JOHN SPALLA appeared on Broadway in Me and My Girl and Singin’ in the Rain, and Off-Broadway in Enter Laughing: The Musical, Closer Than Ever and What’s A Nice Country Like You STILL Doing in a State Like This? As Musical Director for The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped (NTWH), he has performed at The Prince Theatre in Philadelphia; The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and The Bay Street Theatre in the Hamptons; and The Myrna Loy Center in Helena, MT, among many others college campuses including Carroll College, St. Joseph’s University, and Georgetown University. John conducted the Bob Hope Orchestra in 1984 for the late Broadway Performer Judy Gibson, and was Musical Director and Conductor for the reopening of The Latin Quarter in 1985.
Mr. Spalla has arranged and orchestrated musical scores to original works performed regionally at venues such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Fayetteville Theatre in North Carolina, Encore Playhouse at Mt Snow, Vermont, The Storrs Theatre at The University of Connecticut, and Thalian Hall in Wilmington, NC. Formerly, Mr. Spalla was the Assistant Conductor of the New England Conservatory Choruses, a composer in the BMI Workshop under Lehman Engle, and he assisted the late Joshua Logan in writing an adaptation of Carmen, for which he assisted with the premiere in Shreveport, Louisiana. John received his B.M. from Oberlin Conservatory and his M.M. from the Hartt College of Music.
With a focus on musical theater, Mr. Spalla's performance styles run from Classical to Standards to Pop. As a pianist and accompanist, he has worked with numerous Broadway performers over the years. As an arranger and orchestrator, Mr. Spalla has prepared piano/vocal scores, dance arrangements, and orchestral instrumentation ranging from 5-piece ensembles to full orchestra. Additional skills include conducting, vocal performance and acting.