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J. Quinton Johnson

J. Quinton Johnson

Biography

J. Quinton Johnson made his feature debut in Richard Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME! after scoring the role while studying at the University of Texas at Austin (also literally scoring an end-credits special feature for the film). He followed that up with roles in AMC’s THE SON with Pierce Brosnan and ABC’s DIRTY DANCING with Debra Messing and Sarah Hyland, the latter prominently featured Q’s musicianship. While working on DIRTY DANCING, he met Andy Blankenbuehler, the Tony winning choreographer of Hamilton, and they hit it off. From that relationship, Q made his Broadway debut in Hamilton as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and performed 500 shows. He also reteamed with Richard Linklater for Amazon’s LAST FLAG FLYING opposite Steve Carrell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston. On stage, he has been in productions of In The Heights and Footloose at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as well as the Tony nominated play Choir Boy.

As a composer, he was accepted as a finalist to Theatre Now New York’s SOUND BITES 10 minute musical festival with his show Headspace. When the health crisis subsides, he will join the BMI Musical Theatre Writer’s workshop as a first year student. He is currently focusing on composing musicals, film scores, and other original music.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Texas/Southwest

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Ukulele
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • SAG/AFTRA

Pronouns

  • He/Him