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Adam Wachter

 
Bio:
Adam Wachter is a composer, lyricist, and music director featured on six episodes of the Disney+ series ‚ÄúEncore!‚ÄĚ, produced and hosted by Kristen Bell. He is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize for songwriting, and his original musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Critics‚Äô ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Adam Wachter is a composer, lyricist, and music director featured on six episodes of the Disney+ series ‚ÄúEncore!‚ÄĚ, produced and hosted by Kristen Bell. He is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize for songwriting, and his original musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Critics‚Äô ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Los Angeles, 2016]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Music Supervisor
Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Assistant Music Director
Keyboard 2
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010] [Replacement]
Musical Director[Replacement]
Keyboards

Unlock'd [Off-Broadway] Music Director Conductor/Piano



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George Stiles, Adam Wachter, Anthony Drew Photo

George Stiles, Adam Wachter, Anthony Drew

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Date:
06/18/2018
(clockwise, from left) Playwright Rick Elice, music director Adam Wachter, choreograp Photo

(clockwise, from left) Playwright Rick Elice, music director Adam Wachter, choreographer Lisa Shriver, composer Michael Patrick Walker, and director Roger Rees

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Date:
04/28/2014

 

Stage

Productions

[Los Angeles, 2016]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Music Supervisor

Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Assistant Music Director

Keyboard 2

[Off-Broadway, 2010] [Replacement]
Musical Director[Replacement]

Keyboards

Unlock'd [Off-Broadway] Music Director Conductor/Piano


Adam Wachter Biography

Adam Wachter is a composer, lyricist, and music director featured on six episodes of the Disney+ series ‚ÄúEncore!‚ÄĚ, produced and hosted by Kristen Bell. He is the recipient of the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize for songwriting, and his original musical Tarrytown won the 2017 San Diego Critics‚Äô Circle Award for Best New Musical. He composed the music for the ballet On Lincoln Square, which premiered at the Vail Dance Festival as the choreographic debut of Tiler Peck, and wrote both the score and screenplay for the award-winning short film ‚ÄúSign‚ÄĚ. Adam has created music for the series ‚ÄúWacky Races,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCheat Sheet for the Voting Booth,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Battery‚Äôs Down,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSubmissions Only,‚ÄĚ and his music-directing credits include the New York productions of Old Jews Telling Jokes, Carrie, Unlock‚Äôd, and Yank!, as well as shows at regional theaters throughout the U.S., including the Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Barrington Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Bay Street, Pittsburgh CLO, The Wallis Annenberg, Weston Playhouse, and more. His Broadway keyboard credits include War Paint, Allegiance, Finding Neverland, Peter Pan, and The Addams Family. Adam received a BTA from the University of Michigan and an MA from Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently on the faculty of Point Park University‚Äôs musical theatre department in Pittsburgh.




Adam Wachter News

Burman and Wallowitch Winners Announced Photo Burman and Wallowitch Winners Announced
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

The Burman Award finalists were: Bob Levy and Alyce Finell. The Wallowitich Award finalists were: Alex Goldie Golden and Billy Recce.

Lineup of Jewish Writers Announced For The Latest Collaboration Between Signal and JW Photo Lineup of Jewish Writers Announced For The Latest Collaboration Between Signal and JW3
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

SIGNAL x JW3 is a the second collaboration between the acclaimed musical theatre concert series and JW3, the UK's biggest Jewish community centre. This live multi-location concert will gather together a selection of the best Jewish musical theatre writers from around the world for this Purim-themed digital concert that celebrates the historic triumph of good over evil.

MUSICALS WITH CHEESE Discusses FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE With Adam Wachter Photo MUSICALS WITH CHEESE Discusses FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE With Adam Wachter
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021

'In a house that will never be a home...' This week the hosts of Musicals with Cheese Jesse McAnally & Andrew DeWolf are joined by Adam Wachter of Encore on Disney+ and composer of the musical Tarrytown to talk about the crazy stage musical from Michael John LaChiusa about the daughters of the president.

Tyler Mount Stops By SOUP TROUPE ONLINE! Photo Tyler Mount Stops By SOUP TROUPE ONLINE!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2020

Tune in on Sunday, December 20 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.

Billy Recce and Adam Wachter Stop By SOUP TROUPE ONLINE Photo Billy Recce and Adam Wachter Stop By SOUP TROUPE ONLINE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2020

Tune in on Saturday, December 12 at 1PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.

BWW Review: THE DAZZLE  at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE DAZZLE at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 26, 2020

Backyard Renaissance offers multiple theatre offering for your weekend enjoyment with THE DAZZLE and TARRYTOWN

West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New  Photo West End Stars Celebrate New Writing In Online Concert For Stiles + Drewe's Best New Song Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2020

The winner of the 2020 annual Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize will be announced during a 'virtual concert' and online ceremony on Sunday 5 July.

New York Theatre Barn Will Live Stream Excerpts From New Musicals THE DOGS OF PRIPYAT Photo New York Theatre Barn Will Live Stream Excerpts From New Musicals THE DOGS OF PRIPYAT and TARRYTOWN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals The Dogs of Pripyat and Tarrytown. The 40-minute presentation will also feature the creators of the new musicals.

Caitlin Kinnunen, Daisy Eagan, Jeremy O. Harris and More Will Podcast for Pride This  Photo Caitlin Kinnunen, Daisy Eagan, Jeremy O. Harris and More Will Podcast for Pride This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2020

The Broadway Podcast network will celebrate Pride month with a special section of the website highlighting a variety of programming to mark the occasion.

BWW Album Review: Forget Sleepy, Wachter's TARRYTOWN Will Awaken Your Soul Photo BWW Album Review: Forget Sleepy, Wachter's TARRYTOWN Will Awaken Your Soul
by Courtney Savoia - May 18, 2020

Adam Wachter's original musical, Tarrytown, offers a contemporary twist to an iconic story, based on Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow‚ÄĚ and features the astonishing voices of Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez. This trio is pure magic and their voices make this legend anything but sleepy.

Adam Wachter Videos

BWW Exclusive: Go Inside the Recording Sessions for TARRYTOWN with Adam Wachter! VideoBWW Exclusive: Go Inside the Recording Sessions for TARRYTOWN with Adam Wachter!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, studio cast recording of Adam Wachter's musical Tarrytown has just been newly released today, May 11, on all digital music platforms - including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music - and all proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund to support their work helping the creative community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Paul Alexander Nolan, Kelli Barrett and More in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2016

Bay Street Theater has just announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. The classic musical has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture. The production is directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Desi Oakley and More in GIRLSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2015

GIRLSTARSignature Theatre presents GIRLSTAR, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring book and lyrics by Anton Dudley (Second Stage's Getting Home) and music by Brian Feinstein (New World Stages' Mimi Le Duck), this world premiere musical fairytale runs in the MAX Theatre now through November 15. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from La Mirada's CARRIE THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group present the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Check out highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Raena White Sings 'WERQ (The Labor Day Song)'
by Stage Tube - Sep 3, 2013

To celebrate Labor Day, check out this fun musical short called 'WERQ (The Labor Day Song')', featuring a gospel number sung by Broadway's Raena White and featuring a slew of stage veterans. Click below to watch!

STAGE TUBE: Jake Wilson & Alysha Umphress Sing 'Sh*t I Love'
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2013

Check out what stage veterans Jake Wilson and Alysha Umphress love, in a just-released musical short titled 'Shit I Love.' Written and directed by Wilson, the video features cinematography by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and music by Adam Wachter. Also featured are Ismaelpeter Casillas, Alicia Charles, Manny Leach, Meara Levezow, Alex Redelico, Dani Spieler and Samantha Zack.

BWW TV Exclusive: In the Recording Studio with Marin Mazzie, Molly Ranson and CARRIE Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2012

For the first time ever, the musical Carrie is available for performances by Schools and Theaters through R&H Theatricals and the recent MCC production has been preserved in a cast recording. The new recording, executive produced by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch (In the Heights), will be released on September 25th on iTunes, Amazon.com, and is available for pre-order at Sh-K-Boom's website (http://sh-k-boom.com/carrie.shtml In the video below, get an exclusive look at the cast in the recording studio as they explain the story behind Carrie!

STAGE TUBE: OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES' Daniel Okrent, Todd Susman and More Visit WNYC Radio
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2012

Hear co-creator Daniel Okrent and cast members Todd Susman and Audrey Lynn Weston from the off-Broadway hit OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES as they visit WNYC Radio's Leonard Lopate. Click below to listen!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at SPIDERMUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2011

Andrew Keenan-Bolger takes a first look at the new show SPIDERMUSICAL, which will run March 15th-March 21st at the Mint Theater. Click below for video footage.

STAGE TUBE: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Episode 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2010

The second episode of 'Submissions Only,' a new online television series, will premiere this Sunday, December 5th on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars.