JB worked on Broadway for the Nederlander Producing Company of America, as the assistant to the Chairman of the Board, Jimmy Nederlander, Jr. He was responsible for tracking submissions of shows in development, like Billy Joel's Movin' Out, and line producing workshops, like Dionne Warwick's woman-woman show. With nine Broadway theaters, nineteen Broadway size theaters in other cities, Nederlander was then the largest live presenting entertainment privately held company in the world, with another 33 concert venues worldwide.
Before moving to New York to pursue theater, JB directed and produced countless musical productions ranging from high school to college shows, community theater productions, mid-west tours, and attended the Boston Conservatory, UCLA Extension, the University of Michigan Musical Theater Program. He won countless show choir and solo competitions as a singer/dancer. JB still composes musical theater, is classically trained in trombone, piano, drums and taught himself the guitar most recently. He studied ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance for over ten years. He studied directing from Don Richardson, original member of the Group Theater, teacher of Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, Zero Mostel, and many others. JB produced shows at The Public Theater in New York with Broadway icons such as Lea Delaria, Geoffrey Holder, and cabaret legends Liiane Montevecchii and Julie Wilson.
He was in development to shoot Savion Glover for BET when the terrorist attacks of 9-11 shut down his first production company located in downtown Manhattan at which time he moved to Los Angeles to begin his career in film at Sony. JB continues to consult and support the theatrical arts by directing cabarets and coaching performers who bounce in and out of New York and LORT theaters around the world.