Theatre

Jeff has  written songs for several theatre productions.  Along with lyricist Joe Troiano, Jeff has developed a musical based on the life of FBI legend J. Edgar Hoover as well as a children's musical called "The Marble Garden. 

Jeff worked as an arranger and orchestrator for classical pianist legend Byron Janis and Tony nominated lyricist Hal Hackady for their musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".  In addition, Jeff has worked on several theatre productions for Frank Military and Warner Chappel.

Jeff is currently developing a hip hop musical tentatively named "Stringz".  The concept started with a conversation with hip hop artist Wyclef Jean as they bemoaned the lack of true contemporary musicals that reached younger audiences and not just tourists.  The idea was to develop a musical with a generic storyline that appeals to all ages and demographics - but the music and choreography would be hip hop and appealed to younger audiences.  With a script and lyrics by  Julliard writer Brian Tuckerplease listen to some of the demos from the show "Stringz".

Besides writing for the theatre, Jeff has been a musician in numerous productions including: "Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, Mack and Mabel, Evita, My Fair Lady" and others.  But perhaps Jeff is best known for being an original musician in the hit Broadway musical "Cats", where Jeff performed for 18 years - from opening day of rehearsals to closing night.


Contact: JeffZahnMusic@aol.com.    Studio 845-610-3521, Cell 201-988-8865