John Bolton


I’m an experienced teacher who has taught classes/workshops at many of the leading college theater programs nationwide.

Confidence, acting, audition coaching, career advice, college guidance, scene-study, the business of the business, etc. I love to teach and am always inspired by the talents of other artists.

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John Bolton most recently was Horace Vandergelder in the National Tour of Hello Dolly, starring opposite Carolee Carmello in 18 cities across the country. Immediately prior to Dolly, he enjoyed a 2-year run starring as Vlad in Broadway’s Anastasia. He has starred on Broadway in Dames at Sea, A Christmas Story: the Musical, Curtains and How to Succeed… and was in the original cast of the Tony-winning Best Musicals Spamalot, Contact and Titanic. He made his Broadway debut alongside Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees. Nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire, Rivera and Lortel awards, Mr. Bolton headlined 4 sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and performed as soloist with the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. He regularly played US Attorney General Hank Nolan on CBS’ “Madam Secretary” and spent 4 seasons as Bruce on TV’s “Gossip Girl”. He guest-starred on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Elementary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife” and “Law & Order” and is featured in the film Mapplethorpe.


This purchase benefits The Actors Fund.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit

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