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[Broadway, 2022]
Music Supervisor
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Music Adaptor
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2017]
Vocal Arrangements
Music Director
Music Adaptation
[Regional (US), 2014]
Music Director, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements
[Broadway, 2014]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 2010]
Musical Supervisor
[Broadway, 2005]
Music and Vocal Arranger
[West End, 2003]
Musical Director
[US Tour, 2003]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 2002]
Musical Director
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1999]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
[New York, 1999]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1998]
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1996]
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Musical Director
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Musical Director
[Broadway, 1989]
Assistant Conductor
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Musical Director

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Broadway at TPAC Opens 2024 Live Theater in Nashville With 'Startling, Stunning, Sexy' FUNNY GIRL

What a way to open a brand-new year of live theater in Nashville: in Funny Girl, audiences may have found exactly what they were longing for as Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s touring presentation provides a portentous kick-off to 2024. In fact, we can’t recall a standing ovation more gratifyingly sincere and genuine in the 35+ years we’ve been reviewing shows at TPAC than the one with which the company was rewarded on opening night in Andrew Jackson Hall. It was appreciative and effusive – downright enthusiastic and straight from the heart – the thunderous and sustained reaction to two-and-a-half hours of gloriously exhilarating musical theatre straight out of the golden age.

The North American Tour Of FUNNY GIRL Comes to St. Louis This January

The producers of FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, are delighted to announce full casting for the North American Tour coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis for a limited two-week engagement from January 23 to February 4.

Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER AND KELLI O'HARA Consistent With Past Carnegie Hall Greatness

It was a one night only special event, and it was so special that people better start wishing for another one night.

Photos: Go Backstage at the New York Pops with Kelli O'Hara, Sutton Foster, and More!

BroadwayWorld is taking you backstage at Carnegie Hall with Tony Award winners Sutton Foster and Kelli O'Hara! The pair joined The New York Pops—led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke for a one-night-only concert on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Check out the photos below!

Tickets For FUNNY GIRL at Playhouse Square On Sale Tomorrow

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to Cleveland for a limited three-week engagement. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos/Video: First Look at the North American Tour of FUNNY GIRL

Hello, gorgeous! All new photos and video footage have been released from the North American Tour of Funny Girl. Check them out here!

Video: FUNNY GIRL Tour's Katerina McCrimmon Sings 'Don't Rain On My Parade'

We have your first listen to Katerina McCrimmon singing 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from Funny Girl. McCrimmon will lead the upcoming North American tour of Funny Girl as Fanny Brice. Check out the video here!

Watch as Lea Michele Surprises Final FUNNY GIRL Audience with 'My Man' Encore

Watch at the end of the performance, when as did Barbra Streisand after her final show, Lea Michele surprised everyone by singing 'My Man' as an Encore. 

Lea Michele Bids Farewell to FUNNY GIRL in Emotional Instagram Post

Lea Michele has penned an emotional goodbye to the role of Fanny Brice in the Funny Girl revival, which plays its final performance Sunday, September 3rd.

Lea Michele Will Be Out Of Both FUNNY GIRL Performances August 30th

Lea Michele will be out of both performances of Funny Girl as she is under the weather, per an announcement from the production. Julie Benko will play Fanny Brice at both performances today, and her regularly scheduled performance tomorrow. Lea Michele is expected to return to the show Friday, September 1st.

Lea Michele Will Be Out Of FUNNY GIRL Tonight; August 29, 2023

Lea Michele will be out of tonight's 7pm performance of Funny Girl as she is under the weather, per an announcement from the production. The production also stars Tony and Olivier Award  nominee Ramin Karimloo, 2022 Tony & Drama Desk Award nominee and Chita Rivera Award winner Jared Grimes and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh.

FUNNY GIRL Breaks Own Box Office Record in Final Weeks

With just eight performances remaining, the first-ever Broadway revival of Funny Girl has broken its own box office record for the highest grossing 8-performance week at the August Wilson Theatre for the week ending August 27 with a final gross of $2,133,143.44.

FUNNY GIRL Tour to Play The Hippodrome in October - Tickets Available Now!

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, will come to the historic Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center for a limited one-week engagement from October 24 – October 29, 2023.

FUNNY GIRL North American Tour Unveils Full Cast and Schedule

Discover the full cast and tour dates for the highly anticipated FUNNY GIRL North American Tour. Don't miss out on this exciting production of the beloved musical.

FUNNY GIRL Broadway Revival Recoups Investment

The first-ever  Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL has recouped its $16.5 million capitalization after opening in April 2022 at the August  Wilson Theatre. 

Photos: Sutton Foster Performs at Peju Winery as Part of Broadway and Vine's Summer 2023 Season

Broadway and Vine, pairing the best of Broadway with the best of Wine Country continued this week with a sold-out performance by Sutton Foster (Younger, The Music Man, Anything Goes, Drowsy Chaperone, Violet, Shrek) on Wednesday. The two-time Tony Award winner was accompanied by Michael Rafter on the piano.  

Photos: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Attends FUNNY GIRL

Over the weekend, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was in New York and attended FUNNY GIRL starring Lea Michele. She stayed after the show, met the cast and took some photos with the company. Check out the photos here!

FUNNY GIRL Comes to Grand Rapids Next Month

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to DeVos Performance Hall for its Michigan premiere during a limited one-week engagement from September 19 to September 24. This kicks off the Broadway Grand Rapids 35th Anniversary season.

Photos: Darren Criss Takes the Stage at Broadway and Vine

Take a look at Darren Criss in Broadway and Vine with these captivating photos.

Tickets on Sale Today For FUNNY GIRL in Memphis

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to the Orpheum Theatre for a limited one-week engagement from October 10 to 15. Tickets will be available starting on Friday, July, 14 at 10am.

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