TALENT: Music Director/ Orchestrator/ Arranger

Jesse Kissel is a Music Director, Orchestrator and Arranger. Adept at a broad range of styles, he’s had the honor of working with many award-winning composers, including Marc Shaiman, David Shire, Alan Menken, and his long-standing relationship with John Kander. Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Chicago, The Visit, Bright Star, The Cher Show, Leap Of Faith, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Cirque Du Soleil’s: Paramour, and Ragtime (Avery Fisher Hall 15th Anniversary Concert) and Kid Victory at The Vineyard Theatre.

National and International productions include Chicago (Australia, Dubai, Japan), Kid Victory (Signature Theatre, DC), The Visit (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Scottsboro Boys (Center Theatre Group, LA), Titanic (MUNY), and CATS (MUNY). A sought after stage partner in the cabaret and concert world, Mr. Kissel has travelled the U.S. with Randy Rainbow, Live! (Live Nation Tour), TOVAH: Out Of Her Mind (Tovah Feldshuh), Aaron Lazar (The Kennedy Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and Joe’s Pub). His symphonic works include The Boston Pops and Naples Philharmonic. Jesse holds a B.F.A. from Boston Conservatory, and an M.M. from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Orchestral Conducting. He is based in NYC with his mini Aussie Shepherd, Benji.