christopher denny

Christopher Denny has served as musical director, arranger and pianist for such theater, cabaret and opera luminaries as Julie Wilson, Karen Mason, Brent Barrett, Gregg Edelman, Rodney Gilfry, David Campbell, David Burnham, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Loudon, Tammy Grimes, Judy Kaye, Teri Ralston, Ron Raines, Jeff Harnar, Steven Brinberg and Tommy Femia, earning, in the process, two Back Stage Bistro Awards and four Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction. His career has taken him to virtually all of the major rooms in New York and throughout the country, notably including Carnegie Hall, where he performed his own arrangements with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, as well as to Barcelona’s great opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, to Australia, Italy, Switzerland, Paris, and London’s West End. Film work includes having produced the recording sessions of Placido Domingo for Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning musical film, “Moulin Rouge”. Favorite New York theatrical credits include dance arrangements for Josh Rhodes’ “All Singing, All Dancing”; musical direction for “The Songs of Kurt Weill”, starring Kitty Carlisle Hart and Paula Lawrence, and for Joshua and Nedda Logan’s musical memoir, “I Remember It Well”; and assisting Agnes de Mille in preparing the gala dance concert, “Agnes de Mille and Friends”, at the Shubert Theater. As a vocal coach, he has worked with many promising newcomers and well-established stars, including Boyd Gaines, John Cameron Mitchell, Ethan Hawke, Melissa Errico, Anthony Rapp, T.R. Knight, Jack Noseworthy, Austin Pendleton and many others. He has recorded some thirty CDs.

Upcoming! OVER THERE: Greatest Hits of the Great War – Brett Kroeger and Christopher Denny Greenwich Arts Council – December 13, 2014 – Greenwich CT