STEVE BARGONETTI (Guitarist) To quote The New York Times: “So what’s better than hearing the inspired guitar playing of Steve Bargonetti…” Credits include:Lead Guitarist for The Cher Show on Broadway. Music Direction and Arrangements for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson at Mark Taper Forum, Musician/Music Director/Arranger for Father Comes Home From The Wars by Suzan-Lori Parks at Mark Taper Forum, Winner of The Boston Theater Critics Association 2015 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor for Father Comes Home From The Wars (Public Theater, American Repertory Theater). Lead Guitar/Guitar Synthesizer: Disaster!, Holler if Ya Hear Me (music of Tupac Shakur), Hair on Broadway. Broadway: The Color Purple; Caroline, or Change; The Full Monty; Starlight Express; etc. Steven can be heard on Sesame Street playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, etc. Other composer/performer credits include commercials for Chase Bank, Volvo, McDonalds, etc; In Our Time, The Great War At 100 (Harvard Humanities Center); Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class, Thunder Knocking On the Door (Yale Rep); Michael Ondaatje’s Billy the Kid; Whoa Jack and Uncle Jack (Tribeca Theater). Steve has played with such notables as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Johnny Cash, Lena Horne, Faith Hill, Chuck Berry, Count Basie, Renee Fleming, Eartha Kitt, Beyonce, etc. He is the recipient of ASCAP and Billboard songwriting awards. Graduate of Columbia University.
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Pit Musician (Other)
- Music Contractor/Coordinator
- Music Producer/Record Producer
My Primary Instrument
- Guitar - acoustic
- Guitar - electric
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)