John McConnell

FCOA Roles

Little Women – Laurence
Young Frankenstein – Hermit
Willy Wonka – Grandpa Joe
Charlotte’s Web – Fair Announcer
You Can’t Take It With You – Paul
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Chief Berry
Tom Sawyer – Minister

Other FCOA roles:
Damn Yankees – Old Joe
Student Prince – Detlif
Sound of Music – Max (three times)
The King and I – Lun Thau
1776 – John Adams (twice)
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – Senex
Fiddler on the Roof – Tevye (twice) and Perchik
The All-American – Fadorski
A Little Night Music – Fredrick
I Do, I Do – HE
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine – Usher and Chico
Ten Little Indians – The Judge
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – The Governor of Texas
The Hollow – The Butler
A Night At Big Daddy’s – singer
Big – the Musical – McMillan
Guys and Dolls – Nicely Nicely
Romeo and Juliet – The Count and The Friar
Miracle on 34th Street – Kris Kringle
Vocalist in Revues and Concerts (too many to remember)



John McConnell has been active with FCOA since the summer of 1966. Since that time, he has acted, directed, conducted, served as a board member/chairman, produced, and even spent five and a half years as general manager of FCOA’s Barrow-Civic Theatre. John has appeared with other companies such as Pittsburgh Civic Light, Community Playhouse of Oil City, Theatre Now, North Clarion Players, and The Arlington Players. He has both an undergraduate degree and a masters degree from Duquesne University, and also holds supervisory and principal certifications from Edinboro. John is a retired music teacher (Oil City) and retired organist/choir director at St. John’s Episcopal.

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