John Bronston most recently served as the music director for The Public Theatre’s production of The Harder They Come, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, which was awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off Broadway Musical. He was also the associate music director for A Man of No Importance at Classic Stage Company directed by John Doyle. He served as the Black Theatre Coalition Music Direction Fellow, working as a sub keyboard player onstage and as a rehearsal pianist at Tina on Broadway. Previously he was the musical director for the National Tour of Hair and the associate conductor for touring productions of Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guys Named Moe, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Recent film credits include Jasper In Deadland (the Live Stream Production) for Broadway On Demand and Don’t Stay Safe, a Drama Desk nominated short musical film produced by the Prospect Theatre Company. Favorite regional credits include Long Wharf Theatre, The Barter Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre, and Florida Studio Theatre. New York credits include work with Roundabout, New York Theatre Workshop, NYMF (New York Musical Theatre Festival), MTF (Musical Theatre Factory), The Women’s Project, The Workshop Theatre, Ardea Arts, and The New York Theatre Barn. As an educator he has worked with AMDA, Stagedoor Manor, Earlham College, Westminster Choir College, Southwestern College, Rock the Audition, and the Mayo Performing Arts Center, among others. He is proud to be a Founding Member of MAGIC (Musicians Advocacy Group for Inclusion and Change), the Administrator of Creating In Color (the first database for BIPOC Theatre Musicians), and to be a member of Local 802 AFM.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Vocal Arranger
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar - acoustic
- Synth - keyboards
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)