| Born 1962, Japan
Boko Suzuki is a music director, composer, and arranger formerly based in Toronto and New York and now in Colorado. He began his music career as a keyboard and piano player in the mid-1980s in Toronto, and by the 1990s was conducting productions of musical theatre classics such as Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, and composing for new works including Naomi’s Road at Young People’s Theatre and The Stillborn Lover at the Stratford Festival.
He was also a guest conductor for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as well as performing on and co-composing for the jazz CD The David Blamires Group with Grammy award-winner David Blamires. South of the border, he has music directed for many big-name productions, including Rent in both its national tours and on Broadway, Wicked in its first and second national tours and in San Francisco, and new works such as the world premiere of A Room With a View at the Old Globe. Most recently, he has launched his own business as co-owner and fitness manager for Paragon Fitness in Denver, Colorado.