Jason Robert Brown is an American musical theatre composer, lyricist, playwright, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director, and performer. He has won Tony Awards for his work on Parade and The Bridges of Madison County.
He is a composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director, and performer – who has been hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Best known for his dazzling scores to several of the most renowned musicals of his generation, including the generation-defining ‘The Last Five Years,’ his debut song cycle ‘Songs for a New World,’ and the seminal ‘Parade,’ for which he won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score, he also received two Tony Awards for his score for ‘The Bridges of Madison County,’ a musical adapted with Marsha Norman from the bestselling novel. A film version of his epochal Off-Broadway musical ‘The Last Five Years’ was released in 2015, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan and directed by Richard LaGravenese. His musical ‘13,’ written with Robert Horn and Dan Elish, is now in production with Netflix to be adapted for the small screen. For the past four years, he has been the artist-in-residence at New York’s SubCulture, where he offers a sold-out concert every month with stars of Broadway and the music world. He is the winner of the 2018 Louis Auchincloss Prize, the 2002 Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. The New York Times refers to him as “a leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical.” And his songs, including the cabaret standard “Stars and the Moon,” have been performed and recorded by Ariana Grande, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, Betty Buckley, Renée Fleming, Jon Hendricks, and many others. And The Writer Is…Jason Robert Brown!This episode is sponsored by ABKCO. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Tony Award Winner Jason Robert Brown makes his ALN debut to talk about when his love for music began, discovering Ariana Grande, becoming a staple of the Broadway Musical scene, teaching at USC, and what Tony Danza has that Adam doesn’t. An instant classic, and as hilarious as he is inspiring, JRB delivers. Follow him on Twitter at @MrJasonRBrown, @adamraycomedy, @funnybrad & @alnpodcast! Go see Adam LIVE at THE TEMPE IMPROV Dec 20-23rd in Tempe, AZ
The Tony-winning composer and lyricist opens up about his creative process and his newest solo album, How We React and How We Recover. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jason Robert Brown, Tony award-winning lyricist, composer and performer sits down with 54Below Programming Director, Phil Geoffrey Bond, to talk about his short run at 54Below, through September 15th, that will include hits from The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, and the upcoming musicals The Bridges of Madison County and Honeymoon in Vegas for which he was composer and lyricist. Hailed as "one of Broadway's smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephan Sondheim," hear about Brown's journey from New York piano bars, to Broadway.