A California native, Jovani now calls New York City home. A graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, he has performed in Theaters and Concert Halls throughout Europe and the United States. Favorite venues include Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. Favorite credits include The Southern California Premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera (Ovation Award; Best Musical, LA Times Critic's Choice) RENT (Stage Scene LA Award; Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actor), Candide, HMS Pinafore (Village Light Opera Group: NYC), Assassins (Momentum Rep: NYC) Beauty and The Beast, Into The Woods, and Sweeney Todd.
“McCleary really blows us away with true operatic skills”
-Joseph Sirota, Buena Park Independent
"McCleary has a voice that could blow fuses."
-Lee Runnels, Coast Magazine
“McCleary has been blessed with a heavenly voice”
-Angela Hatcher, Anaheim Independent
“McCleary delivers some of the most stirring vocal work”
-Eric Marchese, Orange County Register
"Jovani McCleary, with a baritone that supports his incarnation of God."
- Ben Miles, Beachcomber Magazine