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Luke Fontana


   John McGowan is a Canadian-born performer currently residing between New York City and Toronto, Canada. Following the completion of his degree in Dramatic Arts at Brock University, he attended the annual Toronto auditions for The American Musical and Dramatic Academy where he was accepted into the NYC Integrated Program with three scholarships. 

   With progress post-AMDA, he was granted work authorization within the United States and has since appeared in several productions covering roles such as Gabe Goodman in Next to Normal, Peter in BARE: A POP Opera and Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, which he originated in the Off-Broadway incarnation. John can also be seen online or in-app as a promotional performer for Sing! by Smule, partnering with promotions such as Woman's Day International and MTV's Making the Band reboot. He is additionally an EU passport holder.

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John can be seen as "Junior" in the 20th Anniversary Celebration benefitting the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, currently available in a 4-part (COVID) reading on YouTube. Magic Railroad combines various versions of the scripts from the 2000 film, in which Thomas the Tank Engine meets Shining Time Station starring Mara Wilson and Alec Baldwin. 

This reading features memorable talents from the Broadway community, film and television and The West End, including Colin Mochrie, Richard Kind, Jonah Platt and many others. 

Donations to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network HERE




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"As an actor, he's sexy, he's dangerous, he's smart, he's clever, he's good. As a human being he's just one of the finest. I would be in a room with him every chance I could get."

Evan Pappas,  Actor/Director

"Brilliant! Heart, soul, expertise and a sweet voice. A man who can play a multitude of characters- I adore him."

Elaine Petricoff, Actor/AMDA Chair

"His acting is sublime and he has a voice that is both exciting and tender which made his performance of Gabe both electrifying and heartbreaking. I enjoyed every minute we had together on stage. John is endearing, soulful and hilarious - a gem in every respect."

Stacy Lee Tilton,  ACTOR

"No matter what happens, if anything ever goes wrong with the production, I feel safe when he's on stage. I know that he's got it and he's in control."

Nicholas Barnes,  Producer

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