The Arranger


Jeff Waxman

Jeff has worked with Peter Glazer on Woody Guthrie’s American Song from the first time it was read and played through 30 years ago – and the journey has been joyous and wonderful. It culminates with the release of what is the definitive recording of the show. Jeff was Musical Director  at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA, where the show was recorded.

Jeff is proud to have also collaborated with Peter on Almost Heaven – Songs and Stories of John Denver in its original iteration at the Denver Center Theater Company. Peter and Jeff’s collaborations have been honored with many awards and accolades including Drama Desk nominations for the New York production of Woody Guthrie's American Song, the Denver Post Ovation Award, the Colorado Henry Award and others for the premiere production of this ensemble at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and several Jefferson Awards in Chicago. 

Jeff lives in NYC where he has worked as a composer, orchestrator, music producer and musician for over 40 years. His Broadway credits include Gorey Stories, Doonesbury, Into the Light, and The Cherry Orchard at Lincoln Center

Jeff has worked in many of the country's regional theaters, including the Alliance Theatre, the Alley Theater, Ford’s Theater, Seattle Rep, Berkley Rep, Missouri Rep, the Village Theatre, and Marin Theatre Company.

His recording work has garnered a Grammy nomination, several Emmys and many awards for his work in educational and children’s music

Creating many wonderful shows with his wife, Lisa Asher, a longtime cast member of Woody Guthrie's American Song, has been one of the best experiences of his career (and life).