Brent Crayon is a music director and pianist based in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with many notable artists such as Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Daisy Prince, John Caird, Paul Gordon, Richard Maltby, Jr., and John Bucchino.

Brent is known in the theatre community as being comfortable with both the classics and new works, and having the ability to perform the most challenging musical theatre repertoire.

Brent was the music director/pianist for the world premieres of John Bucchino’s, “It’s Only Life”, “Bubble Boy”, and Stephen Schwartz’s “Snapshots”. Internationally, Brent has music directed and performed "Dreamgirls" in Tokyo, Japan, “Peter Pan” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a production in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland. Brent can be seen and heard in McCoy Rigby’s production of “A Night With Janis Joplin” streaming on Broadway HD.

As an orchestrator, Brent has contributed to "Bubble Boy" (Dramatists Play Service), "Scary Musical: The Musical" (Stage Rights), and "When Garbo Talks", by Buddy Kaye and Mort Garson.




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THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS


Peter Pan

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2019
Music Director / Keyboard-Conductor
Produced by McCoy / Rigby Entertainment
dir. William Alan Coats


A Night with Janis Joplin

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA 2018
Music Director / Keyboard-Conductor
Filmed for Broadway HD
dir. Randy Johnson


South Pacific

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA 2018
The Soraya, Northridge, CA 2018
Music Director / Conductor
dir. Glenn Casale


Newsies

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA 2018
Music Director / Keyboard-Conductor
dir. Richard J. Hinds


Dreamgirls

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, CA 2016
Valley Performing Arts Center, Northridge, CA 2016
Tokyo Orb Theater, Shibuya, Tokyo, CA 2016
Keyboard-Conductor
dir. Robert Longbottom


Snapshots (workshop, Stephen Schwartz)

Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK 2010
dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.
Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH 2007
Music Director / Keyboard-Conductor
2008 DayTony Award for Best Musical Direction


Bubble Boy (World Premiere)

American Theatre Group, Rahway, NJ 2013
Producer Workshop, New York, NY 2009, 2012
Disney / ASCAP, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Music Director / Orchestrator / Keyboard-Conductor
dir. Scott Schwartz


Songs For a New World

International City Theatre, Long Beach, CA 2009
dir. Jules Aaron
Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA 2005
LATC, Los Angeles, CA 2009 (West Coast Premiere)
Music Director / Piano-Conductor
dir. Jon Rivera
2010 LADCC Award nomination for Best Musical Direction
2010 Ovation Award nomination for Best Musical Direction


It's Only Life (World Premiere)

Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA 2008
Music Director / Piano-Conductor
dir. Daisy Prince, prod. Michael Jackowitz


Tick, Tick...Boom!

Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2006
Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, CA 2005 (West Coast Premiere)
Music Director / Keyboard-Conductor
dir. Scott Schwartz, prod. Michael Jackowitz