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Kevin Stites

 
Bio:
Kevin Stites is currently serving as Principal Conductor at Radio City Music Hall for their new show Heart And Lights. Most recently he was Music Director/Conductor for The 25th Anniversary Concert Performance of Crazy For You, with members of the original Broadway cast, and a 250 voice choir with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kevin Stites is currently serving as Principal Conductor at Radio City Music Hall for their new show Heart And Lights. Most recently he was Music Director/Conductor for The 25th Anniversary Concert Performance of Crazy For You, with members of the original Broadway cast, and a 250 voice choir with ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Los Angeles, 2019]
Music Director
Conductor
 
[New York, 2018]
Music Arrangements
Music Supervisor
 
[New York, 2017] [Replacement]
Music direction[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Music Director
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Music Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Music Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Keyboards
Music Supervisor
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Music Arranger
Conductor
Musical Supervisor
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Incidental Music Arranger[Replacement]
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Musical Director
Producer
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Conductor
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Musical Director
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Musical Director
Musical Supervisor
Conductor
 
[Broadway, 1994] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]
 
[Chicago, 1987]
Musical Director
 
[Regional (US), 1984]
Musical Director
 
[US Tour, 2008]
Composer
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor

Photos

Kevin Stites with Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Alan Menken, Luc Photo

Kevin Stites with Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Alan Menken, Lucy Simon, Maury Yeston and Allan Corduner

From: 
Date:
02/21/2018
Kevin Stites with Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Alan Menken, Luc Photo

Kevin Stites with Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, Alan Menken, Lucy Simon, Maury Yeston and Allan Corduner

From: 
Date:
02/21/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Los Angeles, 2019]
Music Director

Conductor

[New York, 2018]
Music Arrangements

Music Supervisor

[New York, 2017] [Replacement]
Music direction[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Music Director

[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Music Director

[Broadway, 2015]
Music Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Keyboards

Music Supervisor

Musical Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Music Arranger

Conductor

Musical Supervisor

Musical Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 2006]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Incidental Music Arranger[Replacement]

Musical Supervisor

[Broadway, 2005]
Musical Director

Producer

Conductor

[Broadway, 2004]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 2003]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Conductor

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Musical Director

Conductor

[Broadway, 1997]
Musical Director

Musical Supervisor

Conductor

[Broadway, 1994] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

[Chicago, 1987]
Musical Director

[Regional (US), 1984]
Musical Director

[US Tour, 2008]
Composer

Vocal Music Arranger

Musical Supervisor

Kevin Stites Biography

Kevin Stites is currently serving as Principal Conductor at Radio City Music Hall for their new show Heart And Lights. Most recently he was Music Director/Conductor for The 25th Anniversary Concert Performance of Crazy For You, with members of the original Broadway cast, and a 250 voice choir with the New York City Chamber Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Last fall he served as Music Director/Pianist for Deborah Voigt’s Voigt Lessons, presented by the Celebrity Series in Boston. He also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in concert with Kristin Chenoweth, as well as conducting two PBS specials for Il Volo, and Music Directing Les Miserables at the Muny in St. Louis.

Kevin has served as the Music Director and Conductor for the 25th Anniversary National Tour of Les Miserables as well as the Musical Director for The Producers at the Hollywood Bowl, (directed by Susan Stroman) and Conductor for Perfectly Frank: From Hollywood To Broadway at the Grant Park Music Festival. He has worked as the Music Supervisor for the German Premiere of Rebecca in Stuttgart, as well as the Music Supervisor/Conductor for the World Premiere of Maury Yeston, Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan’s Death Takes A Holiday at Roundabout Theatre Company, and as Music Director/Pianist for Deborah Voigt’s Voigt Lessons at The Glimmerglass Festival.

Other work includes - Broadway: South Pacific (LCT), Tale Of Two Cities, The Color Purple (Music Supervision/Incidental Music), Titanic (Original Musical Supervisor/Music Director), Sunset Boulevard, Pamela’s First Musical, Children and Art, Les Miserables (2006 revival), The Threepenny Opera (Roundabout Revival), Fiddler on the Roof (Alfred Molina), Nine (Antonio Banderas), OKLAHOMA! (Nunn/Stroman), On The Town, Nine to Five (Additional Musical Arrangements). National Tours: Little House On The Prairie, The Color Purple, Martin Guerre, Miss Saigon, The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Titanic. Regional: The Master Butchers Singing Club (world premiere) by Marsha Norman (Composer/Music Arranger) at The Guthrie, Titanic at the St. Louis Muny, and Take Flight at The McCarter Theatre. Film/Television: Rosie Live!, Reefer Madness, Letterman, Rosie, several Tony Awards Telecasts, Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular, NBC’S Christmas At Rockefeller Center, and others. Guest Conductor: Grant Park Symphony (Sondheim, Bernstein, and Gershwin tributes), Hollywood Bowl’s Guys And Dolls and Les Miserables.

Awards: Six Jefferson Awards for Music Direction: Sweeney Todd, Chess, Pal Joey, Sunday In The Park, Baby and Windy City. Teaching: Guest Faculty, UNC School of the Arts (Music Director for 1776, Into The Woods, She Loves Me). Education: Bachelor and Master of Music, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, where he studied under the tutelage of John Wustman and Kenneth Drake, and was awarded the Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship.




Kevin Stites News

Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Photo Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 

Christiane Noll & Edward Parks to Headline Concert of New Music by Nathan R. Matthews Photo Christiane Noll & Edward Parks to Headline Concert of New Music by Nathan R. Matthews & Drew Fornarola
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

Nathan R. Matthews is producing and performing in a concert for The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16th. Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Grammy winner Edward Parks (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) will headline the concert of new music by Dreamworks composer Drew Fornarola and Matthews himself.

Ravinia Festival Announces 2022 Summer Lineup Featuring YOURS, STEPHEN SONDHEIM Photo Ravinia Festival Announces 2022 Summer Lineup Featuring YOURS, STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Ravinia Festival has announced its complete 2022 summer lineup, offering 50 artist debuts and more than 100 concerts, including the annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) with Chief Conductor Marin Alsop.

BWW Exclusive: This Year's KRISTI Awards Were Smooth Sailing for Kristin Chenoweth an Photo BWW Exclusive: This Year's KRISTI Awards Were Smooth Sailing for Kristin Chenoweth and KCBBC
by BWW Features - Jun 15, 2021

‚ÄúWE DID IT!‚ÄĚ could be heard all the way from Broken Arrow, OK Sunday night. And the person yelling it the loudest was Kristin Chenoweth. Read on to learn all about the 2021 Kristi Awards with Kristin Chenoweth and friends!

Check Out the Stage Mag For the KRISTI Awards, as Part of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadwa Photo Check Out the Stage Mag For the KRISTI Awards, as Part of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Team BWW - Jun 13, 2021

Tonight, Sunday June 13, the KRISTI Awards will be broadcast live from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It is the showcase finale that ends the week of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, this year both LIVE and virtual.

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Gets Ready for the 2021 Kristi Awa Photo Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Gets Ready for the 2021 Kristi Awards!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 11, 2021

Lucky live and virtual campers from across the globe just passed their hump day of the week and are now in preparation for their showcase and annual KRISTI Awards presentation on Sunday night at 8pm EST/7pm CST/5pm PST.

BWW Exclusive: Heading Into Summer, Audits for Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp  Photo BWW Exclusive: Heading Into Summer, Audits for Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Are a Hot Ticket
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2021

Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp is in full swing today, after last night’s orientation and Ghosts of TONY kickoff party, hosted by Julie James of SiriusXM On Broadway.

Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP Returns in Virtual Format This Year Photo Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP Returns in Virtual Format This Year
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021

Kristin Chenoweth announced today that her Broadway Bootcamp will happen this year, June 6-13, in a unique virtual edition! The week long annual session will be held for students completing grades 8-12 in the 2020-2021 school year.

DVR Alert: Hollywood Bowl Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight With MUSICALS AND MOVIES,  Photo DVR Alert: Hollywood Bowl Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight With MUSICALS AND MOVIES, With Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sutton Foster
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021

As BroadwayWorld previously reported a new weekly concert series, IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, will air on PBS. The series kicks off today with the first concert, Musicals and Movies.

Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join LA Ph Photo Kristin Chenoweth, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell Join LA Philharmonic for MUSICALS AND THE MOVIES on PBS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2020

On Friday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m. tune into Musicals and the Movies featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars.

Kevin Stites Videos

Broadway Rewind: TITANIC Sails On Again in Concert! VideoBroadway Rewind: TITANIC Sails On Again in Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when Manhattan Concert Productions brought back Titanic. Titanic made its Broadway debut in 1997 to critical acclaim, winning five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interv VideoBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019

Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.

VIDEO: Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, and the Cast of PAMELA's FIRST MUSICAL Reveal  VideoVIDEO: Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, and the Cast of PAMELA's FIRST MUSICAL Reveal Their First Musicals
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018

More than 20 years after 'it started with a dream,' Pamela's First Musical will have its world premiere this fall at Two River Theater. The theater launches its 25th Anniversary Season with this long-awaited show, a valentine to the musical theater and a testament to its enduring power.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Jason Robert Brown's 'Do the Work' from  PRINCE OF BROADWAY perf VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Jason Robert Brown's 'Do the Work' from PRINCE OF BROADWAY performed by Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 19, 2018

Saturday night, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the 2nd Annual Kristi Awards took place, culminating the end of a week's work and training at the 4th year of Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch a Recap of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

Kristin Chenoweth recently held her 4th annual Broadway Bootcamp, followed by the 2nd annual Kristi Awards. BroadwayWorld is giving you a look at the video that introduced the awards ceremony.

BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center.

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty Buckley
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out the new promo video below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out a behind the scenes look below, along with highlights of the performance!

VIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2016

Below, watch the show's leading ladies Rachel York and Betty Buckley discuss the show during an appearance on ABC news.

BWW TV Exclusive: Baayork Lee & More Celebrate National Asian Artists Project's 5th Anniversary!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2015

National Asian Artists Project celebrated its 5th Anniversary of 'showcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming' just last week at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (56 LaGuardia Place) with PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE, a one-night-only Gala Benefit evening featuring a line-up of show-stopping wall-to-wall musical numbers from Broadway shows, highlights from past NAAP productions and current material, as well as what Baayork Lee hopes to stage in the future. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below!