JOHN TOWEYJOHN TOWEY (Professor Josef Mashkan, Old Wicked Songs) has made his living as a professional actor for the past forty years and has acted and sung on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in many theatres across the country.

He was a member of the acting companies for three seasons each at The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and The Public Theatre in New York. He has also performed in two productions at The Pasadena Playhouse, five at The Mark Taper Forum, and five at The John Anson Ford Theatre.

Under the direction of Sir Peter Hall, he was seen in three Shakespeare productions and a revival of Amadeus at The Ahmanson Theatre which had a five-month run on Broadway in 2000.

He has also guest-starred in over 40 television shows and films including Murphy Brown, Empty Nest, The X-Files, and Crossing Jordan. Though he makes his living as an actor, he has continued to pursue his passion for playing the piano. Over the past ten years, he has been entertaining regularly at many retirement homes throughout southern California. 

February, 2012