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
Darius Frowner is an award winning musical director, pianist and vocal coach working in the New York City area.
He frequently music directs regional and touring productions of Broadway shows, and assists Broadway casting directors by accompanying and coaching actors or auditions.
He plays and sight reads in many styles and has a full network of talented musicians, singers and Broadway actors who appear with him in productions or at his regular nights in the Village at The Duplex Piano bar where he has played for 23 years.