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John Ciotta has repeatedly been called a "Master Showman", and for good reason. As an entertainer, singer and percussionist, he has performed for literally millions of people all over the globe. From the United States to Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore to Finland and the Baltics, John has travelled to every corner of the world, bringing his inimitable style, personality and charisma to audiences of every language and culture. To know just how unique and entertaining he is, you simply have to listen to what audiences, critics and stars are saying about him:
Wayne Newton says, "Go see him! Tonight!"
Linda Coffman, Author of "Fodor's Guide to the Caribbean", raves "My favorite show by far was headlined by John Ciotta!"
Of his recent stint in the Superstar Theatre at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, the USA Today headline read "John Ciotta turns Resorts into one big party!"
Mark Preston, former singer with The Lettemen, calls John "one of the most talented people I know!"
and Stephen Sorrentino, former Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year, says "John walks onstage and in 5 minutes the audience is in love with him!"
Whether he's singing songs by Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra or Andrea Boccelli, John pours everything into every song. Audience members have written "His heart is in his voice!" and "(when John sang in Italian) we didn't need to understand any of the words because we could feel every emotion he was singing about."
His audiences have included such luminaries as Bob Hope, Donald Trump, Billy Joel and drummer Liberty DeVito, The Righteous Brothers and Mario Lamanna, 1st Tenor to the Vatican, among many others.
John has been joined onstage during his shows by Paul Shaffer ("The Late Show with David Letterman"), The Checkmates, former World Heavyweight Champion "Smokin' Joe" Frazier, Italian Pop Star Andrea Mingardi and members of the Wayne Newton and Marilyn McCoo bands (of "The Fifth Dimension").
He has been the opening act for comedian Pat Cooper, as well as The Coasters and hit recording artists Rare Earth. John was invited to perform the "Star Spangled Banner" at the Evander Holyfield-Alex Stewart World Heavyweight Championship bout, a 2-million subscriber Pay-Per-View event. Supporting a cause he holds dear, he continues to perform the National Anthem at numerous Veterans events and regularly performs at his local State Veterans Home.
Since 2017, John has performed more than 50 shows in the venerated "Superstar Theatre" at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, home to such icons as Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Debbie Reynolds and more. He has written and directed variety segments for Costa Cruise Lines, and has produced or co-produced his four most recent CD's. He has collaborated with award-winning playwright Phyllis Barash, and was a contributing songwriter to a musical produced by Lou Paciocco, producer of the long-running hit revue, "La Cage".
John's unique combination of high energy and warmth, coupled with unparalleled charisma and genuine love for his audiences have made him a favorite in every corner of the world. And don't just take the words of fans, critics and stars, come out and see for yourself how wonderful you'll feel after a performance by John Ciotta!