Burlington Township High School, Burlington, NJ
STEVEN M. BISHOP, currently the vocal music instructor for Burlington Township High
School, and the Vocal Jazz Chair for the New Jersey Association of Jazz Educators, has composed three musicals and has written more than 50 revues. He is
the Arranger/Orchestrator for the upcoming Broadway shows, GENIUS and SOLANA, and is the arranger/orchestrator for the newly re-scored critically acclaimed national tour of RAGTIME.
Prior to these positions, he was the Musical Supervisor and Computer Programmer for the National tours of RAGTIME, CAMELOT, THE COLOR PURPLE and GODSPELL (with Alex Lacamoire arr.), and was the Conductor for
the First National Tour of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Among his many New York
credits, Mr. Bishop was the Conductor/Musical Director for the off-Broadway run of
BINGO!, for which he orchestrated, produced, and mixed the original cast CD. Other
credits include orchestrating/arranging RIVERVIEW (Goodman Theatre), ARTHUR
(Marriott Lincolnshire), EVITA (Jupiter Theatre) and the National Tours of ZIEGFELD,
GYPSY, GRAND HOTEL, and JOLSON, THE MUSICAL (US Premiere).
His arrangements for television have been heard on The Today Show, AMC, Discovery,
TNN’s Nashville Now, and Bobby Jones Gospel Hour. Commercial jingle clients have
included Hallmark, Jordache, Bonanza, and Honda. Mr. Bishop conducted for Barry
Manilow and his musical, COPACABANA, and provided orchestrations for the 2002
Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He has had the privilege of working with such artists
as Barry Manilow, Gladys Knight, Pat Boone, BJ Crosby, Lou Rawls, K.D. Lang, Deborah
Gibson, Frankie Avalon, and Michael Bolton, to name a few.
Mr. Bishop has also been the Musical Supervisor for the Prince Music Theater in
Philadelphia, winning acclaim for his compositional and orchestrational contributions to THE GREEN VIOLIN, a new musical which won several Barrymore awards, including best new score. His arrangements and orchestrations have been heard on the smash national tours of GREASE, starring Frankie Avalon. He is the recipient of the Bravo award for his outstanding contribution to the field of musical theatre.
Mr. Bishop has musically directed over 150 productions including 5 in Seoul, Korea, and is in constant demand as a vocal and audition coach. As an educator, he has developed arts curriculum at the high school and collegiate levels, and has served as special guest artist in musical theatre for the Interlochen Arts Academy.