ANDREA GRODY is a music director, arranger, and composer with a focus on developing new work. She is the Music Director for THE BAND’S VISIT, opening on Broadway in fall 2017, written by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses and directed by David Cromer. Andrea also music directed the world premiere of CAKE OFF at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, and the New York premiere of THE GREAT IMMENSITY at the Public Theater. She was Associate Music Director for the world premieres of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Public Theater/Dallas Theater Center) and UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and for the New York premiere of VENICE (Public Theater).
Andrea’s other recent projects include ROBIN HOOD at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (as Composer/Music Director), LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park (as Music Associate/Marching Band Arranger), BY THE NUMBERS and PORTRAITS with Prospect Theater Company, WHITE CHRISTMAS and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Northern Stage, and several workshops of Tectonic Theater Project’s CARMEN: AN AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ MUSICAL by Moisés Kaufman and Arturo O’Farrill (Vocal Arranger/Associate Music Adaptor). Andrea worked on the Broadway productions of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, A CHRISTMAS STORY, and BIG FISH.
Andrea’s writing credits include the full-length musical STRANGE FACES, presented most recently in a 2013 industry reading directed by John Rando, and several songs for The Civilians’ Let Me Ascertain You series, which have been performed at Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her other compositions include a commission from the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, two commissions from the Kingswood-Oxford Octopipers, and incidental music for two plays at Theatre Intime in Princeton, NJ.
Andrea graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, where she majored in Music and minored in Theater. She holds a Master’s degree with Highest Honors in Musical Theatre Music Directing from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is an Associate Voice Teacher at New York Vocal Coaching, and she is currently developing an online music-learning platform for singers.