On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2003
Jeffrey Stock composes a wide range of music, including Broadway musicals, orchestral works, and opera. He composed the music for the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Triumph of Love, starring Betty Buckley, F. Murray Abraham, and Susan Egan. TRIUMPH has received over 100 productions at theaters across the country and in Europe and Japan.
His hour-long symphonic and choral commission Lulie The Iceberg premiered at Carnegie Hall featuring the world’s most renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Pamela Frank and saxophonist Paul Winter, narrated by Sam Waterston. Based on a book by Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan, LULIE was recorded on Sony Classical and has also been performed and televised in Poland.
A Room With A View, a new romantic musical comedy, based on the classic E.M. Forster novel, recently had its world premiere at the San Diego Old Globe. It features a book by Marc Acito, music & lyrics by Jeffrey Stock, directed by Scott Schwartz. It will be produced next at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.
Jeffrey is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for music composition and the Jonathan Larson Grant. He was one of the composers of the Off-Broadway musical Songs from an Unmade Bed, which was presented to great acclaim at New York Theatre Workshop. A number of his songs have also been commissioned and premiered by the New York Festival of Song. Throughout the 1990s, he served as musical theater columnist and critic for Tower Records’ national music magazine PULSE! He is also the author of the food blog fooditude.com.
In 2008 he conducted a concert in Beijing, featuring Broadway stars singing from the great American songbook. Since then, he has taught master classes in music drama at the Shanghai Theatre Academy and lectured at the Shanghai Music Conservatory and Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama. He has recently been commissioned by a Chinese theater company to compose a new musical about the Jewish ghetto of Shanghai.