Performing Arts Faculty
Jonathan Goldberg is a Boston-based professional musical director, vocal coach, and accompanist who has been teaching in the Emerson BFA Musical Theatre program since 2004. He works often at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and Wheelock Family Theatre, and also worked for more than a decade at Boston Children's Theatre.
Lyric Stage productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Follies, Man of La Mancha, Adrift in Macao, See What I Wanna See, 1776, Urinetown, A Little Night Music, The Spitfire Grill, Side Show, Sunday in the Park with George, No Way to Treat a Lady, The World Goes 'Round, She Loves Me, and Assassins. Recent Wheelock credits include Honk!, Seussical, and Peter Pan. Emerson Stage productions include Into the Woods, Illyria, City of Angels, Bat Boy, Little Women, and Assassins.
He was also the musical director for Forever Plaid at the Stuart Street Playhouse and the assistant musical director for Pacific Overtures at North Shore Music Theatre. He spent three years as musical director for the Boston company of Nunsense. He has also led the music for a number of productions at the Publick Theatre.
He is a four-time IRNE Award winner for his musical direction of Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Man of La Mancha, and A Little Night Music (all at the Lyric Stage). Goldberg is the organist/pianist (and sometimes vocalist) for St. Katherine Drexel church in Roxbury, a position he has held since 1988. He also specializes in vocal arranging, and some of his original orchestrations have been heard in Wheelock productions of Sara Crewe: A Little Princess and Tuck Everlasting. He received his bachelor's degree in music from Brandeis University.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."