JASON HOWLAND is a 1993 graduate of Williams College with an Honors degree in Music Composition. Last Season, Howland’s play written with Larry Pellegrini, BLESSING IN DISGUISE, premiered Off-Broadway. He was the musical supervisor for Wildhorn Productions, serving as musical director and conductor for the long running Broadway hit JEKYLL & HYDE, and musical supervisor for Broadway’s THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and THE CIVIL WAR. He was chosen to be the last Music Director of the long running Broadway mega-hit, LES MISERABLES, and had the honor of conducting the final perfomance of that show at the Imperial Theater. He was also the Music Director for the Broadway bound TABOO by Boy George, produced by Rosie O’Donnell.
Howland has worked as an arranger, conductor, writer and producer on a number of recording projects including the Grammy-nominated cast album of Jekyll & Hyde (Musical Director/Conductor/Vocal Arranger), The Dreams in You, for the September 11th Fund (Producer, Composer), the Broadway cast album of The Scarlet Pimpernel (Associate Producer), Atlantic Records’ release of The Civil War (Choral Conductor), the double disk compilation album Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work (Vocal Arranger), the solo album for acclaimed international harpist Jung Kwak (conductor), Chuck Wagner (Producer), and Linda Eder’s Christmas album Christmas Stays the Same (Arranger, Vocal Arranger). He has conducted in concert across the country for such notables as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Brandy, Bebe & Cece Winans, Carl Anderson, Linda Eder, Sebastian Bach and Davis Gaines, and was musical director and conductor for the opening ceremonies of 1998 The Goodwill Games held in New York City. Howland has a co-publishing deal with Cherry Lane Music Publishing, Inc. and is at work on two other musicals, MARIEL and QUICKSTEP.