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At the tender age of five, Jonathan's first visit to the Bristol Hippodrome was all it took to ignite an immediate obsession for the theatre. By his mid-teens, he had written five pantomimes, all of which were produced locally in his native Wiltshire, but musical theatre was to become his focus and passion.

The Arts Council of England financially supported a complete concept recording of Jonathan's first musical, the lavish fantasy Professor Utopia, and extracts were staged at the London Palladium as part of the Vivian Ellis Gala. Julia McKenzie presented Professor Utopia with the Mercury Development Prize, and Jonathan was invited to join Mercury Musical Developments. This was followed by the recording of a Suite for Piano & Orchestra, a condensed symphonic version of the Professor Utopia score.

In collaboration with librettist Sebastian Michael, Jonathan wrote the musical, ICON, again supported by the Arts Council of England. With a 1920s-inspired score and tear-jerking story, the musical began with a rehearsed reading starring Susannah York at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End. This first full production opened at the Landor Theatre on the London fringe, followed by a workshop and a full cast recording.

On television, Jonathan's scores have been heard in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Taiwan and South Africa, following publication of his album Children's Drama, including the mischievous orchestral piece Parade of the Inanimate Objects. And for Happy Feet Stories, Jonathan provided the scores for audio books of The Selfish Giant and EarthDances.
Jonathan relocated to the United States in 2012, and now resides in Los Angeles. Originally trained as a baritone, he regularly "dusts off the pipes", recently singing with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in the new recording of Yves Dessca's The Count of Monte Cristo, playing Faria, a role he then sang in the subsequent staging at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood in 2015.

ICON Professor Utopia
Children's Drama The Selfish Giant
© Jonathan Kaldor 2016