Tony Winners Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee Host Maestra Music's Amplify 2024 March 25 | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Tony Winners Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee Host Maestra Music's Amplify 2024 March 25

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

Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee

Maestra Music's annual Amplify concert plays Sony Hall March 25, hosted by Tony winners Bonnie Milligan and J. Harrison Ghee.

The concert celebrates 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 is directing.

Performing at this year's celebration are Tony winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie), Brooke Ishibashi (Into the Woods), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Parade), Mary Kate Morrissey (Wicked), 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 will perform from her own repertoire.

Julianne B. Merrill is music directing the performance. She leads 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 Mary Ann McSweeney on bass. Kristy Norter is 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.

"This is our fourth annual Amplify concert, and we get bigger and better every year," said Stitt in a previous statement. "Amplify audiences come for the amazing performances but leave empowered to take Maestra's work back into their own communities. It really is a celebration that starts at the end of Women's History Month and continues for the next 11 months of the year!"

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