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Amy Engelhardt

Amy Engelhardt



Brynne Whitney

Amy Engelhardt



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). IMPACT, her solo one-act storytelling play with music, was developed at the National Winter Playwrights Retreat (CO) and incubated at the cell nyc. It streamed on demand in 2021, premiered at Emerging Artists Theatre's New Works Festival in fall 2022, won the Jury Prize for Best Score at the National Women's Theatre Festival and premiered in Europe at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023. Guest appearances/writing features: York Theatre Company NEO, 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.
Residencies: Nautilus Composer/Librettist Studio (Los Angeles), Bethany Arts Community (NY), NWPR (CO), Fish Factory Creative Center (Iceland), New Musical Lab/Ferguson Center for the Arts (VA), Temple Junior College (TX)

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


  • MUSE