Productions include Ken Hill’s The Phantom of the Opera (in San Francisco and on tour in Europe, America, and New Zealand),Tomfoolery (Alcazar Theatre, San Francisco), Irving Berlin In Revue, An Evening at Widow Begbick's (Brecht/Weill revue), A Marvelous Party (Gershwin/Porter revue), Teatro ZinZanni, Berkeley Repertory Theater (Brundibar), Dickens Fair (The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado), A Ray of Light Theater (High School Musical), New Conservatory Theater Center (A Man of No Importance), American Musical Theater of San Jose (Assassins, On the Town), Lamplighters Music Theater (Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers, The Mikado), Contra Costa Civic Theater (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella), The Crucible (The Seven Deadly Sins). For Shorenstein-Hays/Nederlander, played in San Francisco for the national tours of Spamalot, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Edward Scissorhands, Rent, Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, The King and I, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles, Blood Brothers, Grease, State Fair, many others. Film soundtracks: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Zodiac, Jurassic Park III, Barnyard. Local orchestras: San Francisco Symphony, California Symphony, Silicon Valley Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Sun Valley Symphony. Broadway: Rehearsal pianist for Oliver! (1984 with Patti LuPone and Ron Moody). Off-Broadway: keyboards for original production of Little Shop of Horrors. Accompanied Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti LuPone, and Michael Crawford in concert.
Previous Music Director: Trente Morant
Trente Morant has been a Bay Area resident for over twenty years and has become very much in demand as a conductor, arranger, accompanist and performer. A graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton New Jersey, he had the opportunity to work as chorister with Eugene Ormandy, William Steinberg, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Robert Shaw, Roger Wagner and Joseph Flummerfelt, while studying voice and conducting. Bay Area audiences have seen Morant conduct at the Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals, singing the part of the "leading player" in Pippin with the Alameda Civic Light Opera, in Carmina Burana with the Oakland Ballet and in performances of Porgy and Bess, Follies, Bernstein's Mass and The Messiah with the Oakland East Bay Symphony conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan.
Previous Music Director
Long-time Music Director Ellen Hoffman stepped down in 2012 after 14 years at the helm of Berkeley Broadway Singers. Ellen is also a jazz pianist, choral director, songwriter and recording artist, classical composer, and vocal coach.
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