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Aaron Johnson

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator
Musicians
Music Supervisor
Arranger
Composer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Musical Arranger
 
[West End, 2010]
Musical Supervisor
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Conductor
Trombone/Keyboard
Musical Supervisor
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director
Trombone
Musical Director
Music Arranger
Keyboards
Conductor

Writing

Composer

Photos

Aaron Johnson, Rob Edwards, Jimmy O''Connel, James Sarno, Benny Benack III   Photo

Aaron Johnson, Rob Edwards, Jimmy O''Connel, James Sarno, Benny Benack III

From: 
Date:
07/08/2021
Aaron Johnson, Rob Edwards, Jimmy O''Connel, Benny Benack III, James Sarno Photo

Aaron Johnson, Rob Edwards, Jimmy O''Connel, Benny Benack III, James Sarno

From: 
Date:
07/08/2021


Anne V. Andre, Aaron Johnson (in back), Rujeko Dumbutshena, Aimee Graham, Iris Wilson, Abena Koomson (standing above), Ismael Kouyate, Lauren Deveaux, Sahr Ngaujah (Fela). Daniel Soto (behind Sahr)

From: 
Date:
10/19/2009

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator

Musicians

Music Supervisor

Arranger

Composer

[US Tour, 2011]
Musical Arranger

[West End, 2010]
Musical Supervisor

Music Arranger

[Broadway, 2009]
Conductor

Trombone/Keyboard

Musical Supervisor

Orchestrator

Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director

Trombone

Musical Director

Music Arranger

Keyboards

Conductor

Writing
Composer

Aaron Johnson Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Orchestrations
Aaron Johnson, Fela!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Aaron Johnson, Fela!

Aaron Johnson News

Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced f Photo Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced for Olney Theatre 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Olney Theatre Center announced its 84th season today, unveiling plans for seven theatrical productions that will serve as the tentpoles for an increasingly diverse slate of cultural offerings.

VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Photo VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well in the Courtyard Theater through May 29, 2022.  

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Celebrates Shakespeare's 458th Birthday On April 23 Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater Celebrates Shakespeare's 458th Birthday On April 23
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

As literary events converge with National Poetry Month in April and World Book Day and William Shakespeare's Birthday on April 23, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is celebrating with productions and programs onstage, online, and in classrooms across the country.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Cast and Creatives For William Shakespeare's AL Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Cast and Creatives For William Shakespeare's ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, staged by acclaimed director Shana Cooper.

Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift to Make Debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Photo Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift to Make Debut at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present jazz vocalist Veronica Swift for two shows on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm in Samueli Theater as part of its Jazz series this season. Swift makes her Center debut with these performances.

Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Birdland! Photo Photos: JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY Returns to Birdland!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

After fifteen months of unwanted hiatus, host/producer Jim Caruso brought his notorious 'Cast Party' back to it's home on the Birdland stage. July 5 marked the return of the wildly popular weekly open mic/variety show that has been bringing Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the historic music room every Monday since 2004.

50th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar Celebrates With A Virtual Celebration Of Dr. Nathan Dav Photo 50th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar Celebrates With A Virtual Celebration Of Dr. Nathan Davis & Geri AllenÔĽ¬Ņ‚Äá‚ÄĀ‚Äč‚Ää‚ÄĀ‚ÄĮ
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2020

The 50th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will be held November 2-7, 2020 represents the vision of Nicole Mitchell Gantt, who has been Director of Jazz Studies in the Dietrich School's Department of Music since July 2019.

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with Photo VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

Music Mountain Announces 2020 Summer Music Festival Lineup Photo Music Mountain Announces 2020 Summer Music Festival Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Chamber music and jazz aficionados alike will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain's 91st Season! America's longest-running chamber music festival kicks off on June 7 honoring the late Peter Serkin's legacy, with pianist Benjamin Hochman and Friends playing Bach and Mozart at the 2020 Music Mountain Opening Benefit Concert & Reception.

Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm.

Aaron Johnson Videos

VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well in the Courtyard Theater through May 29, 2022.  

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with VideoVIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Keira Knightley in ANNA KARENINA
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 20, 2012

ANNA KARENINA is coming to theaters on November 9, 2012. The drama, written by Tom Stoddard and directed by Joe Wright, stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams and Ruth Wilson.

STAGE TUBE: First Look - Trailer for Oliver Stone's SAVAGES
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 5, 2012

SAVAGES will be released in theaters on July 6th 2012 from Universal Pictures. The drama/thriller is directed by Oliver Stone who also co-wrote the script with Don Winslow and Shane Salerno. The cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.

STAGE TUBE: FELA! Releases New TV Commercial
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2010

Fela!, the critically acclaimed new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is directed and choreographed by Tony¬ģ Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah and Kevin Mambo play the title character at alternate performances, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, perform Kuti's rousing music live onstage.


Aaron Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Aaron Johnson written?
Aaron Johnson has written 1 shows including Fela! (Composer).

What awards has Aaron Johnson been nominated for?
Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Fela! and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Fela! .