J.B. McLendon

Actor. Creative.

J.B. McLendon *

Actor/Singer/Director/Stage Manager

Originally from Annapolis, MD, J.B. holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.  He spent 16 years in NYC after graduating, and in that time acted, directed, wrote, stage managed (and bartended) until making Key West his home in 2007. He made his Key West stage debut as André Thibault in the Waterfront Playhouse’s 2011 production of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Since then he has performed in the IT TAKES TWO Duets concert at the Waterfront, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Red Barn Theater, and Gangster #2 in the Key West Pops production of KISS ME KATE at the Tennessee Williams with Susan Powell and Richard White.  Performing highlights include MEN: The Musical (Man #5) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and playing “The Waiter” in DAME EDNA: THE ROYAL TOUR on Broadway.  Production credits include ROBIN HOOD for KEYS KIDS (Director), CLOSER THAN EVER and JOSEPH… (Director/Choreographer) and being a PA on the pre-Broadway workshops of THE BABY AND JOHNNY PROJECT (Dirty Dancing), and MARTIN SHORT: FAME BECOMES ME.  An accomplished playwright, his first full length play, THE PRESENT, was produced in NYC, Los Angeles, and his hometown of Annapolis, MD, and he is in the process of completing his second, FALLING ON DEAF EARS.  He will be seen this season at the Waterfront in S’WONDERFUL – AN EVENING OF GERSHWIN, as Clown #2 in THE 39 STEPS and as Gangster #2 in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.  He has a proficiency for numeric characters.

*J.B. is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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