Henry Lewers is a professional pianist, music director and music educator.
Henry has been playing piano for 17 years, and is equally at home in jazz, musical theater, and contemporary styles. Starting in January, he will be the Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 2 player for the 2015 national tour of Memphis
Last summer, Henry was Resident Music Director at the Forestburgh Playhouse, the oldest professional summer theater in New York. Also in 2014, Henry was the Music Production Assistant for the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin, currently running at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.
Previous positions Henry has held include Piano Accompanist for two summers at the College Light Opera Company, Assistant Music Director/Keyboard at Quisisana Resort, and Music Director at the United Church of Jaffrey. Henry has also served on the faculty at High Mowing School, a private day & boarding school in Wilton, New Hampshire, and music directs and accompanies on a freelance basis.
Henry has been a music director, rehearsal pianist and keyboardist for over 25 musicals. Recent music direction credits include Les Miserables Mary Poppins, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (starring Loretta Swit), In The Heights, and The Drowsy Chaperone. In addition, he was a pianist in St. Olaf's award-winning jazz band directed by Dr. Dave Hagedorn -- named the best large undergraduate jazz ensemble in 2011 by Downbeat Magazine, a well-regarded jazz monthly.
Originally from Peterborough, NH, Henry graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) in 2012, receiving a Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Theatre. While there, he studied jazz piano with Laura Caviani and voice with Margaret Eaves-Smith.
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