The Music of Crystal Monee Hall
March 19, 2023
Black Theatre Coalition Composing Fellow Crystal Monee Hall shares the stage with her music as she and guest artists collaborate on this evening to celebrate her work and the work of the Black Theatre Coalition Fellowship Program.
This concert is presented under the direction of BTC Directing Fellow TaNisha Fordham and musical direction of BTC Music Directing Fellow, John Bronston.
Ms. Hall’s fellowship is funded by Sony Music Group. Ms. Fordham’s fellowship is funded by American Express. Mr. Bronston’s Fellowship is funded by Stage Entertainment and the Nederlander organization.
Casey Erin Clark
Allen Rene Louis
Kyle Taylor Parker
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Black Theatre Coalition’s Fellowship program.
Crystal Monee Hall is the current Composition Fellow with the Black Theatre Coalition. Her varied career as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actress has included roles on Broadway (RENT), sold-out tours with acclaimed musicians Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), being a featured vocalist on “Saturday Night Live” and also a guest appearance on the HBO comedy-drama “High Maintenance.” She has released three albums (one solo as well as two with Hart) with work from her most recent EP “If You Breathe” called ‘riveting’ by Billboard Magazine. With her career continuing to flourish, Hall looks forward to reaching new listeners with her message, music, and voice. https://www.crystalmoneehall.com/
TaNisha Fordham Writer. Director. Performer. Producer. Black Theater Coalition: (Directing Fellow). Broadway: (Associate Director) Company. Off-Broadway: (Assistant Director) SuperHero (Writer/Performer/ Producer/Director) 12 Mo’ Angry Men. Upcoming; Off-Broadway: TaNisha Fordham The EGOT. Narrative Feature Film: “Go Black Boy Fly.” Co-producer 2018 Oscar-nominated: “My Nephew Emmett.” Rutgers University: (Filmmaking Resident (2020/2022). I love collaboration and community work, reach out: www.enlightenedvisions.org
John Bronston is currently the Black Theatre Coalition Music Direction Fellow at Tina The Musical serving as a member of the music team and rehearsal pianist. Previously he served as the musical director of the North American Tour of Hair as well as working as an associate musical director on tours of Ain’t Misbehavin, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Five Guys Named Moe. Regional credits include Long Wharf Theatre, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, ACT of CT, and The Barter Theatre. New York credits include work with NYMF, NY Theatre Barn, The Workshop Theatre, The Women’s Project, Untitled Theatre Company Number 61, and Prospect Theatre. He is an administrator of Creating In Color (the first database for BIPOC Theatre Musicians) and tutti (an organization devoted to racially diversifying Broadway orchestras), and a member of Local 802 AFM.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.