Originally from Galveston, Texas, Steven Jamail is an award-winning composer, arranger and music director based in New York City. His original music, orchestrations and arrangements have been performed on Broadway, at the White House, The Public Theater, Theater Under The Stars, The Alliance Theater and most recently, in sold out solo debut at Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Library. Television work includes original music and lyrics for Rachel Ray’s 40th Birthday Special, and arrangement and lyrics for Howard Stern’s 60th Birthday Show, music direction for episodes of The Martha Stewart Show and The Apprentice, arrangements for The Rosie Show on OWN and a holiday arrangement for NBC’s Tree-Lighting at Rockefeller Center, which he also conducted.
He has soloed onstage with the Houston Youth Symphony, the United States Army Band, The LAC Orchestra, with jazz legend Chick Corea, performed live on Rosie Radio (Sirius/XM) and has conducted tribute concerts on Broadway for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah and Sir Ian McKellan. This past September, he was commissioned to write an original production number for the Gala for Career Transitions for Dancers honoring Angela Lansbury at New York’s City Center.
His original lyrics and arrangement of “Fever” were heard on the Oprah Finale and featured Dr. Phil, Nate Berkus, and Dr. Oz. He serves as a pianist and/or arranger for Rosie O’Donnell, Grammy Winner Bebe Winans, Olympic medalist Jeremy Abbott, recording artist and tony nominees Orfeh and Andy Karl, Broadway veterans Katie Rose Clarke, Teal Wicks, Catherine Walker, Rachelle Rak and West End star, Danielle Hope. He has received a Youngs Fellowship and the Envision Award for Arts Education and is a proud recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from his Alma Mater, Friendswood High.
Steven holds a degree in music composition and theory from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
Currently: Music Director/Orchestrator/Arranger on Born For This: The BeBe Winans Story (Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage). Slated for Broadway 2016-17.