MONTIE AWARD WINNER "BEST MUSIC DIRECTION"
BROADWAY WORLD HOUSTON AWARD NOMINEE "BEST MUSIC DIRECTION"
Directed by Mary Yost
Choreography by Melody Johnson
During our work on The Music Man, Mary asked me to come on board for West Side Story. This show is one of those scores which is a dream for any music director, so I readily agreed. I was so excited that I went out and bought the vocal score the next weekend!
This cast was an absolute dream to work with. It was mostly made up of talented college students from Sam Houston State University and the local Lone Star College theater departments. They were incredibly hard working, spending hours every week in choreography rehearsal with the incomparable Melody Johnson.
Their work was richly rewarded, as this cast received some 12 nominations in the local Montie Awards, and seven wins. They also received four nominations for the Broadway World Houston awards. I am honored to say that I received nominations in both.
Accompaniment for this show was provided by The MT Pit, a Utah based company which produces tracks for productions. I look forward to the day when I can direct this incredible score from the podium.