Jay Armstrong Johnson is an American actor, singer, and dancer, known for his starring roles on Broadway in musicals like Parade, On the Town, and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as his portrayal of Will Olsen in the ABC television series Quantico.
Johnson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and made his professional debut at the age of thirteen in the touring production of Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan. He attended New York University's Steinhardt School of Music, where he appeared in a 2008 production of composer Adam Guettel and librettist Tina Landau's musical Floyd Collins, working directly with the composer. Johnson departed NYU before his senior year to play the role of Mark in the national tour of the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.
Johnson's Broadway credits include Hair, Catch Me If You Can, Hands on a Hardbody, On the Town, The Phantom of the Opera, and Parade. He has also appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including Working, Wild Animals You Should Know, and Scotland, PA.
In addition to his work in theater, Johnson has also appeared in the films Sex and the City 2 and Law & Order: SVU. He is also a frequent concert performer, and has sung with the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, and the San Francisco Symphony.