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J. Oconer Navarro is an award-winning writer, music director, arranger, pianist, and vocal coach based in NYC. J. is a recipient of the American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant, an alumnus of the Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists, and is widely recognized for his work in Music Direction. Off-Broadway: FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE (The Public Theater; Cast Album: Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records), ?iOW@? (Playwrights Horizons), ADDING MACHINE (Minetta Lane Theatre; Lortel, Obie, and Outer Critics Circle Awards; Cast Album: PS Classics), SUMMER AND SMOKE (Transport Group/Classic Stage Company), WE THE PEOPLE (Theatreworks USA; Lortel Nomination), WHIDA PERU: RESURRECTION TANGLE (Primary Stages), TWELFTH NIGHT (The Public Theater/Public Works/Shakespeare in the Park) Regional: MY SCARY GIRL (Barrington Stage Company), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAGTIME (Hangar Theatre), BARRIO GRRRL! (The Kennedy Center; Helen Hayes Nomination), BENNY AND JOON (The Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse), RAIN (The Old Globe, World Premiere), Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Two River Theater Company). Workshops/Concerts: The Guthrie Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Theatreworks - Silicon Valley, Westport Country Playhouse. Additionally, J. is Arranger for CAMP BROADWAY, Resident Music Director at LINCOLN CENTER THEATER - Education Department, Resident Composer for THE CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL THE APOSTLE, NYC. Teaching: Founding Faculty, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts - New Studio on Broadway; Faculty, Stella Adler Studio of Acting - Musical Theatre Intensive Education: MFA, NYU

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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Musical Director
[Boston, 2019]
Associate Music Director/Conductor
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Music Director
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
Music Director
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2016]
Music Director
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Musical Director
Musical Director

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David Byrne and Arbutus to Host HERE LIES LOVE Benefit This Thursday

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s Broadway production of Here Lies Love will host a sold out special benefit performance on September 28 with proceeds supporting Byrne’s non-profit, Arbutus.

Photos: Vina Morales Takes Her First Bow in HERE LIES LOVE

Popular Filipino actress Vina Morales made her Broadway debut on September 22 in Here Lies Love, the groundbreaking musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. Check out photos from her first curtain call here!


Here Lies Love will be performing on Good Morning America next week. The immersive Broadway musical will be appearing on both Good Morning America and GMA3 for two special performances on Thursday, September 28. Find out how to watch Here Lies Love on Good Morning America now!

Photos: Get a First Look at Vina Morales in HERE LIES LOVE

Popular Filipino actress Vina Morales makes her Broadway debut tonight, September 22 in Here Lies Love, the groundbreaking musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. Get a first look at Morales in character!

Video: David Byrne & More Talk HERE LIES LOVE's Immersive Sound Design

L-Acoustics has released a video piece about the pioneering audio – L-ISA immersive sound – used in Here Lies Love on Broadway, featuring interviews with David Byrne (concept, music & lyrics), sound designers Cody Spencer and M.L. Dogg, and scenic designer David Korins. Watch here!

HERE LIES LOVE Announces Announces Rush Ticket Policy For Union Members

The producers of Here Lies Love, the groundbreaking musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, have announced a new rush ticket policy for labor union members.

BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada And More Perform “Closer, Higher, Thicker” From New Musical THE NEW PEGGY

Hear an exclusive new track from The New Peggy: Studio Cast Recording featuring  Ann Harada, Deb Radloff and Devil Ilaw performing the song “Closer, Higher, Thicker”.

THE NEW PEGGY Studio Cast Recording Featuring Ann Harada to be Released Next Week

Discover the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of THE NEW PEGGY studio cast recording, featuring the talented Ann Hard. Get all the details on when and where you can get your hands on this highly anticipated recording, and experience the magic of this enchanting musical.

Vina Morales to Join the Cast of HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway

Get the latest news on Vina Morales as she joins the cast of HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway. Don't miss your chance to see this acclaimed musical at the Broadway Theatre.

HERE LIES LOVE Will Offer Free Childcare Services During Four Upcoming Matinee Performances

​​​​​​​Here Lies Love has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration on Broadway with the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL), Broadway Babysitters, and Open Jar Studios, through which free childcare services will be offered during Here Lies Love's Saturday, September 23nd 3:30pm matinee performance.

Fatboy Slim to Perform Post-Show DJ Set at HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway

Get ready for an unforgettable night at HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway as legendary DJ Fatboy Slim takes the stage for a special post-show DJ set. Don't miss this exclusive performance on August 31st. Experience the fusion of theater and music in a whole new way.

Photos: HERE LIES LOVE Cast and Creative Team Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night

Check out photos from the red carpet with the cast, creative team, and company of HERE LIES LOVE on opening night!

New Block Of Tickets Go On Sale for HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway

Immerse yourself in the musical 'Here Lies Love' on Broadway. Witness the rise and fall of a dictator and his wife in this immersive theater experience. Get your tickets now and be swept up in the emotional journey of power and corruption.

Video: Conrad Ricamora Talks HERE LIES LOVE and a Memorable Moment With Tyra Banks

Conrad Ricamora talked about his experience in Here Lies Love, playing Ninoy Aquino, and more on NBC New York Live yesterday. The actor also discussed a memorable audience interaction he had with none other than Tyra Banks. Watch the full interview here!

Updated: Lea Salonga Graciously Escorts Fans Who Snuck Backstage Out Of Dressing Room

A fan of Lea Salonga who snuck backstage to her dressing room with a large group has posted a video of the incident to social media, chronicling the antics which led production security to surround the group and remove them from the theater.

Video: Arielle Jacobs, Lea Salonga, Jose Llana, and More Talk HERE LIES LOVE on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch the cast and creative team of Here Lies Love discuss the Marcos regime and bringing a disco-pop musical to Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning.

Video: Watch Highlights from HERE LIES LOVE on Broadway

Get a first look at footage of Here Lies Love on Broadway! Learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: First Look at All New Production Photos From HERE LIES LOVE

All new production photos have been released for Here Lies Love, the groundbreaking musical about former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos’s astonishing rise to power and subsequent fall at the hands of the Philippine People Power Revolution. Check out the all new photos here!

HERE LIES LOVE Partners With Don Papa Rum

Here Lies Love, the revolutionary musical experience featuring Broadway's first all-Filipino cast, has announced a partnership with Don Papa Rum, the ultra-premium, single-island Filipino rum that celebrates the culture and heritage of The Philippines.

Apl.de.Ap of Black Eyed Peas Joins Broadway Producing Team of HERE LIES LOVE

Multi-Grammy Award winner Apl.de.Ap of Black Eyed Peas has joined the Broadway producing team of Here Lies Love. Learn how to purchase tickets to Here Lies Love!

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