John's Acting Career
John has appeared extensively in film and television, in regional theater, national tours, Off-Broadway, and starred on Broadway as Four Season Nick Massi in the 2006 Tony Award winner for "Best Musical," Jersey Boys. He also starred as Marius in the original Broadway production of Les Misérables.
On NBC's long-running hit The Blacklist, he plays the recurring character of defense attorney Luis Lange.
Other television credits include recurring roles on the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, and the Showtime family drama Soul Food.
John's career as an actor has afforded him the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. on national tours, such as in the 1st National Tour of the musical Titanic, and regionally, at such houses as the Paper Mill Playhouse, Lyric Stage, and the Berkshire Theater Festival.
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A clip from John's one man show, Songs my Father Loved: A Tribute to the Great Italian American Singers.
The show traces John's personal journey from the Italian American hamlet of Weymouth, MA where he got his start in show business while working as a singing busboy at his father's social club, The Sons of Italy. Eventually, he arrived in New York City, where he starred on the Broadway stage in Jersey Boys and Les Miserables.
John's Vocal Career
John began studying voice at the age of 14 with Boston's famed teacher Dante Galante. By 17, he was a soloist at Carnegie Hall, followed by a tour of Europe as a member of America's Youth in Concert.
After being promoted from busboy at his father's social club, The Sons of Italy, he began his professional career as the house wedding and event singer. This led to appearances as lead vocalist in nightclubs throughout the Boston area.
A noted cabaret artist in New York City, John has performed his one-man show at such venues as Feinstein's/54 Below and the Metropolitan Room in Greenwich Village.