Henry Lewers is a professional pianist, music director and music educator, equally at home in jazz, musical theater, and other contemporary genres.
Currently, Henry is in his second summer as Resident Music Director at the Forestburgh Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theater in New York. Earlier this year, Henry was the Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 2 player of the national tour of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL, and in September he will begin work as the Associate Conductor/Keyboard 2 player on the first national tour of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, continuing into the summer of 2016.
In 2014, Henry was the Music Production Assistant for the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin, currently running at the New Amsterdam Theater in New York City.
Other positions Henry has previously 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 Damn Yankees, 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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