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The Voice Of: The Music Director & Orchestrator | John Bell & Josh Clayton

Released Monday, 1st March 2021
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In Part Twelve of The Visceral Voice's new limited series, Christine and Kimberly listen to "The Voice Of: The Music Director & Orchestrator."

John Bell (Music Director) On Broadway, John has conducted My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, On the Town, and An American in Paris. He is also the music director of the First National Tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady.  John has been the music director/supervisor at Irish Rep for their innovative digital streaming production of Meet Me in St Louis, as well as On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Finian’s Rainbow, Donnybrook, and their gala concerts since 2014. For City Center Encores: Brigadoon, Me and My Girl, The New Yorkers, Cabin in the Sky, Do I Hear A Waltz, Lady Be Good, and more (Associate Music Director). Other New York credits: Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little(New Cast Recording) and Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days(Keen Company); Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Candideat Carnegie Hall.  He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, a Masters in Music from CUNY, and has studied at the Manhattan School of Music.

Josh Clayton (Orchestrator) Josh’s orchestrations have been heard across the country in the National Tour of Lincoln Center’s Tony-winning revival of My Fair Lady. Other recent orchestration credits include; The King and I (National Tour), Titanic (Signature Theatre and South Korean productions) and A Funny Thing…Forum (Two River Theatre). He has provided arrangements for many shows at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC including productions of Meet Me In St. Louis, On A Clear Day, Finian's Rainbow, Donnybrook! Recently,  On Broadway, Josh provided additional orchestrations for Gypsy (with Patti LuPone), On The Town (Revival), and was the assistant conductor of the 2009 revival of Finian’s Rainbow. He has provided orchestrations for such stars as Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane, Cheyenne Jackson, and Denyce Graves. He is currently the assistant musical director of the New York City Center Encores! series.

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