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
-Winner Queens Council for the Arts New Works Grant 2018

-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


"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 Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance NYC
-May 2015: Staged Reading, dir. Stephen Nachamie, Music dir. Madaline Smith NYU Tisch GMTWP, NY, NY


-"Mormonish", Book & Lyrics Ariel Mitchell, Music Jonathan Fadner
-June 2017: Always the Same performed at Thematic Thursdays, Cracks in the Wall, Park Avenue UMC, NYC

-May 2015: Staged Reading, dir. Michelle Tatenbaum, Music dir. Jess Glover NYU Tisch GMTWP, NY, N


​-"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


-"The First Orgy in New England" – Book & Lyrics Lise Miller, Music Jonathan Fadner
-May 2015: Staged Reading, dir. Nick Corley Music dir. Rona Siddiqui. NYU Tisch GMTWP, NY, NY
-September 2016 ”The Un-strip Tease” from “The First Orgy in New England”, produced Artemis Theatrical, The Duplex, NY 9/201


-"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


-"Droning On", a one act musical. Book and Lyrics by Emily Roller, Music Jonathan Fadner,
-June 2016: Production, dir. Marella Martin Koch, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner, Common Man Musicals Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance
-April 2014: Reading NYU


-"Make Your Mark", A one act musical written for the Hall Pass Project, New York/San Diego

-Book Marella Martin, Lyrics John Blaylock, music Jonathan Fadner
-June 2016: Production, dir. Ben Liebert, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner, Common Man Musicals Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance

-"The Silver Water Avenue Book Club", a short Musical. Book and Lyrics Sarah Fiete, Music Jonathan Fadner,
-June 2016: Production, dir. Ben Liebert, Music dir. Jonathan Fadner, Common Man Musicals Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance
-Reading NYU December 2013

-"The Last Time We Spoke", a ten-minute opera, Libretto by Marella Martin, Music Jonathan Fadner
Reading Mark Adamo Master Class, NYU Tisch November 2014

Song Cycles

-"The Drinking Cycle" – 2004 - Written While at UC Berkeley, By Jonathan Fadner

-"Myths, and Folklore" – 2016 –  Queens, NY

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

NYU Tisch Composer Lyricist Concert May 2015

Solo Songs-

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


-"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 




-"You Can Always Come Home", Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Fadner, 
​-February 2017 MSTDA Performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner

-March 2014 Don't Tell Mama's NY, NY (benifit)


-"Standing on a Cliff" Music by Jonathan Fadner, Lyrics by John Blaylock

-February 2017 MSTDA performed by Kimbirdlee Fadner


-"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


-"I Don't Want", Lyrics Laura Barrati, Music Jonathan Fadner,
-February 2017 MSTDA​ Performed by Ruthy Froch


-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


-"Shut UP", Lyrics Kate Chadwich, Music Jonathan Fadner,

-NYU 2014

-February 2017 MSTDA performed by Joan Cusick


-"I Might Have Known", Lyrics Kate Chadwick, Music Jonathan Fadner

-Nyu 2015

--February 2017 MSTDA Performed by Kimbirdlee 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

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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 (Music director/ Musician)

Music Director/ Vocal Director/ Pianist/ Guitarist/ Banjo/ Accordion

June 2005 – current - As a freelance musician, I've played piano, guitar, banjo, accordion, and sung, in ensembles ranging from choirs to musicals to hotels to other lounge situations - As a director, I have worked in equity theaters, regional theaters, and youth conservatories. In addition, I’ve directed and taught for youth conservatory classes and summer camps. I’ve also arranged, composed and orchestrated music for musical theater settings.


West Coast: − San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse, Top Shelf Theatre, Novato Theatre Company, Thockmorton Theater, Marin Horizon, Yes Theater, CCSH


East Coast − Barrington Theater Company, Queens Theater, Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance, Common Man Musicals, Stage Left Theater Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center, NYU Tisch


Common Man Musicals March 2016 – current

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

www.commonmanmusicals.com​