Jonathan Fadner

Composer - Writer - Arranger - director - Teacher

​​​​​​​​​Compositions and Performances


Musical Theatre and Opera (featured)


"The Ghosts All Around You ", Book music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner Commissioned by MSTDA NY

--December 2022: (performance) , MSTDA, New York, NY Directed by Steven Eng

--December 2021: (performance) , MSTDA, New York, NY Directed by Steven Eng

-December 2020: (Staged reading) , Chapel of the Good Shepard, New York, NY Directed by Steven Eng


-"The Monkey King ", Book Jonathan and Kimbirdlee Fadner, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner Commissioned by MSTDA NY
-August 2022:MSTDA Children's Theatre, NY Directed by Kimbirdlee Fadner
-August 2020: (Virtual Performance) Queen's Theatre, New York, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-January 2020: MSTDA, New York, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-October 2019: Performance Flushing Library, Flushing, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-October 2019: Workshop produced by NAAP at the Actor's Temple NY, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-June 2019: Performance Figment Festival, NY, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-May 2019: Performance PS 217, NY, NY Directed by KImbirdlee Fadner
-April 2019: Performance 23 Elephants Theatre Company, Marin, CA, Directed by Steven Hesse
-August 2018: performance Queens Theatre in The Park, Queens NY, directed by Steven Eng
-August 2018: performance MSTDA Mainstage, NY, directed by Steven Eng
-May 2018: performance: MSTDA Children's Theatre, NY, directed by Kimbirdlee Fadner
-Winner Queens Council for the Arts New Works Grant 2018


"Clowns ", Book Steven Hesse, music and lyrics Jonathan Fadner, NY Directed by Steven Eng
-June 2022, Staged Reading NY, NY


"The Wind in the Willows"Book Jonathan and Kimbirdlee Fadner, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner Commission by MSTDA NY

-May 2020: (virtual) MSTDA, New York, NY Directed by Kimbirdlee Fadner


-"Make Your Mark", a one act musical: Book Marella Martin Koch, Lyrics by John Blaylock, Music Jonathan Fadner

-October 2019, production Hall Pass produced by "WOW Festival, La Jolla Playhouse" California directed by Blake Mccartney
-June 2016: Production, dir. Ben Leibert, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner, Common Man Musicals Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance

-originally commissioned for Hall Pass New York 2015

"Avery and Ainsley" - a short opera, libretto Scott Ritter, Music Jonathan Fadner

-June 2018:performance, American Opera Projects, NY, directed by Diane Machin


-"Northanger Abbey", Book & Lyrics John Blaylock, Music Jonathan Fadner

-August 2017: Workshop Performance, dir Steven Eng, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner Produced Common Man Musicals at MSTDA NYC    

-May 2015: Staged Reading, dir. Stephen Nachamie, Music dir. Madaline Smith NYU Tisch GMTWP, NY, NY


​-"The Unspeakable Act", Book & Lyrics Steven Hess, Music and Lyrics Jonathan Fadner February
-September 2016: Production, San Francisco Fringe Festival, dir. Amy Marie Haven, music dir. Steven Hess, produced by 23 Elephants Production Company,
Awarded "Best of Fringe" 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival

-August 2016: Reading, Mill Valley California

-June 2013: Reading Oakland California


-"How Love Feels", a one act musical: Book & Lyrics by Marella Martin, Music Jonathan Fadner
-August 2016: Production, director Rachel Goldman, Music dir. Brandon Magid, Mr. Finn's Cabaret Barrington Stage Company
-June 2016: Production, dir. Timothy Koch, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner, Common Man Musicals Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance
-December 2015: Staged Reading, dir. Steven Eng, Music dir. Mark Evans, NAAP's Discover:New Musicals 47th Street Theatre
-May 2014: Staged Reading, dir. Jerry Dixon, Music dir. John Dipinto NYU Tisch GMTWP, NY, NY


Music for theater-(incidental)(featured) 
The Comedy of Errors, February 2022 New Studio on Broadway, Directed by Steven Eng


Richard II, July 2021, MSTDA, New York, Directed by Steven Eng

Romeo and Juliet, February 2020 New Studio on Broadway, Directed by Steven Eng


Choral Music
-"Psalm 11", Written for Irvington Presbyterian Church,

-January 2009

-"I Saw From the Beach"-Arranged by Jonathan Fadner for Palomar Chamber singers

-November 2008

-"The Little Boy Lost/ The Little Boy Found",

-Written for Palomar College Women's ensemble

-performed December 2006,

-performed December 2007 Palomar College Chamber Singers

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-"Psalm 113", Written for St Bartholomew's Church,

-October 2005

Chamber Music

"Rushing Past the World", ​for wind band, Written for the Palmyra Eagle Band

-Performed June 2017 - August 2017 throughout Wisconsin


"Walking Away With Your Thoughts", Written for Theodore Greeve's Wagner Tuba Quartet 

"Symphony for 2 Pianos", Written for Peter Gach and Jonathan Fadner

-Performed May 2007 Peter Gach and Jonathan Fadner Palomar Colloege

"3 Movements for piano", Written for Peter Gach

-Performed May 2007 Peter Gach Palomar College

Orchestrations

"Pirates of Penzance"- Berkeley Playhouse,

-February 2012

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Education

New York University New York, New York

Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing May 2015


University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California

Bachelor of Arts in Music May 2005 Graduated with honors and distinction in scholarship


Experience as a producer-

Common Man Musicals March 2016 – current

Artistic Director/producer - Responsible for the artistic vision of Common Man musicals and all aspects of production

produced 6 full length musicals

3 staged readings

5 Readings

10 cabarets

www.commonmanmusicals.com​