Jason Weisinger is a music director/producer, composer/orchestrator, performer, and educator based in Long Island City, NY.
As "...an Olympian of a music director..." (The New York Times), Jason specializes in collaborating with independent writers, producers, & performers seeking to create an inclusive and safe theater industry. Recent productions include Bridge Production Group's presentation of "[title of show]" at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and MetLiveArts' mounting of Kate Douglas & Shayfer James' "The Ninth Hour"; a rock-noir musical adaptation of "Beowulf".
Jason's work developing new musicals is where he finds himself most at home. He has supervised various readings, showcases, and workshops with companies like The Goodman Theatre, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Bedlam, and TheaterNOW. Most recently Jason supervised a showcase of keynote speaker Emily Gardner Xu Hall's music upending of Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" at the National Alliance of Musical Theater (NAMT) Convention.
Jason’s orchestrations and compositions have been performed by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, GRAMMY-winning ensemble The Crossing, and various Broadway pit orchestras. His work is featured on the podcast [insert movie here]: The Musical!, available on iTunes and Spotify. He serves as orchestrator/arranger for cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan.
Jason has workshopped two of his own musicals as a composer in the BMI Advanced Musical Theater WritingWorkshop (Brazil and Operation Migration); both collaborations with writer Kate Douglas. His setting of ee cummings’ i carry your heart received 2nd-place at the 2016 Sparks & Wiry Cries NYC songSLAM and is published in the Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM Songbook: Vol 1.
Jason has sung on stage with luminaries such as Andy Einhorn, Kate Baldwin, Ricky Ian Gordon, Stephanie Blythe, Donald Nally, Dawn Upshaw, and Mark Morris. He has performed with many esteemed ensembles including The Boston POPS, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, The Crossing, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. His voice also appears on Last Week Tonight’s EMMY-nominated song Eat Shit Bob: The Musical as well as The Crossing’s 2019 GRAMMY-nominated album The Arc in the Sky.
As an educator, he has taught classes and voice lessons at The New School - Mannes Opera, The Neighborhood Playhouse, and the University of Cincinnati - CCM. He has also held a private voice/piano/music theory studio for 10 years, teaching remotely for the past 5 years.
Jason enjoys taking breaks from writing by playing Overwatch, drinking too much coffee, and rewatching episodes of The Office with his partner Jacqueline and their bossy cat Frank.