News Archive 2011-2013




Back: Lee Sklar, Joe Pusateri, Godfrey Daniels, Steve Lukather, CJ Vanston, Christopher Guest

Middle: Annette O'Toole, Mike McKean, Dannielle DeAndrea, Ann Sheridan, Harry Shearer, Dona Oxford, Jane Lynch, ME! Front: Bob Joyce, David Joyce, Judith Owen, Catherine O'Hara, Weird Al Yankovic, A Lovely Songbird

With Guitar God Steve Lukather        Merry Holiday Happiness!

The Chicago Cast, including Harmonica god Howard Levy and Jim Peterik ("Vehicle," "Eye of the Tiger")!


Fanatic Salon, Culver City, CA
Join Second City guru Mark Beltzman (on tuba), me and some amazing fellow songwriters for a celebration of Mark's Birthday (and some other guys). Details HERE.

(A Musical)
Book by Marc Acito
Lyrics by Amy Engelhardt
Music by James Beaton
Developmental Reading in New York City
produced by the New Musical Foundation

3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City, CA 

Sunday, November 17 - 5PM
102 East Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 

Thursday, October 17 8PM
UPTOWN CABARET series at the 
600 West 218th Street @ Indian Road (Inwood)

Tuesday, October 29, 8:30PM
NYC's Monthly Storytelling Show
THREE OF CUPS - 83 First Ave/85TH

Wednesday, October 30 8:30PM
32 Jones Street, NYC (btw W 4th/Bleecker)

-------SEPTEMBER 2013--------

A bouquet of featured Songwriter nights in Los Angeles! In chronological order:

Saturday, September 14 - 8PM
@Fanatic Salon, 3815 Sawtelle Blvd., West LA
Join me and Second City's Mark Beltzman 
for an evening of tunes... and the tuba

 Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:30PM
2019 14th Street, Santa Monica
proceeds benefit foster care transition housing

--------AUGUST 2013--------

(*Nachos not guaranteed)

Amy Engelhardt's Birthday Show at

6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Sunday, August 18, 2013
8:15 - 9:30 pm      $10 cover

Bob Malone - piano
Steve Deutsch - bass
Scott Breadman - percussion

--------JULY 2013--------

July 21, 2013
Thrilled to be part of a stellar lineup of female musical theater writers in this New York Musical Theater Festival concert.

Teaching my seminar FINDING YOUR FUNNY at VoCAL Nation in Philadelphia on July 20, 2013! More info on the festival HERE!
Private musical improv workshop  
Comedysportz Philadelphia

Thursday July 18
32 Jones Street, NYC (between W 4th/Bleecker)

--------JUNE 2013--------

at The Fanatic Salon, West Los Angeles, 8PM


--------MAY 2013--------

Whole lotta love from the Women's A Cappella Association (WACA)this month! I'm their Featured Female.  Chick it out HERE

I'm thrilled to be part of Brandon Schott's inaugural songwriters' series, SUMMER SATELLITES at Jones Coffee in Pasadena on May 25 at 1pm.

--------APRIL 2013--------

APRIL 12 @ 9:30PM
The Duplex, NYC

Nominated for THREE BroadwayWorld Awards last year...back in NYC! 

Longtime collaborators and friends Bob Malone (John Fogerty Band)and Amy bring last year's sold out double bill back to the scene of the crime. With new tunes from both artists - and the usual amount of Jersey-spawned hijinks! 

Here's a rave review of last year's show

--------MARCH 2013--------

With Jonathan Minkoff at SingstrongDC 2013
Amy led master classes at theSingStrong Festival in Washington, DC ("Finding Your Funny"), the Syracuse University Drama Dept. and WINDJAMMER, the vocal jazz ensemble at SU's Setnor School of Music.

With fellow SU Alum Terese Genecco and Tim Davis-Reed at Syracuse University

...followed by four days of Las Vegas schmoozing with Triple Scoop Music, a great company that licenses some of the I ARE Music catalog.

Back in Los Angeles, Amy sang backing vocals for upcoming records by blues/rockmeister Bob Malone and Australian singer/songwriter Trysette Loosemore.

--------JANUARY 2013--------

Amy & Marc (center) with the cast of the Millikin Workshop

Amy and librettist/co-lyricist Marc Acito were awarded a NAMT Writers Residency Grant for the development of BASTARD JONES at Millikin University's New Musicals Workshop. It was an invaluable 10 days that made the show immensely tighter.  Thanks to all who were involved!

--------DECEMBER 2012--------

"Going on between Fountains of Wayne and Donald Fagen at Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday SingAlong in NYC was a thrill I will not soon forget. Second only to Fagen telling me he liked my solo tune ("How Did This Thing Get in Me?")." 

Backstage with assorted elves: Jonathan Minkoff (Blue Jupiter),Stephen Bent of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Musical Director CJ Vanston ("A Mighty Wind"),Don Kestner, Mark Ettinger (Ks)Donald Fagen, Barry Carl (Rockapella) Fountains of Wayne's Chris Collingwood and Andy Sapora (Ks).


with Harry Shearer, Judity Owen and CJ Vanston, Evanston, IL 11/09
UPCOMING HOLIDAY MADNESS! Amy  joins Judith Owen and Harry Sherer in their HOLIDAY SINGALONG in New York City on December 2 at City Winery.

TWO BOBS, NO WAITING with Bob Malone (now John Fogerty's keyboard guy!) was nominated for several Broadway World Cabaret Awards. 

Best Duo/Group
Best Original Song
Best Singer/Songwriter Show (Original Material)

--------SEPTEMBER 2012--------

Amy's original music is featured in the World Premiere of Dylan Brody's award-winning comedy, MOTHER, MAY I at the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore, directed by Rain Pryor.

--------AUGUST 2012--------

See Amy and 20 of Los Angeles' finest vocalists do what they do best in the TV and web promos for the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne!

Gary Stockdate, Amy, Scott Breadman
Catch the Peepshow Trio's reunion show in Los Angeles on Sunday 8/19. Gary Stockdale is an Emmy-nominated composer of music for Penn & Teller: BULLSH*T, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He and Amy are 4/5 of THE PEEPSHOW TRIO (don't try to figure it out), a band they formed a couple of years ago. Details here.

--------JULY 2012---------

Amy will be teaching vocal clinics at the A Cappella Project in Philadelphia's Summer Festival on July 28th.

--------JUNE 2012--------

Amy appeared as a featured writer in Dylan Brody's THINKING ALLOWED at the Fake Gallery in Hollywood and as the special guest singer-songwriter in Julia Fordham and Friends at Molly Malone's in Los Angeles.

In fall 2010, Amy served as creative consultant on the PBS concert special Call Me Irresponsible for the luminous Ashley Brown (Broadway's MARY POPPINS)The show won a 2011 Telly Award for Outstanding Original Entertainment Programming!

--------APRIL 2012--------

Amy and Marc's rock musical, BASTARD JONES was one of ten finalists for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill Music Theatre Conference. There were 187 entries.  

--------MARCH 2012--------

Amy's deliciously blasphemous Holiday tune, HOW DID THIS THING GET IN ME? is nominated for a 2012 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Award for Special Musical Material! Doctor Demento plays The Bobs' version in his annual Christmas show, but you can hear Amy's solo version HERE.

--------FEBRUARY 2012--------

Read a rave review of Amy and Bob Malone's SOLD OUT show at the Duplex in NYC last month HERE!


--------DECEMBER 2011--------

Amy will perform in her last official shows with The Bobs on 12/28 in Portland and on 12/29 in Seattle. What a long, strange and wonderful trip it’s been!

--------NOVEMBER 2011--------

Amy was honored to be a guest vocalist in the premiere of Evan Solot’s choral and chamber orchestra, “The Hawk” at St. Bartholomew’s Church and the Guggenheim Pavilion at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Amy also performed in the all-star lineup at the Duplex’s Annual Gala in NYC.

--------SEPTEMBER 2011--------

Amy was awarded the 2011 Dottie Burman Award for Songwriting from MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.