MUSIC DIREction

 

OFF-BROADWAY/ NYC

50 Shades! The Musical Parody          Elektra Theater               Al Samuels/Rob Lindley      Music Director/Arranger/Keys

Forever Dusty                                 New World Stages         Randall Mylar                      MD/Arranger/Keys

Echoes of Etta                                Joe's Pub, etc.                 (see below)                         Creator/MD/Arranger/Keys

1812: The Musical                         June Havoc Theater        Jamibeth Margolis              MD/Composer/Keys/Arranger

Murder Mystery Blues                  59 E 59, Theater A          Janey Clarke                        Pianist/Featured Vocalist
Forever Dusty Springfield            Theater Row                    Randy Mylar                        Music Director/Pianist/Arranger

Great Googley Moo                      Sage Theater                   Jamibeth Margolis              Writer/Pianist/MD/Vocalist
The Cooke Book                            Laurie Beechman           Darrian Ford                        Music Director/Pianist/Arranger

 

REGIONAL

Spring Awakening                           ReVision Theater, NJ            Carlos Armesto            Music Director/Keyboards

Little Shop of Horrors                     ReVision Theater, NJ            Mary Kate Burke          Music Director/Keyboards
The Who’s Tommy                          ReVision Theater, NJ            Carlos Armesto            Music Director/Keyboards
Rocky Horror Show                         ReVision Theater, NJ            Tom Morrissey             Music Director/Keyboards
The Bikinis                                        ReVision Theater, NJ            Ray Roderick                Music Director/Keyboards
An Evening with Dusty                   Live AP, NJ                                                                   Music Director/Keyboards

Spring Awakening                           Kean University, NJ              Holly Logue                  Music Director/Keyboards

Smokey Joe’s Cafe                           Depot Theater, NY              Chris Patterson            MD/Pianist/Featured Vocalist

Kingdom: A Hip-Hop Musical         ReVision Theater,  NJ           Carlos Armesto            MD/ Keys/Add'l Arrangements

Great Googley Moo                        Crossroads Theater, NJ        Jamibeth Margolis       Writer/Pianist/MD/Vocalist
Smokey Joe’s Cafe                          Plays in the Park, NJ             Chris Patterson            MD/Pianist/Featured Vocalis
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Stardust                                           Harlequin Theater, WA        Linda Whitney             MD/Pianist/Arranger/Vocalist
Kiss Me Kate                                    Dutch Apple Theater, PA                                           Music Director/Pianist
Baby                                                  Broadway Palm, FL              Victor Legaretta           MD/Keys/Sequences
Dance, Bojangles, Dance                Paul Callas Prod, NYC          Chris Patterson           Composer/MD/Arranger


•B.A., English, Yale University, Distinction in the Major

 

•Music Director/Arranger for Special events including United Nations Development Programme 50th Anniversary, Schneiderman 2018 Fundraiser, 2014 Superbowl Commisioner's Tailgate, et al

 

•Echoes Of Etta, The Etta James Tribute, was the recipient of the 2014 MAC show of the year award, was featured in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, sold-out residency at Joe's Pub, played Birdland, the Cafe Carlyle, Celebrity Millenium Asia Tour 2015, among others.  

 

•The Chantels, The Dubs, The Orioles, The Counts, Patty Labelle, The Vandellas, The Tymes, The Blue Notes, Jimmy Guilford, The Emotions, et al.

 

•Music Director/ Album Producer: William Blake, Kyle Flandrau, Echoes of Etta: Live at Joe's Pub
 

•Music Director/ Pianist/Cabaret Artist at NYC Venues including: Birdland, Don't Tell Mama's, the Duplex, Brandy's, The Townhouse, Helen's, Danny's, Pegasus, et al

•Pianist/Music Director for NYC and NJ Educational Theater Programs including McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ and Periwinkle National Theater

•Served as Resident Music Director/Pianist/Arranger on some 70 shows at the American Cabaret Theater (Indianapolis, IN & Glacier Park, MT) from 1995-2002. Shows include:

Streetcorner Harmony, Parts I & II      Claude McNeal                               Writer/Music Director/Keyboardist/Arranger
Amazing Gospel                                    Quentin Darrington                       Music Director/Arranger/Featured Composer
Jazz & Dixieland                                     Claude McNeal                               Co-writer/Music Director/Arranger
Cole & Noel                                            Mary Lou Szczesiul                        Music Director/Arranger/Played Cole Porter
French Cabaret Masters                       Jeff Owen                                        Music Director/Arranger/ Featured Vocalist
Fats and Eubie                                       Claude McNeal                               Co-writer/MD/Arranger/Featured Vocalist
ACT Holiday Show 1998-2001            Jerry Panatieri, Jeff Owen              Co-writer/MD/Arranger/Pianist                             
Old time Rock 'n Roll Parts I & II          Jeff Owen, Mary Lou Szczesiul    Co-writer/Music Director/Arranger
Hollywood Nights                                 Claude McNeal                               Performer as Chaplin, Groucho, Arranger
Fabulous Fifties                                     Jerry Panatieri                                 Music Director/Arranger/Pianist

Decades                                                 Claude McNeal                               Music Director/Arranger/Pianist

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