Live Chat with Broadway Actor Jonathan Burke
Jonathan Burke, originally from Baltimore, MD, began his acting training in high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts, and ultimately received a BFA from Ithaca College. He was most recently seen on Broadway as Young Man 5/Toby’s Agent/Charles Wilcox in The Inheritance. He also appeared as the leading role, Pharus Jonathan Young, in the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy and was a member of the Original Broadway Cast of Tuck Everlasting. Jonathan was seen Off-Broadway as Elzie in Toni Stone at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre, as Priest/Judge in Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater, and as Junior Addict in Langston in Harlem at Urban Stages. His tour credits include Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Joseph…, and Cats, in which he played Mungojerrie. Regionally, he has appeared as Crier in Head of Passes at Berkeley Rep, Tyler in Amazing Grace at Goodspeed, Bert in Mary Poppins at Syracuse Stage, for which he won a SALT Award for Leading Actor in a Musical, Lon Smith in Meet Me In St. Louis at The Muny, David Heard in Choir Boy at the Studio Theatre, Angel in Rent at the Hangar Theatre, Seaweed in Hairspray at the MGR Playhouse, Michael Winans/Howard McCrary in Born For This at the Broad Stage, and Granby in I Sing the Rising Sea at the Virginia Stage Company. Jonathan Burke has also been seen on television in NBC’s medical drama, “New Amsterdam.” Instagram/Twitter: @jondbeee
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