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Cynthia Meng

Cynthia Meng

Biography

Cynthia is a New York-based music director, vocalist, and pianist. She works mostly in the New York theatre scene, though she also performs regularly as a session keyboardist and singer in the live music circuit as well. She is a member of the music team for the the Tony- and Grammy-winning production of Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWN, currently playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. In addition, she has played keyboard for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and currently plays keyboard in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY (starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone), fresh off a successful run on the West End.

As a side woman or orchestra member, she has played at the likes of Radio City Music Hall and the Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. She has played with the Emmy- and Grammy-nominated actress Lea Michele, Tony-winning composers Jason Robert Brown and Laurence O’Keefe, Grammy-winning artists David Byrne and Kirstin Maldonado, and twelve-time Grammy-nominated artist Ledisi, among many others.

Other select favorites from the theatre realm include the FROZEN 1st National Tour, MEAN GIRLS, MOULIN ROUGE! at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, IN THE GREEN at Lincoln Center Theatre, SUFFRAGISTS (by Shaina Taub), and the Broadway-bound musical LEMPICKA (dir. Rachel Chavkin), which will have its West Coast premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2020. As a composer, she has also been featured at venues such as 54 Below and the New York Musical Theater Festival. She also moonlights as a software engineer.

Experience

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

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Ukulele
  • Voice

Software

  • Ableton
  • Dorico
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius
  • Other

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her