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Joel Fram

 
Bio:
Joel Fram is an international music supervisor, arranger, conductor, and producer who has worked extensively in London’s West End and on Broadway, as well as overseeing numerous productions in Europe, Japan, and Australia. Joel is currently the musical supervisor on GYPSY at the Manchester ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Joel Fram is an international music supervisor, arranger, conductor, and producer who has worked extensively in London’s West End and on Broadway, as well as overseeing numerous productions in Europe, Japan, and Australia. Joel is currently the musical supervisor on GYPSY at the Manchester ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2021]
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2018]
Musical Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016] [Replacement]
Music Director/Conductor[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2014]
Musical Direction
 
[London, 2014]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Assistant Conductor
Keyboard 2
 
[Broadway, 2000] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]
Piano[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
Vocal Music Arranger
Vocal Director
Musical/Vocal Arrangements
Musical Director
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 1998]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Regional (US), 1995]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Musical Director

Photos

Joel Fram, Tracie Bennett, Matthew Sklar Photo

Joel Fram, Tracie Bennett, Matthew Sklar

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Date:
05/09/2022
Joel Fram, Tracie Bennett, Matthew Sklar Photo

Joel Fram, Tracie Bennett, Matthew Sklar

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Date:
05/09/2022
Joel Fram, Kristin Chenoweth and Noah Marlowe Photo

Joel Fram, Kristin Chenoweth and Noah Marlowe

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Date:
10/07/2014

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Musical Supervisor

[West End, 2021]
Musical Supervisor

[West End, 2018]
Musical Director

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016] [Replacement]
Music Director/Conductor[Replacement]

[West End, 2014]
Musical Direction

[London, 2014]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Assistant Conductor

Keyboard 2

[Broadway, 2000] [Replacement]
Associate Conductor[Replacement]

Piano[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger

Vocal Music Arranger

Vocal Director

Musical/Vocal Arrangements

Musical Director

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 1998]
Vocal Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Regional (US), 1995]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Musical Director

Joel Fram Biography

Joel Fram is an international music supervisor, arranger, conductor, and producer who has worked extensively in London’s West End and on Broadway, as well as overseeing numerous productions in Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Joel is currently the musical supervisor on GYPSY at the Manchester Royal Exchange and was the Music Director for Marianne Elliott’s production of Stephen Sondheim & George Furth’s legendary musical comedy COMPANY at the Gielgud Theatre and Broadway.

Conducting credits include the West End production of Wicked (starring Idina Menzel) and Forbidden Broadway, both at the Menier Chocolate Factory and its subsequent transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre. On Broadway, credits include productions of Scandalous, Wicked, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, James Joyce’s The Dead, Jumpers, and Cats. Joel also music directed and conducted the world premiere of two Andrew Lippa musicals, john & jen and The Little Princess. He has music directed several cast albums, including Scandalous (for which he also served as producer), A…My Name is Alice and john & jen. He made his Lincoln Center debut this fall conducting I Am Harvey Milk, a fully staged oratorio featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Kristin Chenoweth.

As a music supervisor, he has been responsible for international companies of Wicked, including the Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney, Melbourne, Stuttgart, Oberhausen, and London productions. While in Japan, he also co-produced and oversaw the recording of the complete Wicked score. Other credits include the world premiere of Esaura at the Fredericia Teater, Denmark, featuring the music and lyrics of John Bucchino. In 2015/6 he was the Musical Supervisor on BADDIES: THE MUSICAL, at The Unicorn Theatre.

Arrangement credits include vocal arrangements for the Broadway production of Scandalous, vocal and incidental arrangements for Esaura, and musical arrangements, original music, and digitally sampled remixes for the ballet Pictures from an Exhibition at both the Sadler’s Wells and Young Vic theatres in London, in collaboration with the director Daniel Kramer.

As a producer, in 2002 Joel created the award-winning “New Voices” concert series at New York’s Symphony Space, which continues to premiere over fifty new songs each year and features the work of both up-and-coming theatre writers as well as new songs by established composers. For Stephen Sondheim’s 75th birthday, he co-produced and curated the 12-hour marathon concert “Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim,” working closely with Mr. Sondheim and other major artists, including Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Neil Patrick Harris, Angela Lansbury, Michael Cerveris, and Elaine Stritch. Most recently, he produced the eight-hour marathon “Wall to Wall Cabaret,” featuring such renowned artists as Marilyn Maye, Andrea Marcovicci, Billy Stritch, Taylor Mac, and Barbara Cook.

He has been a frequent teacher-in-residence and guest lecturer throughout the US and Europe, lecturing at Yale University, New York University, the Danish Musical Theatre Academy, and many colleges and conservatories in England, including Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London.




Joel Fram News

VIDEO: COMPANY on Broadway Takes Final Bows Photo VIDEO: COMPANY on Broadway Takes Final Bows
by BWW Staff - Jul 31, 2022

COMPANY on Broadway took its final bow on Sunday, July 31. Watch the final curtain call including appearances by director Marianne Elliot and producer Chris Harper. 

COMPANY Takes Its Final Bow Today With Plans for A North American Tour Photo COMPANY Takes Its Final Bow Today With Plans for A North American Tour
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022

COMPANY on Broadway takes its final bow today, July 31st at 2pm. This gender-swapped revival received five 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Upon closing, this revival of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s COMPANY will have played 300 performances (268 regular performances and 32 previews).

COMPANY Sets Summer Closing on Broadway; Show to Tour in 2023-24 Photo COMPANY Sets Summer Closing on Broadway; Show to Tour in 2023-24
by BWW Staff - Jun 21, 2022

The thrilling revival of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s Company, which is the most honored musical of the Broadway season receiving every major award for Best Musical Revival including the 2022 Tony Award, will play its final performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Sunday, July 31 at 2 PM. A North American tour of Company is planned for the 2023-2024 season.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the KEEPING COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM Screening Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the KEEPING COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM Screening
by Jennifer Broski - May 9, 2022

This past weekend, Tracie Bennett, Erin Davie, Antwayn Hopper, Michael R. Jackson, John Earl Jelks, Tavon Olds-Sample, Andy Nyman, Soara-Joye Ross, Jessie Shelton, Matthew Sklar, Antoine L. Smith, original cast members Pamela Myers and Teri Ralston, and more were on hand to celebrate the exclusive screening of “Keeping Company with Sondheim”, a documentary from Great Performances on PBS. 

Danny Burstein to Host CELEBRATING SONDHEIM: SONGS FROM A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Symph Photo Danny Burstein to Host CELEBRATING SONDHEIM: SONGS FROM A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Symphony Space
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

Symphony Space (Executive Director: Kathy Landau), the NYC cultural institution that produces unforgettable one-night-only events, presents a quintessentially Symphony Space concert, Celebrating Sondheim: Songs from A Little Night Music, on Monday, April 25. Hosted by 2020 Tony Award winner and seven-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, the event raises funds for Symphony Space’s year-round, multi-disciplinary programming and education programs.

COMPANY on Broadway Announces Rush Policy Photo COMPANY on Broadway Announces Rush Policy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

Today, the rush policy for the Broadway production of Company was announced ahead of preview performances resuming on Monday, November 15 ahead of the official opening night of Thursday, December 9, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).

Manu Narayan Completes the Broadway Cast of COMPANY as Theo Photo Manu Narayan Completes the Broadway Cast of COMPANY as Theo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

The producers of Company today announced that Manu Narayan will play the role of Theo when the eagerly anticipated production resumes performances Monday, November 15 ahead of a Thursday, December 9 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).

Box Office for COMPANY Resumes Business at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Photo Box Office for COMPANY Resumes Business at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

The box office at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th) reopens for business today at 12:00 PM for the highly anticipated return of Marianne Elliott’s revolutionary staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s seminal musical masterpiece, Company.

COMPANY Pushes Up Opening Plans; Previews Set to Begin in November 2021 Photo COMPANY Pushes Up Opening Plans; Previews Set to Begin in November 2021
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 6, 2021

The highly-anticipated new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two- time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne will return to Broadway sooner than expected. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that the show will begin previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on November 15, with opening night set for December 9.

We'll Drink to This: COMPANY to Resume Broadway Previews in December Photo We'll Drink to This: COMPANY to Resume Broadway Previews in December
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2021

Company, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott starring Tony and Grammy Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two- time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne will resume preview performances on Monday, December 20, 2021 ahead of a Sunday, January 9, 2022 official opening night, pending Broadway’s anticipated return with government approval, and following health and safety guidelines.

Joel Fram Videos

VIDEO: COMPANY on Broadway Takes Final Bows VideoVIDEO: COMPANY on Broadway Takes Final Bows
by BWW Staff - Jul 31, 2022

COMPANY on Broadway took its final bow on Sunday, July 31. Watch the final curtain call including appearances by director Marianne Elliot and producer Chris Harper. 

VIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song! VideoVIDEO: First Look and Listen! West End COMPANY Reveals Set Design and Title Song!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

Marianne Elliott's highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Check out time lapse video of their set going up and the cast of the show singing the title song for the first time below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram.

STAGE TUBE: 5th Avenue Theatre Gets Ready for a Steamy PAJAMA GAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram.

BWW TV Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of A LITTLE PRINCESS Concert at 54 Below with Andrew Lippa & Abigail Shapiro!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the show with Lippa and Shapiro!

BWW TV: Andrew Lippa, Kristin Chenoweth & More Celebrate NY Premiere of I AM HARVEY MILK!
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 18, 2014

Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio I Am Harvey Milk had its New York premiere last week at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Lippa starred as Harvey Milk, Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as the Soprano soloist and child actor Noah Marlowe (Mary Poppins, Act One) as 'YoungHarvey Milk.' I Am Harvey Milk featured the Orchestra of St Luke's and introduce the 120 member All Star Broadway Men's Chorus. BroadwayWorld takes you insIde the after party with Lippa and Chenoweth below!

BWW TV Exclusive: In Rehearsal for I AM HARVEY MILK with Andrew Lippa!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2014

Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa's new oratorio I Am Harvey Milk will have its New York premiere on Monday, October 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Lippa, Kristin Chenoweth and Noah Marlowe recently started practicing for the show, and BroadwayWorld brings you footage from rehearsals below!