Jon Peterson, a newcomer to Goodspeed, is first-rate in the demanding role of Arthur Kipps. Peterson is never off-stage and never out of the spotlight, whether acting, singing, dancing or cavorting. His thick Cockney accent, a bit difficult to adjust to at first, complements his quirky personality, and his societal faux-pas and often exaggerated silliness, demand terrific energy and conviction to keep the character believable.” - Bernadette Johnson

In the Spotlight

In Jon Peterson, this production has (IMHO) the perfect Kipps.,,,In this production I'm seeing Kipps - Wells' everyman - in the very best of hands. Here Kipps is a character...someone I could relate to, someone to enjoy...” - Jim Canally


The cast is marvellous, with Jon Peterson giving a high-powered performance in the starring role that was created four decades ago by Tommy Steele” - Terry Teachout

— Wall Street Journal

The lovable Jon Peterson, in the leading role of Kipps, carries Musicals Tonight!'s heavily staged concert version of Half A Sixpence single-handedly. He's a bloomin' sensation.” - Lisa Jo Sagolla

— Backstage