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Jesse Vargas

Jesse Vargas


Jesse has worked internationally as a Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator and Music Producer. His theater credits include: Broadway-Glory Days (Music SPV, Arrangements & Orchestrations); The Ritz (Orchestrations); Off-Broadway-bare-A Pop Opera (MD & Vocal Arrangements); Rooms-A Rock Romance (Music SPV, Arrangements & Orchestrations); Shida (MD, Add’l Arrangements); Saved; bare-A Pop Opera (2004); National Tour Music Direction-Xanadu; Barry Manilow’s Copacabana; Other- A Little More Alive (Music SPV, Arr & Orch-Kansas City Rep); DCM (Music SPV, Arr & Orch-The Rio, Las Vegas); White Noise (MD, Arr & Orch-Chicago 2011); One Hit Wonder (Arr & Orch); Peep Show (Orchestrations-Vegas, 2009-2013); Asphalt Beach (Orchestrations); Bright Lights, Big City; Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway 101; Hair In Concert (Orchestrations-Grammy Nominated Album);  Pippin (Dance Arr.-2006 Tour). During his time living in NYC, Jesse also served as music director to Clay Aiken from 2004-2008, both conducting and arranging for many of his tours. Jesse was also the keyboardist/arranger/music supervisor of the funk/soul band Nick Blaemire and The Hustle, and the final music director/arranger for The Midtown Men, a 60’s celebration performed by the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys”. He produced, arranged & orchestrated albums for Scott Alan, Kooman & Dimond, Daniel Reichard, Michael Longoria, and more. After 15 years in NYC, Jesse relocated to Los Angeles to take over as the Music Supervisor of the entertainment company FOR THE RECORD LIVE! He supervised, arranged, and orchestrated FTR-Live’s productions of BAZ-STAR CROSSED LOVE (The Venetian, Las Vegas); The Brat Pack Live (Norwegian Cruise Lines & Break Room 86); Scorsese-American Crime Requiem (The Wallis Annenberg); and the critically acclaimed “Love Actually”-Live!, a mutli-media celebration of the hit holiday classic film, which will have an album release in the 2020 holiday season. Jesse produced and arranged music for the Germany’s EuroPark and co-wrote a song for Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge. TV credits include: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Orchestrations) and Good Trouble (Original Song “Fat Bitch”-Music & Arrangement). 

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Audition Pianist

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards


  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage




  • He/Him