Hailing from his homeland of Richmond, Virginia, and Yachouch, Lebanon, you could say John had a very cultured upbringing. After leaving Virginia with plans to be a doctor, John took a drastic turn and followed his true passion of theatre and music, earning his BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State.
Though his college experience was altered due to COVID, John took it upon himself to use that time to cultivate, harness, and further other passions of his, such as songwriting and vocal pedagogy. To date, John has written and recorded multiple-dozen songs, appeared on American Idol, and worked in multiple Off-Broadway productions, as well as film and TV. Aside from his songwriting, John studied MT Voice Pedagogy under the direction of Raymond Sage and Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, alongside the MFA candidates in the program, perfectly combining his love of science, with his love for art and creation!
Outside of theatre, songwriting, and vocal pedagogy–John loves to play the piano, guitar, and grab a coffee at any hour of the day. He whips up a mean homemade hummus (if you ask, he’ll make you way too much out of love), and if he’s not working, you might just run into him at your local tattoo shop eyeing his next prized art piece that he’s going to have to explain to his mom at some point.
To the eight-year-old John that’s reading this: good job kid, you did it.
Psssst! Ask John about his thesis on de-colonizing voice studies by utilizing fundamental and formant frequencies to objectively analyze someones vocalisms–he’ll love it, promise!