John Rampage, Artistic Director
John Rampage is a performer, actor, choreographer, and director who has served as Diamond Head Theatre’s Artistic Director since 1995. He is the creative mastermind behind all of the theatre’s productions and programs, overseeing the curation of two or more shows each season and selects directors, musical directors, and set designers.
His relationship with the theatre began in 1975 where he performed as Tommy Gilas in the 1975 production of Music Man. In the 1980s, Rampage danced and sang his way across the U.S. and Europe and returned in 1991 as choreographer of Evita. More than 120 productions have been shared with the community under his oversight including the Hawaii premieres of Crazy For You, Titanic, The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the world premiere of the original musical, You Somebody. He also serves as director of the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars Program, training the future stars of DHT, Hawaii and Broadway.
A 47-time Po‘okela Award winner for excellence in the theatre, John is also the recipient of the Hawaii State Theatre Council 2006 Pierre Bowman Award.