Musical Supervisor & Conductor
Joel Fram is an international music supervisor, conductor, arranger, and producer who has worked extensively in London’s West End and on Broadway, as well as overseeing numerous productions in Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Broadway conducting credits include Wicked, Scandalous, Sweet Smell of Success, The Music Man, James Joyce’s The Dead, Jumpers, and Cats. West End productions include the London premiere of Wicked (starring Idina Menzel) and Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre. Joel also music directed and conducted the world premiere of two Andrew Lippa musicals, john & jen and The Little Princess. He made his Lincoln Center debut conducting I Am Harvey Milk, featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and starring Kristin Chenoweth.
Arrangement credits include vocal arrangements for the Broadway production of Scandalous and musical arrangements, original music, and digitally sampled remixes for the ballet Pictures from an Exhibition at both the Sadler’s Wells and Young Vic theatres in London, in collaboration with the director Daniel Kramer.
As a producer, in 2002 Joel created the award-winning “New Voices” concert series at New York’s Symphony Space, which premieres over fifty new songs each year and features the work of both up-and-coming theatre writers as well as new songs by established composers. For Stephen Sondheim’s 75th birthday, he co-produced and curated the 12-hour marathon concert “Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim” working closely with Sondheim and other major artists, including Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Neil Patrick Harris, Angela Lansbury, Michael Cerveris, and Elaine Stritch. Recently, he has also produced and curated “Wall to Wall Cabaret,” “Frank Sinatra at 100” and “Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz.”
As a major proponent of new writing for the musical theatre, Joel currently oversees the Musical Theatre Writing Workshop at the National Theatre and is a Creative Producer at the Universal Music UK Theatre Division.