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Current Shows

JP in Tiger Beat
IU Theatre - February 21-29

I'm thrilled to once again work with director Jenny McKnight on Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin's world premiere work as part of the At First Sight festival! A gorgeous play with music, this fantastic new show is not to be missed.


Show Synopsis - When established girl group Girls Next Door gets word their label is pairing them with new pop sensation JP, they're thrilled at the chance to work with him. Sam, tired of being in the background of her group, wants a chance to let her real talent shine and sees JP as a chance, but as politics, gender, and relationships come into play, artistry and stardom start to feel at odds for everyone.

Recently Onstage

Jerry Herman: Celebrating An Extraordinary Musical Legacy
Carnegie Hall - February 5

In my New York concert debut, I'm beyond honored to have been a featured guest in Standard Time with Michael Feinstein in a show honoring the work of the late and great Jerry Herman. Alongside other guests Marilyn Maye and Ron Raines, we sang some of the classic pieces of musical theatre written by a true legend.


Davey in Newsies
Cardinal Stage - December 14-29

My third show with Cardinal Stage, I was thrilled to be taking on Davey for their holiday production of Newsies!  This critically acclaimed adaptation of the beloved movie was undoubtedly enjoyed by the Bloomington crowd.


Show Synopsis - Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber and new kid to the newsie team Davey, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”


"Winston's voice could blast the keys off his typewriter"
     - The Herald Times
"[He] wowed me once again with his stunning voice and ability to sell a song."
     - The Herald Times
"A marvelously animated young man."
     - OnMilwaukee
"[Winston] credibly captures the unstable...without ever overdoing it."
     - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The self-possessed young tenor...is heartfelt; control excellent."
     - Theater Pizzazz
"Winston's is remarkably polished and professional."
     - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Winston, exuding a certain genuineness, is endearing in every role I've seen him play."
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