John Bell (Music
Director and Conductor)
John Bell is currently serving as assistant conductor
and keyboardist for the Broadway revival of On the Town. At New York City
Center Encores!, he was associate musical director to Rob Fisher in this
past February’s Lady, Be Good! and to Rob Berman in last year’s Irma la Douce.
In June 2014 John was musical director and conductor of The Spectacular
Songs of Lerner and Loewe, a benefit concert on Broadway for the Irish Repertory
Theatre, featuring Joel Grey, Nathan Gunn and Melissa Errico.
John has been musical director and arranger for numerous other Irish Repertory
Theatre productions, including Donnybrook, Transport, New Girl in Town,
Meet Me in St. Louis and A Child’s Christmas in Wales. At the York Theatre
he was musical director and pianist for the new musicals Harold & Maude
and Tomorrow Morning, and the “Musicals in Mufti” revival and cast recording
of Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s The Body Beautiful. He was likewise
music director for the Keen Company’s revival and cast recording of Stephen
Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little, and keyboardist for the Radio City Christmas
Regionally, John has been music director for Anything Goes, The Who’s Tommy
and Cabaret at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. He was music director
and he played the role of Manny in Master Class at the 2013 Phoenicia International
Festival of the Voice. He has also been music director for The Fantasticks
at the Merrimack Repertory Theater in Massachusetts; Oklahoma! at the Hangar
Theatre in Ithaca; and Mary Me a Little at the Dorset Theatre Festival in
Vermont, among others.