Jonathan is a 20-year-old sophomore at Western Carolina University pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. He played Peter Quince in their fall main stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was a featured soloist in An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein directed by Terrence Mann and just recently played Paul in Western Carolina’s spring main stage production of A Chorus Line directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Charlotte d’Amboise.
Jonathan is a graduate of the Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts in Greensboro, NC where he has lived all of his life. During that time he propagated throughout his four years there as the President of Student Council, President of The International Thespian Society, member of The Weaver Ambassadors, member of The Interact Club, member of the Environmental Club, and a member of The Chess Club, as well as Weaver Academy’s representative on the Guilford County Schools Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee serving new Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green.
Throughout his years at Weaver as a theatre major, he received numerous honors and awards ranging from The International Thespian Society to the North Carolina Theatre Conference. He’s worked with top professionals in the theatrical business such as Dave Clemmons, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, Christopher d’Amboise, Joan Lader, Kelly Crandall, Jen Shrader, Ray Walker, Tito Hernandez, Amy Jones, and many more.
Without the following people my success and inspiration couldn’t be possible: Jesus Christ. He’s blessed and graced my life in more ways than I can count. My best friend in the whole world Ariana Debose, who I always confide in and love dearly. My mentors Terrence Mann and Jen Shrader who never cease to astound, dazzle, and help me. My sponsors and lifelong friends and fans Art Bloom and Eleanor Mosh, without their spirit, heart, and passion nothing I do could be possible. And last, but certainly not least: My Mom and Dad, for having the love, heart, and care in always supporting and encouraging everything I do in my life!