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John-Michael Scapin

"You don't hear a voice like that every day. You don't hear a person just start singing one note and you go 'Oh my God'! That's a voice he was just blessed with"
Marvin Hamlisch
composer & conductor, "A Chorus Line", "Triple Sensation"

"Such a beautiful clear tenor voice with considerable warmth and flexibility"
Wendy Nielsen
Head Vocal Consultant Canadian Opera Company, 2015 NVF

"John-Michael is an extraordinary actor. There is no one like him. He has a strange and wonderful and intimitable stage quality all his own - a combination of irony and sincerity, warmth and danger, respectfulness and almost-inappropriate sexuality, innocence and worldliness."
Anya Saffir
Director, Atlantic Theatre Company , Moscow Art Theatre

"Beautiful tone - Focused and pure"
Adrianne Pieczonka
Soprano, ACNMP 2014

"He has a powerful but easy stage presence and that unteachable gift to make an audience feel comfortable and yield to the theatrical occasion. I saw him do Shakespeare and contemporary work; he has a smashing rich, well-placed voice, intelligent interpretation with smart often surprising choices. He is an amazing singer and, without question has the ability to become an important interpreter..."
Adrian Noble
Director "Alcina" Vienna State Opera, AD Royal Schakespeare Company 1990-2003

"...He sings with beautiful intonation and style..."
Stuart Hamilton
C.M., Pianist & Vocal Coach, 2015 GGS Recital Review

"He is a staggering talent"
Sergio Trujillo
Choreographer "Jersey Boys", "Next to Normal", "Memphis"

Canadian Tenor, John-Michael Scapin, has been praised for his “clarion, perfectly pitched voice” and the “fantastic deftness” of his acting skills (cbc.ca). The recipient of the Sir Edmund Walker Dorothy Isabella Webb Trust Scholarship and the Helen Heim Nichols Scholarship, John-Michael is currently completing his studies at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music.

His principal teachers are W. Stephen Smith and Jean MacPhail. He has also pursued private study in Italy with Tenor, GianFranco Cecchèle.

In the 2018 season, John-Michael will appear as The Prologue in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of The Screw as well as appear in Handel's Theodora in a new production by Joachim Schamberger.

During 2017, John-Michael appeared in Against The Grain Theatre's production of Puccini's La Bohème and in the fall of 2016, made his role debut as Le Conte Barigoule in Pauline Viardot's Cendrillon under the direction of Joel Ivany.

His select credits include: MacBeth, The Winter’s Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, Cloud 9, Eurydice, Roanoke (NYU), Scenes from the Bathhouse, Moll (TIFT), A History of Summer (Summerworks), Romeo & Juliet (ATA) , The Land of Smiles (TOT), The Magic Flute, Der Freischütz, Alcina, Abduction from the Seraglio, Lucio Silla (Opera Atelier), El Gato con Botas, The Cunning Little Vixen, La Belle Hélène, Alcina (GGS Opera).

John-Michael was the inaugural season winner of CBC’s Triple Sensation, a program dedicated to discovering young Canadian triple threats. After a nation wide search, John-Michael was awarded the Chapters & Indigo Scholarship for the Arts to attend the theatrical training institution of his choice. With this award, he trained at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he refined his skills as an actor at The Atlantic Acting School and The Classical Studio.

He has appeared in Master Classes with Marlena Malas, Russell Braun, Adrianne Pieczonka, Larry Moss, Joe Flaherty, Michael Kahn, Patsy Rodenburg, Rebecca Caine, Graham Johnson, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Inga Kalna, Michael MacMahon and Sanford Sylvan.

Additional training programs include: Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, SongFest, Vancouver International Song Institute, The Vianden Festival, The School of Atelier Ballet and The Second City.

A recent graduate of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School, where he was the recipient of The Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholarship, John-Michael has been awarded additional bursaries from The Arts Song Foundation of Canada, York Region's Celebration of The Arts, ORMTA, NATS and the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects.

Mr. Scapin was born in Montréal, Quebec and resides in Evanston, Illinois.
"One Thrilling Combination of Talents"Greg QuillToronto Star
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"Ontario High School Student named Canada's Triple Sensation"Staff WriterCBC News
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“Triple Sensation” featured 12 finalists singing, acting and dancing through elimination rounds until 17-year-old John-Michael Scapin was chosen Sunday night by marquee judges, including Drabinsky, to receive a fast-track career in musical theater. Etan VlessingThe Hollywood Reporter
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Newmarket's Scapin Canada's first Triple SensationStaff WriterYork Region Media Group
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"Genuine Charm And Youthful Spirit Bring Cendrillon To Life"Joseph SoMusical Toronto
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Barrie Examiner: TIFT Show Preview Susan DoolanBarrie Examiner
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Triple Sensation: Blog Interview Lana LeeFameology
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"What People are Saying..."VariousIndustry Quotes
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Past Performances

Thursday, May, 17, 2018
Handel's Theodora
Ryan Opera Theatre
Evanston, Illinois
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The Naked Voice Institute
Bienen School of Muisc
Evanston, IL
Friday, May, 19, 2017
ATG's La Boheme
Tranzac Club
Friday, November 18, 2016
Mazzoleni Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, Ontario

Coming soon...

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F. Schubert
Une sainte en son auréole
G. Fauré
Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
R. Quilter
Comlainte de la Seine
K. Weill
Der Wetterfahne
F. Schubert




Prologue - Turn of the Screw
Chuck Foster, Piano
Der Einsame
Chuck Foster, Piano
CBC's Triple Sensation (2006)
Reel from CBC's 2006 TV Series "Triple Sensation".
Toshiba Black Light Commercial: Back To School Campaign
El Jimador : Employee of the Month
10th Sun Apr, 14:26Comfortable with Uncertainty
4th Mon Apr, 00:36Putting it together
1st Fri Apr, 12:47Lucio Silla : A Roman Holiday
16th Wed Mar, 17:03It’s Opening Night!
28th Sun Feb, 14:44Requirements for a Career in Singing
21st Sun Feb, 15:47Some words of inspiration…
20th Sat Feb, 01:49Vomitare la Voce: A Master Class
17th Wed Feb, 01:11Alcina: Day 1
15th Mon Feb, 19:21The Journey Begins…