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Jonathan Coulton

 
Bio:
Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. His songs cover an eclectic range of subjects, from zombies and mad ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. His songs cover an eclectic range of subjects, from zombies and mad ... (read complete bio)
 
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Jonathan Coulton Biography

Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. His songs cover an eclectic range of subjects, from zombies and mad scientists to marriage and parenthood (and now, Spongebob!). You may know him from many things, including the songs from the Portal games, his work on the NPR quiz show "Ask Me Another," or his annual comedy music cruise, the JoCo Cruise. His latest release is "Solid State," a sci-fi concept album (with a companion graphic novel by Matt Fraction and Albert Monteys) about internet culture, trolls, and how love and empathy may yet keep the world from ending.

Jonathan Coulton Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score Gold Star
Jonathan Coulton, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
Jonathan CoultonSpongeBob SquarePants
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jonathan CoultonSpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Jonathan Coulton News

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Splashes Its Way To The Milburn Stone Theatre Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Splashes Its Way To The Milburn Stone Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, will open this October at the Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College.

Special Offer: Get Ready for the Best Day Ever! THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Comes to The Ro Photo Special Offer: Get Ready for the Best Day Ever! THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Comes to The Rose
by BWW Special Offer - Aug 25, 2022

Special Offer: Get ready for the BEST DAY EVER! 'The SpongeBob Musical' comes to The Rose

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse Photo Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Aug 14, 2022

Audiences in Titusville have their own chance to journey to Bikini Bottom and visit SpongeBob and friends in Titusville Playhouse’s 58th season opener – THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL – a visual feast of a show featuring an outstanding cast which delivers a fun, family-friendly, and highly entertaining night at the theatre.

NTPA Repertory Theatre Announces Special Discount Ticket Offer for THE SPONGEBOB MUSI Photo NTPA Repertory Theatre Announces Special Discount Ticket Offer for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

The award-winning NTPA Repertory Theatre’s production of The Spongebob Musical opens July 15 and runs through July 24. To celebrate our 5th season, they are offering a special discounted rate exclusively to BWW readers!

Review: SCERA's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a Jubilant Adventure Photo Review: SCERA's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a Jubilant Adventure
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 5, 2022

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre is a jubilant adventure that captures your eyes, ears, and heart.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Now Playing at the Gem Theatre Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Now Playing at the Gem Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is now showing through July 31 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies.

Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Summer Escapism at it Photo Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Summer Escapism at its Best
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2022

Leave it to Ernie Nolan and his creative gang at Nashville Children’s Theatre to take audiences on a much-appreciated holiday under the sea with their riotous, rollicking and altogether joyful production of The Spongebob Musical – featuring some of Nashville’s most beloved stage performers – now onstage through July 17.

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Toby's Dinner Theater Photo Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Toby's Dinner Theater
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 28, 2022

What did our critic think?If you don't have cable, watch SpongeBob Squarepants nor any clue why SpongeBob should be a Broadway musical, no worries. Everything is made clear for those entering Bikini Bottom for the first time. It's packed with family theater elements: bright colors, important themes, messages of friendship, catchy tunes and slapstick comedy. Best day ever!

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Fairfield Center Stage Photo Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - Jun 18, 2022

I was fascinated from the moment I first heard that Fairfield Center Stage was going to perform a musical called THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, as I did not previously know that such a musical existed.  What I knew, however, is that if it is being put on by Fairfield Center Stage, it is going to be a phenomenal production!   On Friday, June 17th, I had the pleasure of experiencing Fairfield Center Stage’s continued commitment to providing excellent theater that goes that extra mile, when I saw THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on opening night, at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, CT.   Director Joel Fenster, musical director Benjamin Doyle, choreographer Lindsay Johnson, artistic director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, and Executive Producer Eli Newsom all combine their talents with the rest of the crew and this stellar cast to give the audience yet another first-rate performance!

World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage Photo World Premiere of ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! & More Announced for First Stage 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

First Stage has announced their 2022/23 season. The full season kicks off in October at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater with the fun world premiere musical ARTHUR AND FRIENDS MAKE A MUSICAL! written by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay (THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS), with music and lyrics by Brett Ryback.

Jonathan Coulton Videos

BWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD VideoBWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 21, 2020

'The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!' is coming to DVD on November 3rd!

VIDEO: Ethan Slater Performs 'Best Day Ever' In SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE! VideoVIDEO: Ethan Slater Performs 'Best Day Ever' In SPONGEBOB THE MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE!
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 4, 2019

It's far from a typical Bikini Bottom day because we're getting a sneak peek at Tony nominee Ethan Slater performing 'Best Day Ever' in the upcoming The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage, which is set to come to the small screen on Nickelodeon on December 7th! Check out this video if nautical nonsense be something you wish!

VIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2019

The cast of The Spongebob Musical is giving fans a peek behind the curtain in an all new video.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2019

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is currently playing at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, and will next travel to the Overture Center in Madison, WI prior to engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more. Get a first look at the cast in action in the all new video!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2018

Watch below as they tell us all about want this nomination means to them, how they are preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Nell Benjamin VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Nell Benjamin
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2018

Watch below as Nell tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Itamar Moses and David Yazbek VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Itamar Moses and David Yazbek
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2018

Watch below as Itamar and David tell us all about want this nomination means to them, how they're preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

VIDEO: It's the Best Day Ever! Watch the Full BroadwayCon Panel With the Cast of SPON VideoVIDEO: It's the Best Day Ever! Watch the Full BroadwayCon Panel With the Cast of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2018

It's a beautiful Bikini Bottom Day! The cast of Spongebob Squarepants came together for a panel at BroadwayCon today, January 27. Check out the full panel in the video below, featuring Ethan Slater (Spongebob Squarepants), Danny Skinner (Patrick Star), Gavin Lee (Squidward Tentacles), Wesley Taylor (Plankton), and Brian Ray Norris (Mr. Krabs)!

Songs of SPONGEBOB: How Bikini Bottom Started Singing Long Before Broadway VideoSongs of SPONGEBOB: How Bikini Bottom Started Singing Long Before Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre.

VIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Musical Makes a Splash on CBS SUNDAY MORNING VideoVIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Musical Makes a Splash on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2017

The cast and creative team of Broadway's SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL were profiled on this morning's CBS SUNDAY MORNING. The show, which began preview performances on Monday, November 6th will officially open tomorrow, Monday, December 4th at The Palace Theatre.


Jonathan Coulton Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jonathan Coulton written?
Jonathan Coulton has written 1 shows including The Spongebob Musical (Original Music).

What awards has Jonathan Coulton been nominated for?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical .

What awards has Jonathan Coulton won?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePantsand Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants.