Having just finished six years of conducting the Phantom of the Opera on tour, pianist/conductor/composer/arranger Jamie Johns is settling into civilian life in Madison, WI.
Jamie has been the Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, the Resident Music Director at the Skylight Opera Theatre and the Education Director at Orlando Opera. Conducting highlights include The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, The Coronation of Poppea, and La Traviata. Favorite shows on which Jamie has served as music director are Avenue Q, No, No, Nanette, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Archy and Mehitabel, Jacques Brel…, Rent, and The World Goes Round. In addition to shows, Jamie enjoys arranging and playing cabaret performances and recitals. Accompanying Gary Briggle as Noel Coward, Jamie has performed A Talent to Amuse; an evening with Noel Coward, in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Sarasota, Sacramento, Iowa City and St. Paul. Other companies that Jamie has worked for include Milwaukee Rep, Florentine Opera, Madison Rep, Madison Opera, First Stage, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Bel Canto, Present Music, Writers’ Theatre (Chicago) and Milwaukee Opera Theatre.