Music Director

The Band’s Visit

Music & lyrics by David Yazbek; book by Itamar Moses; directed by David Cromer

Music Direction & Supervision and Additional Arrangements by Andrea Grody

The Band's Visit Broadway production shot

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical (2018)

Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theatre Album (2019)

This show [is] close to perfect musically…Mr. Yazbek’s quietly simmering score, which inflects Broadway balladry and character songs with a haunting Middle Eastern accent, [feels] as essential as oxygen.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Beautiful” is a word we bandy about in the daily pursuit of adjectives to describe the things we love. But even in an entertainment world overrun with superlatives, this is the one you’re compelled to use to describe “The Band’s Visit.”

– Peter Marks, Washington Post

“This show gave me more hope for what Broadway might welcome, might foster, might become, than any musical in a long time.”

– Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

Listen to the Grammy Award-winning album:

The Band’s Visit was the first ever musical to perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk. Watch the concert here, featuring Andrea at the piano:


Music & lyrics by David Yazbek; book by Robert Horn; directed by Scott Ellis; choreographed by Denis Jones

Music Direction & Supervision and Vocal & Incidental Arrangements by Andrea Grody

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical

The new Broadway adaptation of “Tootsie” is old-fashioned and proud of it — and it’s a surefire crowd-pleaser, in this musical spin on the 1982 film comedy with Santino Fontana in the Dustin Hoffman role.

…we who recognize the convention of big-belt anthems…salute the satiric ingenuity of Andrea Grody’s vocal arrangements.”

– Marilyn Stasio, Variety

Listen to the album:


Book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub; directed by Leigh Silverman

Music Direction & Supervision by Andrea Grody

World premiere production at the Public Theater, spring 2022

Taub has written the smart lyrics as well as the stirring music for the high-powered, sung-through score that has been entrusted to music director Andrea Grody and the full-bodied orchestra she oversees.

– Marilyn Stasio, Variety

“Suffs: New Musical Wins by a Landslide”

Read the review here

Watch Andrea performing with Nikki M. James at the MacDowell Institute:

As You Like It

Adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery; music & lyrics by Shaina Taub

Music Direction & Supervision by Andrea Grody

Returning to the Delacorte Theater in summer 2022 after a critically-acclaimed premiere production in 2017

“Rollicking, poignant and flat-out delightful…Go and see this one.”

– Alexis Soloski, the new york times

Learn more about Public Works here.

Other Projects

Cake Off (Music Director)

Book by Sheri Wilner; lyrics by Julia Jordan; music by Adam Gwon

Produced at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (2015) and the Bucks County Playhouse (2016)

The Great Immensity (Music Director)

Book by Steve Cosson; music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

New York premiere at the Public Theater (2014)

Robin Hood (Composer and Music Director)

Directed by Stella Powell-Jones

Produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2014)

Listen to music from the show here.

The Fortress of Solitude (Associate Music Director)

Book by Itamar Moses; music & lyrics by Michael Friedman; directed by Daniel Aukin; music directed by Kimberly Grigsby

Premiere productions at Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, TX and the Public Theater in New York, NY (2014)

Unknown Soldier (Associate Music Director)

Book by Daniel Goldstein; music & lyrics by Michael Friedman; directed by Trip Cullman; music directed by Marco Paguia

World premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2015)


Music Assistant Standards of Practice

Music Assistants have been an integral part of the Broadway musical development and production process for decades, but the responsibilities of this position have been the subject of confusion almost since its inception. The way we make musicals has changed over the past several years, and Music Assistants are now expected to do an increasingly broad range of highly skilled work, far beyond a reasonable workload for one person, while barely (if even) making minimum wage. The result is a position that is widely acknowledged as untenable.

In response, a collective of music professionals from across many disciplines in the musical theatre industry created this document to define the reasonable scope of work for Music Assistants. Our aim is to facilitate the natural creative fluidity of a musical’s music department while ensuring that everyone’s time and labor is acknowledged and compensated fairly.

View and download the document below: