Phil Johnson performed on Broadway in Les Miserables, in the Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard, and toured with Les Miz and the 1st National Company of Miss Saigon.
A comedian, actor and singer, he has appeared with his original solo plays in L.A., Chicago, and in San Diego (including the Actor’s Festival)- Say Cheese (Backstage West Critic’s Pick), Performance Anxiety, Act of Folly, & Needless People.
Phil is currently appearing in the cabaret show True Lounge at Masquer’s Cabaret in L. A. (truelounge.com), and is a member in the new Bravo sketch comedy company at the Acme Comedy Theatre. Stage work includes: How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre, A Christmas Carol at San Diego Rep, Pageantat North Coast Rep., American Rhythm at Lamb’s Players & the Lyceum; Forever Plaid at the Theatre in Old Town; True West & Lounge Stories/ Say Cheese at Sledgehammer Theatre; Wind in the Willowsat South Coast Rep; Importance of Being Earnest with Vantage Theatre, Reverse Psychology at Diversionary Theatre.... in Los Angeles: Possible Worlds at the Strasberg Institute, and Neo A La Carte with Theatre Neo. He directed and wrote a play entitled My Nights with George, Kurt and Cole in the San Diego Actor’s Festival (Best New Play Award), and also Under The Chuppah for the San Diego Jewish community.
With his family, Phil developed, ran, and headlined at a popular Chicago nightclub/cabaret called Boombala, and was a Fellow at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret Symposium. He recently recorded a CD entitled SmartAleck.
He has done extensive comedy, stand-up, and hosting work for audiences and corporate functions, as well as coaching and lectures on comedy, speech & stage performance.