Originally from Jackson, Michigan, R.J. has lived in Kalamazoo since 1987 and has been involved in many shows, on-stage and behind the scenes, at the Civic. You may have recently seen him in the Civic's productions of War Paint, Hello, Dolly, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!. His favorite role he's ever performed was Henry Edsel Ford in Romance Guaranteed. Besides theatre, in his free time R.J. enjoys mountain hiking and photography.
"During my time off during the height of the pandemic, I created a full length play called THE EPISODIC LIFE, which has received wonderful feedback during its years of workshopping. It will have fully realized production in Southwest Michigan in June 2022."