Performing Artists • J • Last Name


Performing Artists • J • Last Name

Susan Jacobo

is a musician from Oregon influenced by traditional Latin American music and culture. She began playing with her father in Bajo Salario from a young age where she learned to play instruments such as: guitar, violin, piano, jarana and other traditional stringed instruments. Her background also includes being musical director for Voz Alta in 2014 and 2015; playing in groups Huitzilin and the Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland; as well as collaborating with musicians from Oregon, Los Angeles, and Veracruz Mexico. Her aspiration is to maintain the traditions of Mexican music through teaching. She currently works at Nellie Muir Elementary in Woodburn where she will soon teach Son Jarocho music to the students.



La Muerte Baila (2015)

Jeffrey Jacobs

celebrates his second production with the Miracle Theatre Co., having previously appeared in Antigone. Jeff has also appeared in Measure For Measure, The Miracle worker, Sherlock Holmes, Trial by Error, and Mrs. California. In addition to performing, Jeff has directed and stage managed several productions. He hopes to someday grow up.



Electra (1989)
Antigone (1987)

Mari Bartoo Jacobson

has taken a long hiatus from the theater scene to begin raising two lovely girls. She last appeared on the Miracle Mainstage 5 years ago as Mia in When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit. Before that she played Celestina in Cloud Tectonics and Fatima in Unmerciful Good Fortune. It feels good to be back!



Yemaya's Belly (2004)
Voces de Christmas (1998)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Cloud Tectonics (1998)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)

Jovanni James

goes to Ockley Green Middle School. He has done three plays and fifteen musicals. He wants to be a lawyer.



Día de los Muertos (2001)

Tom Jansson

is a naturalized Oregonian who emigrated from Chicago in 1986. He was last seen in Stark Raving Theatre's Bright Girls, Stupid Lives. Other productions include Agamemnon with Classic Greek Theatre, The Fever, Penis-A-Go-Go and Bob is Dead with Dreadnought, and Kaspar with Paula Productions. Tom would like to thank Stella and the rest of the crew at Montage for supporting him in this production.



When El Cucui Walks (1995)

Daniel Jáquez

currently Milagro’s Interim Artistic Director, has served as Artistic Associate since 2002, and directed several productions, including his original works. In addition, he is an Associate Artist with INTAR Theatre in NYC and with Teatro V!da in Springfield, MA, as well as an Advisory Committee member for The Lark Play Development Center’s US/Mexico Playwright Exchange and Director of INTAR’s UNIT52, its acting company in training. He is the co-founder of Calpulli Mexican Dance Theatre in Queens, NY, and from 2003 to 2011 served as its Artistic Director and choreographer. Jáquez held a four-month artistic residency at Milagro in 2001, where he directed Edwin Sanchez’ Icarus (Drammy winner, Best Director) and the Día de los Muertos show. For Milagro, he has also directed Mario Vargas Llosa’s La Chunga, Emilio Carballido’s Rosalba y los Llaveros, Monica Silver’s Te Llevo en la Sangre, and his Dance for a Dollar. His collaboration with William S. Gregory on a new translation of Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna was developed and premiered at Milagro; Oregon Shakespeare Festival held a public staged reading of the script in Ashland. Also in Portland, Jáquez directed Nilo Cruz’ Two Sisters and a Piano for Artists Repertory Theatre.

Daniel Jáquez, miembro del SSDC (sindicato de directores y coreógrafos de escena), es Director Artístico y coreógrafo de Calpulli Danza Mexicana (, artista asociado al Teatro Milagro en Portland, Oregon y al Immediate Theatre en Nueva York. Del 2003 al 2006 fue Director/Productor del NewWorks Lab de INTAR. En la Ciudad de Nueva York, ha dirigido en The Lark Play Development Center, Queens Theatre in the Park, The Town Hall, INTAR Theatre, Vital, The Immediate, The Kirk, The Lion, HERE, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 78 Street Theatre y otros. Fuera de Nueva York, ha trabajado en South Coast Rep, Freehold Theatre, Teatro Bravo, The Intiman, The McCarter, Artists Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre Institute, Speakeasy Stage, Boston Center for the Arts, Market Theatre, Boston Playwrights, Greensboro Community Theatre y el Teatro de Arte de Moscú en Rusia.
En el 2000 recibió una maestría en bellas artes (MFA) en Dirección del American Repertory Theater/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute en la Universidad de Harvard. Estudio actuación, dirección y dramaturgia en Circle Rep, Circle in the Square y en American Academy of Dramatic Arts. También atendió cursos de Viewpoints y Suzuki con la compañía SITI en Nueva York. Es miembro del Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, fue finalista de la beca del NEA/TCG para directores en el 2001 y alterno del Phil Killian Directing Fellowship en Oregon Shakespeare Festival en el 2004. Se ganó un ‘Drammy’ en dirección por su trabajo en la obra Ícarus en el 2001.
Daniel creció en Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua y estudió Actuaría en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, recibió su licenciatura en Matemáticas en la Universidad de Texas y fue miembro de la Sociedad de Actuarios en Estados Unidos. (1/09)

Interim Artistic Director September 2015 - Current



Into the Beautiful North (2016)
Dance for a Dollar (2013)
Te llevo en la sangre (2009)
Rosalba y los Llaveros (2007)
Fuente Ovejuna (2005)
La Chunga (2002)
Día de los Muertos (2001)
Icarus (2001)

Maricelle Jeanette

is originally from Puerto Rico and lives in Portland. She is a professional actress, singer, and dancer and has written over 40 poems.



Familia, Food & Fiesta (2002)

Thom Jenkins

has loyally served the Miracle Theatre since his first production, Oedipus Rex, way back in 1986. He has performed in the Miracle productions of Antigone, The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch and written and directed the children's productions of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid & Psyche, Perez y Martina, The Magic Stone, and Perseus: Gorgon Slayer. In 1987 Thom was elected to the Board of Directors for the Miracle Theatre and served through 1990. His contributions to the development of the theatre are considerable, both for his wisdom and for his fundraising. Even though Thom is unable to participate in this program, his influence is still here. All of us are indebted to him.



Festival de Navidad (1993)
Camino Confusion/Confusion Street (1993)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
Perseus, Gorgon Slayer (1990)
The Magic Stone (1990)
Perez y Martina (1989)
Jason & the Golden Fleece (1988)
Antigone (1987)
The Death & Life of Sneaky Fitch (1987)
Oedipus Rex (1986)

Mica Jennings

is a graduate from Sonoma State University in California where she studied costume design, acting, and directing. This is her third show with Miracle Theatre, including Yerma and El Grincho's El Dorado Escapade!.



A Bicycle Country (2002)
Yerma (2002)
El Grincho's El Dorado Escapade! (2001)

Pablo Jiménez

comenzó su experiencia teatral en las calles de la ciudad de México cuando era muy joven, Conoció a Gercy Grotowski, el Director de Teatro de Polonia, trabajó con el aproximadamente por 10 años, paralelo a esto se convirtió en practicante e instructor de Hatha Yoga. El trabajo con Grotowski y su experiencia en Yoga lo han convertido en un especialista en movimiento, y dedica su trabajo hacia actores y bailarines.



El Jardín de Sueños (2005)

Alexa Marianne Johnson

oes to Portland Lutheran School and is in 6th grade. She loves to direct plays with her cousins who live right next door. She wants to thank her mother for getting her interested in theatre.



Día de los Muertos (2001)
La Posada (1999)

Ariana Johnson

goes to Portland Lutheran School and is in 4th grade. She likes to play with her cat and dog. This is Ariana's third professional play ever.



Día de los Muertos (2001)
La Posada (1999)

Kellie Johnson

has performed in regional and repertory theaters nationally and internationally, this is her first experience with the Miracle Mainstage. She has opened for The Nanette Fabray Show at the Casino Royale in Miami Florida, and she was the lead vocalist with Brenda Lee in The Brenda Lee Show at the Roy Acuff Theater, Nashville, TN. Recently, Johnson won a Portland Drama Critics Award for her performance in Forbidden Broadway for Triangle Productions. Johnson's Portland credits include: Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Auntie Ivy in Girl's Night Out, Connie Sue Day in Blue Plate Special, Laurel in Torch Song Trilogy, Mabelin in Pirates Of Penzance, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Polly Peachum in Three Penny Opera, Audrey and Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors, and Patty Simcox in Grease. She also composes original music and performs for Michael Menger's Really Big Dance Company.



El Paso Blue (2000)

Kylie Clarke Johnson

is delighted to return to Miracle for Boleros for the Disenchanted. She is excited to tell this beautiful story of love and dreams. Kylie is a graduate of Western Oregon University. She was seen last season at Milagro in the world premiere of Boomcracklefly. Some of her favorite performances include: Louise in Gypsy, Christa in Gracie and the Atom (world premiere), Anita in West Side Story. Creator of “Sparkle Friday,” she dons something that glitters weekly. Kylie is extraordinarily blessed with wonderful friends and family, whom she thanks for their generosity and boundless support.



Boleros for the Disenchanted (2012)
Boomcracklefly (2011)

Mindy Johnson

is currently a freshman at J.B. Thomas Jr. High in Hillsboro. She's involved in basketball, softball, drama, and yearbook. In drama she has been in Us and Them and a student written gang skit called The Altercation. She has an older brother named Jeremy.



Cuentos (1992)

Mitsue “La Pura” Johnson

has studied flamenco both in her birthplace of Japan and the U.S. She is an Instructor at Solo Flamenco’s Arts Academy and a lead soloist in El Cuadro Solo Flamenco. Mitsue is one of few dancers to be able to honestly embrace and execute the spirit and subtlety of the Jerez style of dance. “ I am filled with the music and moved to flow with it. I am literally moved to dance,” she explains.



¡Viva Baile! (2007)

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson is a painter and theatrical artist based in Portland, Oregon. Recent productions include The Humans, An Octoroon (ART), Hands Up (Red Door Project), Elliot a Soldiers Fugue, The Antigone Project, A Lady Onstage (Profile Theater), Worse Than Tigers (ACT Theater/Red Stage), Lydia, Contigo Pan y Cebolla (Milagro), All My Sons, The Importance of Being Earnest (Valley Repertory Theater). When he isn't designing or teaching Phil is traveling the world spreading art education to impoverished areas. He most recently taught theater in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Phil Has a B.F.A. and M.A. from Ohio University.

Phil Johnson es un artista de teatro basado en Portland, OR, y es el Director Técnico del programa de teatro en Ridgefield High School. Sus producciones más recientes incluyen, Orlando, A Lady Onstage (Profile Theater), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Valley Repertory Theater) y Grease (Broadway Rose Theater Company). Cuando Phil Johnson no está diseñando o enseñando clases, él viaja alrededor del mundo extendiendo la educación artística a lugares empobrecidos. Recientemente Phil acaba de enseñar Teatro en los barrios de Nairobi, Kenya. Phil tiene su B.F.A y M.A. de la Universidad de Ohio. Para las últimas noticias de Phil, por favor visiten a la página de web



Watsonville: Some Place Not Here (2018)
Lydia (2017)
Contigo Pan y Cebolla (2016)

Vicki Ragland Johnson

started working with Miracle theatre at the Greek Theatre Festivals. She performed in The Frogs and Electra. After having three children, she found herself involved in children's theatre. She has played a variety of roles, from good fairies to dwarves in several plays for the Ladybug theatre and was most recently in Henry Higgins, a NW Children's Theatre premiere in the role of Mrs. Peabody. Vicki returned to the Miracle Theatre in 1995, playing the Snow Cap in Fat Free Chicana and the Snow Cap Queen.



Faustino (1996)
The Fat-Free Chicana & the Snow Cap Queen (1996)
The Fat-Free Chicana & the Snow Cap Queen (1995)
The Frogs (1991)
Electra (1989)

Bibiana Lorenzo Johnston

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Tyler Andrew Jones

is thrilled to be originating the role of Fulana de Tal. He comes to Boomcracklefly having donned a pair of heels before as Angel in Stumptown Stages’ critically acclaimed production of Rent. Favorite credits include: X-Ray in the world premiere of Small Steps (Oregon Children’s Theatre), as well as Prince Charming in Cinderella and Jim in Big River, both with Broadway Rose. Much Love to his personal cheerleaders: My love Kev, and besties Sam and Kate. Ky — Here we are again! Thanks to Olga and Charise for their wondrous vision and guidance.



Boomcracklefly (2011)

Ruby Jonsrud

is a long time Portland resident. She has appeared in plays locally for the past ten years. Her last performance was at Paula Productions in No Exit. Ruby has been involved in community theatre for the past 23 years. She studied drama at Linn-Benton CC in Albany, and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena with Milton Seltzer.



Velvet, Velour & Burlap (1997)

Susan Jonsson

Electra marks a return to the theatre after a two year hiatus and the first production with the Miracle Theatre Co. She has appeared in a variety of shows from musicals such as My Fair Lady and Oliver to Awaiting and Lydie Breeze.



Electra (1989)

Eduardo Vazquez Juarez

Eduardo has been performing since he was 6 years old, in his hometown in Illinois. His favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Tom Buchanan in Great Gatsby, Rooster Hannigan in Annie, and Snoopy in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Recent credits include touring with Oregon Children’s Theatre in their educational theatre program throughout Oregon, as well as Washington. As a bilingual/latinx actor, he hopes to inspire people from different races to explore and do whatever they set their mind to.



Judge Torres (2019)

Tamara Justus

Nacida en la ciudad de México, Tamara se recibió de Cirujano Dentista de la Universidad Tecnológica de México en 1996. En 1999 se graduó de la Universidad de Washington, Seattle, con la maestria en ortodoncia. Ha trabajado en el Departamento de Ortodoncia en OHSU desde el 2000. Tamara participó en Fiddler on the Roof en la preparatoria y en Ajúa! un gúerco va a nacer en el Milagro. Agradece a su esposo, Dave, por su comprensión y gran apoyo durante la preparación de esta obra.



La barca sin pescador (2003)
Ajua! un güerco va a nacer (2002)