John Bell

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 Spectacular.

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.