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RESUME – MUSICAL DIRECTING and STUDIO WORK

ASCAP, Musician’s Union Local 47, SAG-AFTRA, ACTOR’S EQUITY

MUSICAL/VOCAL DIRECTION

THE GERANIUM ON THE WINDOW SILL JUST DIED BUT TEACHER YOU WENT ON, MD, show pianist, Michael Lluberes, Dir, Michael Lluberes,
    book and lyrics, Jared M. Dembowski, music, ASCAP/Dreamworks Musical Theatre Workshop
FUGITIVE SONGS (A SONG CYCLE), MD and rehearsal pianist, Kristen Boule, Dir, Hollywood Fringe, 3 Clubs
NUNSENSE, THE MEGA MUSICAL, MD, show pianist, Rikki Lugo, Dir/Chor, Shakespeare Club of Pasadena
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MD, reh accompanist, Erik Austin, Dir., Performing Art Center, San Luis Obispo
"HE WROTE GOOD SONGS", MD, accompanist, Gwen Hillier, Dir., starring Jon Peterson, Hollywood FRINGE, The Asylum Theatre
SHOW BOAT, Asst MD, reh accompanist, orch pianist, Erik Austin, Dir, San Luis Obispo
TARZAN, MD, Erik Austin, Dir., El Portal Theatre
PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, MD, Erik Austin, Dir., El Portal Theatre
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS VD/MD/COND, Pianist, Michael-Anthony Nozzi Dir., Kentwood Players
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND VD/MD, Pianist, Performer, Gary Lee Reed Dir., NoHo Arts Center
CITY OF ANGELS VD/MD, Pianist, Whitney Rydbeck, Dir., Pasadena City College
GREASE MD/Conductor, San Marino USD,
GUYS AND DOLLS MD/Conductor, Arcadia USD
SORDID LIVES MD, Arcadia USD
BATBOY THE MUSICAL MD/Conductor, Arcadia USD
THE APPLE TREE MD/Conductor, Whitney Rydbeck, Dir., Pasadena City College
BROADWAY SONG BOOK V Asst MD, Pianist, Richard Kuller, Dir., Pasadena City College
1920'S SKIDOO REVUE MD/VD, Eugene Butler, Dir., Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN MD, Tony Sanders, Dir., Serendipity Theater

CAST RECORDINGS

AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, 1st COMPLETE RECORDING, 2014, Kranz VD/MD/piano/vocalist, Be Wild About Music and Kritzerland, Inc.,
co-production, Bruce Kimmel, producer, studio cast: Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Joshua Kranz, Christiane Noll,
Kristin Towers-Rowles.

STUDIO WORK/ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

We Need To Live In The Arch Of The Rainbow, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
I Broke Out And Broke Through, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Because I Can, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
I Am Happy You Never Stopped Thinking About Me, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
I Should Have Said Good-bye Long Ago, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
And It Will Be A Great Day WHEN, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/ vocal, Clear Lake
One Penny Is All I Need, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Work Moves Me On, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
I Just Can't!, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
And Then You Were Gone, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Life Is About What You Do With What Happens To You, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
A Game I Shouldn't Have Played Along With, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Hello,
Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
The Simple Things For You And I,
Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
That Makes You Beautiful And I Want You To Be,
Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Any Part Would Be Enough,
Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Clear Lake
Near To You Is What I Want
, Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, Imagine Post
What's Out There for Me? Joshua Eli Kranz, music and lyrics, piano/vocal, home studio
Pure Satisfaction,
Joshua Eli Kranz music and lyrics, piano/vocal, home studio
Subway to Brooklyn
, Kranz, music, piano, home studio
Not an Ending After All, Joshua Eli Kranz, music, piano/vocal, Jeremy Alan Kranz, lyrics, home studio

The Coldest Winter, Kranz/Thomas, Imagine Post
Heart of Gold, Kranz/Thomas/M. Monroe vocalist, Ready Mix
Absolute Black, Kranz, Ready Mix             
Maria’s Theme, Kranz, home studio

STUDIO WORK/COVER SONGS

On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Joshua Eli Kranz, piano and vocal, Jimmy McHugh, music, Dorothy Fields, lyrics, Clear Lake
Misty
, Joshua Eli Kranz, piano and vocal, Erroll Garner, music, Johnny Burke, lyrics, Clear Lake
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Joshua Eli Kranz, piano and vocal, Carole King and Gerri Goffin, music and lyrics, Clear Lake             
She's Got A Way , Joshua Eli Kranz, piano and vocal, Billy Joel, music and lyrics, Clear Lake


 

"Thanks for being the best music teacher on the planet. I love my lessons with you. " "It means so much to me to have such a great teacher for my music!"

– Kari and Kameron Kotraba

 

"Joshua, thank you so much for being so passionate and enthusiastic at every rehearsal and show!  I’m so happy to see people really enjoying what they do!  It’s refreshing and inspirational.  Thank you for all your help as well."

– Angela Lee-Rivas, cast member from the Apple Tree

RESUME – PERFORMANCE

SAG-AFTRA; ACTOR’S EQUITY

EQUITY THEATRE
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND Performer, Pianist, Musical Director and Vocal Director,  Gary Lee Reed, Dir., NoHo Arts Center
BARK THE MUSICAL Chester, Coast Playhouse., Kay Cole, Dir.
GUYS AND DOLLS Benny Southstreet,  Interact Theatre Co., John Rubenstein, Dir.
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Mr. Lindquist, Knightsbridge Theatre, Karesa McElherny, Dir.
GREASE Eugene, Pechanga Entertainment, Joseph Henson, Dir.

EQUITY TOURS
FAME Schlomo Metzenbaum, Theatre League Theatrical, Sha Newman, Dir.

EUROPEAN TOURS
GREASE Eugene, Roger (u) Wolfgang Bocksch Prod, David Gilmore, Dir.

REGIONAL THEATER (REPRESENTATIVE ROLES)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Motel, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Jon Engstrom, Dir.  
FOREVER PLAID Francis, Sparky, (u), Glendale Center Theatre, Jason Graae, Dir.
PUMP BOYS & DINETTES L.M., Oregon Cabaret Theatre
OF THEE I SING Senator, Reprise UCLA, Arthur Seidelman, Dir.
THE FANTASTIKS El Gallo, Ojai Civic Light Opera,  
THE FANTASTIKS El Gallo, Woodland Hills Theatre, Jon Berry, Dir.
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Porter, Colony Studio Theatre
Todd Nielsen, Dir.
GODSPELL Lamar, Gilmer, pianist, Ark Players, Mark Piatelli, Dir.
CABARET Emcee, Pomona Repertory Theatre, Robert Paver, Dir.
CRAZY FOR YOU Pete, Music Theatre of Southern California, Bill Shaw, Dir.
THE ALL NIGHT STRUT ensemble piece, Saddleback Civic Light Opera, Diane Van, Dir.
THE MUSIC MAN Quartet, Culver City Civic Light Opera, Dean Shulman, Dir.
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Eugene, Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Jerry Beal, Dir.

PROFESSIONAL PIANO
City Club, Los Angeles, CA, Live jazz piano
Vitello's Restaurant, Studio City, CA, Live jazz piano

CONCERT/STAGE PIANO
KIT & THE KATS, Whittier, CA, concert pianist and stage band conductor, Laura Ellis, Dir.

TELEVISION
FAIRYTALE JAM (Pilot) Frank Brill, Prod., Walter Painter, Dir.
ROSWELL caroler , Warner Bros

VOCAL GROUPS
Christmas Caroler for The Voices of Christmas, Lisa Stanley, Dir.
Hollywood Master Chorale, various dirs.
L.A. Jazz Choir, Gerald Eskelin, Dir.

TRAINING/SKILLS
Musical theatre– Carol Weiss, Scott Harlan
Piano (self-accompaniment)
Jazz piano – Jean Sur, David Arnay, Frederic Stromberg, Bobby Sexton, Sid Lasaine, Liz Kinnon, Joanne Grauer
Piano/Arranging – Neal Desby
Violin – Helen Crosby
Guitar – Pierre Karlsson, Matthew Lake
Jazz band – Rex Merriweather Big Band Orchestra, Los Angeles Valley College Studio Jazz Band
Barbershop – Hamilton Academy of Music
Vocal – Tim Johnson, Ricki Gole, Scott Harlan
Voice – bass, baritone, 2nd tenor (low D, 2 octaves below middle C to high A# above middle C) – Perfect pitch
Voiceover – Bob Bergen
Improv – The Groundlings
Acting – Joe Salazar, Maria Gobetti, Timothy Wayne
Stage Combat/Sword Play – Tim Weske
Tap Dancing – Pat Rico, Jim Taylor, Greg Poland
Swing Dancing – The Rug Cutters
Special skills - Juggling
Sports – Tennis, Bowling

 

"Your passion for musical theatre is evident through every note you play."

– Cole Wagner, Little Shop of Horrors cast member

 

"Joshua, we are so enjoying working with you as Musical Director! Your passion is contagious and your playing is SICK!"

– Chera Marks (Director, Choreographer) and Sierra Fisk (Producer) ACT-1

AWARDS

2015 StageScene's LA's Hollywood FRINGE Top 10, Fugitive Songs, Best Production, Musical Revue, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD, K. Boule, Dir, Hollywood FRINGE, 3 Clubs, Los Angeles

2014 Eddon Award, Best CD (1 of 6), And The World Goes 'Round, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD, pianist, performer, Kritzerland Records and Be Wild About Music co-producers

2014 Eddon Award, Best Solo Show: Male, "...He WROTE Good songs" starring Jon Peterson, Joshua Eli Kranz MD, pianist, Gwen Hillier, Dir., Hollywood FRINGE, Asylum Theatre

2013 Eddon Award for Best Production in Los Angeles (1 of only 20 recognized), And The World Goes 'Round, NoHo Arts Center, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD/VD/performer/pianist, Gary Lee Reed, Dir.

Bitter Lemons' Top Rated Los Angeles Theatre Production of 2013/Revival of a Musical (1 of only 6 recognized), And The World Goes 'Round, NoHo Arts Center, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD/VD/pianist/performer, Gary Lee Reed, Dir.

Memorable Musical Direction/Accompanist – STAGE SCENE LA, And the World Goes Round, NoHo Arts Center, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD/VD,
Gary Lee Reed, Dir.

Best Ensemble Cast Performance, Musical Revue, Concert, Or Cabaret/Intimate Theater, – STAGE SCENE LA, And the World Goes 'Round, NoHo Arts Center, Gary Lee Reed, Dir.

Best Production, Cabaret or Musical Revue, Intimate Theater – STAGE SCENE LA, And the World Goes 'Round, NoHo Arts Center, Joshua Eli Kranz, MD/VD, Gary Lee Reed, Dir.

Ovation nomination for Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls, The Interact, directed by John Rubenstein

Garland nomination for El Gallo, The Fantastiks, Woodland Hills Theater Group, directed by John Berry

Best Actor in a musical from Pomona Repertory season, Emcee, Cabaret, directed by Robert Paver   

 
©2012 Joshua Eli Kranz