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. Since 2005, he has volunteered as the Artistic Director for the Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group in Blount County. He does have a day job as the Vice President of Community Leadership 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 his wife Melanie. Their daughter Alex works in L.A. for MARVEL Studios…proud papa.