Jonathan Weir


The Chicago-based actor recently appeared as Scar and Pumbaa on Broadway in The Lion King and toured nationally with that production, as well as with Jersey Boys (Gyp DeCarlo) and Scrooge the Musical (Jacob Marley). Weir’s Chicago credits include Goodman Theatre (Governor/Candide, Scrooge/A Christmas Carol, Priest/The Visit), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Lord Vince/Emperor’s New Clothes), Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook (Billy Elliot, Merlin/Camelot, Sunset Boulevard, Henry Ford/Ragtime), and Writers Theatre (Frank/Days Like Today, Geronte/The Liar, Fredrik/A Little Night Music, Paul Petkoff/ Arms and the Man, Graupner/Bach at Leipzig). At the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire he performed the roles of Harry MacAfee/Bye Bye Birdie, Bert Barry/42nd Street, Zinnowitz/Grand Hotel, and Clyde Sukeforth/The First). Other favorite roles include Henry Higgins/My Fair Lady (Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre), Boss/Side Show (Skokie’s Northlight Theatre), and Geoffrey/Stepping Out (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Weir is an adjunct professor of theater in the Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Lyric Opera debut: Kromov/ The Merry Widow (2015|16)

Last updated: November 14, 2015