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Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    AMY ENGELHARDT wrote the score for BASTARD JONES, nominated for the Off-Broadway Alliance’s Best New Musical Award and an O'Neill/Richard Rodgers Award Finalist, developed with a NAMT Writers’ Residency Grant at the Millikin New Musicals Workshop. Other credits include TRIPTYCH (book/music/lyrics, New York Transit Museum), ANNIE DREAM WILL DO (book/music/lyrics, Prospect Theatre Musical Writers Lab), lyrics for commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan's CONTACT (2009 Puget Sound Theatre Award), NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, TESLA (New Musicals Foundation) and music/lyrics for A COMEDY OF ERAS (with the Flying Karamazov Brothers). Amy received the Burman Award for Songwriting from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) and co-Created TUNE IN TIME, New York’s Musical Theater Game Show (York Theatre 2014-2016). Her solo one-act play IMPACT, developed at the National Winter Playwrights Retreat (CO) and incubated at the cell nyc, streamed on demand in 2021, premiered at Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Festival in fall 2022 and in Europe at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2023. Guest appearances/writing features: In The Works (The Duplex), Broadway Sessions, Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theater (54 Below/Feinstein’s), Winter Rhythms (Urban Stages), Mostly Musicals (Los Angeles), ASCAP/A Little New Music (Los Angeles), Birdland, Don’t Tell Mama, 53 Above, Iridium, The Triad/Stage 72, the Met Room. Current projects include A COLLECTIBLE SENSATION (music/lyrics) with Arianna Rose (book/lyrics), an O'Neill semi-finalist. During the holidays, Amy tours with Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, This is Spinal Tap) and Judith Owen in CHRISTMAS WITHOUT TEARS. From 1998-2012, Amy recorded 4 albums and toured the US and Europe as the sole female vocalist/writer/arranger for Grammy-nominated, genre-busting vocal band The Bobs. She is the only honorary female member of the Vienna Boys Choir and a resident artist at the cell theatre in NYC.
    Residencies: Nautilus Composer/Librettist Studio (Los Angeles), Bethany Arts Community (NY), NWPR (CO), Fish Factory Creative Center (Iceland).

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Tours


    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • LA/Southern California

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Transcriber
    • Sound Designer/Composer
    • Music Producer/Record Producer

    Primary Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Additional Instruments

    • Piano


    • Finale
    • GarageBand

    Additional Skills

    • Theatrical Producer
    • Playwright
    • Actor-Musician
    • Singer/Performer
    • Arts Administration


    • ASCAP
    • MUSE