Jonathan Fadner

Composer - Writer - Arranger - director - Teacher

​​​​​​​​Compositions and Performances

Musical Theatre and Opera 
​​-"The Monkey King ", Book Jonathan and Kimbirdlee Fadner, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner Commissioned by MSTDA NY

-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

"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
-Summer 2018 workshop and performance Pallace Theatre Collective Tracey Chesum director

-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

Solo Songs(featured)- 

-"At The Inn", Lyrics Kathleen Wrinn, Music Jonathan Fadner, 

-December 2018 A Little New Music (Wallis Annenburg Center for Performing Arts), performed by Ayme Olivo

-November 2018 Bar Thalia (Symphony Space New York City) Friends of NAAP, performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner

-November 2017 ​(mostly)musicals #26: no place like HOME Performed by Christine Tucker

-July 2017 Peter J. Sharp Theatre (NYMF) NYC Performed by Kathleen Wrinn 

​-February 2017(MSTDA) NYC Performed by Kaitlyne Abdul

-"You Can Always Come Home", Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner, 
-December 2018 (Bar Thalia) Performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner NYC
​-February 2017 MSTDA Performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner
-March 2014 Don't Tell Mama's NY, performed by Addee David

-"The Sandwich Song", Lyrics Kathleen Wrinn, Music Jonathan Fadner, 
-October 2018(Bar Thalia) Performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner NYC

​​-February 2017(MSTDA) Performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner

-February 2016 The York Theater (Tune In Time) performed By Kathleen Wrinn 

-"The Start of Something", Music and Lyrics Jonathan Fadner,

-August 2015 performed Destination Asia Summer Festival at Morton Arboretum, Chicago
-May 2014 Composer lyricist concert NYU Tisch

-Story and a Song, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner, 

-August 2015 Destination Asia Summer Festival at Morton Arboretum, Chicago 

-April 2014 Sardi's NY, NY performed by Kimbridlee Fadner

-"Rabbit Hole", music and lyrics Jonathan Fadner

-May 2013 Berkeley Playhouse Kidstage

-"What Could I be Missing", music and lyrics Jonathan Fadner,

-May 2013 Berkeley Playhouse Kidstage

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


-"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


"Pirates of Penzance"- Berkeley Playhouse,

-February 2012




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 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 3 full length musicals

3 cabarets​