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Jesse Vargas

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Conductor
Keyboards
Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Conductor
Keyboards

Photos

Music Supervisor/Conductor Jesse Vargas Photo

Music Supervisor/Conductor Jesse Vargas

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12/04/2021
Jesse Vargas, Anderson Davis, Sumie Maeda, Shane Scheel, Steve Mazurek, and Ben Caron Photo

Jesse Vargas, Anderson Davis, Sumie Maeda, Shane Scheel, Steve Mazurek, and Ben Caron

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Date:
12/04/2021
Jesse Vargas and Jared Stein Photo

Jesse Vargas and Jared Stein

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Date:
12/10/2019
Barrett Foa and Jesse Vargas Photo

Barrett Foa and Jesse Vargas

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12/10/2019
Ginifer King, Jesse Vargas, and Edward Allen Photo

Ginifer King, Jesse Vargas, and Edward Allen

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12/10/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Music Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Music Arranger

Musical Supervisor

Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Conductor

Keyboards

Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Conductor

Keyboards






Jesse Vargas News

BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Sparkles Like a Tree Full of Ornaments on Christmas Ev Photo BWW Review: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Sparkles Like a Tree Full of Ornaments on Christmas Eve
by Harker Jones - Dec 7, 2021

The smash hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE sparkles like a tree full of ornaments on Christmas Eve at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Red Carpet At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox's Filthy Rich, Broadway's The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez.

Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg Photo Photos: Opening Night LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE At the Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway and television star Aaron Lazar (Fox’s Filthy Rich, Broadway’s The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Misérables, and The Light in the Piazza) joins the exciting lineup of talented performers alongside singer/songwriter, musician, producer and engineer, Brian McKnight Jr., who comes from a legendary musically gifted family including famed father Brian McKnight. American Idol 4th place finalist on season 4, Anthony Fedorov, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist actor Michael Thomas Grant, and RCA recording artist Nina Nelson, member of girl group Citizen Queen (with over 30 million music video views), also join the cast for the first time. Rounding out the group of newcomers is Cheyenne Wells who starred in the recent production of Little Shop of Horrors at Pasadena Playhouse with MJ Rodriguez. 

Broadway-Bound Musical INVINCIBLE to Appear on CBS Sunday Morning Photo Broadway-Bound Musical INVINCIBLE to Appear on CBS Sunday Morning
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 27, 2021

Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment have announced new project Invincible: The Musical, a new Broadway-Bound production featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg, direction by Scott Schwartz, choreography by Lauren Yalango-Grant & Christopher Grant, orchestrations by Neil Giraldo, music direction & arrangements by Jesse Vargas, and casting by Stewart Whitley.

Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage Photo Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2021

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, will return to the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club stage in New York City on December 20, 2021 at 7pm with his new show, ‚ÄúLet's Christmas!‚ÄĚ

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD To Make World Premiere At Timber Lake Playhouse This December Photo WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD To Make World Premiere At Timber Lake Playhouse This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021

Lively McCabe Entertainment announces that its new holiday-themed musical comedy What a Wonderful World, developed in partnership with BMG, will receive its World Premiere production at Timber Lake Playhouse.

Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis Photo Broadway, Film, TV, Recording Artists Join LOVE, ACTUALLY Live Cast At The Wallis
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis' production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE Photo Aaron Lazar, Brian McKnight Jr. & More to Lead the Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

Casting has been announced for For The Record and The Wallis’ production of LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, the multimedia concert celebration of the beloved holiday film from Universal Pictures/Working Title, with performances from Saturday, November 27 to Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Abigail Barlow and James Hayden Rodriguez to Lead the Cast of Broadway-Bound INVINCIB Photo Abigail Barlow and James Hayden Rodriguez to Lead the Cast of Broadway-Bound INVINCIBLE at The Bourbon Room
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

INVINCIBLE The Musical is a new Broadway-Bound production featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg, direction by Scott Schwartz, choreography by Lauren Yalango-Grant & Christopher Grant, orchestrations by Neil Giraldo, music direction & arrangements by Jesse Vargas.

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Extension of BRATPACK Photo Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces Extension of BRATPACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

Feinstein‚Äôs at the Nikko¬†and¬†For The Record Live‚ÄĒthe nationally acclaimed genre-bending series¬†that brings classic movie soundtracks to thrilling life on stage‚ÄĒannounced the extension of¬†BratPack, the celebrated immersive ‚Äė80s theatrical live-concert event featuring music and moments from some of the ‚Äė80s most beloved high-school comedies.

Jesse Vargas Videos

VIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN VideoVIDEO: Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate Perform 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019

Rex Smith and Tomasina Abate recently teamed up for a cover of the Oscar-winning Best Original Song, Shallow, from the film A Star is Born.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2019

On this day in 2008, Glory Days had its opening night on Broadway!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Performs HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS at Birdland
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2016

Birdland, the New York City landmark music room, was the place for Broadway and concert stage star Daniel Reichard to perform his annual New York City holiday show December 17, 18 and 19. Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys and currently tours with the vocal group, 'The Midtown Men,' has celebrated the holidays with a concert for the past nine years.

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Gives Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Rodgers and Hammerstein Show at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Feb 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Broadway and concert hall star Daniel Reichard on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:30 PM in his show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein. This one-night-only performance at New York City's popular club will highlight the songs, shows, and history of the iconic songwriting team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Below, watch as he gives us a sneak peek of the show!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Sings 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' at Birdland
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2015

On Sunday, December 13, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway star and concert singer Daniel Reichard in his new holiday show, UNDER THE MISTLETOE!. Below, watch a clip of the performer singing Christmas classic, 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town.'

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Reichard Talks Brand New Album, 'Under the Mistletoe'
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2015

Daniel Reichard, Broadway actor and concert singer, is releasing his debut Christmas EP album, entitled 'Daniel Reichard--Under the Mistletoe.' Below, go into the recording studio with the performer, and see what he has to say about the history of his annual holiday show and his upcoming EP!

STAGE TUBE: ALLEGIANCE's Telly Leung Sings 'Second Chances' at Joe's Pub
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2015

Leung celebrated the album at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater earlier this week November 23 at 7:00 PM. Check out a clip from the performance below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NSMT's DREAMGIRLS, Celebrating 60th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Celebrate 60 years of theatre history when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a glittering production of DREAMGIRLS, the dazzling Tony and Oscar award-winning musical. DREAMGIRLS will electrify audiences beginning tonight, June 2 and will play thru Sunday, June 14. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm.  Check out a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Willie and Korie Robertson Chat DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL in Vegas
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL makes its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino tonight, April 15, 2015. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to-riches story. DUCK DYNASTY's Willie and Korie Robertson stopped by TODAY to talk about the show - click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV Exclusive Flashback: Damon Intrabartolo and Scott Allgauer's 'Slut Chorus Boy' from BARE'S BACK at Joe's Pub
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2013

In 2004, the cast of the Off-Broadway hit BARE appeared at Joe's Pub in three sold-out concert benefits for BroadwayWorld.com with proceeds going to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.