Jonathan Hawkins, a Point Pleasant, WV native, is a career touring guitarist/singer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger. Recent credits include touring Broadway musicals (2015 - Flashdance: The Musical 3rd National Tour; 2016 - Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway 1st National Tour; 2017 - Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour), performing in residency as a pit orchestra guitarist/multi-instrumentalist (2018 - Vietgone. Studio Theatre, Washington, DC; 2017 - Mamma Mia! Little Theatre on the Square, Sullivan, IL), local Musical Theatre productions (2018 - Little Shop of Horrors. Raleigh Playhouse, Beckley, WV; 2018 - Spring Awakening. ABC Players, Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, OH; 2016 - Man of La Mancha. Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, Athens, OH), and as a production band member and featured soloist aboard luxury cruiselines (2012, 2015, 2017-18 - Princess Cruiselines). When at rest from travel, Jonathan performs regularly as a live and studio guitarist for local and regional performances/recordings (2018 - Setting a Standard. Austin Morgan, Richmond, VA; 2018- Acoustic AJ. AJ Clarke; 2016 - The Low Beat. Bryce Duncan.)
Outside of performing, Jonathan stays busy arranging and composing for commission, theatrical productions, and studio albums (2018- The Vietgone Collection. Studio Theatre, Washington, DC; 2016-2018 - Gala Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, various arrangements. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Grand Lake, CO; 2015 - The Long and Winding Road (select arrangements) - Viking Cruiselines).
Jonathan has taught internationally in private and group settings onboard cruiselines, as well as to members of acting companies on Broadway touring productions, with a goal to not only teach the mechanics of the instrument, but to teach how to properly practice, visualize, and achieve musical and technical goals. Lessons in theory, audio production, improvisation on any instrument are available (see www.hawkinssounds.com for full credits).
Jonathan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Performance on the Guitar, with emphasis on composition and audio production. While in school, Jonathan's musical endeavors included composing music and sound design for virtual reality environments for historical and scientific education across American museums and schools (PublicVR, Jamaica Plain, MA), assisting live sound at the Boston Museum of Fine Art's Summer Concert Series, composing and producing scores for independent films and video games (2014 - Footsteps; 2013 - Teatime for Tyranny; 2011 - Adultswim Games' Girls Like Robots; 2011- Unacceptable).