John Schiappa Kicks Off Girl From the North Country's Run With the Legacy Robe!

John Schiappa wearing the robe

"To me the robe symbolizes Excellence and Persistence. It’s a great way to recognize something that is often overlooked – the ensemble of show. A group of people who nowadays often have to step out of their own track and into a main role at the drop of a hat. I felt a sense of joy and of shared history. And of course gratitude to be surround by our cast, staff and crew, feeling their love and support."

Name: John Schiappa

Show: Girl from the North Country

Opening Night: March 5, 2020

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Broadway Debut: Starlight Express, 1987.

Professional Training: BFA College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and with Uta Hagen at HB Studio

Year Joined Equity: 1984

How I Got My Equity Card: 2 week summer stock production of My Fair Lady at Atlanta Theater

Broadway Chorus Credits: Girl from the North Country, Rocky, Jekyll & Hyde, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Blood Brothers

Fun Fact: I like to do all of my own handy man and repair work - carpentry. plumbing and electrical work on our home!


John Schiappa and the Cast of 'Girl from the North Country'
John Schiappa and the Cast of Girl from the North Country


John Schiappa comes around with the robe.

John Schiappa comes around with the robe.


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