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Christopher Jahnke

 
Bio:
Orchestrator: (Broadway/London) Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination- Best Orchestrations), new orchestrations for Les Misérables (performed worldwide since 2006), Legally Blonde, King Kong, Cry-Baby, Grease (2007), Dessa Rose, A Man of No Importance, Wind in the Willows (Stiles & Drewe). Other ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Orchestrator: (Broadway/London) Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination- Best Orchestrations), new orchestrations for Les Misérables (performed worldwide since 2006), Legally Blonde, King Kong, Cry-Baby, Grease (2007), Dessa Rose, A Man of No Importance, Wind in the Willows (Stiles & Drewe). Other ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Music Supervisor/Vocal & Incidental Music Arranger/Additional Orchestrations[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Orchestrations
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Music Supervisor
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Music Supervisor
 
[US Tour, 2017]
New Orchestrations
 
[West End, 2017]
Co-Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music Producer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
New Orchestrations
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2010]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Music Producer
Musical Supervisor
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator
Music Arranger
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator
Orchestrator
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[Regional (US), 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[Chester, CT (Regional), 2000]
Orchestrations/Additional Arrangements
 
[St. Paul, MN (Regional), 1999]
Musical Director
 
[Chester, CT (Regional), 1998]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 1985] [Replacement]
Orchestrator[Replacement]

Photos

Christopher Jahnke and Kelly Devine Photo

Christopher Jahnke and Kelly Devine

From: 
Date:
09/29/2017
Stage manager Judith Shoenfeld and co-music supervisor Christopher Jahnke Photo

Stage manager Judith Shoenfeld and co-music supervisor Christopher Jahnke

From: 
Date:
07/31/2015


Ephraim Sykes, John Eric Parker, Brad Bass, Christopher Jahnke

From: 
Date:
03/10/2010


Christopher Jahnke and guest

From: 
Date:
11/10/2006


Christopher Jahnke

From: 
Date:
11/10/2006

 

Stage

Productions

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Music Supervisor/Vocal & Incidental Music Arranger/Additional Orchestrations[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Orchestrations

[Broadway, 2018]
Music Supervisor

[US Tour, 2017]
Music Supervisor

[US Tour, 2017]
New Orchestrations

[West End, 2017]
Co-Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Music Producer

[Broadway, 2014]
New Orchestrations

[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2010]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2009]
Music Producer

Musical Supervisor

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator

Music Arranger

Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2007]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2007]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator

Orchestrator

[Regional (US), 2004]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator

[Regional (US), 2002]
Orchestrator

[Chester, CT (Regional), 2000]
Orchestrations/Additional Arrangements

[St. Paul, MN (Regional), 1999]
Musical Director

[Chester, CT (Regional), 1998]
Orchestrator

[West End, 1985] [Replacement]
Orchestrator[Replacement]

Christopher Jahnke Biography

Orchestrator: (Broadway/London) Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination- Best Orchestrations), new orchestrations for Les Mis√©rables (performed worldwide since 2006), Legally Blonde, King Kong, Cry-Baby, Grease (2007), Dessa Rose, A Man of No Importance, Wind in the Willows (Stiles & Drewe). Other orchestrations: Do You Hear the People Sing? (symphonic tour of Boublil/Sch√∂nberg), Tom Jones (Stiles & Leigh), Just So (Stiles & Drewe), Lady Gaga (‚ÄúThe Sound of Music‚ÄĚ - 2015 Oscars, with Stephen Oremus), ‚ÄúThe Wiz Live!,‚ÄĚ Rufus Wainwright, Radio City Rockettes and Emily Bear. Music Supervisor: Memphis. Apprentice to orchestrator William David Brohn: Sweet Smell of Success, Ragtime, The Secret Garden, The Three Musketeers, The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins and Wicked.

Christopher Jahnke Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Orchestrations Gold Star
Christopher Jahnke, Les Miserables
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Orchestrations
Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Christopher Jahnke News

LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh‚Äôs acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg‚Äôs Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon,¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES, will go on sale August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for its engagement at Detroit‚Äôs Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 ‚Äď January 8, 2023.

LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3 Photo LES MISERABLES On Sale At Providence Performing Arts Center, August 3
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale on Wednesday, August 3 at 10A for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 ‚Äď 20, 2022.

LES MISERABLES Extends Booking and Announces New Performance Schedule Photo LES MISERABLES Extends Booking and Announces New Performance Schedule
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre has extended booking until Sunday 5 March 2023, and a new performance schedule from Wednesday 5 October 2022. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale from 11.00am today, Friday 1 July.

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre Photo VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been¬†released of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.¬†Check out the all new trailer here!

Rachelle Ann Go Will Star as 'Fantine' in LES MISERABLES UK Tour Photo Rachelle Ann Go Will Star as 'Fantine' in LES MISERABLES UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

Rachelle Ann Go will star as 'Fantine' in the acclaimed UK and Ireland Tour of Boublil and Sch√∂nberg's ‚ÄúLES MISERABLES‚ÄĚ from Monday 16 May in Milton Keynes.¬†

BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: OTHER WORLD at Delaware Theatre Company
by Rosanne DellAversano - Mar 31, 2022

Will the new musical OTHER WORLD continue in IRL after its premiere at Delaware Theatre Company? I sure hope so!

CINDY OF ARC Extends at Dixon Place Photo CINDY OF ARC Extends at Dixon Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

ORDEAL MUSIC has announced the world premiere production of Cynthia Kaplan’s CINDY OF ARC, directed by Dani Davis has added two more performances of the laugh-out-loud sold-out hit! Cindy of Arc is now playing at Off-Broadway’s Dixon Place, (161A Chrystie Street, NY NY 10002).

VIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Pre Photo VIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Premiere At Denver Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

The DCPA Theatre Company is now presenting the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate in the Wolf Theatre running through March 13, 2022.

Photos: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Pr Photo Photos: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2022

The DCPA Theatre Company is now presenting the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate in the Wolf Theatre running through March 13, 2022.

CINDY OF ARC to Have World Premiere at Off-Broadway's Dixon Place Photo CINDY OF ARC to Have World Premiere at Off-Broadway's Dixon Place
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

ORDEAL MUSIC has announced the world premiere production of Cynthia Kaplan’s CINDY OF ARC, directed by Dani Davis. Cindy of Arc will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Dixon Place, (161A Chrystie Street, NY NY 10002).

Christopher Jahnke Videos

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been¬†released of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.¬†Check out the all new trailer here!

VIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Pre VideoVIDEO: See Gina Naomi Baez, Alyse Alan Louis & More in the RATTLESNAKE KATE World Premiere At Denver Center
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

The DCPA Theatre Company is now presenting the world premiere of Rattlesnake Kate in the Wolf Theatre running through March 13, 2022.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! VideoVIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.

VIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MAR VideoVIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Cast On The Today Show
by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville will take over NBC's "Today" when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. In the video below, Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff will lead the company in a medley of "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "One Particular Harbor."

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Sho VideoVIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Show- Watch a Sneak Peek!
by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville took over NBC's 'Today' when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. Cast member Andre Ward and the full company performed the classic song 'Volcano.'

VIDEO: Watch LES MIS Tour's Fantine, Melissa Mitchell, Sing I Dreamed a Dream VideoVIDEO: Watch LES MIS Tour's Fantine, Melissa Mitchell, Sing I Dreamed a Dream
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2017

Yesterday, Melissa Mitchell stopped by Windy City LIVE to give us a sneak peek into the current North American Tour of Les Mis. Check out her I Dreamed a Dream below:

VIDEO: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Jimmy Buffett Talks Long Journey to Broadway on TOD VideoVIDEO: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Jimmy Buffett Talks Long Journey to Broadway on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2017

Jimmy Buffet stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about the exciting project, admitting, 'It's been a long process to actually make this happen. It's a lot bigger process than I ever thought.'

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Spills His Musical Guilty Pleasures and Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARIT VideoVIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Spills His Musical Guilty Pleasures and Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago recently where his upcoming musical, Escape to Margaritaville, is set to open at Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited engagement this November. 

TV Exclusive: Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Talks Broadway Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld exclusively spoke to Tony Award Winning Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) about his new Broadway-bound musical, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville includes brand new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs that are near-and-dear to fans' hearts. The original story was created by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'). Playhouse Artistic Director and three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley directs, and the creative team also includes Tony Award-nominated Choreographer Kelly Devine, Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan, Tony Award-nominee Christopher Jahnke as Music Supervisor.


Christopher Jahnke Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Christopher Jahnke been nominated for?
Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables and Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess .

What awards has Christopher Jahnke won?
Best Orchestrations (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables.