I have a new Demo Reel uploaded to YouTube - features footage from "Motown", "Children of Eden", "The Producers", "Guys & Dolls", and "The Illusionists". Check it out here:
I've been lucky enough to spend the past few months (and following several months) touring the country once again as the Music Director & Keyboard 1 for "Motown The Musical". Since I'm from Detroit, this show is particularly exciting for me to get to work on - and who doesn't love this catalog of incredible music? I have a fantastic cast and band that I'm privileged to work with day in and day out, and I couldn't have done this job without the support and guidance of our incredible music supervisor & arranger/orchestrator Ethan Popp. Below are a handful of photographs from our adventures so far!
Tickets and tour route can be found at motownthemusical.com. Now through June 28th - all over the country!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 2017-2018 NATIONAL TOUR BAND
Keys 1/Conductor: Matthew Croft
Keys 2/Associate Conductor: Mark Binns
Guitars: Mike Frederick
Bass: David White
Bass Sub: Crissy Martinez
Drums: Jesse-Ray Leich
2017 NYMF SELECTION
JULY 27-29, 2017
MUSIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR, KEYBOARD
I was given the opportunity to work on a brand new musical premiering at the 2017 New York Musical Festival called "I Am, I Will, I Do". I worked on the show through a 29-Hour Reading and the NYMF production as Music Director, Conductor, Keyboardist, I was lucky enough to work with some incredible actors and designers on this production, including Stephanie D'Abruzzo (the original Kate Monster from "Avenue Q", and the special guest star of the musical episode of "Scrubs"!) and many others - and it was a blast! I also had a cracker-jack band of Local 802 musicians playing with me, which made the entire experience fantastic.
"I AM, I WILL, I DO" BAND:
Conductor/Keyboard: Matthew Croft
Guitars: Ron Jackson
Bass: David White
Drums: Brian Radock
All musicians are members of AFM Local 802