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John Bronston

John Bronston

Biography

John Bronston served as the musical director for the National Tour of Hair and as the associate conductor for touring productions of Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guys Named Moe, and Smokey Joe’s Café.  Currently he serves as musical director for two shows in development:  Bounce: the Basketball Opera and Henry Box Brown. Recent 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 The Color Purple, The Wiz, Legally Blonde, and Heathers at theatres including Long Wharf Theatre, The Barter Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre, and Florida Studio Theatre.  New York credits include work with 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 works 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.

Professional Experience

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

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano

My Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • He/Him