Amanda Morton

Amanda Morton

Biography

Amanda Morton is a Music Director based out of the NYC area. Currently, she is the Music Director/Conductor/Keys 1 for the first national tour of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.”

Select credits include: 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)

Experience

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

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)
  • Philadelphia

Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Piano
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • MainStage

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her