charlie johnson

theater artist


CHARLIE is a queer, Seattle-based theater artist with a focus in new musical development.

He recently directed and choreographed the national tour of The Queen’s Cartoonists. Other recent direction and/or choreography include Far From Canterbury (Barnstormers Theatre), Urinetown! (ACT/5th Avenue Theatre), HeadVoice (New York Musical Festival), Swingtime Canteen! (Arrow Rock Lyceum),  Machine Gun America (FringeNY), and You’re a...Charlie Brown (Flat Rock Playhouse). He holds assisting credits with Michael Arden, David Armstrong, and Jerry Zucker, and is a member of Directors Lab North and SDC.

He has developed new work with The Rev Theater Co, New York Theater Barn, Green Room 42, The Dramatists’ Guild, and Musical Theater Factory. Currently, he is developing Monkey Trouble Unleashed! by Joel B. New.

In his arts administration work, Charlie currently serves as the Interim Artistic Producing Associate at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Prior to that, he worked with the New York based theater company Out of the Box Theatrics as the Director of New Works. There, he helped to develop 12 new plays and musicals.

Charlie attended Elon University and is most often found at the theater, yoga, or Chipotle.
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