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Aaron Johnson Productions

[Broadway, 2012]
Music Supervisor
[US Tour, 2011]
Musical Arranger
[West End, 2010]
Musical Supervisor
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 2009]
Musical Supervisor
Music Arranger
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director
Musical Director
Music Arranger



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BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards December 5th Standings; BRIGHT STAR Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Video: Watch an Exclusive Performance of 'Zombie' from FELA! at Olney Theatre Center

Experience the electrifying energy of FELA! with an exclusive video of 'Zombie' performed at Olney Theatre Center. Don't miss this captivating performance from the hit musical.


The crowd-favorite musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' returns to The Sauk, Hillsdale County's community theatre, for a two-week run, July 27 through August 6 at the Sauk Theatre in Jonesville.

Video: Watch the Trailer for FELA! at Olney Theater Center

Watch the trailer and get ready to dance to the rhythms of FELA! at Olney Theater Center. Experience the vibrant sounds and powerful story of this energetic and captivating musical that brings the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti to life. Don't miss out on this must-see theatrical performance.

Review: TONI STONE at Goodman Theatre

What did our critic think of TONI STONE at Goodman Theatre? TONI STONE is a memory play-in more ways than one. Lydia R. Diamond's play is indeed structured in non-linear (and yet, still mostly chronological order) as the titular Toni Stone recounts her memories as the first woman to regularly play professional baseball. It's also a memory play in the sense that it captures a moment in history that many audiences may not know before they see the work. In real life, Toni Stone played for the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League team, in 1953. The play itself never references that year-or any dates in Toni's timeline-outright (the program merely lists the setting as '1920's-1940's USA.') Instead, Toni weaves between different moments in her life, diving in and out of them-much like she might dive to catch a ball in the outfield (although she played second base).

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba's San Isidro Movement'

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will present a post-show panel conversation titled 'L is for Libertad: Exploring Cuba’s San Isidrio Movement alongside Measure for Measure,' following the projected Spanish translation performance of Measure for Measure on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Return Engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST With Jade Jones & Evan Ruggiero Announced for Olney Theatre 2022-23 Season

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

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

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 ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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

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!

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 Davis & Geri Allen�¿  ​   

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 FELA!

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

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

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.


The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Your Story Matters on Monday, September 23, 2019.

The Wimberley Players Present PROOF

David Auburn's drama Proof opens on the Wimberley Players stage April 12 and runs through May 5.


The latest musical collaboration between local playwrights Chase Ramsey and David Paul Smith offers a twist on the children's tale of a tortoise and a hare as SCERA presents the world premiere 50-minute musical on Feb. 4,8,11,15,18 and 22 @ 7:00pm at SCERA Center for the Arts.


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

Aaron Johnson has been nominated for several awards in the field of orchestrations. He received a nomination for Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards for his work on the Broadway show Fela!. Additionally, he was also nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for the same production, Fela!. These nominations recognize his talent and contribution to the musical's orchestration.

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