J. Oconer Navarro

Musical Theater

J. OCONER NAVARRO is on faculty at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Drama’s New Studio on Broadway, where he has Music Directed Company, James Joyce’s The Dead, The Seven, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, and The Who’s Tommy. He was Music Director on the acclaimed Adding Machine Off-Broadway (Lortel, Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards), received a Best Orchestrations Nomination for his work on This One Girl’s Story (NYMF 2011), launched Barrio Grrrl! at the Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes Nomination), helmed We The People (Lortel Nomination) and 2 additional National Tours for Theatreworks USA, and has been a Guest Artist at CAP21, Columbia University, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and the Stella Adler School. J. has served in several Music Departments on Broadway, including The Apple Tree (starring Kristen Chenoweth), Curtains (starring David Hyde Pierce), The House of Blue Leaves (Piano Coach to Ben Stiller), the current Broadway hit Kinky Boots, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, Spelling Bee, and many more. He has also conducted shows across the country, including Barrington Stage Company, Hangar Theatre, Two River Theater, TheatreWorks – Palo Alto, and Westport Country Playhouse. J. is a Jonathan Larson Award winning composer/lyricist. joconernavarro.com

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