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Jason Michael Webb BIO

Special Tony Award recipient and Drama Desk winner, Jason Michael Webb is a director, composer, lyricist, musical director, producer and arranger. From conducting orchestras in Broadway pits to writing and arranging music for a President’s inauguration, Jason has dedicated his life to using music to heal, uplift and encourage. Mr. Webb’s early musical training consisted of formal classical study, playing in small churches and obsessing about pop music. By 21, he had a degree in classical piano, played in the biggest churches in New York City and made his orchestral solo debut with the Queens Symphony. He then went on to become Musical Director of the six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle, for whom Mr. Webb co-wrote and produced four albums for The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, leading to two Stellar Award nominations and a Dove Award win. His arrangement of BTC’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was featured at the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and simultaneously heard by over one billion people worldwide. Mr. Webb is the composer for “The Ms. Pat Show” (BET+) (also produced its theme song, “Grown Ass Woman”) and wrote music/lyrics for Kenny Leon’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, which was filmed for PBS’ “Great Performances” series (Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater) (Music Supervisor/Incidental Music). His writing can also be heard on the hit TV series “Empire” (Fox), Netflix film “Juanita” (starring Alfre Woodard), recording projects and original musicals, including the new South African musical “WiLDFLOWER” (currently in development with National Black Theater/Apollo Theater). Mr. Webb received a 2019 Special Tony Award for “outstanding arrangements” in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s breathtaking acapella play Choir Boy (MTC). His work on Choir Boy also earned him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Original Music. He is also currently nominated for a 2020 Tony Award for “Best Original Score Written for the Theatre” for Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo (Roundabout). Joining forces with pop music icons Stephen Bray and Harvey Mason, Jr., Mr. Webb served as Executive Music Producer of Respect (MGM), the highly-anticipated 2021 film about the life of Aretha Franklin (starring Jennifer Hudson). Mr. Webb’s directorial debut, a 2021 film of the iconic Jason Robert Brown musical, The Last Five Years, was lauded by The New York Times as “inspiring”, “robust”, and “impressively freed by its physical and creative limitations.” He also served as Musical Director of the gorgeous Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning 2016 Broadway Revival of The Color Purple, directed by John Doyle and based on the timeless novel by Alice Walker. Upcoming projects include Disney’s upcoming revival of AIDA (Music Supervisor/Arranger), and the eagerly anticipated “Beauty and the Beast” live-action prequel series at Disney+ (Musical Director/Arranger). Other credits include Associate Production Music Supervisor for The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox); Musical Director and Arranger/Adaptor for Disney’s Frozen: Live at the Hyperion (Anaheim, CA); and Associate Musical Director of Broadway shows including Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical, Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith and Jeanine Tesori’s Violet (also Additional Arrangements). Mr. Webb is currently the featured vocalist on the national jingle for Smile Direct Club, and has appeared as a Pianist onstage with Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Bolton, Cece Winans, and Chaka Khan. He has conducted live and recording orchestras from New York to LA, including internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang’s 2016 love letter to NYC, “New York Rhapsody” (PBS), which featured performances by Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor and Suzanne Vega.

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Jason Michael Webb STAGE CREDITS

Jason Michael Webb Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Music Composition
[Broadway, 2022]
Musical Direction, Orchestrations and Arrangements
[Off-Broadway, 2019] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2019]
Music Direction, Arrangements, & Original Music
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Musical Director, Arranger, Orchestrator
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Conductor
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Jason Michael Webb Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Jason Michael Webb, MJ The Musical

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Orchestrations

Jason Michael Webb, MJ the Musical

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Original Score

Jason Michael WebbThe Rose Tattoo

Tony Awards - 2019 - Special Tony Awards

Jason Michael Webb, Choir Boy

Jason Michael Webb Videos

Jason Michael Webb News

Roman Banks Will Lead MJ THE MUSICAL National Tour

Roman Banks (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”) will play the role of Michael Jackson in the First National Tour of MJ.  

Photos: Go Inside the MTC 2023 SPRING GALA

Manhattan Theatre Club presented its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Check out our photos from the event here!

Marilyn Maye, Rashad McPherson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Rashad McPherson Comes to 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Rashad McPherson in Songs for the Summer, a night of feel-good tunes curated for the season on Tuesday, May 30 at 9:30 p.m. He will be joined by talented special guests, including Tony Award nominee NaTasha Yvette Williams, Grammy nominee J. Hoard, and Stomp star Aaron Marcellus.

Tony Winner Myles Frost Will Reprise His Role in MJ in London

Myles Frost, who originated the role of Michael Jackson in the Broadway production of MJ the Musical, and for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, will bring his star-making performance to London.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for HAMLET at Free Shakespeare in the Park

Check out rehearsal photos for The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of HAMLET.

Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth Concert to Return to Times Square This Summer

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative will present the third annual Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert in Times Square on Sunday, June 18th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (rain or shine).

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

FUNNY GIRL, MJ & More Set for BroadwaySF 2023"2024 Season

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced six Broadway musicals coming to the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres as part of the 2023-2024 season.

SWEENEY TODD, SHUCKED, & JULIET and More to Perform at Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala 2023

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street. See who is performing, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet For FAT HAM on Broadway

The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway last night, April 12. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night purple carpet here!

Solea Pfeiffer & More Join Ato Blankson-Wood Led HAMLET at Free Shakespeare in the Park

The Public Theater announced additional casting for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. See who is starring, performance dates & more!

MJ THE MUSICAL Will Open in London in March 2024

Multiple Tony Award winning MJ the Musical will begin performances in the U.K at the Prince Edward Theatre, London from Wednesday 6 March 2024. Tickets go on sale in on Wednesday 24 May 2023.  Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

Pre-Broadway THE WIZ and More Set For Broadway in Hollywood 2023-24 Season

Broadway in Hollywood has announced their 2023-24 Season - consisting of seven shows: five Los Angeles premieres, one Pre-Broadway L.A.  premiere, and the return of an American classic. All seven newly announced shows will play the Hollywood  Pantages Theatre. 

Listen to the 2023 Grammy Nominees for Best Musical Theater Album

As BroadwayWorld reported in November, six new recordings have earned nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album at the 2023 Grammy Awards, including Caroline, Or Change, Into The Woods, MJ The Musical, Mr. Saturday Night, Six: Live On Opening Night, and A Strange Loop. Take a listen to all six of the nominated albums!

Photos/Video: MJ THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year on Broadway

Last night, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical MJ celebrated its first anniversary on Broadway. Audience members were gifted a special edition merch item, and the cast celebrated on stage with a giant MJ themed cake. Check out photos and video from the big night!

Video: MJ Celebrates One Year on Broadway, Kicking Off Black History Month

The four-time Tony Award-winning musical MJ celebrates its first anniversary on Broadway as Black History Month begins today, Wednesday, February 1st. Check out a video looking back on the show's first year on Broadway!

Bane Griffith Joins MJ THE MUSICAL as 'Little Michael' Beginning Tonight

Bane Griffith will be joining the cast of MJ in the role of ‘Little Michael’ beginning tonight, Tuesday, January 31, sharing the role with Christian Wilson. Originally from Houston, Texas, Bane will make his Broadway debut in the production.

MJ, LES MISERABLES, FUNNY GIRL & More Announced for 2023/2024 Germania Insurance Broadway Series

Broadway Dallas has announced the 2023/2024 Germania Insurance Broadway Series. What which shows will be presented, how to purchase tickets, and more!

Ato Blankson-Wood Will Lead HAMLET in The Public Theater's 61st Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park

The 61st season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park will feature the classic drama HAMLET, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play, Public Works’ As You Like It) in the title role.


Jason Michael Webb has been nominated for several awards throughout his career in Broadway. For MJ The Musical, he has been nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations in both the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as for Best Orchestrations in the Tony Awards. He was also nominated for Best Original Score in the Tony Awards for The Rose Tattoo. In addition, he received a nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play in the Drama Desk Awards for Choir Boy. Finally, he won a Special Tony Award for his work on Choir Boy.

Jason Michael Webb has won the Outstanding Music in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for Choir Boy. Additionally, he has won the Special Tony Awards for Choir Boy at the Tony Awards.

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