My guest on this episode is the Music Director, Vocal Coach and Pianist, Drew Wutke.
If you’re in New York you’ll find Drew at his Wednesday evening residency at Marie’s Crisis Cafe, or working with another friend of the show as the resident musical director at the Jen Waldman Studio. Later this month you’ll find him in Houston as Musical Supervisor of the new musical “For Tonight”. Since moving to New York, Drew has become the first call vocal coach and music director for many artists and projects who are already working on Broadway or Broadway bound.
In this wide-ranging conversation Drew and I talk about the power of community and the importance of protecting spaces where people can feel safe to express themselves. We discuss the benefits of diversity and inclusivity, and Drew shares some advice he learned from Stephen Sondheim and Mother Teresa.
In this episode:
- Marie's Crisis Cafe
- Florence Birdwell
- Ron Raines
- Heather Botts
- Kristin Chenoweth
- Kelli O’Hara
- Jan McDaniel: Professor of Vocal Coaching OKCU
- Goodspeed’s Music Direction Intensive
- Catherine McDaniel: Instructor in Voice OKCU
- “I have found that keeping a community of great colleagues and people who you trust professionally is what will bring you good work, bring you joy and bring you less stress.“
- Jen Waldman Studio - Studio Time Episode
- The Long and The Short Of It Podcast hosted by Jen Waldman & Peter Shepherd (thanks for letting me use the clip!)
- Christina DeCicco
- Michael John LaChiusa
- Listen to Little Fish on Spotify
- For Tonight - a new musical (the song featured in the episode is "For Tonight" music and lyrics by Shenelle Salcido and Spencer Wililams)
- Erin Clemons - Studio Time Episode | instagram
Photo Credit: Carlos David