Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Nehemiah Luckett has been performing, composing and conducting for over 25 years. He has been a featured soloist at the National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and has performed all over the US, Europe and Australia. He has composed solo, choral and instrumental pieces. His Secular Mass (a five movement work for chorus, string quartet, oboe and three trumpets) was premiered in 2004. In 2015 he was commissioned by Greenpeace UK to compose Requiem for Arctic Ice: The Northernmost Part. In January 2017 his Kyrie 2017 was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Nehemiah has also written two full length musicals: Hamlet: Prince of Funk (1999) based on the Shakespearean classic with collaborators Owen Beverly (Evans) and Matthew Smith and Brick by Brick (2006), based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe with collaborator, Ross Wade. Most recently he has composed and arranged music for jazz singer (with Joshua William Gelb at Abrons Arts Center), Adia and Clora Snatch Joy (written by Mfoniso Udofia, New Dramatists Playtime 2019), A Burning Church (with Zhailon Levingston and Alex Hare, New Ohio Theater), Tomorrow Will Be…(with Orion Johnstone and Zhailon Levingston, Boom Arts – Portland, Oregon) and Triple Threat (with Tracey Conyer Lee).
Nehemiah has deep gratitude for Power APAC (Academic and Performing Arts Complex) where he studied music and theater and for his family that allowed him to dream crazy dreams.