What's On Tap
Thrilled to enter my 4th consecutive summer at City Center after previously working on Little Shop of Horrors, Jamboree, and Bubbly Black Girl. This year, I will serve as the Music Director for this production, choreographed and directed by the legendary Savion Glover. With music and lyrics from Micki Grant, this story is a celebration of African-American culture and community. Originally conceived and directed by the first African-American woman to direct on Broadway, Vinnette Carroll, the show brings issues of race politics to the American stage, using a blend of gospel, jazz, soul, calypso, and rock to create voices for change - incredibly poignant for a time when we greatly need to hear these voices.
One of my greatest joys as a musician is to take a familiar melody and reimagine it through the lens of my classical training. I am thrilled to announce my latest single, “Ain’t Nobody,” a dynamic, tribal piano-driven interpretation of Chaka Khan’s instantly recognizable hit. This energetic cover, with an accompanying video filmed and directed by cinematographer Jordan Battiste, brings a new sense of urgency and passion to a soulful classic.
Currently serving as one of the conductors for the 2018 Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. This incredible production has featured some of the most legendary names in theater - Lea Salonga and Norm Lewis, to name a few- as well as the bright, young Tony-nominated star, Hailey Kilgore. Hailed as “ravishing” by The New York Times, it is an honor to also play lead keys, melodica, and hand percussion when conducting, and be part of the “human heart” of this stunning musical.
I am thrilled to announce that Little Dancer, directed by Susan Stroman and written by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, is headed to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater! I was honored to be a part of this production, playing four instruments and serving as the Associate Music Director. Little Dancer, set in the backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet, stars New York City Ballet principal dancer, Tiler Peck, and four-time Tony winner, Boyd Gaines.
I was recently commissioned as a composer in The Canales Project "Hear Her Song" - music directed by Kurt Crowley (MD for Hamilton on Broadway) to compose a song written for Hillary Clinton. "Hear Her Song" is an initiative that brings together poetry, music, and the stories of female leaders who have inspired positive change in their communities.