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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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[West End, 2024]
[US Tour, 2023]
[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

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Jason Michael WebbMJ the Musical

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Orchestrations

Jason Michael Webb, MJ the Musical

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Original Score

Jason Michael WebbThe Rose Tattoo

Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Music in a Play

Jason Michael Webb, Choir Boy

Tony Awards - 2019 - Special Tony Awards

Jason Michael Webb, Choir Boy

Jason Michael Webb Videos

Jason Michael Webb News

THE CROONER'S CORNER Comes to 54 Below in May

54 Below will present Broadway’s Cameron Loyal (Bad Cinderella), Garrett Turner (Thoughts of a Colored Man), and Aarron Patterson (Hell’s Kitchen) in The Crooner’s Corner.

MJ THE MUSICAL To Have St. Louis Debut, Beginning In May!

Experience the St. Louis debut of MJ at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from May 28 to June 9.

Manhattan Theatre Club to Present Spring Gala 2024 in May

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Learn more!

Review: MJ - THE MUSICAL Moonwalks Into OC's Segerstrom Center

An overall resounding triumph despite its insistence on side-stepping some of the more salacious scandals associated with its subject, pop star Michael Jackson—MJ - THE MUSICAL is a genuinely entertaining and nostalgic show that purposely aims to celebrate the creative, if misunderstood genius behind some of the biggest hits in pop music history.

Tickets On Sale Now For MJ THE MUSICAL At Broadway Grand Rapids

Broadway Grand Rapids has announced that tickets are now on sale for MJ, the much-anticipated musical tribute to the King of Pop.

Tickets For MJ in Cleveland Go On Sale Today

Individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, at Playhouse Square, will go on sale starting Friday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. 

HAMILTON, BACK TO THE FUTURE, and More Set for the 2024-25 Broadway Season at the Tanger Center

The Tanger Center has announcd its 2024-25 Broadway season. The season will kick off in September with Mamma Mia! and continues through June 2025.

Video: MJ THE MUSICAL Celebrates Its First Night On the West End!

Go inside the first night of performances of the UK premiere production of MJ The Musical, which began performances at the Prince Edward Theatre this week! See Tony Award-winning star Myles Frost and the cast of MJ take their first London bows in a new video!

Video: Watch 'The Whole World's Waitin' to Sing Your Song' from JELLY'S LAST JAM

Watch video footage of Nicholas Christopher, Alaman Diadhiou, and the ensemble of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam performing 'The Whole World’s Waitin’ to Sing Your Song' here!

Video: Tiffany Mann and Okieriete Onaodowan Perform 'Michigan Water' In JELLY'S LAST JAM At City Center Encores!

Get a peek at the New York City Center Encores! production of Jelly’s Last Jam. In the video below, watch as Tiffany Mann and Okieriete Onaodowan as Buddy Bolden perform “Michigan Water”!

Photos: First Look at Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Up next in the New York City Center Encores! season is Jelly’s Last Jam. Check out new photos of the cast in action!

Review Roundup: JELLY'S LAST JAM Opens at New York City Center

Read the reviews for Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center, starring Billy Porter and more.

Video: Watch Highlights of Nicholas Christopher, Billy Porter & More in JELLY'S LAST JAM

In this video, watch highlights of Jelly's Last Jam at New York City Center Encores!.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!

In this video, watch as the cast of Encores! Jelly's Last Jam meets the press and gives a special sneak peek of 'Jelly's Jam' and 'Play the Music for Me.'

Photos: The Cast of JELLY'S LAST JAM at City Center Encores! Meets the Press

Jelly’s Last Jam runs February 21 through March 3 at New York City Center. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with them about the upcoming show. Check out photos from the press event here!

Photos: Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM Cast Poses for Portrait

Rehearsals are now underway for Encores! next show- Jelly’s Last Jam, led by director Robert O’Hara. Check out a new photo as the cast paused from rehearsals here!

Okieriete Onaodowan & Alaman Diadhiou Complete the Cast of Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM

Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamilton) will join the cast of Encores! Jelly’s Last Jam as Buddy Bolden and Alaman Diadhiou will make his New York stage debut as Young Jelly. See the full cast and learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: The Encores! Orchestra Rehearses JELLY'S LAST JAM

It's Jelly's first Jam! The 15-piece Encores! Orchestra, led by Guest Music Director Jason Michael Webb are jammin’ in “Jelly’s Jam,” a musical theater orchestration of Jelly Roll Morton’s iconic original jazz music, and Webb provides insight into how the music connects past and present in this video.

& JULIET, MJ THE MUSICAL and More Set for Hippodrome Theatre 2024/2025 Broadway Series

The new 2024/2025 Hippodrome Broadway Series has been revealed! See which shows are featured, and learn how to purchase tickets.

Out of the Box Theatrics to Present Building the Box Readings of TRASH by James Caverly and Andrew Merrill

Out of the Box Theatrics will present the first reading of the company’s Building the Box series of new plays. Learn details and see how to purchase tickets!


What awards has Jason Michael Webb been nominated for?

Jason Michael Webb has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for MJ The Musical, Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for MJ the Musical, Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for MJ the Musical, Best Original Score (Tony Awards) for The Rose Tattoo, Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Choir Boy, and Special Tony Awards (Tony Awards) for Choir Boy.

What awards has Jason Michael Webb won?

Jason Michael Webb has won the Outstanding Music in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for "Choir Boy" and Special Tony Awards at the Tony Awards for the same production.

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