I’m playing the role of Chebutykin. I want to thanks Verge Theater Company and Belmont University Theatre Department for giving me this opportunity to return to a role that I played almost 20 years ago.
The Odd Couple: A Post Mortem
Having just finished The Odd Couple (Jan.12-Feb.12,2017) out at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, I have to say it was a blast!Â This was one of those times in the theatre where everything comes together: cast, direction, set, audience…and the mixture of everything creates something that is very special.Â I think that the change of ownership at the Barn and with The Odd Couple being the first show out of the gate for the new owner brought added energy that was unique and solidified all of us for success.Â Everyone wanted the show to work and for it to be best product that we could muster.Â Top to bottom this was a positive success and that is a rarity in our Art.Â Kudos to all!
What they’re saying…
“John Mauldin is perfectly wry and sardonic as the policeman Murray…” from Jef Ellis’s review at Broadway World.
“Mauldin takes on the role of Murray, a surprisingly soft-hearted NYC police officer. Mauldinâ€™s Murray is frequently the literal and figurative peace-maker of the bunch. Similar in stature to â€œMike and Mollyâ€ sitcom star, Billy Gardell, whose character was also a cop, Mauldinâ€™s Murray proves to be a big softie during some of the showâ€™s more serious moments, while simultaneously giving some of the best reaction faces of the bunch during the showâ€™s biggest laughs.”Â from Jonathan Pinkerton’s review at Nashville Arts Critic.
Up next for me:Â I have been cast as Warnock Waldgrave in The Nerd back out at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre which runs March 23 to April 23.Â Spoiler alert: my son is making his stage and professional debut as Thor Waldgrave.Â I am so proud of him and look forward to what he can bring to the mix.
I’ll keep ya posted!
The Crucible at Blackbird Theater
This is my next project and it is going to epic. The show artwork is incredible, the cast is killer, and the director and design team are top notch. Iâ€™m thrilled to be playing Thomas Putnam in this production. Mark the dates, y’all and check out Blackbird Theater for more details.Â Tickets here.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Nashville Rep: A Post Mortem
I was very thrilled to be involved in this project.Â I enjoyed working with all involved from my cast-mates, to the fabulous director Rene Copeland, and all those wonderfully amazing artists at Nashville Repertory Theatre.Â It was a stunningly beautiful visual production.Â I look forward to working with all these talented folks again soon!
What have others said about my performance and the production itself:
The Tennessean– Amy Stumpfl
“John Mauldin makes another notable Rep debut as the stately Polonius.”
Nashville Arts Critic– Evans Donnell
“And John Mauldin (we know each other well enough that Iâ€™m confident heâ€™ll take this as the compliment itâ€™s intended to be) puts a Polonius onstage thatâ€™s winningly reminiscent of long-departed character actor Victor Buono.”
Nashville Scene– Martin Brady
“John Mauldin makes his Rep debut a successful one, as a well-spoken Polonius with presence.”
Actor Night for Nobody’s Perfect
THIS WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 @ 8PMis…$10* ( cash only) Actor’s “NIGHT”(details below)NOBODY’S PERFECTChaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre8204 TN Hwy 100 37221ÂProduced by John and Janie Chaffin
Directed by Martha Wilkinson
Â Costume Design by Jamie Scott
Set Design byÂ Martha Wilkinson
Lighting Design by Cecilia Lighthall and Martha Wilkinson
Set Construction & Technical Director-John Chaffin
Properties by Martha Wilkinson
Artistic Director – Martha Wilkinson
Production Stage Manager â€“ Cecilia Lighthall
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!!! PLEASE!
For Voice-Over Samples, please follow the links :
- I host a weekly theatre based podcast entitled The Inexplicable Dumb Show.
Character based voice work (IDS Summer Rep & Plays on the Intrawebs):
- Sherlock Holmes, Knox Manning, Alfred (butler), and Rachel Howells in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Musgrave Ritual”. IDS 335.
- Bob in X Minus One episode entitled “Protection”. IDS 340.
- John Bickerson in The Bickersons episode entitled “John’s Operation”. IDS 346.
- Julius Peterson in Quiet, Please episode entitled “Take Me Out to the Graveyard”. IDS 356.
- Chester A. Riley, Junior Riley, Sharkey and Carl Stevenson (Boss) in Life of Riley episode entitled “Thanksgiving with the Gillises”. IDS 360.
- The IDS Storyteller in Coronet Little Show episode entitled “The Gift of the Magi.” IDS 364.
- George Cooper and the Mailman in My Favorite Husband episode entitled “Valentine’s Day”. IDS 371.
- Dudley in Escape! episode entitled “The Time Machine”. IDS 386.
- Professor Russell Adams in Lights Out episode entitled “The Meteor Man.” IDS 391.
- Walter Phelan in X Minus One episode entitled “Knock”. IDS 395.
- Sherlock Holmes and Tom Lakland in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Adventure of the Tolling Bell.” IDS 399.
- Mr. Avery and Jim in The Hop to It Club episode entitled “Fun with a Tractor”. IDS 400.
- John Utterson and Man #1 in An original adaptation by Brad Oxnam of Robert Louis Stevensonâ€™s, classic novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. IDS 408.
- Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve in The Great Gildersleeve episode entitled “Gildersleeve Thanksgiving”. IDS 412.
- John Bickerson and Hap in The Bickersons episode entitled “Christmas Eve”. IDS 416.
- Waldorf T. Flywheel, Salesman, Crookley, and Bailiff in Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel episode entitled “The Kidnapping”. IDS 417.
- Fibber McGee & Messenger in Fibber McGee and Molly episode entitled “Valentine Candy”. IDS 423.
- Chester A. Riley in Life of Riley episode entitled “The Giant Easter Bunny”. IDS 430.
- Romney Greel in Quiet Please episode entitled “Below Fifth Avenue.” IDS 438.
- James Dyke in Romance episode entitled “The Valiant”. IDS 443.
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Problem with Thor Bridge”. IDS 447.
- Clyde in Quiet Please episode entitled “Three Sides to a Story.” IDS 452.
- Announcer and Narrator in Escape! episode entitled “The Fall of the House of Usher.” IDS 460.
- Announcer and Mr. Boynton in Our Miss Brooks episode entitled “Thanksgiving Show”. IDS 464.
- Sherlock Holmes, 1st Cabbie, Lionel, and Sammy in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Night Before Christmas.” IDS 468.
- Ambrose J. Weems, Eddie McGuirk, Louie, and Nurse in Station KUKU. IDS 469.
- 108303715 (Frank Smith) and Clerk in Suspense episode entitled “2462”. IDS 470.
- Chester A. Riley and Announcer in Life of Riley episode entitled “Valentine Locket”. IDS 475.
- Boston Blackie and Announcer in Boston Blackie episode entitled “Boston Blackie and the Fur Trade.” IDS 480.
- George Cooper in My Favorite Husband episode entitled “Spring Cleaning”. IDS 482.
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Speckled Band”. IDS 491.
- Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley episode entitled “Simon the Waiter”. IDS 495
- Dr. Franklin, John Rutledge and Uriah Clarke in Soconyland Sketches episode entitled “Ceasar Rodney’s Ride”. IDS 496
- Pat Novak, and Eddie in Pat Novak for Hire episode entitled “Rory Malone”. IDS 499
- Captain John Black in X Minus One episode entitled “Mars is Heaven”. IDS 504
- Captain Midnight in Captain Midnight episode entitled “Captain Midnight”. IDS 505
- Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley episode entitled “The Haunted House”. IDS 513
- Al and Announcer (Wendell Niles) in My Friend Irma episode entitled “Thanksgiving Turkey” IDS 516
- Fibber McGee in Fibber McGee and Molly entitled “Fibber Paints a Christmas Tree White”. IDS 520
- Waldorf T. Flywheel and Gombatz in Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel episode entitled “The Prize Fighter”. IDS 521
- Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley episode entitled “A Comic Valentine for Peg”. IDS 528
- Ned McDermott and Announcer (Frank Goss) in Hallmark Playhouse episode entitled “Our Own Kind” IDS 532
- Sherlock Holmes, Announcer, and Station Guard in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Final Problem.” IDS 543
- Jim Dance and Jeff Ownsley in Six Gun Justice episode entitled “Premier Episode” IDS 547
- Walt Whitman and Announcer in American Trilogy episode entitled “Walt Whitman”. IDS 548
- George Putnam, and Clerk in Campell Soup Company Presents Short Short Short Story Program episode entitled “Good Salesman”. IDS 552
- Lou Costello and Sebastian in The Abbott & Costello Show episode entitled “Costello’s Horse”. IDS 555
- John, Old Man (Garnett Crampton), & Announcer in The Hermit’s Cave episode entitled “The Vampire’s Desire”. IDS 563
- George Burns in Burns and Allen Show episode entitled “Gracie’s Baby Turkey Swallows a Wedding Ring”. IDS 565
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Blue Carbuncle”. IDS 568
- George Burns and Meredith Wilson in Burns and Allen episode entitled “New Year’s Eve Party”. IDS 569
- Don Burns in Dr. Christian episode entitled “My True Valentine”. IDS 572
- Announcer and Narrator in Natural Bridge Romances entitled “Famous Loves of History: Robert Emmett & Sarah Curran”. IDS 575
- George Cooper and Manager in My Favorite Husband episode entitled “Iris and Liz’s New Easter Dresses”. IDS 576
- Benny Spelvin, the Space Bum in Romance episode entitled “The Strip Teaser and the Space Warp”. IDS 585
- George Cooper in My Favorite Husband episode entitled “Dinner for Twelve”. IDS 588
- Old Man, 1st Man, 2nd Man, & Lige Butterwick in The Columbia Workshop episode entitled “Paul Revere”. IDS 589
- Capt. Tom Bane in Crime Club episode entitled “The Topaz Flower”. IDS 592
- Sherlock Holmes and Sam Merton in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone”. IDS 594
- John in Quietly Yours episode entitled “My Son John”. IDS 600
- Jim Anderson & Second Announcer in Father Knows Best episode entitled “Thanksgiving”. IDS 602
- Jim Anderson, Tom Terrell, & Second Announcer in Father Know Best episode entitled “Christmas Program”. IDS 607
- Cliff Hall in Ziegfeld Follies on the Air episode. IDS 608.
- Homer Brown, Sam Aldrich, and Announcer (Harry Von Zell) in The Aldrich Family episode entitled “Valentine Party Mix UP”. IDS 612
- Host in The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour episode entitled “Peg O’ My Heart”. IDS 615
- Mr. Davis in Quietly Yours episode entitled “Kill Me Again”. IDS 624
- The Mysterious Traveler, Voice #1, & Professor Wilbur Malcolm in The Mysterious Traveler entitled “Operation Tomorrow”. IDS 627
- George Cooper in My Favorite Husband episode entitled “Vacation Time”. IDS 629
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Case of the Six Napoleons” IDS 632
- Professor Waldman, the Monster, & the Captain in The Witch’s Tale entitled “Frankenstein”. IDS 638
- Casey, Gus & Ferd in Crime Photographer episode entitled “After Turkey…the Bill”. IDS 639
- Stephen Burroughs and Local Announcer in Empire Builders episode entitled “Attar of Roses”. IDS 642
- Lou Costello in The Abbott and Costello Show. IDS 643
- Lou Costello in The Abbott and Costello Show. IDS 645
- Walter O’Keefe and Hunt in Camel Caravan episode entitled “Strike up the Banshee”. IDS 647
- 2nd Announcer and Sanger Rainsford in Escape episode entitled “The Most Dangerous Game”. IDS 651
- Quinn in Quiet Please episode entitled “The Pathetic Fallacy”. IDS 652
- Will Harper in Inner Sanctum episode entitled “Death of a Doll”. IDS 653
- Sherlock Holmes, the Stranger, the Groom, & Inspector Gregory in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “Silver Blaze”. IDS 654
- David Ruenzel in The Hermit’s Cave episode entitled “Without End”. IDS 656
- Lou Costello, Freddie Rich, & Herbert Marshall in The Abbott and Costello Show. IDS 657
- Benny, Joe, Clerk, Perfumer, & The Mysterious Traveler in The Mysterious Traveler episode entitled “Mr. Trimble’s Turnabout Christmas”. IDS 658
- T/5 Harold Ingalls, Colonel Trasker, & Drunk in Assignment Home episode entitled “The Face”. IDS 659
- Dagwood in Blondie episode entitled “Blondie Gets a Valentine”. IDS 661
- Henry in Dimension X episode entitled “Requiem” in partnership with Project Audion. I also directed this episode. IDS 662
- Ozzie in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet episode entitled “The Easter Show”. IDS 663
- Ace in Easy Aces episode entitled “Jane Goes into the Christmas Card Business”. IDS 664
- Collie Stratton in The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour episode entitled “For Services Rendered” IDS 665
- George in Quiet, Please episode entitled “The Big Box” IDS 666
- Announcer in The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour episode entitled “The Church Mouse” IDS 667
- The Whistler in The Whistler episode entitled “The Man from the Morgue” in partnership with Project Audion. I also directed this episode. IDS 668
- Paul in Suspense episode entitled “Christmas for Carole” IDS 669
- Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes episode entitled “The Case of the Iron Box” IDS 670
- Abe in Quietly Yours episode entitled “Valentine” IDS 671
- Rock Starr in Rocky Starr Space Ranger episode entitled “#2 The Mystery Planet”. IDS 672
- Announcer in Stay Tuned For Terror episode entitled “Lizzie Borden Took an Axe”. IDS 673
- Rocky Fortune in Rocky Fortune episode entitled “Too Many Husbands” IDS 674
- Charles W. Afternoon in Quiet Please episode entitled “The Man Who Knew Everything” IDS 675
- Walter King in Stay Tuned For Terror episode entitled “The Boogey Man Will Get You”. IDS 676
- Lou Costello in The Abbott and Costello Show. IDS 677
- Chester A. Riley, Man#2, & I.B. in The Life of Riley entitled “No Christmas Bonus This Year”. IDS 678
- St. George & Voice in Stan Freberg Comedy Sketches. IDS 679
Trailer for: Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset
Published on Aug 19, 2014
Playhouse Nashville presents the World Premiere of Darren Michael’s SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET nightly through August 24, 2014 at 7:30pm in residence at 1933 Elm Hill Pike. Inspired by actual events during the 1920s & 30s oil boom in rural Arkansas, this non-linear journey into the tragic events that shaped the life of Bo Legend and his family, features Michael Adcock as Bo Legend, Jack Chambers as Bear Legend, Bonnie Keen as Mama Legend, John Mauldin as Thorn Bradshaw, Becky Wahlstrom as Lilly Bradshaw, and Rob Wilds as John Legend. Directed by Christopher R.C. Bosen, and stage managed by Mary Jo Weaver, with lighting design by Katie Gant & costume design by Colleen Garatoni. Reserved seat tickets $20 at PlayhouseNashville.com, & pay-what-you-can artist rush tickets released at curtain pending availability. (Recording of SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT by Bonnie Keen used with permission)
New Gig Alert: Thorn Bradshaw in Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset
I am proud to announce that I got the word that I will be playing Thorn Bradshaw in Playhouse Nashville‘s production of Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset by Darren V. Michael.Â It runs August 16-24, 2014.
Here’s the “official word”:
Two days of auditions. One dynamic ensemble. We are delighted to announce Michael Adcock, Jack Chambers, Bonnie Keen, John Mauldin, Becky Wahlstrom, and Rob Wilds as the cast for Darren Michael’s World Premiere of SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET Aug. 16-24.
More info to follow as it develops…
Roger’s Version Closes after a Successful Run
Blackbird Theater‘s production of their adaptation of John Updike’s Roger’s Version closes after a limited run to a enthusiastic response from audience and critics alike.Â Here’s what was said:
Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl offers a first review of our production of ROGERâ€™S VERSION, saying â€œBlackbird has produced another remarkably compelling piece of theaterâ€.Â Read the full review.
Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady calls Rogerâ€™s Version â€œvery smart stuff . . . highly recommended for theatergoers who like to thinkâ€, and declares David Comptonâ€™s performance as Roger Lambert a â€œspectacular tour de forceâ€.Â Read the full review.
Nashville arts critic Evans Donnell reviews Rogerâ€™s Version for ArtsNash.com: â€œDirector Wes Driver nimbly walks the tightrope between intellectual rigor and emotional engagement.â€ And granted, I had a small portion of the success in this one but it is always nice to be noticed, “…while John Mauldin deftly handles a very delicate situation as an emergency room doctor.”Â Read the full review.
BBT: Roger’s Version Opens Tonight
Blackbird Theater presents the world premiere production of ROGER’S VERSION, an original stage adaptation of the novel by John Updike.
The story follows Roger Lambert, a bad-tempered divinity professor who finds his staid academic life and complacent faith challenged by the passionate ideas of Dale Kohler, a grad student who seeks to prove Godâ€™s existence through computer technology.
Adapted and Directed by Wes Driver.
Roger – David Compton
Dale – Kris Wente
Verna – Amanda Card
Esther – Corrie Miller
Also featuring: Richard Daniel (Closson), David Chattam (Vanderluyten), Robyn Berg (Abrams), Brad Forrister (Snea), Lane Wright (Kriegman), John Mauldin (The Doctor), and Riley Hollingsworth (Richie).
Venue: Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204.
Fri, 5.30.14, 7:30 PM
Sat, 5.31.14, 7:30 PM
Sun, 6.1.14, 2:30 PM
Wed, 6.4.14, 7:30 PM
Thu (Special Performance for CSC)
Fri, 6.6.14, 7:30 PM
Sat, 6.7.14, 7:30 PM
Sun, 6.8.14, 2:30 PM
For mature audiences.
I’m thrilled to be part of this project and to work with these fine folks on this production!Â Come check it out!