Jason Howland was honored at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Musical Theatre Album. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The award will also go to Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast) and the labels, Ghostlight/Razor & Tie.
Jason Howland is a musical theatre composer, playwright, conductor, music director, and producer. His most notable work has been writing the music for the Broadway musical Little Women. He has repeatedly served as a musical director on Broadway and as a guest conductor of major orchestras across the nation.
Jason is not an overnight success. While at Williams College, he was called to be an intern on the 1992 Vivian Matalon workshop of Jekyll & Hyde and worked his way up, eventually becoming the music director and conductor of the 1997 Broadway production.
He has also appeared as a guest conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Maine State Symphony, and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He also has conducted for Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Brandy, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Carl Anderson, Linda Eder,Sebastian Bach, David Hasselhoff, Rob Evan, Kate Shindle, Lauren Kennedy, Davis Gaines, the Kingston Trio, and Lizz Wright. His other works include writing the score for Handel’s Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise and writing the score for the webisode series The Broadroom. 1
My wife Iris and I are privileged to know Jason and his family personally, and we wanted to send out our heart felt congratulations to him and his entire family for his outstanding vision and commitment to excellence. The entire cast and production team are to be congratulated. Broadway is the better for it. Beautiful!