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Brian Usifer

 
Bio:
Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Director. Broadway: Music Director of Disney’s Frozen, Music Director of Kinky Boots, currently the Associate Music Supervisor of The Book of Mormon. Associate Music Supervisor of Kinky Boots on Tour, in London and in Toronto. Regional: Chess (Kennedy Center) and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Director. Broadway: Music Director of Disney’s Frozen, Music Director of Kinky Boots, currently the Associate Music Supervisor of The Book of Mormon. Associate Music Supervisor of Kinky Boots on Tour, in London and in Toronto. Regional: Chess (Kennedy Center) and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2020]
Music Arranger & Orchestrator
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2018]
Music Supervision
Arrangements
Orchestrations
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 0]
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, and Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Musical Director
Conductor
Keyboard 1
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Music Supervisor

As a composer, Brian’s latest project is a songwriting collaboration with Colin Donnell called The Nineteen Twenty. Available for sale on iTunes and everywhere music streams.



He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano from NYU and a Specialist Certificate in Orchestration from Berklee Online.



Photos

Caroline Bowman, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Brian Usifer, Jennifer Perry, Celina Carvajal & T Photo

Caroline Bowman, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Brian Usifer, Jennifer Perry, Celina Carvajal & Tory Ross

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05/30/2013
Caroline Bowman, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Brian Usifer, Jennifer Perry, Celina Carvajal, Da Photo

Caroline Bowman, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Brian Usifer, Jennifer Perry, Celina Carvajal, Daryl Roth & Tory Ross

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Date:
05/30/2013
Will van Dyke, Stephen Oremus, Brian Usifer, Sammy James Jr.  Photo

Will van Dyke, Stephen Oremus, Brian Usifer, Sammy James Jr.

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Date:
05/30/2013
Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Usifer Photo

Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Usifer

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Date:
03/18/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[Regional (US), 2020]
Music Arranger & Orchestrator

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2018]
Music Supervision

Arrangements

Orchestrations

[Broadway, 2018]
Music Director

[Off-Broadway, 0]
Musical Supervision, Orchestrations, and Arrangements

[Broadway, 2013]
Musical Director

Conductor

Keyboard 1

[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Music Supervisor

As a composer, Brian’s latest project is a songwriting collaboration with Colin Donnell called The Nineteen Twenty. Available for sale on iTunes and everywhere music streams.



He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano from NYU and a Specialist Certificate in Orchestration from Berklee Online.


Brian Usifer Biography

Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Director. Broadway: Music Director of Disney’s Frozen, Music Director of Kinky Boots, currently the Associate Music Supervisor of The Book of Mormon. Associate Music Supervisor of Kinky Boots on Tour, in London and in Toronto. Regional: Chess (Kennedy Center) and Follies (Barrington Stage Co.) Concerts: Bobby and Kristen Lopez: American Songbook at Lincoln Center, Clay Aiken “Tried and True DVD,” for PBS. As an orchestrator; The Heart of Rock and Roll featuring the catalog of Huey Lewis, Swept Away by the Avett Brothers, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money by Motown legend Lamont Dozier, and Into the Wild. Additional orchestrations: NBC’s The Wiz Live, NBC's Annie Live, and can be heard as a pianist on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.





Brian Usifer News

Video: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the Photo Video: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the Scenes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will be released on all streaming platforms via UMe on November 2, 2022, and on CD and December 2, 2022, just ahead of the official opening night. The production released an exclusive behind-the-scenes music video of the cast, band, and creative team at New York’s famed Power Station studio recording Diamond’s classic song 'Cracklin’ Rosie'!

Box Office Is Now Open For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Photo Box Office Is Now Open For A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

The Broadhurst Theatre box office opens today at 10 AM for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. A Beautiful Noise will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at the Broadhurst Theatre.

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for Country Musical MAY WE ALL Photo MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for Country Musical MAY WE ALL
by Team BWW - Sep 8, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced the acquisition of May We All: A New Country Musical. Co-written by Troy Britton Johnson, Todd Johnson, and Eric Pfeffinger, the musical features arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer. Suitable for all audiences, May We All features an authentic country score of hit songs made famous by Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, and many more.

Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & More to Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DI Photo Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & More to Lead A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022

The cast has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical which will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.

Review: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE at The Emerson Colonial Theatre Photo Review: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE at The Emerson Colonial Theatre
by Erik Bailey - Jul 14, 2022

Biographical jukebox musicals are becoming more and more common. They use a singer and/or songwriter’s music to tell that person’s life story. The most recent addition to the cannon is A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL (now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theatre until August 7th). 

New Country Musical MAY WE ALL Tour and Concept Album In The Works Photo New Country Musical MAY WE ALL Tour and Concept Album In The Works
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

The producers of May We All: A New Country Musical have announced plans for a tour and a concert album. Get the scoop here. 

Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Begins Performances Tonight Photo Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Begins Performances Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The world premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin performances tonight at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre. Learn about the new production!

VIDEO: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNT Photo VIDEO: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Get a first look at video footage from the world premiere of May We All: A New Country Musical, which is now officially open at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN. The musical will play through July 17, 2022.

Photos: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUN Photo Photos: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

Production photos have been released for the world premiere of May We All: A New Country Musical ahead of opening night on Wednesday, June 15. The musical began its world premiere engagement at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN and plays through July 17, 2022. Check out the photos here!

Photos: In Rehearsal For the Pre-Broadway Run of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND  Photo Photos: In Rehearsal For the Pre-Broadway Run of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

We're bringing you first look photos from inside the rehearsal room for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, including an image of Neil Diamond celebrating the production!

Brian Usifer Videos

Video: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the VideoVideo: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the Scenes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will be released on all streaming platforms via UMe on November 2, 2022, and on CD and December 2, 2022, just ahead of the official opening night. The production released an exclusive behind-the-scenes music video of the cast, band, and creative team at New York’s famed Power Station studio recording Diamond’s classic song 'Cracklin’ Rosie'!

VIDEO: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNT VideoVIDEO: First Look at Heidi Blickenstaff, Bligh Voth & More in MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

Get a first look at video footage from the world premiere of May We All: A New Country Musical, which is now officially open at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN. The musical will play through July 17, 2022.

VIDEO: Cast of SWEPT AWAY Takes Final Bow at Berkeley Rep VideoVIDEO: Cast of SWEPT AWAY Takes Final Bow at Berkeley Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2022

When the world premiere production of Swept Away, with music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers, concluded its third extension at Berkeley Rep on Sunday, March 13, fans had traveled to see the show from every state in the nation, as well as from eight different countries around the world.

VIDEO: Watch John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands & More Sing from SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley VideoVIDEO: Watch John Gallagher, Jr., Stark Sands & More Sing from SWEPT AWAY at Berkeley Rep
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

An all new video has been released from Swept Away at Berkeley Rep! Watch the cast perform 'Lord Lay Your Hand on My Shoulder/Ain’t No Man' here!

WATCH: Stark Sands and Adrian Blake Enscoe Perform 'Murder in the City' From New Musi VideoWATCH: Stark Sands and Adrian Blake Enscoe Perform 'Murder in the City' From New Musical SWEPT AWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2021

A new live performance of “Murder in the City” from the new musical Swept Away, featuring the music and lyrics of three-time Grammy Award® nominated folk rock band The Avett Brothers, in their theater debut, has just been released.

VIDEO: New York Public Library's Doug Reside Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: New York Public Library's Doug Reside Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2021

Watch as he chats with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator, Doug Reside, who is getting ready to present I'm Still Here: A Virtual Benefit for the Billy Rose Theatre Division, airing June 23, 2021 (8pm EST and 8pm PST).

WATCH: The Avett Brothers Release First Video of Title Song From Their New Musical SW VideoWATCH: The Avett Brothers Release First Video of Title Song From Their New Musical SWEPT AWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2021

A first-ever video of the title song from the new musical Swept Away, featuring Grammy Award nominated folk rock band The Avett Brothers ('America's biggest roots band,' Rolling Stone), in their theater debut, has just been released.

VIDEO: Past KINKY BOOTS Cast Members Perform 'Raise You Up', Including Billy Porter,  VideoVIDEO: Past KINKY BOOTS Cast Members Perform 'Raise You Up', Including Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020

Past cast members from various productions of Kinky Boots have created a video in honor of pride, performing the show's finale, 'Raise You Up'!

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.

VIDEO: Director Gordon Greenberg Reflects on THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL VideoVIDEO: Director Gordon Greenberg Reflects on THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

The Old Globe has released a new video in its Flashback series! In the video, director Gordon Greenberg reflects on his high-octane work on the Huey Lewis musical The Heart of Rock & Roll, and introduces a clip from the show.