From her live concert and nightclub performances, leading roles in musical stage productions, acting in motion pictures, television shows and commercials, to modeling in print and television ads, Pegi Johns has established herself as a versatile performer.Pegis classic vocal interpretations of the American popular songbook and Broadway show tunes has brought her critical and audience acclaim across the country.
She has appeared at such prestigious nightclubs as Chicagos Davenports, the Zebra Lounge, the Big House, Maxs and Cyranos; the Summit, Missouri Club, Gentry Park, The Raddison, The Savor, Big Sky Café and Chesterfield Arts Center in St Louis, Mo; the Bermuda Dunes Country Club in Palm Dessert, Calif.
Her concert performances have brought her across the globe to such diverse places as the US Embassy in Milan, Italy; the General Patton Memorial Museum in Calif; the Iowa Sesquicentennial and such special events as the Concert Under The Stars, Jazz In July, Arts After Hours, The Metropolitan Club, Capital Square, Greater Des Moines Business Fair, Court Avenue and the Savory in Des Moines, Ia.
Her acclaimed one woman show A Window Into Our Hearts: Songs That Got Us Through The War 1939-45, performed at Crossroads Theater and Davenports, was heralded by the Chicago Sun Times as a nostalgic journey back into the 1940s. Pegi's Classy Cabaret show has also been performed all over the nation to cheering audiences.
Pegi is a member of Metro Arts in Des Moines and also a member of the Chicago and St Louis Professional Cabaret Associations and has performed in Showcases under the direction of Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen, Alex Rybeck and Amanda McBroom.Pegi is a past member of the St Louis County Community Chorus under the direction of Merry Keller.She has studied piano, cello and violin throughout her earlier years and recently has studied voice under the direction of voice coach, David Edelfelt of Chicago.
Pegi has been a vocalist with the Danny Hartzer Big Band in Des Moines, the Johnny Polzin Orchestra in St Louis and the Bill Shepard Big Band in Waterloo, Ia.
A nursing school graduate,
Pegi finds it very fulfilling to perform for the Greatest Generation audience.As an accomplished and versatile actress, Pegi has worked extensively in films, television and theater. Her movie credits include PBS award-winning Cora Unashamed and Mommy II: Mommys Day, with Mickey Spillane. Her on-camera work in television and voice overs for radio commercials includes Sears, Teledontics, Allied Group Insurance, Cookies Barbecue Sauce, the Wolfe Eye Clinic and the Iowa State Lottery. Pegi has also appeared in numerous industrial film projects form such major companies as Better Homes and Gardens, Sears, the Principal Financial Group and Norwest Bank.In addition to her television and movie work,
Pegi has frequently performed on the stage in local musical theater productions, including leading roles in Hello Dolly, Fiddler On The Roof, The Sound Of Music and Calamity Jane.
An award winning model, she has appeared in numerous print ads and layout campaigns for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Becks Flavors, First Interstate Bank, Mercy Hospital and Iowa Tourism, that appeared in such publications as Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living and Mature Outlook.With her warm and heartfelt performances,
Pegi Johns is a natural performer that takes her audiences on a moving and delightful journey.