Eric Thomas Johnson
Pianist/Music Director

Eric Thomas Johnson is an award-winning composer whose works have premiered in cities across the United States and abroad. Credits include: The Hills Are Alive! (2013 NYMF), The Barber of Seville (play), Aristophanes’ Frogs (play), and Dracula (play, upcoming Fall 2014). He has received the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust grant and a Bronx Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant for his work, and he was winner of the 2006 Emil Beyer NFMC National Composition Competition for Best Song Cycle (“Lieder der Geliebte”). Music direction credits: Chicago, Into the Woods, The Wiz (AUDELCO Award nominee for “Outstanding Musical Direction”), The Drowsy Chaperone, Avenue Q, Forty-Second Street, Bye Bye Birdie, Closer Than Ever, The Cradle Will Rock, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Hills Are Alive!, among others. He is a member of the faculty at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts in NYC. He holds a Masters Degree in Music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelors Degree in Music from Vanderbilt University and a diploma with concentration in piano from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.