Students: Jon Levenson

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Jon LevensonJon Levenson has spent most of his career pretending to be unhappy people on various stages in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and beyond. Born and raised in El Toro, CA, he couldn’t wait to leave suburbia for New York. Levenson was part of the Broadway cast of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart in 2011 and performed in the National Tour the following year. He also played Harold in the 40th anniversary Off-Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band. Jon has taught theatre with The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and at his alma mater, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received his MFA in International Theatre and Acting. After 17 years of gypsy life, Levenson returned home to grow roots in California and do some hard-core Uncle-ing for his 6 year old nephews. It was during this time that he fell in love with writing and he is honored to be able to pursue his new passion at UCR.