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Kelly Thomas

Kelly Thomas

Biography

Hey there, I'm Kelly Thomas (she/her/hers)! I am a music director, pianist, bassist, and copyist based in New York City.

Currently (before COVID), I am the music director of the second national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, after being the keyboard 1 player/assistant conductor on the first national tour. Some of my other experience is listed below:

National & International Tours:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1st national, keyboard 1/assistant conductor)
Legally Blonde (keyboard 2/associate MD)
Fame (keyboard 1/conductor)
Saturday Night Fever (keyboard 2/associate MD)

Off-Broadway: Attack of the Elvis Impersonators (Davenport Theatrical, keyboard/conductor)

Regional: music directed Saturday Night Fever at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

I am also an audition accompanist at many of the major casting agencies in NYC, a staff accompanist at The Growing Studio and Broadway Artists Alliance, and I have music directed concerts at 54 Below, Joe's Pub, the Laurie Beechman, and others. I'm a native Texan (go Cowboys), and I have a degree in Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Professional Experience

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

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Piano
  • Ukulele

Software

  • Finale
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • She/Her