January 20th, 2014

"Jesse JP Johnson is my new favorite Boq, absolutely the best sung Boq I have ever seen.  His voice was so effortless and beautifully supported and I found myself thinking of Boq as less of an underdog and more of a guy who just had a little bit of a tendency to crush too hard.  He was so charming.  March of the Witch Hunters (which is ordinarily not a number that stands out to me) completely stood out to me this time because of Jesse.  Again, what a voice!  He was excellent and I won’t ever be forgetting those performances."

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July 11th, 2014

"Another standout is Jesse JP Johnson as classmate Boq. Rather than playing him as a geeky misfit, his Boq is just an average guy who desperately wants to be noticed by a girl. This is a refreshing spin on the often one-note character."

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September 21, 2010

Dee Hoty, Mamie Parris and Diana DeGarmo Star
in 9 to 5 Tour; Script Revisions Made

Rounding out the cast are Jane Blass, Patrick Boyd, Paul Castree, Holly Davis, Janet Dickinson Madeleine Doherty, Marjorie Failoni, Gregg Goodbrod, K.J. Hippensteel, Jesse J.P. Johnson, Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah Nixon, Rick Pessagno, Wayne Schroder, Micah Shepard and Travis Waldschmidt.


Ace Young, Allison Fischer, Laura D'Andre,
Jesse JP Johnson and Jamison Scott
Join GREASE TOUR

November 29, 2009

The producers of the Tony Award nominated new Broadway production of GREASE™ are pleased to announced the following new cast members for the national tour... Jesse JP Johnson as “Doody,”...

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Life After High School:
Musical Glory Days Begins Broadway Run

April 22, 2008
by Kenneth Jones, Playbill.com

"Glory Days, the new original musical that takes the pulse of the modern American 20-year-old male, begins performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre April 22 toward a May 6 opening."

"From the minds of two twentysomethings — composer-lyricist Nick Blaemire, 23, and librettist James Gardiner, 24 — comes an intimate, 90-minute, intermissionless show about four high school buddies (Steven Booth, Andrew C. Call, Adam Halpin, Jesse JP Johnson) who reunite one year after graduation, and find that they no longer sing the same songs."
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Altar Boyz

February 2008

Jesse JP Johnson joins the
New York cast of Altar Boys!

Jesse J.P. Johnson (Luke) is stoked to be back on stage with the Altar Boyz, this time in the NYC! NATL TOUR: Altar Boyz (Luke), Oklahoma (Jesse/princ. dancer), Grease w/Frankie Avalon (Doody). TV: “One Life to Live” (recurring, singer/dancer). REGIONAL: Glory Days at Signature Theater (Jack). ORIGINAL CAST REC: Western Star (Benji) Dale Wasserman, Rock Odyssey (Telemachus) Billy Straus. Molto love to my family and awesome posse, Penny Luedtke and G-O-D!


January 2008

Glory Days
Andrew C. Call, Steven Booth, Jesse JP Johnson, and Adam Halpin ...
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World Premiere: GLORY DAYS
Music and Lyrics by Nick Blaemire
Book by James Gardiner
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
January 15 – February 17, 2008

Four high school friends reunite one year after graduation to discover how dramatically their lives have grown apart. While they attempt to reconnect and understand each other’s differences, nothing can compare to the glory days of high school when life was simpler and all appeared right with the world. A poignant, coming-of-age story, Glory Days features music styles from pop and folk to contemporary rock.

At The Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA