Jonathan is an actor, writer and director with a wide and varied stage career.
He is one of the creators of Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue and his acting credits include Travesties, The White Guard and Ying Tong for Sydney Theatre Company; The Importance of Being Earnest for Melbourne Theatre Company; The Mikado and Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Australia and Essington Lewis: I Am Work. His film and TV credits include A Few Best Men and Three Men and a Baby Grand.
Jonathan has contributed to Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, co-written twenty productions of The Wharf Revue, the musicals Living in the 70s and The Republic of Myopia and the plays Australia Day, Talk and The Gospel According to Paul.
Winner of two Australian Writers Guild AWGIES Awards, he is also the author of four books, including The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective People.
Jonathan’s directing credits include Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera Australia), Avenue Q, for which he received a Helpmann Award, Pete the Sheep and Josephine Wants to Dance (Monkey Baa Theatre), The Detective’s Handbook (Hayes Theatre Co) Mr Stink (CDP) Noises Off and Talk (Sydney Theatre Company).
Most recently, Jonathan has been working with Mandy Bishop to develop a new piece for the Q Theatre’s Short Message Service project, a new performance about intimacy and connection experienced via text message. This special moment of theatre will be delivered to audiences via a series of ten text messages over one hour, and crafted by Sydney based playwrights.