Hunkered Down


John Miller: Professional Bassist / Broadway Contractor

Season 1, Ep. 12

John Miller plays the bass and if you were a fan of that amazing, fantastical series about a NYC symphony orchestra – you know John Miller as Dee Dee – the drug supplying timpanist in “Mozart in the Jungle.”  John’s only other acting role was in Cy Coleman’s “I Love My Wife” for which he won a Drama Desk Award. 

But John Miller is mainly a Music Contractor having put together the pit bands for over 130 Broadway productions.  He has worked on Broadway's biggest hits such as “The Producers,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Hairspray.”  And -- as a bassist -- has played with Madonna, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Costello, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and the New York Philharmonic – to name a few. I caught up with this Upper West Sider hunkered down in his rural home with his wife, Connie Barron, on the NY–Massachusetts border.

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