Christopher Jahnke, orchestrator and music supervisor, has previously admitted that he has always been interested in “how music helps an emotion dramatically.” He goes on to say that, “as an orchestrator, one is the voice of the composter and a music geek.” Chris did the orchestration for Legally Blonde on the West End in London in 2010 as well as on Broadway in 2007. He also did the orchestration for the shows Toxic Avenger (2009), Cry-Baby (2008), Grease (2007), Les Miserables (2006 New Orchestrations) among many others. Chris’ new orchestrations for Les Miserables are currently being performed on the 25th Anniversary international tour and can also be heard on the 2008 Dutch recording of Les Miserables. He has worked very closely with orchestrator William David Brohn and recently conducted From Broadway to West End- By Special Arrangement, a tribute concert to his mentor. In 2001, he began a 9 year long project working alongside David Bryan, keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi, as music supervisor and music producer for Memphis: A New Musical. Memphis won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.
Below: Pictures of Christopher Jahnke at Memphis premiere and at Les Miserables premiere-
To see a full list of Jahnke’s credits please visit: http://broadwayworld.com/people/?personid=10833
By: Danielle Genet