ARTIST | PERFORMER | MOUNTAIN-MAN
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J Savage, also known as Jonathan, is a Brooklyn based artist and outdoorsman who recently made his Broadway debut playing Gawain in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bad Cinderella.
Also a singer/songwriter, Jonathan took his pandemic experience and wrote his critically acclaimed one man show, Farewell to the West. Three months into quarantine, he bought a one way ticket West, got a camper van and moved to Yellowstone National Park to teach preschool to the rangers' kids. He fell in love with a true mountain man who taught him how to climb, ski, ride horses and live a full mountain life. With 11 original songs he dives deep into the emotional and physical tug-of-war of his two major yet conflicting passions: the outdoors and musical theatre. The show was see at both Feinstein’s/54 Below and The Green Room 42 last year.
After a year and a half away in the mountains, Jonathan moved back to New York City in August of 2021 on his 25th birthday. It was that day be promised himself that if he would come back to pursue his dreams, then he was going to do two things this year: his first solo backpack trip and book Broadway. A year later both those dreams came true. Within the same week, he did his first solo backpack in Yosemite and auditioned for Bad Cinderella on Broadway.
In November he completed an artist in residency in Gardiner, Montana where he wrote his second show with 11 new songs called, After the Adventure: a deep dive into what happens after the "happy ending". Life goes on. What do you try to hold on to versus what you do actually get to keep?