Joel Chapman (he/him) is a San Francisco-based songwriter, bass-baritone, and conductor. Joel’s passion is in new works development: in addition to singing regularly with the acclaimed new-music ensemble Volti, he is co-creator of Gravity, a New(tonian) Musical, finalist in the 2017 O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and most recently seen at the Brava Theater in 2019. His works have been performed throughout the Bay Area, recent commissions including Volti’s Interdependence, music for RAWDance and Cutting Ball’s production of Charles Mee’s Utopia, and three art songs for The Young Activists’ Songbook. Theatrical credits include Utopia by Charles Mee—a 2020 world premiere (composer/Bob, Cutting Ball Theater); A Christmas Carol (music director, American Conservatory Theater); Piaf Lives (Voice, The Green Room 42); Tinderella (music director/orchestrator, The Custom Made Theatre Company & Faultline Theater); a particularly gritty Sweeney Todd at the Exit Theater (music director & Judge Turpin, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Company); and his favorite show of all time, Sunday in the Park with George (music director, Stanford University). Joel fights passionately for accessibility and loves public transit. |
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