JOHN MICHAEL DIAS
Jacque Carnahan is a NYC-based actress, singer, writer, and producer originally hailing from sunny California. Jacque learned her first tap step (the Shuffle off to Buffalo!) at the age of three at her local YMCA. After performing in The Sound of Music at age nine, her heart was set on a career in the arts.
At thirteen, she attended Idyllwild Arts Academy, and four years later, she traveled east to attend The Boston Conservatory and earned a BFA cum laude in Musical Theatre, which helped launch her career in NYC. Jacque's theatre credits include performances Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre and the York Theatre, the National Tour of Cinderella, and regional appearances at The Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, and Baltimore Center Stage.
Most recently, Jacque has been focused on her one woman show, her Judy show with dear friend John Michael Dias, and concert work at venues such as 54 Below, Green Room 42, and Alice Tully Hall. Jacque has had the privilege of working with creative forces such as Stephen Schwartz, Joseph Stein, Mark Lamos and Christopher Gattelli. Jacque has shared the stage with Broadway stars Alice Ripley, Laura Osnes, and Donna Lynne Champlin.
As the Artistic Director of educational organization Believe NYC, she produces events for arts students from all over the United States including her annual Arts for Autism Benefit Concert at the Gershwin Theatre which has raised over $180,000 for Autism Speaks. Through her producing efforts, Jacque has worked with Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara, Stephanie J. Block, Adrienne Warren and Tony nominees Christopher Jackson and Elizabeth Stanley.
John Michael Dias recently appeared on Broadway as Neil Sedaka in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit Beautiful: The Carol King Musical. He originated the same role for the Beautiful First National Tour.
Originally from Tiverton, RI John found himself thrown onstage at the age of 12 by his grandmother who was the local theatre's costume designer because they "needed more boys". He's been singing ever since!
John gained a nationwide following starring as Frankie Valli of the Four Seasons in the smash hit Jersey Boys, playing the role on Broadway, as well as in the First National Tour, Vegas, and Chicago companies.
Concerts: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Neil Sedaka's Greatest Hits! and Jacque, John and Judy with friend and collaborator, Jacque Carnahan.
John can also be seen singing special appearances with the vocal group The Doo-Wop Project. Johns’ solo album, Write This Way, which features intimate takes on Broadway and pop favorites like “Can’t Take My Eyes off of You” and “New York State of Mind” is available on iTunes.
Dias earned a BFA in musical theatre from Boston Conservatory (where he and Jacque met!). As an infamous record producer once said, “Frankie’s okay, but he’s no Neil Sedaka.” Follow JMD’s Fan Page on Facebook for updates.