REVIEWS FOR PERFECT FINITE AT THE LAURIE BEECHMAN ARE IN:
"Disarming and sharp... Jonathan Whitton is a performer to watch and appreciate. He has an agenda and he delivers." - Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes
"Poised, handsome and bursting with charisma. He possesses a key ingredient for success and stardom… Whitton is a winner." – John Hoglund, After Dark
"Jonathan Whitton exudes talent and taste... The songs he chooses to act are sterling." - David Finkle, Backstage
"A musical theater performer with considerable craft and skill at his disposal... Jonathan Whitton will, indeed go a long, long way in cabaret." -Barbara & Scott Siegel, Talkin'' Broadway
"Jonathan Whitton makes a delightful debut with his topnotch tenor voice and bright and boyish charm. His love of musical theater shines, along with his stellar sense of storytelling. To quote the title of his opening number, it´s a joy ´Watching the Show´ whenever Whitton sings.´´ – Wayman Wong, New York Daily News
"Lola may have been blessed with ''a little brains, a little talent,'' but Jonathan Whitton has both of these assets in spades plus a lovely voice, an engaging personality that is offbeat and fresh, and informing his entire show, a distinctive artistic viewpoint." - Roy Sander, Cabaret Columnist & Critic
"A young Tommy Tune reimagined by Picasso... Perfect Finite is a compact, well thought out and entertaining cabaret show that exhibits Jonathan Whitton''s slightly offbeat personality and considerable skills to their best advantage. It´s worth spending an hour at the Laurie Beechman to get to know him. You won´t regret it." - Jay Jeffries, Cabaret Exchange
JONATHAN WHITTON has played standing room only engagements in numerous major American cities and has sung in such NYC venues as The Duplex, The Reprise Room at Dillon''s, The Triad, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center''s Avery Fisher Hall.
In his sparkling 2007 NYC Cabaret Debut PERFECT FINITE, Whitton''s richly-toned voice examines the fine line between beauty and anguish with eloquence and unfathomable wit. With his sadistic charm and heartbreaking honesty, Whitton takes his audience on a unique and transcendent journey through the universal human experience using songs from such contemporary musical theatre composers/lyricists as Jason Robert Brown, John Bucchino, Mark Campbell, David Friedman, William Finn, Brad Ross, Stephen Sondheim, and many more.
As an actor he has appeared in regional productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jaimie, Regional Premiere), CABARET (Emcee), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig, Southeastern Premiere), THE SANTALAND DIARIES (Crumpet), PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Picasso), & VISITING MR. GREEN (Ross, Regional Premiere). He received an MITF Award Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Hamilton in the NYC Premiere of THE STREET.
Jonathan is a member of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) & Cabaret West.
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