Jonathan Fadner's music for theatre has been performed at colleges, and theater's in California, Wisconsin, and New York. His songs have been featured by 54 Below, NYMF, Barrington Stage, MSTDA, Don't Tell Mamma's, Sardi's, The Duplex, and more. His one-act musical How Love Feels (Book and Lyrics Marella Martin-Koch) has been produced by National Asian Artists Project, Common Man Musicals, and at Mr. Finn's Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company. His full-length musical The Unspeakable Act with (Book by Steven Hess) lyrics(Steven Hess and Jonathan Fadner) and music by Jonathan Fadner won best of Fringe in the San Francisco Fringe Festival. His Musical Northanger Abbey with (book and lyrics by John Blaylock) received a workshop production in August 2017 at Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance (Roosevelt Island) was directed by Steven Eng. Jonathan's commission from Main Street Theater and Dance alliance “The Monkey King” which he wrote with his wife Kimbirdlee Fadner, has been performed at the Queens Theatre in the Park(directed by Steven Eng), The Actor's Temple in NYC, Flushing Library, on Roosevelt Island. As a Junior version the Monkey King has been performed multiple times in NY and California and is as of August 2020 being played as part of Queen's Theatre's online content. Jonathan is a 2018 recipient of a Queen's Council on the Arts New Works Grant. Jonathan's new musical The Wind in the Willows was commissioned by MSTDA in 2019-20. This project was funded by grants the New York State Council on the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Jonathan also works all over New York as a teacher who specializes in creating new musical theater pieces with youth.
Composer - Writer - Arranger - director - Teacher