Darius Frowner     

 

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

Mayo Center For The Performing Arts, Morristown, NJ 2008-present.

Teacher and developer for musical theater and cabaret classes, children through adults. Provide arrangements as well as conduct and accompany performances. Prepared/conducted choir for visiting artists including Kenny Rogers, Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Broadway at the White House: Vocal coached and accompanied select students to perform at an all-day symposium hosted by Michelle Obama. The television special starring Kristen Chenoweth aired on Thanksgiving 2015.

McDonalds Corporation: Annually compose and supervise music for touring Black History Month celebration. Presented at schools, universities and civic centers all across the United States.

Producer for Performers On The Plaza: Select and prepare local artists to perform as pre-show

acts for major headline stars.

MUSICAL DIRECTOR (Selected Theater Credits)

Nominated for 2015 Audelco Award for best musical direction-Ain't Misbehavin’, NYC

Norm Lewis Concert Appearances - Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Fairmount San Francisco and other major venues

Ain't Misbehavin’ - Dallas Theater Center. Paper Mill & Cape Playhouse, European jazz festivals

Your Arms Too Short To Box With God - NJ PAC - (Starring Cissy Houston & Melba Moore)

Grand Hotel, Once On This Island - Gateway Playhouse, Bellport NY

Hairspray - Mayo Center For the Performing Arts

Smokey Joe's' Cafe, Five Guys Named Moe - Irving Street Rep

New York University
NYU Pre College Program Summer Workshop.  Director Kent Gash

 

THE DUPLEX PIANO BAR CABARET

The Duplex Piano Bar-NYC Pianist and host for open mic on Monday and Thursday nights. 25 years running.

(Singer Spotlight) since 1991. Full Repertoire of pop, theater and standards. Winner  of 2014 Bistro Award.

Joan Rivers - Provided accompaniment for series of charity fund raisers  2000- 2003

ADDITIONAL CABARET APPEARANCES 

The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, The Triad

Musical director for numerous cabaret events including One Of Those Nights concert series and Huntington Cabaret

Jazz Alley - Seattle WA

AUDITION AND REHEARSAL PIANIST

Harriet Bass Casting - Audition and Rehearsal Pianist
Shows included Rent, Ragtime and West Side Story

McDonald's Gospelfest - A.Curtis Farrow, Producer 
Accompanist and adjudicator for Emmy Winning annual concert and documentary series for television.

Kimberly Vaughn Studio
Accompanist for professional audition classes

PIANIST FOR PRIVATE PARTIES
Clients include:Pratt institute, N YC, Diane Von Furstenburg and Whoppi Goldberg

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 

  • Actor's Equity Association list of accompanists
  • Strong sight-reading and improvisational skills
  • Extensive leadership capabilities, initiative and creativity

Contact
917.676.8199
dariusfrowner@gmail.com

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