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BIO

Hi There!  My name's DJ, thanks for visiting my website.  I am a NYC based actor represented by The Krasny Office with a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

I also REALLY enjoy oreos, milkshakes and curly fries.  I think that's important to know, but you're probably here for professional reasons SO...

Let's go way back.  I am originally from Lynn, Massachusetts and started my professional career very young in the greater Boston theatre scene at North Shore Music Theatre and Stoneham Theatre.  Some credits include NSMT's signature holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2007 & 2010) and the regional premier of DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2.  I was also very fortunate to workshop many of Music Theatre International's (MTI) Disney Junior series in the original stagings of DISNEY'S MULAN JR., DISNEY'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR. and DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS.

Before moving to Cincinnati for school, I collaborated on the concert WHO I'LL BE which can be seen on youtube (featured on Broadwayworld.com) with my best friends Katy Geraghty (Groundhog Day) Alex Newell (Glee) and Mary Janus.

While living in Cincinnati, I had a blast performing at Kings Island Theme Park as a swing; covering over five tracks in two shows over the course of my college summers. I had the great pleasure of leading the company of BIG RIVER as Huckleberry Finn in the final season aboard the historic Showboat Majestic, America's oldest and last of it’s kind floating theatre. I was awarded Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the role on broadwayworld.com's 2013 Cincinnati Awards.

At CCM, I had the pleasure of working directly with original musical arranger Dave Clemmons on a revamped version of THE CIVIL WAR as Nathaniel Taylor.  Other highlights were the brand new production of CARRIE directed by Aubrey Berg and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE as Leaf Coneybear.  But the coolest thing ever was working with ZFX Flying Effects to make my final appearance at CCM flying as Michael Darling in the main stage production of PETER PAN.

 

Regionally, check out the reviews and photos from a magical production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (Flounder) at Arkansas Repertory Theatre and a terrifyingly intimate production of SWEENEY TODD (Tobias Ragg) at the Human Race Theatre Company.  I was also in the inaugural production of BIG RIVER (Young Fool) at Unquowa Rep starring Javier Colon.

I recently started tv/film work to expand my theatrical credits to the screen. I filmed THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE opposite Clint Howard, that scene isn't for anyone with a weak stomach.  Also, if you look reallyyyy closely you may catch me in A KIND OF MURDER starring Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2: OUT OF THE SHADOWS.  Oh, but definitely check out the cameo in Alex Newell's music video Basically Over You!

While in NYC, I performed in the 2015 Broadway Rising Stars Concert at the Town Hall and have sung back up for various Broadway and cabaret artists at Town Hall, Feinstein's/54 Below, JAZZ at Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Room.