John Cherry is a local actor and director, a 1984 graduate of UT Theatre, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He is currently the Artistic Director for the Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group in Blount County and works for Leadership Knoxville. Among his favorite roles: Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man, Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap, and Tateh in Ragtime. He lives in Maryville with wife Melanie. Their daughter Alex is a senior at the University of Alabama studying film and media production. He last appeared on the CBT stage in 1982.