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Karl Johnson

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Old Vic Theatre Production, 2020
Nagg
  [West End]
Old Vic Revival Production, 2016
Gloucester [Replacement]
  [West End]
Barbican Theatre Production, 2015
Ghost of Hamlet's father






Karl Johnson News

Review: NATIVITY VARIATIONS is the Christmas Comedy You've Been Wishing For Photo Review: NATIVITY VARIATIONS is the Christmas Comedy You've Been Wishing For
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 23, 2022

This is well-paced, laughter-filled, and heartwarming theater full of smart writing and charming characters. In short, 'The Nativity Variations' is the perfect gift for Milwaukee audiences this holiday season. 

Review: THE CRUCIBLE, National Theatre Photo Review: THE CRUCIBLE, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 29, 2022

In a society riddled with fake news, that bends over backwards to regulate a woman's body, justifying its laws with a magical book, The Crucible is frighteningly relevant.

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as “Franklin” and Lindsay Mendez will star as “Mary” in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as “Charley”.

Full Cast Announced For THE CRUCIBLE At The National Theatre As Rehearsals Begin Photo Full Cast Announced For THE CRUCIBLE At The National Theatre As Rehearsals Begin
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood) will direct Arthur Miller's The Crucible in the Olivier theatre from 14 September until 5 November. The full cast is announced as rehearsals begin at the National Theatre. 

GODSPELL is Now Playing at Sutter Street Theatre Photo GODSPELL is Now Playing at Sutter Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage, dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life in this production.

GODSPELL Comes to Sutter Street Theatre Next Week Photo GODSPELL Comes to Sutter Street Theatre Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage, dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life in this production.

Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop Photo Daniel Radcliffe Will Lead MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

Daniel Radcliffe will lead a new production of Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop! NYTW announced today that the musical, featuring music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart, will complete the company's 2022/23 Season.

BWW Review: UNDER MILK WOOD, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: UNDER MILK WOOD, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 24, 2021

“To begin at the beginning”, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas never got to fulfil his true dream for his troubled radio play Under Milk Wood. It took 20 years of laborious work to put the final touches on the personalities of fictional Llareggub. Alcohol poisoning might have taken Thomas’s life before he heard his drinking - and acting - mate Richard Burton’s take on BBC Radio in 1954, a year after his sudden demise.

VIDEO: Michael Sheen Performs 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' Photo VIDEO: Michael Sheen Performs 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2021

The National Theatre has released a new video of Michael Sheen performing 'Do not go gentle into that good night' by Dylan Thomas.

The Olivier and Dorfman Theatres to Reopen in June 2021 With UNDER MILK WOOD and AFTE Photo The Olivier and Dorfman Theatres to Reopen in June 2021 With UNDER MILK WOOD and AFTER LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2021

The National Theatre today announces plans to reopen in June, welcoming audiences back to the South Bank for the first time since closing last December.  

Karl Johnson Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in KING LEAR Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in KING LEAR

by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2018

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson reunite in their third collaboration and lead an all-star cast for their upcoming production of Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Check out the first trailer below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch First Trailer for Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET, to be Released in Cinemas Worldwide
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2015

The National Theatre Live has released the first trailer for HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. The production started performances on 5 August and officially opened 25 August at the Barbican Theatre for an exclusive run through 31 October 2015. The play is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Below, check out the trailer for the production, to be screened in cinemas worldwide starting 15 October through the National Theatre Live! Click here to find a screening near you.

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Urges Fans to Not Record HAMLET Performances
by Sally Henry Fuller - Aug 9, 2015

Following a recent performance, the HAMLET star addressed the audience directly. "I can see cameras, I can see red lights in the auditorium," he told the crowd at the London stage door. "It's mortifying and there's nothing less supportive." Watch his full speech below!


Karl Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Karl Johnson been in?
Karl Johnson has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Karl Johnson been in?
Karl Johnson has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Karl Johnson's first West End show?
Karl Johnson's first West End show was Hamlet which opened in 2015