Jonathan Spivey is a classically trained American actor based in New York City. Television appearances include “The Gilded Age,” “East New York,” “The Blacklist,” “WeCrashed,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” and “Blue Bloods.” On Broadway, he appeared in the Tony nominated revival of The Front Page opposite Nathan Lane, John Slattery, and John Goodman, as well as James Lapine’s Tony Award winning Act One opposite Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana, Chuck Cooper, and Andrea Martin at Lincoln Center, later televised for PBS. Off Broadway appearances include Morning’s at Seven opposite Tony Roberts, Patty McCormack and John Rubinstein, Summer and Smoke opposite Marin Ireland, and the New York premiere of Smart Blonde opposite Andréa Burns. He plays Sonny in Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption II.

On stage, Jonathan has performed regionally at Yale Repertory Theatre, the Denver Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, The Old Globe, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cape Playhouse, and Virginia Repertory Theatre in a wide-reaching span of plays by Shakespeare, Williams, Miller, and Stoppard. He has also enjoyed appearances in both new and established musicals.​

Jonathan has developed and workshopped new plays and musicals with veteran and emerging playwrights and musical theatre writers including Kristen Adele, Chris Barlow, Nathan Christensen, Ben Diskant, Dave Droxler, Oran Eldor, Evelina Fernández, Siobhan Gilbert, David Glass, John Guare, Willy Holtzman, Sami Horneff, Drew Larimore, Jamie Leo, Paul Leschen, Peter Macklin, David Mallamud, Marcus Stevens, and Kate Tarker.

He received his Masters of Fine Arts in classical acting at The Old Globe in San Diego where he appeared in Pam MacKinnon’s critically acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman as well as As You Like It, The Tempest, and Richard III all directed by former Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Adrian Noble. He was awarded the Craig Nowel Fellowship for demonstration of exceptional academic promise. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Richmond.

Jonathan’s one-man-and-a-piano show Rodgersandhart, recounting the final days of lyricist Lorenz Hart, received a workshop at Radford University in Virginia after a staged reading at Dixon Place in New York City. With collaborator Andy Nagraj, Jonathan co-wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the musical Murphy’s Law which received its professional premiere in Pittsburgh in 2016. The writing team’s two-person play Talmadge & Ray was workshopped at Silk Road Rising in Chicago in 2018. Jonathan is originally from Windsor, Virginia.

Broadway, Off Broadway, TV & Film