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John-Michael Scapin

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 Toronto.
"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
Brettl Lieder Highlights: Galathea & Der genügsame Liebhaber
IRCPA's 35th Anniversary "10 Singing Stars" Concert. John-Michael Scapin & Rachel Andrist, piano
Finishing the Hat
John-Michael Scapin, Tenor Karina Kontorovitch, Piano
3 Melodies de 1916
John-Michael Scapin
Karina Kontorovitch, piano
Berlin im Licht
John-Michael Scapin
Karina Kontorovitch, piano
Der Genugsamer Liebhaber
John-Michael Scapin
Karina Kontorovitch, piano
Tchaikowsky And Other Russians
John-Michael Scapin
Karina Kontorovitch, piano
Jedem das Seine
John-Michael Scapin Karina
Kontorovitch, piano
Losing My Mind/ You Could Drive A Person Crazy
John-Michael Scapin
Karina Kontorovitch, piano
Peter Howard, arr
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