Damon J. Gillespie
Damon J. Gillespie is an Actor, Singer, Dancer, Acrobat, Musician and Playwright from Chattanooga, TN. He is trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap and can play six instruments including: Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Bongos and Congas. He grew up a competitive Hip-Hop Dancer, but decided to branch out when he discovered his love for musical theatre at the age of 11. Following his passion, Damon attended and graduated from Chattanooga High School Center
for the Creative Arts. From there, he went on to attend Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, where he wrote his first play entitled, Morse Code, which was produced for a short run at Roosevelt and is also where Damon was discovered and signed to Gray Talent Group, Inc., in 2013.
After just two short years Damon moved to New York City to take on the role of Buttons in Disney’s Broadway Musical, Newsies. He has also performed in Disney’s Broadway Musical, Aladdin. Damon had the honor of being part of the workshop of Tony Nominees, Pasek and Paul’s Dear Evan Hansen, Directed by Tony Nominee Michael Greif. He played Chino in Carnegie Hall’s West Side Story and was recently part of Alliance Theatre’s World Premiere of
The Prom directed by Casey Nicholaw. In television, Damon was featured on Inside Amy Schumer's Emmy Winning sketch "Girl you don't need Makeup". He will soon make his network television debut in NBC's RISE as Robbie
Thorn. In his spare time Damon enjoys cooking, creating music, teaching and playing video games. He is currently working on his first studio album, “Aspire to Inspire”.