BY GEORGE J. DACRE
Jon Erik Goldberg, raised in Spring Valley and New City, first explored performance arts as a kid in dance class at Coupe Studios in Nanuet. He was later trained in ballet at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center.
He made his acting debut at the tender age of 5 at ABC Nursery as Willy Wonka, played regional theatres, did world tours and landed as a dancer on Broadway in “Cats” and then “Mama Mia.”
Goldberg is now trying his hand at Internet TV, co-directing and writing for the station Stage17.tv, which is focused on Broadway, then and now.
With Julie James, host of On Broadway on SiriusXM, the initial Stage 17 signature series stars Grover Dale (West Side Story), Debbie Gravitte (Les Miserables, Chicago), Roberty LaFosse (Quiet City, West Side Story), Mary Ann Lamb (Chicago, Curtains), and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Bells Are Ringing). They offer backstage scoops from auditions to closing nights.
You can check out episodes at http//www.stage17.tv/series/fan-fare.
Goldberg told the Rockland County Times that connections and friends have helped him advance in his 15-year show business career and he is utilizing his experience as the foundation on which Stage 17 is built. He also oversees the curation process, finding entertaining and exciting pre-existing content from all over the Internet.
Goldberg now resides in Brooklyn.