Jonathan O'Neill (he/him)
Originally from Essex, Jonathan is a Glasgow-based actor, singer, musician and writer.
He completed his foundation in musical theatre at ArtsEd in London, then went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, from which he graduated in 2020 with a BA in Musical Theatre.
Jonathan O'Neill as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins at the
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Credits whilst training include: Actor-Musician in Peter Pan, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Jimmy Powers in City of Angels and Domergue in The Baker's Wife (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Ensemble in Bernstein 100: MASS (RSNO).
Jonathan has also recently been involved in a couple of workshops for new musicals including Save the Seas, written by Andy McGregor and Isla Cowan and Is He Musical?, written by Jude Taylor and directed by Matt Powell.
Jonathan has also worked with other collaborators to create a range of projects that push the standard musical form. These include Bon Appetit: An Immersive Musical Dining Experience and Jenny's Final Bow: A New Big Band Musical written with Filip Holaky. With a focus on innovative structure and queer stories, he is excited to continue exploring the possibilities of musical storytelling.
Outside of writing, Jonathan continues to champion creative learning opportunities for young people through Make Your Own Musicals, a company that he runs with Isaac which recently received a prize and funding from the 2021 Converge Creative Challenge. You can read more about the company at makeyourownmusicals.com.