John P. Hatcher has been acting for 28 years. He has acted in L.A, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York and, of course, Omaha. He has been seen on stage in many area theatres: Shelterbelt Theatre, Brigit Saint Brigit, Bellevue Little Theatre, Center Stage (John Beasley Theatre and Workshop), Upstairs Dinner Theatre, Firehouse Dinner Theatre, Millennium Theatre, Baby D Productions, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Circle Theatre, Norton Theatre (Dundee Dinner Theatre), the University of Nebraska–Omaha (UNO) Theatre and Faust, among others.
Hatcher got his start in vaudeville at the Great American Melodrama in Oceana, Calif., at the ripe old age of 10. Some of his memorable roles are Jacob Marley in Jacob Marley´s Christmas Carol, Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror Picture Show, Duke in Duchess of Malfi, Seamus in An Irish Wake, Monty in At Breakneck Speed, Bill in Clean, Emerson in Hostages, Scientist in Glenn or Glenda, lead Man in The Dentist/Stand Up Guy, Macduff in Macbeth, Hotspur in Henry IV, Part 2, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Bob Acres in The Rivals, Cromwell in A Man for All Seasons, Dr. Seward in Dracula, Vicompt de Velvere in Cyrano, Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Wang in Good Woman of Setzuan, stage manager in Our Town, March Hare in Alice in Wonderland, Puck and Henry V in Shades of Shakespeare, Polonius in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Bottom in A Midsummer Night´s Dream, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Andre Botvinik in A Walk in the Woods, Richard Rich in A Man for All Seasons, Allen in Crackwalker, Smitty in Fortune and Men´s Eyes, Visceral Verity in The Eyes of Arawn, Peter in Heidi Chronicles, Ferdinand in The Tempest, Robbie in The Molestation of Youth, Lt. Byrd in A Soldiers Play, Joker in Glory in the Flower, Dr. Bronski in A Clockwork Orange, Major Ross in Our Country´s Good, Roy in The Odd Couple, Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew, Pisanio and Maroulus in Julius Ceaser, Captain in King Lear and Angus and Murderer #2 in Macbeth.
Hatcher created two separate theatre groups out of UNO, Drama a la Mode and Premiere Theatre, was nominated for ACTF´s Irene Ryan competition twice, accepted into the National Shakespeare Academy in New York City and just recently finished filming the part of Whiner in For Love of Amy (Ted Lange, director).