John CoffeyHickory Arts

International Touring credits include “42nd Street” (Moscow, Russia), North American Tours of “Evita” (2009) and “3 Mo’ Divas” (2006-2010)—both as Assistant Conductor. Nationally served “The Full Monty” as Music Director for NETworks. Off-Broadway experience includes “Naked Boys Singing,” “Danny & Sylvia” and “The Danny Kaye Musical.” Assistant Conductor for “Into The Woods” in Portland, Maine (2010) and “Nine” in Brugge, Belgium (2009)—both with the Intermezzo Music Festival. Concert pianist with various orchestras and legendary artists such as Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Authored four musicals of his own including “We Are The People, Too.” Worked as an arts administrator and served on NCTC’s board. Originated the role of “Oscar” in the historic Moscow production of “42nd Street.” *Masters in Piano Performance from Juilliard

John returned to Hickory in 2011 and is available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Piano lessons as well as theory and vocal coaching at Hickory Arts.

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John has worked in numerous regional theatres throughout the U.S. including Mount Gretna, PA, Seven Angels, CT and Cape Fear, NC.

International Touring includes 42nd Street (Moscow, Russia), North American Tours of Evita (2009) and 3 Mo’ Divas (2006–2010), both as Assistant Conductor. Nationally, he served The Full Monty as Music Director for NETworks. Off-Broadway experience includes Naked Boys Singing as well as Danny & Sylvia and The Danny Kaye Musical. John was the assistant conductor for Into The Woods in Portland, Maine (2010) and Nine in Brugge, Belgium (2009), both with the Intermezzo Music Festival.

With a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School, John has performed as a concert pianist with various orchestras and his skills have given him the opportunity to play for a number of legendary artists, including Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. John later ventured into musical theatre and created four musicals of his own, including We Are The People, Too.

In addition to his skills as a musician and musical director, John worked as an arts administrator and served on the board of the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Always eager to grow as an artist, John originated the role of Oscar in the historic Moscow production of 42nd Street.