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Christopher Jahnke

New Orchestrations

Theatre includes: Orchestrator for the Broadway and/or London/West End productions of: Porgy And Bess (2012 Tony Nomination for Best Orchestrations); Legally Blonde (Winner of 2011 London Olivier Award for Best Musical); Cry Baby; Grease (2007 Revival); Do You Hear The People Sing? (symphonic arena tour of Boublil/Schonberg); and Lincoln Center Theater’s Dessa Rose and A Man Of No Importance (Flaherty and Ahrens).

Other orchestrations include: Tom Jones (George Stiles and Paul Leigh); Chasing Nicolette; Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley’s album Opposite You; Not Wanted On The Voyage (Neil Bartram and Brian Hill); Just So (George Stiles and Anthony Drewe); and additional orchestrations for the U.K. tour of The Witches Of Eastwick. He also created the new orchestrations and arrangements for Jerry Herman’s Dear World (which are available for licensing through Tams Witmark).

Chris adapted/reconstructed the original Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall orchestrations for singer Rufus Wainwright for his concerts at Carnegie Hall, London Palladium, L’Olympia in Paris and the Hollywood Bowl.

From 1996-2001, he was the resident conductor and orchestrator at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, where he worked on more than 20 productions including the American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber/Alan Ayckbourn’s By Jeeves, Houdini, Mirette, Paper Moon and Lucky In The Rain. As assistant to orchestrator William David Brohn, Chris worked on the Broadway and/or the West End productions of Sweet Smell Of Success, Ragtime, The Three Musketeers (Stiles and Leigh), The Witches Of Eastwick, Mary Poppins and Wicked.

Mr. Jahnke is currently the Music Producer/Music Supervisor of Memphis (Tony Award for Best Musical 2010).