Eric Thomas Johnson Biography

 
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Eric Thomas Johnson is an award-winning composer whose works have premiered in cities across the United States and abroad. His most recent work was the musical dark comedy, The Hills Are Alive!, which he co-wrote with Frankie Johnson, last seen at the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has ... (read more)
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Eric Thomas Johnson is an award-winning composer whose works have premiered in cities across the United States and abroad. His most recent work was the musical dark comedy, The Hills Are Alive!, which he co-wrote with Frankie Johnson, last seen at the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has ... (read more)

Eric Thomas Johnson is an award-winning composer whose works have premiered in cities across the United States and abroad. His most recent work was the musical dark comedy, The Hills Are Alive!, which he co-wrote with Frankie Johnson, last seen at the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has received the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust grant and a Bronx Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant for his work, and he was winner of the 2006 Emil Beyer NFMC National Composition Competition for Best Song Cycle ("Lieder der Geliebte"). He has also written music for plays, including The Barber of Seville, Aristophanes' Frogs, and Dracula (upcoming Fall 2014).



As a music director, his credits include: Chicago, Into the Woods, The Wiz (AUDELCO Award nominee for "Outstanding Musical Direction"), The Drowsy Chaperone, Avenue Q, Forty-Second Street, Bye Bye Birdie, Closer Than Ever, The Cradle Will Rock, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Hills Are Alive!, among others. As a pianist, he frequently performs in cabarets and concerts in and around NYC and accompanies auditions, classes, rehearsals, etc.



He is a member of the faculty at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts in NYC and a music director and accompanist at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn. He holds a Masters Degree in Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelors Degree in Music from Vanderbilt University and a diploma with concentration in piano from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.