"Jeremiah is one of the most gifted musicians we know. He's a brilliant pianist, singer and musical director - and his original songs are full of energy and heart."
Jeremiah will join the faculty in the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University this fall as Director of Music Theatre Voice and Assistant Professor of Theatre. A theater artist, musician, songwriter and teacher he is equally at home in the worlds of music and theater. Born in North Jersey, and growing up in the Pocono Mountains, the influence of nearby Manhattan was inevitable and Jeremiah spent his formative years crossing paths or studying with legendary theatre and music artists including Marni Nixon, Bob Dorough, Peter Howard and Pattie D'Arcy Jones.
He’s appeared on stage as an actor in leading roles, world premieres and alongside some of Broadway’s finest both in New York and regionally. Highlights: critically acclaimed Philadelphia debut in Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World, Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years at Philadelphia Theatre Company understudying the role of Jamie, the Philadelphia regional premieres of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and Seussical, the world premiere of Albert Innaurato and Charles Gilbert's Gemini, the Musical originating the role of Randy alongside Linda Hart and Robert Picardo at the Prince Music Theater and appearing on stage with Tony Award nominated actress Emily Skinner and Jeff McCarthy in the role of Pirelli in Sweeney Todd at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. He’s performed at a long list of clubs, concert halls and cabarets in New York and Philadelphia, including The Duplex, The Triad, Rose Hall at Lincoln Center and The Tin Angel, to name a few and has had the honor of appearing in concert for President George W. Bush and Philadelphia’s Mayor John Street.
Instrumental in the development and inception of the Walnut Street Supper Club in center city Philadelphia, Jeremiah served as music director and entertainment manager there for three years. In the tradition of the great piano men before him, he appeared nightly on stage as the headlining vocalist, pianist and personality where his keys poured over everything from Gershwin to Pat Benatar. He was the founding artistic director of Philadelphia Music Theater Works where he successfully led the organization through a sold-out inaugural season and where he served as either actor, director, producer and/or writer for various new musical initiatives, including; FRESH: New Musicals – Stripped, Watch The Birdie, The Ryan Scott Oliver Project, This Thing Called Love and Vintage: A Celebration of Broadway’s Golden Age. For two seasons, Jeremiah directed the New Theater Collective in Philadelphia modeled after New York City Center’s Encores.
He continues to maintain a successful career as a studio singer, background singer and musician (vocalist, vocal arranger, keyboardist and accompanist). As a composer and lyricist his work includes; Highways and Daydreams, the musical adaptation of Richard Donner’s 1992 film Radio Flyer, Dancing As Fast As We Can and Seven. His songs have been performed by artists from the worlds of Broadway and commercial music.
A sought after teacher and coach of vocal technique, song interpretation and performance, Jeremiah has maintained a private studio in New York City and Philadelphia for the past decade where his clients have found success on Broadway, in film and on television, in opera houses and recording studios. He was the co-creator of Get Real: The Broadway Training Center, an innovative educational platform that offered elite online and on site training for aspiring and professional musical theater performers with master teachers from the worlds of Broadway and higher education. Jeremiah is a frequent master class clinician and has taught at musical theater programs around the country. Prior to his appointment at Western Michigan University he served as Assistant Professor of Musical Theater and B.F.A. Coordinator at Emory & Henry College in association with Barter Theatre in Virginia.
Jeremiah holds a Master of Music from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts where he served for three years on the staff of the Pre-College musical theater program. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, ASCAP, National Association of Teachers of Singing and Musical Theater Educators Alliance.