John Michael Coppola
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Performing since the age of 6, John Michael Coppola has had the good fortune of appearing on the stages of some of the top regional and Off Broadway theatres in the US. Among them: The Duke Theatre, the Promenade Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Goodspeed Opera House, Stages St. Louis, Ravinia, American Theater Company and the Marriott Theatre. Career highlights also include appearing on the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as sharing stages with Tony Award winners Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Patrick Cassidy.
During his near 20 year career, his most notable success was his appearance in the Chicago and Las Vegas companies of the Tony Award winning musical, Jersey Boys, where he understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons, as well as served as the production's dance captain.
JMC has also been seen on tour throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including multiple productions of She Loves Me, 42nd Street, Flight of The Lawnchair Man, Hot Shoe Shuffle and Singin' in the Rain.
As of 2013, he is on a hiatus from theater projects to concentrate on his producing, directing and choreographing pursuits, specifically the touring sensations THE FOUR C NOTES: Recreating the Music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, which he created in 2013 and his solo concert, A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between, which he debuted in 2011.
To see a selection of JMC's stage credits, please click HERE.
As of 2013, JMC has taken a hiatus from theater projects
to concentrate on producing, directing and choreographing...
as well as his solo concert
and other projects...
Most recently, he was the associate director and associate choreographer
for Music Theater Wichita's production of Jersey Boys.
To see a selection of JMC's director and choreography credits,
please click HERE.
a jersey voice
A JERSEY VOICE: SINATRA TO SPRINGSTEEN...AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN is the solo concert venture created by John Michael Coppola of Chicago's long running hit, Jersey Boys. Since its debut in 2011, it has taken on many different forms as it's made its way from traditional venues, to outdoor festivals, to intimate cocktail parties.
TRADITIONAL VENUES: As it debuted, the performance has a 'big band cabaret' feel, with a few stories about the journey of JMC moving his family from New Jersey to Chicago to be part of Chicago's Jersey Boys. Featuring song selections from the 1940s through today, this version of the concert set list includes hits made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and of course, a few from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
FESTIVALS: As an outdoor festival presentation, the stories are dropped to focus more on the music, as this option covers even more artists decades geared to attract festival attendants within a wider age demographic. The set starts with Sinatra and his contemporaries and progresses into artists such as Michael Bublè, Frankie Valli, The Beatles, The Ides of March and The Blues Brothers (to name a few...)
COCKTAIL / PRIVATE PARTIES: Performed with either a piano or small combo, JMC gives homage to the original ‘Jersey Boy’, Mr. Sinatra, with the songs he made popular being the “vocal point”. As the brand is still 'and everyone in between' a few contemporary artists do have their moments to shine, mostly via their lighter fare, such as Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder.
No matter which format you choose for your event there is no doubt that this is one great evening of entertainment, audiences are sure to love!
the four c notes
Created by JMC,
THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest’s only tribute
dedicated to recreating
the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons!
For more information and media, please visit thefourcnotes.com.
A JERSEY VOICE 1 minute promo reel
JMC's "Wedding Band Medley"
"A Winter Romance" and "Calendar Girl"
for more videos of JMC, please visit his YouTube Channel
A JERSEY VOICE Live Audio Clips
for more audio media of JMC, please visit his YouTube Channel
On November 26, 2011, JMC received the David Award given by the Italian Sons & Daughters of America, for being 'An individual of Italian heritage displaying professional leadership in the field of Entertainment.' Other recipients that evening included individuals from various fields of business, from food service to logistics.
FOR PHOTOS OF THE DAVID AWARDS
PLEASE VISIT THE PHOTOS SECTION OF THE SITE.
Here’s what presenters are saying about
A JERSEY VOICE...
“Simply an amazing night of music and stories. The audience ranged from people in their 40s on up to their 60s -- all coming together for a fabulous night out."
Former Executive Director
“JMC excited our packed house with his energetic singing, dancing and stories. The applause was not just polite, but loud, long, enthusiastic and sincere. Our audience just loved him.”
"JMC was so generous with his time and talents, and our audience had a blast hearing his stories and singing along with his memorable set list. A JERSEY VOICE was definitely a terrific fundraiser for our company!"
4th Wall Theatre
“JMC’s Jersey Voice is a hit! The songs selected were audience favorites. Both young and old alike embraced his charm, vocals, dancing, and sheer showmanship. In addition to a great show, we raised thousands of dollars for our students!”
Frank A. Portanova
Major Bowes Auditorium
“JMC left our parish audience of 300+ longing for more! His voice filled not only the stage but also the hearts of everyone in the theater. His show will leave you smiling and singing. A ‘can't miss’ evening of entertainment!”
Co-Chair of Fundraising
St. Paul’s Church, Park Ridge, IL
“JMC’s performance blew everyone one away! Our fundraiser attendees absolutely loved him and told us for weeks how much they enjoyed the show. We had a big turnout, raised some much needed money and everyone had a great time!”