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Luther Henderson Productions

[New York, 2004]
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
[Broadway, 1992]
Music Adaptation
[Broadway, 1988]
[Broadway, 1981]
Orchestrations/Dance Arrangements
[West End, 1979]
Musical Supervisor
[Broadway, 1978]
[Broadway, 1976]
[Broadway, 1975]
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1974]
Dance/Incidental Music
[West End, 1973]
Dance/Incidental Music
[Broadway, 1972]
Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1971]
Dance/Incidental Music
[Broadway, 1970]
Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1967]
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1964]
Dance Music Arranger
[Broadway, 1963]
[Broadway, 1962]
Dance Music Arranger
[US Tour, 1962]
[West End, 1961]
[Broadway, 1960]



Luther Henderson Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Orchestrations

Luther Henderson, Play On!

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Orchestration

Luther Henderson, Jelly's Last Jam

Luther Henderson News

Broadway Buying Guide: February 26, 2024- See the New SWEENEY TODD Cast and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 26, 2024.

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.

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!

Broadway Buying Guide: February 12, 2024- Get Tickets to MOULIN ROUGE!, SWEENEY TODD, and More

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, February 12, 2024.

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.

Ramin Karimloo, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kuhn & More Join Encores! TITANIC

NEW YORK CITY CENTER announced additional casting for Encores! Titanic, the final production of the 30th Encores! series. Check out who has joined the star-studded line-up!

A SIGN OF THE TIMES, BROOKLYN LAUNDRY & More Lead Top Off-Broadway Shows February

What's happening off-Broadway? BroadwayWorld is helping you pick what to see next by rounding up our top recommended theatre each month. Coming up off-Broadway this February are world premieres, new musicals and more.

Nicholas Christopher, John Clay III, Tiffany Mann, and Leslie Uggams Join JELLY'S LAST JAM at Encores!

NEW YORK CITY CENTER has revealed additional casting for Jelly’s Last Jam the second production of the 30th Encores! series.

Broadway Rose Theatre to Present AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' The Fats Waller Musical Show

Experience the infectious energy and humor of Fats Waller's music at Broadway Rose Theatre's production of Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical Show. Don't miss your chance to groove to the sounds of 'Honeysuckle Rose,' 'Black And Blue,' 'The Joint Is Jumpin',' and more. Get your tickets now!

Sutton Foster-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, PAL JOEY with Ephraim Sykes and Jennifer Holliday Set for New York City Center's 2023/24 Season

New York City Center has announced programming for the 2023 – 2024 Season, 80 Years at the Center of the Arts, which will include productions of Pal Joey, Titanic, Once Upon a Mattress, Jelly's Last Jam, and more!

JELLY'S LAST JAM And More Annouced For Pasadena Playhouse 2023-24 Season

Pasadena Playhouse has announed its five mainstage productions for the 2023/2024 season, plus a new holiday tradition!

MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

Photos: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) closes out its 61st season with a jazzy musical celebration of Fats Waller, Ain't Misbehavin', performing in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square running through May 21, 2023. Check out photos from the production here!

Great Lakes Theater Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' This Month

Great Lakes Theater (GLT) closes out its 61st season with a jazzy musical celebration of Fats Waller, Ain’t Misbehavin’, performing in the company’s intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square (April 28 – May 21, 2023). 

Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Geva Theatre

What did our critic think of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Geva Theatre? It's curious that 'Ain't Misbehavin'' feels like such a perfect show for a Rochester audience, given that Fats Waller has no apparent Rochester connection; he was born in New York City, died in Kansas City, and spent the bulk of his short life entertaining audiences across the U.S and abroad.

Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Titusville Playhouse

Thomas “Fats” Waller, a pioneer in jazz piano, was a prolific composer, writing over 400 songs in his lifetime, with hits like “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose” even making it into the Grammy Hall of Fame. So, it is no surprise that in 1978 a Broadway Musical, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ premiered featuring dozens of Waller’s songs and a cast of five African American actors, including a young Andre de Shields (HADESTOWN) and the late, great Nell Carter who won a Tony Award for her performance. Since its premiere, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ has lived on, thrilling audiences all around the world including the latest production at the Titusville Playhouse in Titusville, FL – an energetic and electric production that sizzles from beginning to end.

Long Wharf Theatre Announces Additional Details on Fall Programming Featuring JELLY'S LAST JAM & More

Long Wharf Theatre announced today additional details for fall programming at 222 Sargent Drive as part of Act 1 of its 2022-2023 season. Dignity, Always Dignity will be presented on September 10 and 11, while performances for Jelly’s Last Jam will take place on September 17 and 18.

Interview: Musical Director Mike Dixon Talks About His Amazing Career

Mike Dixon is one of the theatre industries legendary characters. With over forty years in the business, he has been Musical Director for more than twenty West End productions.


Luther Henderson has written 3 shows including Doctor Jazz (Composer), The Crystal Tree (Composer), Jelly's Last Jam (Composer).

Luther Henderson has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "Little Ham". He also received a nomination for Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards for "Play On!". Another nomination for Outstanding Orchestration at the Drama Desk Awards came for his work on "Jelly's Last Jam". Additionally, Henderson was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Jelly's Last Jam".

Luther Henderson has won the Outstanding Orchestrations award at the Drama Desk Awards for the musical "Little Ham".

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