Musical Director, Composer, Arranger & Educator

John Bronston recently served as the music director of The Harder They Come by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks at the Public Theatre in New York. Previously he was the associate music director of A Man of No Importance at Classic Stage Company under the direction of John Doyle. He also served as the Black Theatre Coalition Music Direction Fellow, working as a sub keyboard player onstage and as a rehearsal pianist at Tina on Broadway, as the musical director for the National Tour of Hair, and the associate conductor for touring productions of Ain’t Misbehavin, Five Guys Named Moe, and Smokey Joe’s Café.  Recent film credits include Jasper In Deadland (the Live Stream Production) for Broadway On Demand and Don’t Stay Safe, a Drama Desk nominated short musical film produced by the Prospect Theatre Company. Favorite regional credits include Long Wharf Theatre, The Barter Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre, and Florida Studio Theatre.  New York credits include work with Roundabout Theatre Company, NYMF (New York Musical Theatre Festival), MTF (Musical Theatre Factory), The Women’s Project, The Workshop Theatre, Ardea Arts, and The New York Theatre Barn. As an educator he has worked with AMDA, Stagedoor Manor, Earlham College, Westminster Choir College, Southwestern College, Rock the Audition, and the Mayo Performing Arts Center, among others.   He is proud to be a Founding Member of MAGIC (Musicians Advocacy Group for Inclusion and Change), the Administrator of Creating In Color (the first database for BIPOC Theatre Musicians), and to be a member of Local 802 AFM. He originally hails from Richmond, Indiana where he was a finalist for the Indiana Youth Opera awards and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition.