Sonny Paladino is a Broadway music director and conductor; Sonny is currently working on the revival of Pippin, as Associate Conductor, headed for Broadway this Spring. He was also Assistant Conductor for the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, and has worked as conductor and pianist for the Broadway productions of Billy Elliot, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Mamma Mia.
As an in-demand music director and vocal coach in New York City, Sonny has worked with and coached some of Broadway and television's biggest stars including Matthew Morrison, Hunter Foster, Teal Wicks, Cady Huffman, Curtis Holbrook, Patti Murin, Laura Osnes, Max Crumm, Ace Young, Taylor Hicks, Douglas Hodge, and Kacie Sheik, among many others. As a teacher, Sonny regularly works with cast members from nearly every show on Broadway from The Lion King to Wicked at workshops in New York City. He also recently played piano for The X Factor Australia with Alicia Keys.
Other Broadway credits include Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Promises, Promises, and the most recent revival of Grease which was the result of the hit NBC Television show Grease: You're The One That I Want! Sonny has also toured throughout the US with the 1st National Tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grease, and Disney's High School Musical which he also served as music supervisor for the Italian World premier in Milan, Italy. Sonny studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston and later at City College in NY where he received a B.F.A in jazz studies. Whether it be jazz, musical theatre, pop, hip-pop, etc., Sonny Paladino is known throughout NY and beyond as a versatile musician and coach of many styles. Sonny is very excited to have the opportunity to help share his knowledge and experience with students all over the country and the world here on Broadway U.