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Shelton Becton's Broadway credits include Baby It's You, Shuffle Along, Memphis, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, and The Color Purple. (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 2016]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Conductor
Musical Director
Synth 1
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Conductor
Keyboard 2
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Keyboard
Keyboards

Shelton Becton Biography

Shelton Becton's Broadway credits include Baby It's You, Shuffle Along, Memphis, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, and The Color Purple.





Shelton Becton News

Saint Aubyn, Stanley Wayne Mathis & More to Lead PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL Photo Saint Aubyn, Stanley Wayne Mathis & More to Lead PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL Chicago Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2023

Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical has announced the cast for the show’s Chicago premiere. See who is starring, and how to purchase tickets!

Tickets On Sale Now for PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL in Chicago Photo Tickets On Sale Now for PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical. See who is starring in the production, and how to purchase tickets!

PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL to Play Chicago's Studebaker Theatre in Summer 2 Photo PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL to Play Chicago's Studebaker Theatre in Summer 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical is coming to Chicago! The new musical celebrating the life, career, and unforgettable songs of trailblazing Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price will play the beautifully renovated Studebaker Theatre at the historic Fine Arts Building Performances will begin on May 31, 2023. 

Photos: Inside the Two-Night Presentation Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSI Photo Photos: Inside the Two-Night Presentation Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL at Carnegie Hall
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Producers Richard Bell, N‚ÄôKenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts and LBlakes Partners, recently presented¬†‚ÄúThe Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,‚Ä̬†at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall. Check out photos here!

Photos: Meet The Company Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: Meet The Company Of THE SONGS OF DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

‚ÄúThe Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,‚ÄĚ selections from the upcoming production of¬†Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by¬†Trey Ellis¬†and music and lyrics by¬†Shelton L. Becton, directed by¬†Tamara Tunie¬†at¬†Zankel Hall comes to¬†Carnegie Hall this month. Meet the company in the photos here!

Saint Aubyn Will Lead PERSONALITY: The Lloyd Price Musical; Full Casting Announced! Photo Saint Aubyn Will Lead PERSONALITY: The Lloyd Price Musical; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Casting has been announced for the People's Light World Premiere production of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical, celebrating the life, career and unforgettable songs of trailblazing Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Lloyd Price (1933-2021). 

People's Light Announces Cast of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL Photo People's Light Announces Cast of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

Before Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus, before Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement, Lloyd Price‚Äôs music brought Black and white youth together. From his obscure beginnings to overnight teen sensation, from unsung trailblazer to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the story of Lloyd Price has never been told onstage ‚ÄĒ until now.

People's Light Announces World Premiere Of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL, Marc Photo People's Light Announces World Premiere Of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL, March 9-April 3
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2022

Before Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus, before Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement, Lloyd Price's music brought Black and white youth together. From his obscure beginnings to overnight teen sensation, from unsung trailblazer to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the story of Lloyd Price has never been told onstage ‚ÄĒ until now.

People's Light Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo People's Light Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

People's Light invites you back to the theatre for its 2021/2022 Season, featuring outrageous comedies, tour de force performances, Tony Award nominees, and three music-filled world premieres. 

BWW Review: DERRICK BASKIN Brings Gratitude and Grace To Feinstein's/54 Below Photo BWW Review: DERRICK BASKIN Brings Gratitude and Grace To Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 30, 2021

Derrick Baskin made some meditative discoveries in pandemic and he is applying his lessons learned to every aspect of his existence, the result being a fulfilling new solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Shelton Becton Videos

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Runs this November at Rep Stage Videoplay
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Runs this November at Rep Stage

by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 25th season with Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, directed by Danielle A. Drakes and music direction by Wil Lewis III.

VIDEO: First Look at SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway + Meet the Young Cast in Rehearsal
by Robert Diamond - Apr 24, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way. Today on CBS, Maurice DuBois gave 'Sunday Morning' a peak backstage.

VIDEO: Savion Glover Chats Significance of SHUFFLE ALONG; Tap Dances on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Savion Glove talked about choreographing the new Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical

STAGE TUBE: Ladies from BABY IT'S YOU! Cover 'Firework' for July 4th!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2011

Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is a new Broadway musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet. BABY IT'S YOU! stars 2011 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel, Allan Louis and Geno Henderson in a cast of 12 that features Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Erica Dorfler, Jahi A. Kearse, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Crystal Starr and Brandon Uranowitz. In the video below, the ladies who play the Shirelles celebrate the Fourth of July with a cover of Katy Perry's 'Firework.'

STAGE TUBE: BABY IT'S YOU! Ladies Cover Rihanna!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2011

Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is a new Broadway musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet. BABY IT'S YOU! stars 2011 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel, Allan Louis and Geno Henderson in a cast of 12 that features Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Erica Dorfler, Jahi A. Kearse, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Crystal Starr and Brandon Uranowitz.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of the BABY IT'S YOU! Recording Session
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2011

Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is a new Broadway musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet. BABY IT'S YOU!, which began previews Saturday, March 26, at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), opens Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 6:30pm

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at BABY IT'S YOU! Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Apr 28, 2011

The new Broadway musical Baby It's You! tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry's first female powerhouse. Starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Greenberg, conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutruxand Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, Baby It's You! began performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) Saturday, March 26, 2011, and opened last night, April 27, 2011, at 6:30pm.

BWW TV: BABY IT'S YOU Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2011

BABY IT'S YOU! began previews Saturday, March 26, at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), and opens Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 6:30pm. Inspired by the true story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who in the late 1950's took the male-dominated music industry by storm, BABY IT'S YOU! is conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, with musical supervision and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, orchestrations by Don Sebesky and musical direction by Shelton Becton. Click below for performance highlights!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at BABY IT'S YOU!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2011

In BABY IT'S YOU!, Beth Leavel stars as Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry's first female powerhouse. Check out a sneek peak from the show below!