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Amy Engelhardt

 
Birth Place:
Livingston, NJ
Bio:
As Mother Superior of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl, AMY ENGELHARDT recently led a choir of singing, silly Satanic nuns through Hollywood, Austin, New York and London in the promo campaign for Amazon Prime’s GOOD OMENS. After invading red carpet events and Q&As with Neil Gaiman and ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Livingston, NJ

Bio:
As Mother Superior of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl, AMY ENGELHARDT recently led a choir of singing, silly Satanic nuns through Hollywood, Austin, New York and London in the promo campaign for Amazon Prime’s GOOD OMENS. After invading red carpet events and Q&As with Neil Gaiman and ... (read complete bio)
 

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Bary Carl, Jennifer Malenke, Sean Altman and Amy Engelhardt Photo

Bary Carl, Jennifer Malenke, Sean Altman and Amy Engelhardt

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12/14/2021
 

Amy Engelhardt Biography

As Mother Superior of the Chattering Order of St. Beryl, AMY ENGELHARDT recently led a choir of singing, silly Satanic nuns through Hollywood, Austin, New York and London in the promo campaign for Amazon Prime’s GOOD OMENS. After invading red carpet events and Q&As with Neil Gaiman and industrially comic flashmobbing, Amy produced the nuns’ EP Unholy Night for Amazon Music. The marketing campaign won seven Clio Awards and a Gold Award from AdWeek.

No stranger to travel, Amy spent a lot of time in rental cars from 1998-2011 as the sole female voice/writer/arranger for eclectic, Grammy®-nominated vocal "band without instruments," The Bobs. She recorded 4 CDs and toured extensively with the band, from Lincoln Center’s American Songbook to Northwest Folklife to the Pori (Finland) Jazz Festival. Her brainchild, Rhapsody In Bob - Gershwin's masterwork arranged for vocal orchestra (The Bobs) and blues-infused piano (Bob Malone of the John Fogerty Band) premiered at Wolf Trap.

As composer/lyricist, Amy made her Off-Broadway debut with the sold-out run of BASTARD JONES at the cell theatre, a nominee for the Off-Broadway Alliance's Best New Musical and a Richard Rodgers Award finalist. Other theatrical work includes lyrics for TESLA, TRIPTYCH (book/music/lyrics) for the New York Transit Museum's Platform Series, lyrics/vocal arrangements for commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan's CONTACT with Hungarian rocker Peter Sipos (2009 Puget Sound Theater Award – Best New Play), NICHOLAS NICKLEBY with electric violinist Eyvind Kang at Seattle’s CenterStage, music/lyrics for the Bobs/Flying Karamazov Brothers collaboration A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT Seattle. Incidental music credits include MOTHER, MAY I at Baltimore’s Strand (dir. Rain Pryor). Amy was librettist/creative consultant for the PBS concert special Call Me Irresponsible (2011 Telly Award, Best Original Programming) featuring Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins).

Her "one-Amy one-act" play with music, IMPACT will premiere online in May 2021. A co-production of the cell theatre in NYC (where she is a resident artist), Michigan's Playhouse at White Lake (where it was live-captured) and Dimly Wit Productions, IMPACT explores the simplicity of human kindness as a counterbalance to tragic global events.

As a session/concert singer, Amy’s diverse credits include Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Real Steel, Jim Henson's Animal Jam (Discovery Kids/TLC), Barbra Streisand's Timeless, the LA Bach Festival, Neil Young's Living With War and Paul Provenza’s SATIRISTAS. As a singer/songwriter, she tours her musical solo show ("Riotously funny!" - BroadwayWorld) in clubs and house concerts and appears annually in Harry Shearer & Judith Owen’s Holiday Show (tours/Disney Concert Hall/BAM). Amy's solo CD, Not Gonna Be Pretty, was hailed as the "unlikely and intriguing marriage of Nellie McKay and Meat Loaf." She is currently recording her second album, Finish What You, which she swears will still be released in 2020.

Amy co-created TUNE IN TIME, New York City’s Musical Theater Game Show, which ran for 3 seasons at the York Theatre (“The BMI writers workshop on steroids...musical theater, cerebral fun and games pushed to 11… a joyous, hilarious romp”). She has received the Burman Award for Songwriting from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC), has been a resident composer at the Nautilus Composer/Librettist Studio in Los Angeles and a resident playwright at the National Winter Playwrights Retreat.

A graduate of Syracuse University (Musical Theatre) and Berklee College of Music (Songwriting/Arranging), Amy is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild, MAESTRA, ASCAP, the "I Hate Cilantro" and "Giant Army of Tuxedo Cats" Facebook Groups and the only honorary female member of the Vienna Boys Choir. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City.




Amy Engelhardt News

Photos: April 26th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater by Stewart Green Photo Photos: April 26th THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER at Birdland Theater by Stewart Green
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The April 26th edition of The Lineup brought to the Birdland stage a new Sondheim star, everyone's favorite twins, a jazz icon, and a whole lot more.

Ring of Keys Announces QUEERING THE CANON Concert Series Photo Ring of Keys Announces QUEERING THE CANON Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022

Ring of Keys, a 501(c)3 artist service organization and the only national network of queer women, trans, and gender non-conforming professional artists working on and offstage in musical theatre, has announced The Queering the Canon Concert Series building off the success of 2020’s Queering the Canon concert at Joe’s Pub.

Photos: Ben Rappaport, Eli Bolin, Larry Hochman & More Celebrate Hanukkah at 54 Below Photo Photos: Ben Rappaport, Eli Bolin, Larry Hochman & More Celebrate Hanukkah at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021

Last week on Sunday December 5th, Hanukkah was given the songbook it rightfully deserved as Feinstein's/54 Below premiered the Jewish holiday love letter, 54 Celebrates Hanukkah: A Festival Of Writers.

BWW Review: 54 CELEBRATES HANUKKAH: A FESTIVAL OF WRITERS at Feinstein's/54 Below by  Photo BWW Review: 54 CELEBRATES HANUKKAH: A FESTIVAL OF WRITERS at Feinstein's/54 Below by Guest Reviewer Ari Axelrod
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 9, 2021

Cabaret artist and Jewish activist Ari Axelrod lends his expertise in two areas to Broadway World Cabaret in a special holiday series of reviews by guest writers.

Larry Hochman, Eli Bolin and More to Take Part in 54 CELEBRATES HANUKKAH: A FESTIVAL  Photo Larry Hochman, Eli Bolin and More to Take Part in 54 CELEBRATES HANUKKAH: A FESTIVAL OF WRITERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Have you ever thought that there are simply not enough Hanukkah songs? Wonder no more! Feinstein’s/54 Below will be showcasing some of the best Jewish musical theatre writers as they each present a brand new, original Hanukkah song.

Musicals From Marc Acito, Sara Cooper, Amy Engelhardt & Lynne Shankel to Headline New Photo Musicals From Marc Acito, Sara Cooper, Amy Engelhardt & Lynne Shankel to Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Work Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021

New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its award-winning New Works Series on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 7PM EST, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Perpetual Sunshine & the Ghost Girls and Bastard Jones.

Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Lynne Shankel and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's June  Photo Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Lynne Shankel and More Set for New York Theatre Barn's June 2021 Virtual Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

New York Theatre Barn will continue to host free live streams of its New Works Series on select Wednesday evenings at 7PM ET. Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, each installment of the live 1-hour series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the writers and creative team.

Amy Engelhardt's IMPACT to Premiere at the Cell Theatre Photo Amy Engelhardt's IMPACT to Premiere at the Cell Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021

Amy Engelhardt (Bastard Jones, Grammy-nominated band The Bobs) will premiere her new play IMPACT in a co-production with Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre, The Playhouse at White Lake and DimlyWit Productions (The Last Five Years).

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Will Spotlight Amy Engelhardt, May 4 Photo A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Will Spotlight Amy Engelhardt, May 4
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021

The Spotlight Series, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by A Little New Music will “spotlight” the music of composer/lyricist and humorist, Amy Engelhardt, on May 4th.

The Cell Theatre Announces 2021 Season Photo The Cell Theatre Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2021

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre has announced their programming for 2021, which will include collaborations with local and regional artists including One Whale's Tale (Founders Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos), Amy Engelhardt, The Playhouse at White Lake, Off The Wall Productions, and HOLDTIGHT company.

Amy Engelhardt Videos

VIDEO: NMI Chats with BASTARD JONES Co-Creator Amy Engelhardt VideoVIDEO: NMI Chats with BASTARD JONES Co-Creator Amy Engelhardt
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Another video from the Stages Musical Theatre Festival was just released this week.