Jonathan arrived as Principal of Stagecoach Newcastle-under-Lyme in September 2009, bringing with him a wealth of experience in Theatre and Performing Arts.
As a musician Jonathan is an accomplished pianist, vocal coach and conductor, having worked as a freelance musical director on numerous musicals in the Midlands including the UK Premiere of Jane Eyre the Musical, Fame, Oliver!, Boogie Nights, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde and We Will Rock You.
In 2003 Jonathan joined the Board of Trustees of Millennium Youth Theatre Company. During his 4 years at MYTC he was instrumental in its rapid expansion to venues such as the Queens Theatre, Burslem and The Regent Theatre, Stoke securing rights for sell out shows such as Les Miserables and We Will Rock You.
In 2008 Jonathan founded Stage Productions, a Midlands based social enterprise specialising in community arts and theatre. Since then Jonathan has worked as Producer and Musical Director on numerous projects including the sell out Queen tribute concert Back To Rock You, Oliver! Rent, The King & I, Brassed Off, Billy Elliot the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Miss Saigon.
In 2010 and 2011 Jonathan worked with the West End creative team of Billy Elliot the Musical to deliver the Billy Youth Project in Staffordshire and Manchester which included performances of Billy Elliot at The Regent Theatre, Stoke, Grand Opera House, York, Plaza Theatre, Stockport and a special Gala production at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End.
In 2011, Jonathan established Christian Paul Productions producing his first professional pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, featuring a host of West End performers from shows including Blood Brothers, Doctor Dolittle, Jesus Christ Superstar and Starlight Express.