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Jonathan is a native of Dallas, Texas. After moving to Branson, Missouri, when he was 10 years old, Jonathan performed for years around the Branson area in many shows, working with such entertainers as Debby Boone, Jerry Van Dyke and the late Ed McMahon. By the time he was 12 years old, he recorded two albums to "sell to the little old ladies" at the shows and had performed at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, during the Great American Music Festival. Jonathan performed in Branson for seven years while simultaneously getting his education. Upon graduating from high school, Jonathan headed to Kansas City to pursue his college education.
Jonathan has toured Austria, Israel, and the United States, performing in Vienna, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Orlando, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Oklahoma City, just to name a few. He has studied voice with Seth Riggs and Richard Fredricks of Los Angeles; Tammy Felton of Ozark, Missouri; and Robert Marks of New York City. He has also studied piano, bassoon, trumpet and violin, winning numerous awards with his classical training. He attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2004. He was also a member of the Springfield Youth Symphony (which performed at Carnegie Hall) and the Conservatory Wind Ensemble at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Jonathan currently attends New York University where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre Writing, the only school in the world to offer such a degree. He is also working on his first full-length musical. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He recently graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Jewish studies with a $12,000 academic scholarship. He was also the Forum Editor and Asst. Production Manager of The University News, UMKC's independent student newspaper, now in it's 79th year. He recently published an article in the journal Young Scholars in Writing called "From Wellesley to Yale, 1969-1979: A Textual Analysis of Hillary Rodham's Early Written Rhetoric." Jonathan spent 2010 and 2011 performing at The Shoji Tabuchi Show in Branson! He now calls New York City home and is a member of The Actors Project NYC (TAPNYC). Don't forget to add Jonathan on FACEBOOK and TWITTER! For more information, please visit this site reguarly for updates! He is currently seeking artist representation and looking forward to an exciting 2013!