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Shelton Becton

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Alex Hartnett

Shelton Becton

Biography

Shelton Becton is a pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, conductor, and vocal coach. He has served as music director for Judy Collins, Phylicia Rashad, Roz Ryan, Patti Austin, and Roberta Flack. His compositions have been featured on “The Cosby Show”, “Roberta Flack’s Christmas Album”, The
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir & The Broadway Inspirational Voices. His conducting credits include “The Wiz”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”, “The Color Purple”, “Memphis”, “Baby, It’s You”, “Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill “ with Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, “Shuffle Along” under the direction of George Wolf, & the Classic Stage production of “Carmen Jones” with Anika Noni Rose, which garnered him the “Viv Award” for best musical direction. He was also featured as pianist and supporting actor in the HBO presentation of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”. His vocals can be heard on radio & television commercials, duets with Patti Austin & background vocals for Celine Dion, Vanessa Williams & Anita Baker. He was also featured vocalist on Frankie Knuckles’ CD, “Beyond the Mix”. His debut CD is entitled “Where Is God?”

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

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
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students
  • Actor-Musician
  • Other

My Instruments

  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)
  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP
  • SAG/AFTRA

Pronouns

  • He/Him