In the 2016–17 season, Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn leads the Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras. Beginning in April 2017 he conducts Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, for which he serves as music director. Mr. Einhorn’s other Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita, Stu Barker’s music for Brief Encounter, Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, and Sondheim on Sondheim. He recently served as music director and conductor for the Theatre du Châtelet’s production of Sondheim’s Passion in Paris.
Since 2011 Mr. Einhorn has served as music director and pianist for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, performing with ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera, and at venues including David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Teatro Real, Madrid. The two recently recorded performances for an upcoming telecast with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Mr. Einhorn has also served as music director for Barbara Cook at Feinstein’s and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.
His tour work includes Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Mamma Mia!, and Elton John’s The Lion King. Mr. Einhorn’s work can be heard on the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. He has worked at Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PaperMill Playhouse. He was principal vocal coach and pianist for Houston Grand Opera’s An Evening with Audra McDonald, a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine and LaChiusa’s Send.
Andy Einhorn is an honors graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. His recording credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, Evita, Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy nomination), Stage Door Canteen, and Ms. McDonald’s newest release, Go Back Home. He served as the music director for HBO’s Peabody Award–winning documentary Six by Sondheim and music supervisor for Great Performances’ Peabody Award–winning special Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on PBS.