Jeff
Frohner

Music Director / Arranger / Composer / Keyboarder

Biography

Jeff was born in Austria and already started working as a keyboardplayer and pianist in various rock and pop bands before he studied at the Jazz Conservatory in Vienna. At that time he started performing with artists like Georg Danzer, Andy Baum, The Rounder Girls, Ludwig Hirsch, Günter Mo Mokesch and with bands like "Staff", "Deluca" and "Joruma".

First steps in the musical theater business were playing the piano in shows like "Little Shop of Horrors", "Nonnsense" and "Bloodbrothers". He soon discovered his passion for music theater, so he didn't only take over the conducting and leading of the rehearsels, but also the arrangement and musical direction. He was part of the creative team for shows such as Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, Verliebte & Verrückte, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Bloodbrothers, Cinderella for several years at the Summer Festival Prugg in Bruck/Leitha (A).


Engagements for Blutsbrüder, Vom dicken Schwein and Im weissen Rössl took him to St.Gallen (CH) where he later composed music for the theater plays Torquato Tasso, Wilhelm Tell, Nellie Goodbye and for the family musical/fairy tale Peter Pan. In Klagenfurt he continued his composing work for other family musicals (Pinocchio, Die verzauberten Brüder, Der gestiefelte Kater).


Shows like 3 Musketiere, Hairspray, Der Graf von Monte Christo, Rocky Horror Show and We will rock you took him to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, England, Norway, Holland and Belgium and he was engaged as a conductor and pianist of various musical galas and concerts with well-known stars like Pia Douwes, Maya Hakvoort and Drew Sarich.
Jeff passes on his knowledge and experience in musical workshops and he is teaching at Performing Arts in Vienna and musical schools in Germany and Switzerland.

He composed for various pop acts and was chosen to contribute the music for a new musical for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien.
But he does not only write music or arrangements for the theater, but also for film productions, commercials or TV-shows.
Nevertheless, he remains faithful to his work on stage as a conductor and he could be seen in the last years in productions like Hairspray, Singing in the Rain and Fame.



Since 2007 he works for the BB-Promotion Productions of We will rock you and Rocky Horror Show all over europe, and he will be the Music Director for the next run of We Will Rock You in 2014 and Music Supervisor for the 2014/15 Tour of Rocky Horror Show.
The production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2014 will be his debut at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich.


Curriculum Vitae

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CV Music Theater
CV Pop/Rock
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Work

Musical Direction

  • Bodyguard
  • Koeln - 2015-2016
  • Evita
  • Oper Graz - 2014
  • Fame
  • Graz - 2012
    Vienna - 2009
  • Hairspray
  • Merzig - 2012
    Cologne - 2010
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Muenchen - 2017
    Muenchen - 2014
  • Rocky Horror Show
  • European Tour - 2014
    European Tour - 2011 - 2012
    European Tour - 2008 - 2009
  • Singin in the Rain
  • Munich - 2015
  • We Will Rock You
  • Köln - 2015
    Munich - 2014
    Basel / Essen - 2012 - 2013
    Antwerp - 2011
    Oslo - 2011
    Utrecht - 2010
    Zürich / Vienna - 2007 - 2008
  • Ghetto
  • Klagenfurt - 2008
  • Günter Mo Mokesch
  • Nathalie Tineo
  • Since 2013 Jeff is Nathalie's MD for her new band-projects
  • Tanja Hilber
  • Jeff produced Tanja's debut-album in 2005 and was her bandleader at that time
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Arrangement / Composition

  • Fame
  • Graz - 2012
  • Im weißen Rössl
  • St.Gallen - 2006
  • Singin in the Rain
  • Klagenfurt - 2010
  • Peter Pan
  • composition of film-score like music including 4 songs. have a listen in soundfiles
  • Harry's lieabste Hütten
  • Jeff has written and produced the Jingle-Music for this TV-Show shown on austrian television ORF.
    Harry's lieabste Hütten on ORF
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Keyboard / Piano

  • Mat Schuh
  • Morten
  • Rounder Girls
  • Andy Baum
  • Boris Uran
  • Georg Danzer
  • Tanja Hilber
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