John’s first Vegas booking was at the Tropicana Hotel, then The Frontier, Desert Inn, Sands, Hilton and the Flamingo. He toured the Vegas, Tahoe, Reno circuit with Bobbie Gentry, featuring music and impressions of singers from the 40s through the 70s. He played Carnegie Hall with Harry James, Buddy Rich and Nina Simone. New York’s Copacabana, The Latin Quarter, Bird Land, The Vanguard, Village Gate and Basin Street East.
Over the years, John has shared the stage with many wonderful acts. Mel Torme, Steve Allen, Diana Ross and the Supremes, then Diana Ross, then The Supremes…after they went their separate ways, Andy Williams, Roger Miller, The Four Tops, The Mills Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Mongo Santamaria, Peggy Lee, O.C.Smith, Connie Stevens, Bobby Darin, Ben Vereen, Keely Smith, Ed Sullivan…at Harrah’s, Lake Tahoe, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, Mac Davis, Leslie Uggams, Barbara Eden, Totie Fields, George Burns, Juliet Prowse and many others.
On Broadway, John co-starred with Nathan Lane in “The Frogs” directed by Susan Stroman and music by Stephen Sondheim at The Vivian Beaumont Theatre.