JOHN PREATOR was raised in Provo, Utah. Demonstrating a passion for music and theatre early on, his mother claims he could sing the entire score of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore by the time he was three. Stage roles came as early as elementary continuing on through his high school years, culminating in a BFA from the music dance theatre program at Brigham Young University.
Following college he began working to attain membership with the professional Actor's Equity Association, resulting in many theatrical productions around the country. Favorite roles include (Curly) Oklahoma!, (Jimmy) Thoroughly Modern Millie, (Marius) Les Miserables, and (Rolf) The Sound of Music. Most recently he played the rakish Gaylord Ravenal in Westchester Broadway Theater's production of Show Boat.
In 2004 John performed as one of 32 finalists, alongside Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson, on Season 3 of FOX television's global phenomenon, American Idol. Soon afterward he toured the western states as the opening artist for Michael McLean's holiday concert,The Forgotten Carols. He then debuted his solo concert I'll Be Seeing You, and has since performed in concert alongside David Archuletta, Christiane Noll, Christina Bianco, Shoshona Bean, and Reba McEntire. Currently, he can be seen at various venues around the country and at sea as part of a three-man tribute concert to Michael Bublé entitled, Shades of Bublé.