Amanda Morton is a music director based out of the NYC region. She sits on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access Committee of Maestra.
She is the Music Supervisor for musical adaptations of Anne of Green Gables (by Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson) and Diary of A Wimpy Kid (by Kevin Del Aguila, Michael Mahler, and Alan Schmuckler). She is also the Music Director for Other World (by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, and Ann McNamee) and Associate Music Director/Lyric Dramaturg for KPOP: The Broadway Musical (by Jason Kim, Helen Park, and Max Vernon), arriving at Circle in the Square this Fall 2022.
Select credits include: Music Director/Conductor/Keys 1 for the first national tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical; Into the Woods (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); The Appointment (Lightening Rod Special); The Bridges of Madison County (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Anne of Green Gables (Merry Go Round Playhouse); Passing Strange (Wilma Theater); KPOP (Ars Nova); A Period of Animate Existence (Pig Iron Theatre Company); The Color Purple, Peter and the Starcatcher, A New Brain, Into the Woods, Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); Do You Want A Cookie? (Bearded Ladies Cabaret); A Year With Frog & Toad, The Secret Garden, Passion, Parade (Arden Theatre Company); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre Company); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors); We Tell the Story: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty (Lortel Theatre); The Real Whisper, Finn the Fearless (UArts Polyphone Festival).
Amanda served as the Director of Drama School at the Arden Theatre Company from the 2014 through 2016 season, designing curriculum and professional development practices for teaching artists. At University of the Arts, she taught a Music Skills course for Freshman musical theatre majors, fostering development in the areas of music theory, solfège, ensemble singing, and musical theatre history.
She has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Ithaca College.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2019 Barrymore Award Recipient, Outstanding Music Direction, The Color Purple (Theatre Horizon)
2018 Barrymore Award Recipient, Outstanding Music Direction, Passing Strange (Wilma Theater)
2017 Barrymore Award Nominee, Outstanding Music Direction, A Year With Frog & Toad (Arden Theatre Company)
2015 Barrymore Award Recipient, Outstanding Music Direction, Into The Woods (Theatre Horizon)
- Off Broadway
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
- Pit Musician (Keyboards)
- Audition Pianist
- Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
- Rehearsal Pianist
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)
- Guitar - acoustic
- Home Studio Whiz
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
Person of Color?