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Jon Kalbfleisch

 
Bio:
Jon Kalbfleisch enjoys a multi-faceted musical life as a conductor, pianist, award-winning music director, freelance musician and organist. Having conducted ballet, opera, symphonic music, choral works, contemporary music and Broadway musicals, he has an interest in a wide range of musical styles. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jon Kalbfleisch enjoys a multi-faceted musical life as a conductor, pianist, award-winning music director, freelance musician and organist. Having conducted ballet, opera, symphonic music, choral works, contemporary music and Broadway musicals, he has an interest in a wide range of musical styles. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Music Direction
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2017]
Musical Direction
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Musical Director
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2014]
Music Direction
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2009]
Musical Director
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2008]
Musical Director
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2007]
Musical Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2006]
Musical Coordinator
 
[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2004]
Musical Director
 
[Los Angeles, 1998]
Musical Director
 
[Regional (US), 1997]
Musical Director
 
[Regional (US), 1996]
Musical Director
 
[Regional (US), 1992]
Musical Director

Photos

Naomi Jacobson (Fraulein Schneider), Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director), and Rick Fouch Photo

Naomi Jacobson (Fraulein Schneider), Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director), and Rick Foucheux

From: 
Date:
05/22/2015
Jennifer Ladner (Choreographer), David Levy (Director), Jack Everly (Music Director)  Photo

Jennifer Ladner (Choreographer), David Levy (Director), Jack Everly (Music Director) and Jon Kalbfleisch (Pianist)

From: 
Date:
01/24/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Music Direction

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2017]
Musical Direction

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Musical Director

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2014]
Music Direction

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2009]
Musical Director

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2008]
Musical Director

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2007]
Musical Director

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2006]
Musical Coordinator

[Arlington, VA (Regional), 2004]
Musical Director

[Los Angeles, 1998]
Musical Director

[Regional (US), 1997]
Musical Director

[Regional (US), 1996]
Musical Director

[Regional (US), 1992]
Musical Director

Jon Kalbfleisch Biography

Jon Kalbfleisch enjoys a multi-faceted musical life as a conductor, pianist, award-winning music director, freelance musician and organist. Having conducted ballet, opera, symphonic music, choral works, contemporary music and Broadway musicals, he has an interest in a wide range of musical styles. In Oklahoma, after five years as its music director and conductor, he has guided the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra to newfound heights both in terms of artistic success and community outreach. Symphony magazine recently highlighted the LPO’s Art Inspired by Music project; local students inspired by the music of Beethoven created some 4,000 original artworks. Previously, Jon was guest conductor for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Pops at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, and he conducted the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra at Quartz Mountain. Maestro Kalbfleisch also conducted the Louise D. McMahon International Piano Competition held at Cameron University, and the Bradetich International Double Bass Competition at the University of North Texas. Jon received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Cameron University, and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While in Dallas as a student of Anshel Brusilow, Jon was Assistant Conductor of the SMU Symphony and Music Director of the Perspective Chamber Ensemble, pianist for the Dallas Ballet, and accompanist for the Dallas Opera.

Since relocating to the Washington DC area, Jon has been a 21-time nominee and five-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Direction. As resident music director of the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, he has conducted over 1000 performances of some thirty musicals including Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Little Night Music and 110 in the Shade. Nationally, Kalbfleisch was Associate Conductor for the touring company of Les Miserables, which included a stop on Broadway. He was Music Director for Putting it Together at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. On television, Jon has appeared conducting for Alan Jackson on Good Morning America. He can be heard on the 2009 Grammy-nominated recording of Bernstein’s Mass playing piano with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has also played and/ or conducted at Carnegie Hall, The White House, Wolf Trap (with the National Symphony Orchestra), The National Theatre, The Warner Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, and The U.S. Supreme Court. As an accompanist, Jon has had the great pleasure of playing with artists such as David Kim, Frederica von Stade and Lynn Harrell.

Jon Kalbfleisch Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Musical Direction, HAYES Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischSunday in the Park With George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischGypsy
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischDreamgirls
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischHairspray
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischSunset Boulevard
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischLes Misérables
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischMerrily We Roll Along
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischThe Witches of Eastwick
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischAssassins
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischCaroline, or Change
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischThe Highest Yellow
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischAllegro
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischElegies, A Song Cycle
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischFollies
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon Kalbfleisch11 In the Shade
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischGrand Hotel
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischPutting It Together
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischSweeny Todd
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischThe Fix
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischA Little Night Music
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
Jon KalbfleischSunday in the Park With George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Jon KalbfleischCabaret

Jon Kalbfleisch News

Bernadette Peters & Santino Fontana to Headline Signature's 2022 Sondheim Gala Honori Photo Bernadette Peters & Santino Fontana to Headline Signature's 2022 Sondheim Gala Honoring Carol Burnett
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

 On May 16, 2022, Virginia’s Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Carol Burnett with the company’s eleventh Stephen Sondheim Award. Paying tribute to Ms. Burnett with live performances are stars of stage and screen Bernadette Peters and Santino Fontana.

Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY  Photo Kelli O'Hara and Adrienne Warren to Star in Signature Theatre & Wolf Trap's BROADWAY IN THE PARK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announced today the cast for the second annual musical theater collaboration, Broadway In The Park (Friday, June 24 at 8PM). The show will star Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Adrienne Warren and will feature an ensemble of local talent.

VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME Photo VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

The production, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (RENT, A Chorus Line) features Ali Ewoldt (Broadway's Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) as Amalia Balash, and Deven Kolluri (Geva Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Bay Street Theater's Camelot) as Georg Nowack.

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Signature Theatre
by David Friscic - Mar 10, 2022

A creamy confection drenched with a masterful book by Joe Masteroff, the classic rom com of musicals She Loves Me moves with amorous and sparkling abandon at the acclaimed Signature Theatre. A large ensemble cast delivers the goods in this superb intermingling of old-world charm and contemporary relevance. The race for romance is on and this production feels like a breezy interlude from the cares of the world thanks to the meticulous synchronization of every element of this classic musical. Under the Direction of Matthew Gardiner, professional polish and pizazz permeates every facet of this production.

Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME Photo Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre Photo VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

All new rehearsal footage has been released for Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

Ali Ewoldt To Lead Signature Theatre's SHE LOVES ME Photo Ali Ewoldt To Lead Signature Theatre's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW Staff - Feb 1, 2022

The production, directed by Signature’s Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (RENT, A Chorus Line) will feature Ali Ewoldt (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) as Amalia Balash, and Deven Kolluri (Geva Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, Bay Street Theater’s Camelot) as Georg Nowack.

Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend Photo Signature Theatre to Stream Sondheim Tribute Concert This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

Signature Theatre has announced that special arrangements have been made to stream Everybody Rise: Signature Remembers Stephen Sondheim for free for a limited 72-hour period.

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases THE SIGNATURE SHOW
Spooky Halloween Episode Photo VIDEO: Signature Theatre Releases THE SIGNATURE SHOW Spooky Halloween Episode
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Signature Theatre releases Season 2, Episode 2 of The Signature Show, streaming free on YouTube featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, and a peek behind the scenes at Signature Theatre.

BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap Photo BWW Review: BROADWAY IN THE PARK at Wolf Trap
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 14, 2021

While Labor Day weekend marked the unofficial end of summer it also marked Signature Theatre’s return to presenting LIVE entertainment. In this case, it was not in the cozy confines of their home in Shirlington but at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. The concert entitled Broadway in the Park marked the first of what we hope to be many collaborations between these two giants of the arts organizations.

Jon Kalbfleisch Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ali Ewoldt, Deven Kolluri & More in SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022

The production, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (RENT, A Chorus Line) features Ali Ewoldt (Broadway's Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera) as Amalia Balash, and Deven Kolluri (Geva Theatre's A Christmas Carol, Bay Street Theater's Camelot) as Georg Nowack.

Exclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME VideoExclusive: Ali Ewoldt Sings 'Vanilla Ice Cream' From Signature's SHE LOVES ME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For SHE LOVES ME, Starring Ali Ewoldt at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

All new rehearsal footage has been released for Signature Theatre's production of She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick(lyrics), based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM VideoVIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's  VideoVIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDEHEIM
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2020

To kick off its 2021 season, Signature presents a new production of Simply Sondheim directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Get a sneak peek at the concert with Norm Lewis performing 'Being Alive' from Company.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE VideoPHOTOS/VIDEO: Get a First Look at Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has your first look at Signature Theatre's A Chorus Line! Check out the photos and video!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Signature Theatre's A CHORUS LINE
by Alan Henry - Oct 18, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Sig VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2019

Signature Theatre's Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years) is now on stage. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Get a first look at the production below!

Exclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature Theatre VideoExclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 22, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder, and Steffanie Leigh are starring in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion at Signature Theatre. This new production is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story). Passion runs through September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.

VIDEO: Signature's Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Perform 'Happiness' VideoVIDEO: Signature's Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh Perform 'Happiness'
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder and Steffanie Leigh are set to star in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner.Passion runs August 14 - September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.


Jon Kalbfleisch Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jon Kalbfleisch been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Direction, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Gypsy , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Dreamgirls , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Misérables , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Merrily We Roll Along , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Witches of Eastwick , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Assassins , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Caroline, or Change , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Highest Yellow , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Allegro , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Elegies, A Song Cycle , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for 110 In the Shade , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Grand Hotel , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Putting It Together , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweeny Todd , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Fix , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Little Night Music Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George and Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cabaret .

What awards has Jon Kalbfleisch won?
Outstanding Musical Direction, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George, Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Gypsy, Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Misérables , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Merrily We Roll Along, Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Highest Yellow Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Grand Hotel and Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sunday in the Park With George.