New York, NY

John has played Buddy to great acclaim in two smash-hit productions of the show at the Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope, PA) in 2016 and '17. The second run transferred to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (2017) where John once again donned the frames in the lead.
Height: 6’2” Hair: Brown
Weight: 170 Eyes: Blue/Green

Gotham #203 - Young Man 2 (Fox, Eagle Egilsson, Dir.)
Old Wives’ Tales - Hairy Palm Guy (MTV Networks, David Horowitz, Dir.)

Onaje - Andrew (NY Fringe, Pat Golden, Dir.)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Demetrius (Storm Theatre, Peter Dobbins, Dir.)
Darwin's Challenge - Darwin (Drama Book Shop, Annie Chadwick, Dir.) 
Individuality of Streetlamps - Andy SlapDab Theatre Co., Lucas Womack, Dir. 
Much Ado About Nothing - Balthasar/Msgr/Watchman (Oberon Theatre, Mark Karafin, Dir.)

Cam Jansen - Barry (Theaterworks USA) 

Rock And Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story - Young Alan/Buddy Holly/Pat Boone/Ray/Newsboy (Bucks County Playhouse, Randal Myler, Dir.)
The Diary of Anne Frank - Peter Van Daan (Flat Rock Playhouse, Angie Flynn-McIver, Dir.)
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story - Buddy Holly (Bucks County Playhouse, Hunter Foster, Dir.)
Hello, Dolly! - Ambrose (Forestburgh Playhouse) 
The Sound of Music - Rolf (Weathervane Theatre) 
No, No, Nanette! - Tom (Galveston Outdoor Musicals) 
Crazy for You - Pete (Galveston Outdoor Musicals, Paula Sloan, Dir.)

The Violet Hour - John (The Boston Conservatory) 
Elegies… Queens - Walter (The Boston Conservatory, Bill Russell, Dir.)

The Boston Conservatory - BFA in Musical Theater
Dance - Josh Hilberman - Tap 
Film - Ellen Parks, Bob Krakower 
Actor - Ken Schatz, Steve McConnell, Jennie Israel 

Voice: Baritone; Dialects: British RP, Cockney, Irish; Instruments: Acoustic and Electric Guitar,
Standard Drum Kit; Puppetry; NY Driver License


“Dewey did an amazing job capturing the essence and originality of Holly, not to mention his own musical and vocal talent”
- Lauren Hartranft, Phindie

“John Dewey’s magnetism is off the charts in the title role. He sounds, looks, and acts like the late great Mr. Holly, while still showcasing his own incredible musical talent”
- Rachel Beecher, DC Metro Arts

“Could there be a better Buddy Holly than John Dewey?... The passion of a bespectacled young man in his teens and early twenties, whose youth refuses to believe in boundaries, is perfectly exemplified by the beautifully authentic performance of Dewey”
- John Dwyer, New Hope Free Press

“John Dewey has the looks, the moves and the voice as Buddy Holly”
- Paul Willistein, Bethlehem Press

Tel: (757) 871-0189

Photos from Bucks County Playhouse production of Buddy (2016) by Joan Marcus