John Hall has been producing operas and musical theater for more than three decades as Director of the UCLA Music Theater Workshop, and has over 100 productions to his credit. From 17th century operas like Orontea by Cesti, to contemporary works as Bernstein's Candide, students have enjoyed a rich and diverse program with John and the UCLA Music Theater Workshop.
His passion to provide his students with more than just an education is clearly evident from their success in the performing arts. Alumni of his program are currently performing on Broadway, in national and international touring companies, and in opera houses throughout Europe and the U.S.
John is also an accomplished librettist and directed the Carnegie Hall premiere of his cantata "Flashpoint/ Stonewall" (music by Roger Bourland). His song cycles Encountertenor and Thoughts Unspoken (music by Jake Heggie) has been performed in London's Wigmore Hall and was part of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Series.