Composer - Arranger - Music Director - Teacher
Jonathan Fadner earned a BA in Music from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His classical music and arrangements have been performed at colleges, choral groups, choruses 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, and will be receiving it's world premiere at the Palace Theatre in Washington DC in 2018. Jonathan is currently working on a commission to write a new musical piece for Main Street Theater and Dance alliance's Kid-stage program based on “The Legend of the Monkey King”. Jonathan is a 2018 recipient of a Queen's Council on the Arts New Works Grant. Jonathan also works all over New York as a teacher who specializes in creating new musical theater pieces with youth.