John Bolton (actor)
|Born||December 29, 1965|
John Bolton (born December 29, 1965) is an American actor and Broadway regular. Bolton is best known for originating the role of "The Old Man" (Mr. Parker) in the Broadway show A Christmas Story: The Musical. He portrays Vlad Popov in the 2017 Broadway production of Anastasia.
Bolton originated the role of "The Old Man" (Mr. Parker) in A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway, running from November 19, 2012 to December 30, 2012, and repeated this starring role in Boston, Hartford and in December 2013 at Madison Square Garden.
His other theatre credits include many Broadway musicals that have won the Tony Award including original productions of Curtains with David Hyde Pierce; Spamalot with Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, and Sara Ramirez, directed by Mike Nichols; Contact directed by Susan Stroman; and Titanic; and revivals of Damn Yankees and How to Succeed in Business with Matthew Broderick, with Bolton eventually playing the role of Finch opposite Sarah Jessica Parker.
A sought-after cabaret performer, Bolton has also appeared in many concert performances including Downton Abbey at 54 Below (2013), Titanic reunion at Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall (2014), and Guys and Dolls (2011) and the Family Holiday Concert with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The New York Times called his performance in Guys and Dolls a "stand-out." Bolton is a regular soloist with the New York Pops, and he has headlined three sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall. He performed in the concert series "Broadway in the Boros" at the Queens' Socrates Sculpture Park on July 21, 2017.
He has performed in television shows and many TV commercials. Most recently he was seen on Elementary, Madame Secretary and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He played the recurring character D.A. John Summerhill on the soap opera All My Children in 2006. He also appeared in "Loose Lips", a 2014 episode of Blue Bloods, and "Vacancy", a 2006 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent; and he played Bruce Caplan on the television series Gossip Girl. Bolton has also made guest star appearances as Carl Switzer on the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire, and as Jason Doyle on the television series The Good Wife. He also appeared in the third season of Submissions Only and the short Russian Broadway Shut Down.
Major theatre credits
- Anastasia, Broadhurst Theatre 2017 
- Dames at Sea, Helen Hayes Theatre 2015 
- A Christmas Story: The Musical, Madison Square Garden 2013 
- A Christmas Story: The Musical, 2008-2012
- Curtains, 2007
- Spamalot, 2005–2006 (Tony Award for Best Musical)
- Chess, 2003
- Funny Girl, 2002
- Contact, 2000–2002 (Tony Award for Best Musical)
- Titanic, 1997–1999 (Tony Award for Best Musical)
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 1995–1996
- Dreamgirls, 2001
- Damn Yankees, 1994–1995
- Show Boat at the San Francisco Opera directed by Francesca Zambello with Bill Irwin, Harriet Harris, and Patricia Racette (2014)
- Young Frankenstein at the Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse (2013) as Frederick Frankenstein
- Anywhere I Wander: The Frank Loesser Songbook, 2012 concert debut with the New York Philharmonic
- Same Time, Next Year with Eve Plumb, September 2011 at the Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven, NJ
- A Christmas Story: The Musical, Seattle, 5th Avenue Theatre (2010); 5 City National Tour (2011
- The Music Man, May - June 2011, Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, New York
- Einstein's Dreams, 2009, Benefit Concert, Symphony Space, New York City
- It's Only Life, revue by John Bucchino, Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, July to August 2004
- Señor Discretion Himself, April - May, 2004, Arena Stage (Washington, DC)
- The Opposite of Sex, October 2004, Magic Theatre, San Francisco
Source: TV Guide
- Madame Secretary 2017 (TV series): Attorney General Nolan, episode"Convergence"
- Elementary 2017 (TV series): Mr. Charles, episode "Be My Guest"
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 (TV series): Bus Driver
- Blue Bloods 2014 (TV series): Tom Pincus, episode "Loose Lips"
- The Good Wife 2011 (TV series): Jason Doyle, episode "Get a Room"
- Boardwalk Empire (2011) (TV series): Carl Switzer
- Gossip Girl (2012) (TV series): Bruce Caplan, episodes "Where the Vile Things Are" and "Con Heir"
- The Savages (2007 film): Man in Mall Lot
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006) (TV series): Episode: "Vacancy"
- All My Children (2006 Season): D.A. John Summerhill
- 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Anastasia) (nominee)
- 2017 Rivera Award (formerly Astaire Award) Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show (Anastasia) (nominee)
- 2016 Astaire Award nomination, Outstanding Ensemble In A Broadway Show Dames at Sea
- 2016 Connecticut Critics Circle nomination - Best Featured Actor in a Musical Anastasia
- 2014 IRNE Award (Independent Reviewers of New England) nomination for Best Visiting Performer in A Christmas Story: The Musical
- Named one of The Boston Globe Top Ten Performance of the year for A Christmas Story: The Musical
- 58th Annual Drama Desk (2013) Nomination for Best Featured Actor in A Christmas Story: The Musical
- 2012 Footlight Award for Best Actor from the Seattle Times for A Christmas Story: The Musical
- 2008 City Spirit Award in Rochester, New York
- 2004 BAT (Bay Area Theatre) nomination for The Opposite of Sex
- Gans, Andrew. "Broadway's 'Dames at Sea' Sails Away Today" Playbill, January 3, 2016
- A Christmas Story: The Musical Playbill (vault), retrieved 13, 2017
- Gordon, David. " 'A Christmas Story, The Musical' Returns to New York at Madison Square Garden" theatermania.com, December 13, 2013
- Hetrick, Adam. "THE SCREENING ROOM: 'Downton Abbey' Goes Broadway With Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Colin Mochrie and More (Video)" Playbill, April 23, 2013
- Suskin, Steven. "Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James and More Offer a 'Titanic' Night at Lincoln Center" Playbill, February 18, 2014
- Tommasini, Anthony (May 19, 2010). "Stand Up They Are Rocking The Boat Again". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
- Gans, Andrew. " 'Anastasia' ’s John Bolton and Caroline O’Connor Are Part of Free Broadway in the Boros Concert July 21" Playbill, July 21, 2017
- John Bolton on IMDb
- Gioia, Michael. "THE LEADING MEN: John Bolton Receives a Major Award on Broadway in 'A Christmas Story, The Musical' " Playbill, December 1, 2012
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- Stewart, Zachary. Pageant — The Musical theatermania.com, July 14, 2014
- Probst, Andy. "Review. 'The Last Smoker in America'" theatermania.com, August 2, 2012
- Stasio, Marilyn. "Review. 'Five Course Love' " Variety, October 16, 2005
- Bowgen, Philippe. "Bill Irwin, Harriet Harris, John Bolton Board a 'Show Boat' in San Francisco Tonight" Playbill, June 1, 2014
- Moreau, Scott. "BWW Reviews: 'Young Frankenstein' at The Ogunquit Playhouse: Bring Your Tissues; You Will Laugh Until You Cry" broadwayworld.com, July 14, 2013
- Holden, Stephen. "Overlooked Songwriter Finally Gets His Due" The New York Times, March 27, 2012
- Ross, Debra. "Review of 'The Music Man' at Geva Theatre Center" rochester.kidsoutandabout.com, 2011, retrieved November 13, 2017
- Hetrick, Adam. " 'Einstein's Dreams' Concert, with Bolton, Fraser, Shindle and Egan, Presented Feb. 23" Playbill, February 23, 2009
- Graham, Doug. "John Bucchino... 'It's Only Life'" broadwayworld.com, July 16, 2004
- "Regional Review" Talkin' Broadway, retrieved November 13, 2017
- " 'Señor Discretion Himself' Arena Stage" arenastage.org, retrieved November 13, 2017
- Hernandez, Ernio. " 'Gypsy' Star Replaces Morrison in 'The Opposite of Sex' Musical Debut" Playbill, August 26, 2004
- Jones, Chad. "Review. 'The Opposite of Sex' " theatermania.com, October 8, 2004
- "John Bolton Credits" TV Guide, retrieved November 13, 2017
- Patterson, Richard. "Pinot Noir, Broadway Star! Get to Know the Theatre Folk Behind 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'" Playbill, March 17, 2015
- Cox, Gordon. "Outer Critics Circle Nominations: ‘Anastasia,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Lead the Pack (Full List)" Variety, April 25, 2017
- McPhee, Ryan. " 'Bandstand', 'Sweet Charity', and More Earn Chita Rivera Award Nominations" Playbill, May 1, 2017
- Viagas, Robert; Clement, Olivia. "Savion Glover and Jane Krakowski Among 2016 Astaire Award Winners" Playbill, May 16, 2016
- "2016 CT Critics Circle Award Winners" ctcritics.org, retrieved November 13, 2017
- "2013 Awards" dramadesk.org, retrieved November 13, 2017