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Rick Edinger

 
Bio:
Rick Edinger is an accomplished music director, vocal coach, pianist, and actor. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Music Theater/ Vocal Coach/ Music Director at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Edinger is in the process of writing and editing his first book, The National ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rick Edinger is an accomplished music director, vocal coach, pianist, and actor. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Music Theater/ Vocal Coach/ Music Director at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Edinger is in the process of writing and editing his first book, The National ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Performer (Swing)
Old Man (Understudy)
Warrior (Understudy)
Shogun's Mother (Understudy)
Sailor (Understudy)
Russian Admiral (Understudy)
Physician (Understudy)
Older Swordsman (Understudy)
British Admiral (Understudy)
Officer (Understudy)
Observer (Understudy)
Merchant (Understudy)
Lord of the South (Understudy)
Grandmother (Understudy)
Fisherman (Understudy)
Councilor (Understudy)
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (Understudy)

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Performer (Swing)

Old Man (Understudy)

Warrior (Understudy)

Shogun's Mother (Understudy)

Sailor (Understudy)

Russian Admiral (Understudy)

Physician (Understudy)

Older Swordsman (Understudy)

British Admiral (Understudy)

Officer (Understudy)

Observer (Understudy)

Merchant (Understudy)

Lord of the South (Understudy)

Grandmother (Understudy)

Fisherman (Understudy)

Councilor (Understudy)

Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (Understudy)

Rick Edinger Biography

Rick Edinger is an accomplished music director, vocal coach, pianist, and actor. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Music Theater/ Vocal Coach/ Music Director at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. Edinger is in the process of writing and editing his first book, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Nuts & Bolts Guide to Producing New Musicals. As a strong advocate for the development of new works, he plays a large role in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s annual endeavors & Festival of New Musicals, including curating the annual festival shows with a team of leading artistic directors and academics in the theatre industry.

Edinger began his career as an actor, appearing in the 2004 Tony nominated Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures and the Broadway benefit concert production of Children and Art: A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim on the Eve of his 75th Birthday. Regionally, he has performed in Symphony Space’s Wall to Wall Sondheim, Roundabout Theatre Company’s 40th Anniversary Gala at Chelsea Piers, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, and many houses across the United States and Europe. His television appearances include As the World Turns, Love Monkey, and Starved. He has also been featured on the 2004 Broadway revival recording of Pacific Overtures with PS CLASSICS and Wall to Wall Sondheim with XM SATELLITE RADIO.

Edinger has served as music director, vocal coach, and accompanist for numerous academic institutions. Edinger recently served as Music Director for Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s productions of Hairspray and Newsies. In the summer of 2018, Edinger will join the faculty of ArtsBridge Summer Music Theatre. In the 2016-2017 season, he served as vocal director for Hunter Opera Theatre’s performance in Kristin Chenoweth’s My Love Letter to Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He has been a guest music director at New York University Tisch School of the Performing Arts and served on faculty at The County College of Morris and The College of Saint Elizabeth. Other institutions and projects include The City University of New York- Hunter College & Brooklyn College, Bronx Opera, Coópera: Project Opera of Manhattan, Brightest Star School of the Performing Arts, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Mount Washington Valley Theatre Company, and The Talent Company. He has also worked as a collaborative pianist with Broadway performers and singers from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, and more. As a vocal coach in New York for over 10 years, Edinger’s former and current clients have performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on national/ international tours, and in regional houses across the globe. He maintains a private studio as vocal coach in New York & Pittsburgh.

Edinger’s children’s musical, Alice, written in collaboration with Joe Barros (Artistic Director, New York Theatre Barn) and based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was performed at Out of the Box Theatrics (NY) and Weathervane Playhouse (NH) in the 2018 summer season with a potential international premiere in China in Spring 2019.

Edinger trained at Manhattan School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College. He has studied piano with Gerardo Teissonniere and Geoffrey Burleson and studied voice with Mignon Dunn, Joan Caplan, and Maitland Peters. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.




Rick Edinger News

Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Re Photo Original Cast Recording Of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey & Kwame Kwei-Armah's THE VISITOR Released Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Today Craft Recordings / Concord Theatricals released the original cast recording of The Visitor on streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

VIDEO: Check Out the Teaser Trailer for the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES Photo VIDEO: Check Out the Teaser Trailer for the World Premiere Musical TRADING PLACES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Take a look at the teaser trailer for the world premiere musical Trading Places at Alliance Theatre! Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable. The cast is led by Aneesa Folds and Bryce Pinkham.

VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING P Photo VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING PLACES World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Alliance Theatre is presenting the world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the set of Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

Aneesa Folds, Bryce Pinkham, Marc Kudisch & More to Lead TRADING PLACES Photo Aneesa Folds, Bryce Pinkham, Marc Kudisch & More to Lead TRADING PLACES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of its world premiere musical, TRADING PLACES. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, TRADING PLACES is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE VISITOR at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 5, 2021

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey and a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey.

Review Roundup: THE VISITOR Opens at The Public Theater- The Critics Weigh In! Photo Review Roundup: THE VISITOR Opens at The Public Theater- The Critics Weigh In!
by Review Roundups - Nov 4, 2021

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey and a book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, opened tonight at The Public Theater.

One-Week Extension Announced for THE VISITOR at The Public Photo One-Week Extension Announced for THE VISITOR at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2021

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension of the world premiere musical THE VISITOR. Officially opening today, Thursday, November 4, THE VISITOR began performances in the Newman Theater on Saturday, October 16 and will now run through Sunday, December 5.

Photos: First Look at THE VISITOR at The Public Theater Photo Photos: First Look at THE VISITOR at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

The Public Theater's THE VISITOR began performances in the Newman Theater on Saturday, October 16 and will run through Sunday, November 28. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs this unforgettable new musical about friends and lovers caught between two worlds.Check out production photos now!

Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public Photo Complete Casting Announced for the World Premiere of THE VISITOR at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2021

The Public Theater will reopen its Astor Place home with the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.

Rick Edinger Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the set of Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'Stars and the Moon' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021

Liz Callaway has posted a new cover from her car, this time singing 'Stars and the Moon' from Songs For a New World! 

VIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from VideoVIDEO: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Christy Altomare, Jason Gotay & More in Highlights from New City Music Theatre's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2021

New City Music Theatre, formerly Cleveland Musical Theatre, held the first production under its new name and reinvigorated mission on Thursday, August 26 when it presented Jason Robert Brown’s seminal work Songs for a New World. Reimagined through a contemporary storytelling lens and performed by an expanded, star-studded cast including Liz Calloway, Jason Gotay, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Ximone Rose, among others, at Radial Park at Halletts Point in Queens.


Rick Edinger Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rick Edinger been in?
Rick Edinger has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Rick Edinger been in?
Rick Edinger has not appeared in the West End