Adam Guettel to End Pace Residency with Concert at Schimmel Center, 4/30
The Pace University Department of Performing Arts is producing a concert of works by Adam Guettel, Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, Myths & Hymns and accompanied by Pace Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Musical Theater students and alumni. This concert is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency in which Guettel taught classes in musical theory, song interpretation, musical theater history and composition, as well tested material from a new project with Pace students.
Adam Guettel in Concert will be presented at Pace's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce St. in lower Manhattan on April 30 at 8 p.m. For reservations call Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111 or visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/922331.
Adam Guettel (Composer) Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, The Light in the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records, premiered on Broadway in April 2005. The musical won six 2005 Tony Awards, with two going to Guettel for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. His songs garnered a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. The Light in the Piazza also received 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Music and Best Orchestrations for Guettel. His other works include the Obie Award-winning Floyd Collins, Love's Fire, and Saturn Returns. Guettel is currently working on four new musicals and an opera. Other accolades for Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005). Guettel is the son of composer, author and Juilliard School chairman Mary Rodgers and grandson of legendary musical theater composer Richard Rodgers.
Amy Rogers (Director) created the BFA Musical Theater degree program at Pace which began in 2002 with 6 majors and now has over 100. Rogers' directing credits include: Full productions include Merrily We Roll Along, Anyone Can Whistle, Elegies, Ragtime, Carousel, Wild Party (Lippa), The Most Happy Fella, Flora The Red Menace, Little Women, My Name is Alice, Urinetown, Violet, Pippin, Into The Woods, Funny Girl, and A Grand Night for Singing. Rogers has assisted critically-acclaimed director Lonny Price on the Pre-Broadway workshop of 110 in The Shade starring Audra McDonald, the Emmy Award-winning Passion for Live at Lincoln Center on PBS; Candide with the New York Philharmonic; Anyone Can Whistle at the Ravinia Festival, and both Kismet and Can-Can with Encores! at City Center.
Robert Meffe (Music Director) is the Director of Music for the BFA Musical Theater Program at Pace. Broadway: Associate Conductor of Little Women and the last six years of Les Miserables, keyboards for Evita (2012 revival), Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grey Gardens and Bombay Dreams. National Tours: Music Director of The Phantom of the Opera, Associate Conductor of Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Violet, The Prince and the Pauper, Gutenberg! The Musical! and Lightin' Out. TV: Earth To America (TBS), Renee Fleming-Live at Lincoln Center (PBS). Las Vegas: Associate Conductor of Avenue Q, keyboards for Mamma Mia and Hairspray. Williamstown Theatre Festival/McCarter Theater at Princeton University: Ten Cents a Dance (Associate Music Director). Yale Institute for Musical Theatre: sam i was (Music Director).
About Dyson College of Arts and Science's Performing Arts Programs at Pace University: Undergraduate: Dyson's Department of Performing Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Acting, Musical Theater, and Commercial Dance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts International Performance Ensemble. The department presents over 50 performances every year. In 2006, Pace became only the second school in New York City to offer a BFA in Musical Theater. http://www.pace.edu/performingarts.