

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