September - October 2017
John played Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine in Next to Normal at The Resident Theatre Company in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The production was directed by Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell.
John performed in All Guts and Some Glory, a scene competition put on by Squeaky Bicycle Productions at Theatre for the New City.
John ran the Nashville Half Marathon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thanks again to everyone that supported his run and the amazing work being done at St. Jude!
John has joined the team for Season 2 of Beth & Charly, a comedy web series created by Shauna Goodgold. Check out Season 1 here.
June - September 2016
John spent the summer at Weathervane Theatre playing Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy, Sky in Mamma Mia!, Mr. Gilmer and Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird, Grempkin and Fighting Prawn in Peter and the Starcatcher, and more.
John ran the Nashville Half Marathon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital again on April 30th. Thank you to everyone that supported his run and the amazing work being done at St. Jude!
John was part of Resident Theatre Company's Broadway in the Borough, a monthly cabaret series directed by Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell.
John received a New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination for his work at Weathervane Theatre this summer. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Floyd in Floyd Collins.
John is excited to announce he is now a proud member of Actors' Equity!
June - August 2015
John spent the summer at Weathervane Theatre playing Floyd in Floyd Collins, The Baker in Into the Woods, Malcolm in The Full Monty, Ken in Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor, and Motel in Fiddler on the Roof.
John played the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, New Hampshire.
John ran the 2015 Nashville Marathon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
John performed at Puttin' on the Brits at The Laurie Beechman Theatre to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
John won the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work as Huey in Memphis at Weathervane Theatre.
January - March 2015
John played the role of Aaron in First Date at the Broadway Palm in Fort Myers, Florida January 15 - March 7, 2015.
John was nominated for two New Hampshire Theatre Awards for his work at Weathervane Theatre. Best Actor in a Musical for Huey in Memphis and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Gabe in Next to Normal.
John was nominated for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. He was up for Best Debut for his show That's It. I Quit.
June - August 2014
John spent the summer at Weathervane Theatre in New Hampshire playing Huey in Memphis, Gabe in Next to Normal, Clown #2 in The 39 Steps, Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins, and Bert Healy in Annie.
John returned to The Duplex for one final performance of his debut cabaret That's It. I Quit.
Check out the Video page for clips from the show!
John performed some new songs by David Friedman and Peter Kellogg as part of the Great Songwriters: Up Close series at The Metropolitan Room.
John made his cabaret debut with That's It. I Quit. at The Duplex directed by Amy Wolk with musical direction by William TN Hall.
October - December 2013
John appeared as Arthur in Spirit of Broadway Theater's production of Front Page Girl, a new musical by Peter Kellogg and David Friedman.
August - October 2013
John played Jeff in [title of show] at 4th Wall Theatre in Bloomfield, New Jersey. The show was directed by Greg Allen with music direction by David Maglione.
February - April 2013
John appeared as Joe in La Comedia Dinner Theatre's production of 9 to 5: The Musical. He also served as vocal captain.
"John Wilkening shows off a first-rate singing voice as Joe."
-Scott Cain, talkinbroadway.com
August - October 2012
John appeared as Dr. Madden / Dr. Fine in Next to Normal at 4th Wall Theatre under the direction of Kate Swan.