Onn San is an award-winning composer, arranger & music director who graduated with an MFA in musical theater writing as a composer at the New York University, Tisch School of The Arts, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. He is the first Malaysian composer to graduate and received the Dean’s Fellowship Award from the program. Nominated 5 times for the Kakiseni’s Boh Cameronian Arts Awards (Malaysia’s most prestigious arts awards) and won 3 including “Best Original Music” (Everworld, 2013), “Best Musical Director” (Everworld, 2013) and “Audience Choice Award (Marrying Me, 2014)
His musical, MARRYING ME was recently selected by the New York Theatre Barn Concert Series and was performed at the DLounge Theatre in New York City in September 2014.
His orchestration credits include: KING DAVID (Off-Broadway). The New York Times commented on Onn’s orchestrations as “…lushly orchestrated”, while Backstage, NY said it was “…seductively lilting.” JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Miracle Theatre presents) His musical directing credits include: Mel Brook’s THE PRODUCERS (PAN Production presents, 2013) & RUBY MOON (KLpac presents, 2012)
His debut album, “EPOMANIA – an epic soundtrack by Onn San” was launched in September 2011 and is available on iTunes. Official Website: www.onnsan.com
What is your idea worth spreading?
Music as a universal language that transcends all barriers.
If you were given the opportunity to change the world, what would you do?
I will create a self sustaining eco system for people to venture into the world of music without the limitations of finances or unequal opportunity