Steve Bargonetti Biography

Gender: Male

STEVEN BARGONETTI: (Guitarist/Composer) Steven is a graduate of Columbia University. Most recently was onstage performer/Music Director/Arranger for the critically acclaimed play, Father Comes Home From The Wars by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks. He recently played guitar/guitar synthesizer for the Broadway show Holler if Ya Hear Me featuring the music of Tupac Shakur. As lead guitarist for HAIR on Broadway, Steven was featured playing the Jimi Hendrix archetype. He is also an alumnus of numerous other Broadway shows, including The Color Purple, Caroline or Change, The Full Monty, Starlight Express, Hello Dolly, etc. Steven can be heard daily on Sesame Street playing a multitude of string instruments, including acoustic, electric, classical guitars, banjo, dobro, harmonica, and sitar. Other credits include composer/performer for numerous national television commercials, including Chase Bank, Volvo, and McDonalds; composer/performer for Sam Shepardís Curse of the Starving Class at Yale Repertory Theater; composer/Music Director for Michael Ondaatjeís Billy the Kid; composer/performer/producer for all pre-records of Fox Televisionís airing of Woodstock í99; and composer/performer for The Tribeca Theaterís Whoa Jack and Uncle Jack for which the NY Times gave his music rave reviews! Stevenís guitar playing has also garnered superlative accolades from major publications such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, etc. Steve has played with such notables as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Faith Hill, Vince Gill, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry ,etc. Steven has also received prestigious ASCAP and Billboard songwriting awards. Quincy Jones heralded Steven as a musical talent to watch . . .YouTube: Steven Bargonetti