News/Gigs Archive 2011-2015

--------2015--------


I released a studio recording of "How Did This Thing..." featuring Harry Shearer as Joseph in December 2015, backed by a full, rocking band led by Bob Malone. 
You can buy it HERE.
ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO LADY PARTS JUSTICE
Dedicated to exposing efforts to undermine reproductive rights
...and headed by the amazing LIZZ WINSTEAD (below)
Creator of The Daily Show

A LIVE recording of this tune was also released this year, from the 2014 CHRISTMAS WITHOUT TEARS show at the Cutting Room in New York. I was thrilled to be included next to comedy luminaries Jane Lynch, Catherine O'Hara and Fred Willard. Proceeds were donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.


THE STAR-STUDDED BAM CREW!

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  With Paul Shaffer & Harry Shearer - With Dona Oxford, Lee Sklar & Bela Fleck
CONDUCTING THE BAM CHOIR
How DID This Thing Get in Me?

Concert Reading of BASTARD JONES at Berklee College of Music, November 2015

NEW YORK'S MUSICAL THEATER GAME SHOW
Artistic Producer: Amy Engelhardt - Managing Producer - Heather Shields
NOVEMBER 9, 2015 - OCTOBER 5, 2015 - AUGUST 31, 2015
JUNE 8, 2015 - MAY 5, 2015 - APRIL 6, 2015
MARCH 9, 2015 - FEBRUARY 2, 2015

House Concert Chez Hatch, Ashland, MA, October 2016



How DID This Thing....???


Featuring CLEOPATRA: DEATH OF A QUEEN
A suite for Voices, Piano and Cello 
Text by William Shakespeare, Music/Arrangements by Amy Engelhardt
With Amy Fogerson, Danielle Marcelle Bond, Ariel Pisturino and Harriet Fraser
Accompanied by Richard Berent


Keynote Speaker at the HARMONY COLLEGE NEW ENGLAND Conference
Worcester, MA  August 2015
With Michael Elliot Klein and Ed Fritzen, President

AKQUA CHAUTAUQUA - JUNE/JULY 2015 - ALASKA'S INSIDE PASSAGE
A VOLUNTEER VAUDEVILLE
READ MY TOUR BLOG HERE!

As Singing Suffragette Clara Tweaker
(Paul Magid/Amy Engelhardt)



MEET ME IN THE BASEMENT
A Concert Window Webcast
May 2015




Performing selections from BASTARD JONES with Rene Ruiz (R)


Performing selections from BASTARD JONES with Rena Strober and Will Collyer




Philadelphia, PA February 2015 Master Class: Singing Compelling Solos

Coaching Over the Bar




Miscellaneous Glams 2015 with the Kingston Band

--------2014--------


Another great sleighride with Harry & Judith!

               With Mario Cantone in NYC/@The Cutting Room, NYC

      With Mistress Christmas, Judith Owen in NYC/"Me & Mrs. Claus" - my LA bride, Ann Sheridan

The Chicago Ladies - Judith, me, Erin McDougald, Cathy Richardson and Dona Oxford

Largo (LA) cast: (front) Jane Lynch, Mike Schoolcraft, Judith, Harry (middle) The Songbirds, Dona Oxford, me, Julia Fordham (back), Jeff Ross, Jeff Allen, Godfrey Daniels, Mike Butler Murray, Lee Sklar, CJ Vanston, Joe Pusateri, Steve Lukather, errant Vaudevillian

 
With Will Lee and CJ Vanston in NYC/Jim Peterik in Chicago

Ended up backing up Susannah Hoffs and Petra Haden at a benefit at Largo in LA... Tenacious D was the headliner.
(front) Jack Black, Josh Bedlion, Susanna Hoffs, Petra Haden, Cindy O'Connor (middle) Eric Bradley, Kyle Gass, Robert Dietz, Baraka May Williams, Dawn Lunsford, an excellent VP dude I do not know, Me (rear) Kelly Gabel, Rene Ruiz


NEW YORK'S MUSICAL THEATER GAME SHOW
Where ANYTHING GOES - and usually does!
Artistic Prioducer - Amy Engelhardt     Managing Producter - Heather Shields
619 Lexington Ave. (@E 54), NYC

TUESDAY 12/2 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 12/16 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 11/11 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 10/14 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 10/28 @ 7:30PM




ETCETERA, ETCETERA
352 W 44th Street, NYC
Sunday November 2, 7-10:30 PM
I'm emceeing/co-hosting this wonderful cabaret night. The theme: LOVE TAKES MANY FORMS

Master Class with Brown University/RISD a cappella supa-group
HARMONIC MOTION

A super day in Skokie, IL, talking to four classes about the music business..,
and doing some singing! At NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

So proud to know this guy - Trist Curless, m-pact's bass for years. Helluva guy.
Trist is the new bass in Manhattan Transfer. Saw them at the Blue Note in NYC. Wow.

Actors' Comedy Studio
7461 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8PM


book by Marc Acito
music by Amy Engelhardt
lyrics by Engelhardt & Acito 
Top 10 finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals and the Eugene O'Neill Music Theater Conference, and developed with a NAMT Writers' Residency Grant at  Millikin University's New Musicals Workshop, BASTARD JONES had a private reading/lab in New York City in October 2014. Directed by Danny GoldsteinGODSPELL), the cast included several Broadway vets.
Read about it in PLAYBILL here!


The cast and team with invited guest George Takei



Marc shares the development of the show with the cast 

on our first day of rehearsal



SMASH Studios in NYC. (f) Sarabeth Odle, director Danny Goldstein, Ellen Harvey, Ben Crawford
(m) Coral Miro Cohen, Stage Manager Carol, Bill Buell, Emily McNamara, Me, Marc Acito, Synthia Link, Jacob Thompson, producer Matthew Kwatinez (r) John Charles McLaughlin, Doug Sills, Fred Inkley, the band hiding in the band including Ritt Henn, Rich Zukor and MD Kurt Crowley

The BASTARD is born!


Two former a cappella supa-stahs join forces 
(and pick up instruments) for one night only!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
Lethe Lounge, NYC
618 W 116th. Street #3R/3F
(It's a house concert, yo!)

Me (far L), Director Corey Axler (next to me), and the stellar students
of Council Rock High School South's amazing choirs in Holland, PA. 
I did a great master class with them on October 10! 


--------SUMMER 2014--------
This summer, I ran away with the circus! Well, OK, not exactly... but pretty close. I joined the Flying Karamazov Brothers, the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Band and a joyful army of jugglers, aerialists, physical comedians, singers and a magician on the 

There were parades, community shows, workshops, potlucks and a big vaudeville show in each town. My main performance was a song I wrote - as singing suffragette Clara Tweaker, stomping for the 19th Amendment (the show paid homage to the first Chautauquas in the 1920's).

It was pretty incredible. Read my blog about the tour HERE! Still dreaming of Montana sunsets...



















Turnpike Productions Presents

NEW YORK CITY'S ULTIMATE MUSICAL THEATER CHALLENGE 
JUNE 25 - JULY 1 - APRIL 14 - ARIL 7, 2014
ARTISTIC PRODUCER - AMY ENGELHARDT
MANAGING PRODUCER - HEATHER SHIELDS
THE TRIAD/STAGE 72


MD Nate Buccieri and Host Emily McNamara cheer on Tune in Time's first contestants!


With Michael Giacchino at the Sony Soundstage, LA
Recording the soundtrack for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" 2014

 
with the legendary Peter Asher
and the Kingston Band 2014


Featured Musician

FANATIC SALON, Culver City March 2014

The "Ask Us Anything" All-Star Vocal Panel
Me, Scott Leonard & Jeff Thacher (Rockapella)

 
Emceeing CARA Awards @BOSS honoring Rockapella - At Lincoln Center w/New York Voices


Washington, DC - SINGSTRONG Festival March 2014
w/Jonathan Minkoff
Master Classes/Workshops/Panels

 January 2014 - Los Angeles A Cappella Festival
Master Classes - Adjudication

 
January 2014 - WOMEN WHO WRITE - Featured musician
w/Logan Heftel, Richard Chamberlain, Vicki Abelson, Paula Prentiss 
and the late, great Taylor Negron


--------2013--------


   


 HARRY SHEARER & JUDITH OWEN'S
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG!

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")!


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A HOLIDAY/BIRTHDAY TUBACZAR!
Fanatic Salon, Culver City, CA
DECEMBER 6
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.



TESLA
(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




FANATIC SALON 
3815 Sawtelle Blvd., Culver City, CA 
FEATURED MUSICIAN

Sunday, November 17 - 5PM
TASTY WORDS at FLAPPERS
102 East Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 
FEATURED MUSICIAN


Thursday, October 17 8PM
I'm the SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!
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
FEATURED MUSICIAN


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


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

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



TUBACZAR
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--------

YOU'LL LAUGH, YOU'LL CRY, 
YOU'LL ORDER NACHOS*
(*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

featuring
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).

OCTOBER 2012
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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!

JANUARY 2012
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--------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.