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Nehemiah Luckett

Nehemiah Luckett


Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Nehemiah Luckett has been performing, composing and conducting for over 25 years. He has been a featured soloist at the National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and has performed all over the US, Europe and Australia. He has composed solo, choral and instrumental pieces. His Secular Mass (a five movement work for chorus, string quartet, oboe and three trumpets) was premiered in 2004. In 2015 he was commissioned by Greenpeace UK to compose Requiem for Arctic Ice: The Northernmost Part. In January 2017 his Kyrie 2017 was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. 

Nehemiah has collaborated on two full length musicals: Hamlet: Prince of Funk (1999) based on the Shakespearean classic with collaborators Owen Beverly (Evans) and Matthew Smith and Brick by Brick (2006), based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe with collaborator, Ross Wade. Most recently he has composed and arranged music for jazz singer (with Joshua William Gelb at Abrons Arts Center), Adia and Clora Snatch Joy (written by Mfoniso Udofia, New Dramatists Playtime 2019), A Burning Church (with Zhailon Levingston and Alex Hare, New Ohio Theater), Tomorrow Will Be…(with Orion Johnstone and Zhailon Levingston, Boom Arts – Portland, Oregon) and Triple Threats (with Tracey Conyer Lee). 

From 2011 to 2020 Nehemiah served as the Music Director and Composer for Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir ( 

Nehemiah has deep gratitude for his family that pushed him to dream crazy dreams and Power APAC (Academic and Performing Arts Complex) where he studied music and theater.  He currently lives in the Bronx with his husband.

Recent productions include:

High Substitute for the Head Lecturer, music and lyrics by Stew, concert at Harlem Stage (vocals, keyboards, vocal arrangements: Nehemiah Luckett)

AMANI written by a.k. payne, directed by Josiah Davis, produced by National Black Theater at Rattlestick (Music Director: Nehemiah Luckett)

Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr., directed by Rachel Chavkin, produced by Vineyard Theater (Music Director: Nehemiah Luckett)

RUBY, book and lyrics by Nate Jacobs and Michael Jacobs, music by Nate Jacobs, Brennan Stylez and Antonio Wimberly with additional music by Nehemiah Luckett (Music Supervisor, Co-Composer, Co-Orchestrator: Nehemiah Luckett) at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Professional Experience

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


  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Actor-Musician

My Instruments

  • Piano


  • Digital Performer
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Sibelius



Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

  • Yes


  • He/Him