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Amanda Morton

Amanda Morton

She/Her

Representation

Skyler Gray, The Gersh Agency

Amanda Morton

She/Her

Biography

Amanda Morton is a music director and writer based out of the NYC region. She is currently working on the Broadway revival of The Who's Tommy, playing at the Nederlander Theatre, as assistant conductor and keyboardist.

She is the music supervisor for a new adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (by Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson) as well as Picnic at Hanging Rock (by Greta Gertler Gold and Hilary Bell). She is also music director for the forthcoming Broadway production of Crazy Rich Asians (by Helen Park, Leah Nanako Winkler, Amanda Green, and Tat Tong).

As a writer, she was awarded a 2023 Pew Grant in the area of Contemporary Expressions of Culture & Identity. An original piece will be produced in Fall 2025. It will aim to investigate her experience as an adopted Korean American through the lens of satire and musical comedy.

BROADWAY CREDITS:
Associate Conductor/Keys 2 for Gutenberg! The Musical! at the James Earl Jones Theatre (2022-2023)
Associate Music Director/Lyric Dramaturg for KPOP at Circle in the Square (2022)

OTHER SELECT CREDITS: Diary of A Wimpy Kid (by Kevin Del Aguila, Michael Mahler, and Alan Schmuckler); Other World (by Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, and Ann McNamee); 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, solf├Ęge, 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)

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)

Primary Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Piano
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • MUSE

Person of Color?

  • Yes