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Bo Johnson


A Milwaukee area native since the age of 4, Bo received a BA in Theatre Arts from UW Eau Claire. He was a founding member of several theatre companies including Theatre Tesseract (later known as Next Act), and The Screaming Penguins (later known as Tandem Theatre).

Bo was also a frequent performer with TheatreSportz (ComedySportz) of Milwaukee, spending 8 years as the company’s lead improv skills instructor along with teaching comedic improvisation to thousands of people in the Milwaukee area.

He also had a long running relationship with First Stage Children’s Theatre, holding the position of Technical Director/Props Master/Production Manager for 2 seasons and was also a teacher of improv and scripted acting at their downtown summer academy for 11 years. He has also performed in many of their productions, including THE UGLY DUCKLING, ANIMAL FARM, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and many more.

Recently, Bo has taken a greater interest in directing and has proudly stepped into that role for First Stage’s Company Class where he has directed ROOM SERVICE, THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, and more.

Very recently, he starred in the Alchemist’s KING LEAR, as the man himself and received rave reviews and sold-out shows.

In addition, Bo and Friends have formed the band RANDOM MAXX, where Bo plays rhythm guitar and sings lead vocals.

Bo is an extremely gifted, talented, and respected actor/director, and space, unfortunately, does not permit listing all of the wonderful projects that Bo has been a part of.

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