Photos: Step Inside Maestra Music's Amplify 2024 Concert | Playbill

Photos Photos: Step Inside Maestra Music's Amplify 2024 Concert

The evening celebrated such female and nonbinary composers and lyricists as Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rebekah Greer Melocik, and more.

J. Harrison Ghee, Bonnie Milligan, and the Amplify House Band Heather Gershonowitz

Maestra Music's annual Amplify concert played Sony Hall March 25 and Playbill has the pics to prove it. 

Hosted by Tony winners Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee, the concert celebrated female and nonbinary composer-lyricists and their work, with songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Susan Birkenhead, Amanda Green, Rebekah Greer Melocik, Brandy Hoang Collier, Clare Fuyuko Bierman and Erika Ji, Christine Lavin, and more. Jessica Ryan directed the evening.

Photos: Maestra's Amplify 2024 Hosted by J. Harrison Ghee and Bonnie Milligan

Performing at this year's celebration were Tony winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Kayla Davion (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Brooke Ishibashi (Into the Woods), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Parade), Liam Pearce (How to Dance in Ohio), Jasmine Amy Rogers (BOOP! The Musical), Sushma Saha (Interstate), Jordan Tyson (The Notebook), Joy Woods (The Notebook), and Grammy winner Nicole Zuraitis. Additionally, Green performed from her own repertoire.

Julianne B. Merrill music directed the performance. She led a band comprising Monica Davis on violin, Ann Klein on guitar, Merrill on piano, Noelle Rueschman on reeds, Shirazette Tinnin on drums, Clerida Eltimé on cello, and Lexi Bodick on bass. Kristy Norter was music coordinator.

Founded by Georgia Stitt, Maestra Music works to provide support, visibility, and community to women and non-binary musicians working in the musical theatre industry.

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