Hometown: New York City, NY! But where was I raised? Denver, CO
Education: Vocal Performance, U. Northern Colorado – B.M., M.M.
Favorite Credits: “Sound of Music” at Carnegie Hall, and music directing “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” at the Old Globe.
What’s it like to conduct a Broadway show?
Oh my goodness. In a word: thrilling. While the music is only one deck of the massive cruise ship that is a Broadway musical, the conductor is very much driving the boat, particularly in contemporary MT where it’s so often through-composed. So it requires extraordinary focus and precision, while also bringing heart to the proceedings… being an artist inside of the precise structure of what’s been set! When a show ends I am equally energized and exhausted, but it’s not a physical exhaustion, but rather a psychic one.
You’re conducting Gentleman’s guide on Broadway right now. But you said you fully expect Gent’s Guide will be your last Broadway show as music director. Why is that?