Jonathan’s first play, THREADS, premiered at New York City's famed Circle Repertory Company. TO CULEBRA and THE WHORE AND H'EMPRESS premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville. His experience directing a Communist Bulgarian theater company led to his romantic comedy, OH! DUBROVNIK!. He is the book author of the musical Glimmerglass, produced at the Goodspeed Opera House and of six plays and musicals produced by Theatreworks USA, America’s largest producer of theatre for young audiences. He made his professional acting debut in the Broadway production of LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL and has since appeared on and off-Broadway, on television and in films. In addition, he has worked extensively at major regional theaters around the country, playing leading roles in more than 100 productions and directing over 30, including premieres by Arthur Miller, Edward Bond and Paul Zindel. In addition, he is a principal director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and head of the third year production company. He is a recipient of grants from the New York State Creative Artist, Program, the Pilgrim Project, the Berilla Kerr Award and a New York Drama League Award for Playwriting.