News Archive

--------DECEMBER 2014--------


Another great sleighride with Harry & Judith!
An amazing tour! Here are some pix:

               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

Most of the 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, an errant Vaudevillian

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


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And in an unexpected turn of events, I ended up backing up Susannah Hoffs and Petra Haden at a benefit at Largo in LA, at which 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!

619 Lexington Ave. (@E 54), NYC

TUESDAY 12/2 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 12/16 @ 7:30PM


--------NOVEMBER 2014--------


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
(yes, I suggested it, and yes, I am performing!)

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NEW YORK'S MUSICAL THEATER GAME SHOW
Where ANYTHING GOES - and usually does!

619 Lexington Ave. (@E 54), NYC

TUESDAY 11/11 @ 7:30PM

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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

I'll be reading a Personal EZzay. It will likely be funny.
This amazing series is curated by Alex Alexander. You should come.


--------OCTOBER 2014--------



BASTARD JONES

book by Marc Acito

music by Amy Engelhardt

Lyrics by Engelhardt & Acito 
A 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 Goldstein (GODSPELL), the cast included several Broadway vets.
Plans are underway for an Off-Off-Broadway presentation in 2015.
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


After the final run-through at SMASH Studios in NYC.
The BASTARD is born!
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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!)

Tix $25/$15 students
RSVP to reserve a spot
lethelounge@gmail.com

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NEW YORK'S MUSICAL THEATER GAME SHOW
Where ANYTHING GOES - and it usually does!

619 Lexington Ave. (@E 54)

TUESDAY 10/14 @ 7:30PM
TUESDAY 10/28 @ 7:30PM

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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 New Old Time Chautauqua's Summer Tour in Idaho and western Montana.

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... 


--------JUNE 2014--------

The show I co-produced in April in NYC is back! Here's your second chance to join in the fun. Which I highly recommend.

Turnpike Productions Presents


NEW YORK CITY'S
ULTIMATE MUSICAL THEATER 
CHALLENGE RETURNS!

WEDNESDAY JUNE 25 @9PM
TUESDAY JULY 1 @9PM


THE TRIAD/STAGE 72

158 W 72nd St, NYC



Your Host: Emily McNamara

Your MD: Nate Buccieri





Audience-suggested title of a new musical.

Spin of the Genre Wheel.

 20 minutes.



CAN THEY WRITE A TUNE IN TIME?



BRAIN-FRYING FUN!

$10 cover + 2 drink min.

Reservations suggested - HERE


READ A REVIEW OF THE PREMIERE
LISTEN TO THE THEME SONG HERE!


Lyricist Dan Wolpow performs at the premiere of TUNE IN TIME
as Host Emily McNamara and Assistant Jordan Houghton look on admiringly 

Host Emily McNamara chats with director David Glenn Armstrong at the premiere of TUNE IN TIME 


--------MAY 2014--------

I was honored to sing at the PBS SoCal Benefit in Orange County with a 40-piece orchestra... and 60s pop star, producer and multiple Grammy-winner Peter Asher(hits included World Without Love and Lady Godiva, penned with Paul McCartney).


...and on a movie scored by the wonderful Michael Giacchino (Star Trek Into Darkness, Up)...A GREAT MONTH IN LOS ANGELES!

--------APRIL 2014--------

Turnpike Productions Presents


TUNE IN TIME
NYC's Exciting New Musical Theater Challenge!

MONDAY 4/7 at 7PM 
MONDAY 4/14 at 7PM
THE TRIAD/STAGE 72
158 W 72nd St, NYC

Your Host: Emily McNamara
Your MD: Nate Buccieri


3 Composers. 3 Lyricists.
Audience-suggested show title.
Spin of the Genre Wheel.
 20 minutes.
CAN THEY WRITE A TUNE IN TIME?

BRAIN-FRYING FUN!
$10 cover + 2 drink min.
Reservations suggested.
HERE



FRI 4/11 - SAT 4/12
Boston, MA


I'll be teaching, coaching and emceeing the CARA Awards Banquet. Info is HERE!

With ROCKAPELLA at the 2014 CARA Awards Ceremony in Boston
(which I emceed) during the Boston Sings Festival

The "Fix Everything!" Panel at BOSS 2014
with Scott Leonard and Jeff Thacher of  Rockapella

With NEW YORK VOICES              At Disneyland with Kingston Band
             at Lincoln Center                                                                 


SUNDAY 4/27 @ 4:30PM
Fanatic Salon
3815 Sawtelle Blvd.
Culver City, CA


Featured songwriter in this wonderful LA storytelling series, curated by Lauri Fraser.

DETAILS HERE


--------MARCH 2014--------

Friday, March 14



Tuesday, March 11 - 7 PM PST
STREAMING LIVE EVERYWHERE!


CYNTHIA CARLE & AMY ENGELHARDT

LIVE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTS DISTRICT

Cynthia and I come into your computer via the Interwebs and trade tunes for 45-minutes.
(The site will say it's 30. It lies.)
Can we make it any easier?
Deets HERE!


--------FEBRUARY 2014--------

Saturday, February 22

http://dc.singstrong.org/
- Adjudicating Scholastic Competition 
- Teaching my FINDING YOUR FUNNY seminar
- Songwriting Panel
- Guest performer with THE FUNX


Thursday, February 20


I'm the SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!
UPTOWN CABARET series at the 
600 West 218th Street @ Indian Road (Inwood)
NO COVER

Saturday, February 1


- Adjudicating Scholastic Competition 
- Teaching my FINDING YOUR FUNNY seminar
- Private Songwriting Coachings


--------JANUARY 2014--------

Tuesday, January 28 - 11AM**
 
With Logan Heftel, Richard Benjamin, Vicki Abelson, Sally Kirkland and Taylor Negron

I'll be the featured singer/songwriter at this lovely potluck brunch in Montrose, CA. http://www.meetup.com/Renown-Celebrity-driven-Literary-Salon-in-LA/events/160217062/

Friday, January 17 - 8PM



MUSE ON 8TH
759 S. LA BREA AVE. LOS ANGELES


GREAT FOOD - NO COVER

--------DECEMBER 2013--------

December 14 - Largo at the Coronet (LA)
December 19 - SPACE (Evanston, IL)

   


 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")!



December 6


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A HOLIDAY/BIRTHDAY TUBACZAR!
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.

--------NOVEMBER 2013--------


November 7
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



Friday, November 15 - 8PM



ALL GIRL REVIEW at 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


--------OCTOBER 2013--------

Thursday, October 17 8PM


I'm the SPOTLIGHT ARTIST!
UPTOWN CABARET series at the 
600 West 218th Street @ Indian Road (Inwood)
NO COVER

Tuesday, October 22
Private High School Workshop, Holland, PA


Saturday, October 26
Sunday, October 27
Teaching seminars in Songwriting 
and master classes with vocal groups 
The A Cappella School, Arlington, VA

Monday, October 28
Private High School Workshop, Reston, VA

Tuesday, October 29, 8:30PM

NYC's Monthly Storytelling Show
THREE OF CUPS - 83 First Ave(@5th Street), NYC
FEATURED MUSICIAN
https://www.facebook.com/TALENYC

Wednesday, October 30 8:30PM
32 Jones Street, NYC (between 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




Use discount code amy for 20% off advance ticket price!


 Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:30PM
@YMCA Santa Monica
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
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--------JULY 2013--------


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


I'll be teaching my seminar on FINDING YOUR FUNNY at VoCAL Nation in Philadelphia on July 20, 2013! More info on the festival HERE!


...and doing a private musical improv workshop with the uber-funny peeps at Comedysportz Philadelphia!

...and doing a set from 7pm to 8pm at Caffe Vivaldi on Thursday July 18.
32 Jones Street, NYC (between W 4th/Bleecker)


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

at The Fanatic Salon, West Los Angeles, 8PM


I am teaching two weekend workshops for teen performers in Long Beach, CA on June 15 & 16!


      
  




--------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 (now of the John Fogerty Band)and Amy will 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


BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

While back East, Amy will be leading master classes at Council Rock HS South in Holland, PA and Cherry Hill HS West in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Back in LA, Amy was honored to sing with Dionne Gipson at the African First Ladies Health Summit. "Every Woman, Every Child," penned by Russell Daisey and Dr. Judy Kuriansky, was one of the cultural highlights of this historical event! 


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

Another East Coast Swing!
With Jonathan Minkoff at SingstrongDC 2013
  









Amy led master classes at the SingStrong Festival in Washington, DC ("Finding Your Funny Onstage"), the Syracuse University Drama Dept. (the Weekly Drama Laband with Syracuse's vocal jazz ensemble, WINDJAMMER at the 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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BASTARD JONES has been selected for Millikin University's New Musicals Workshop in January 2013.



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

TWO BOBS, NO WAITING, the show Amy did with Bob Malone (now John Fogerty's keyboard guy!) last January in New York, was nominated for several Broadway World Cabaret Awards. ANYONE can vote and you don't have to vote in all categories. Please vote!

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 worked as a creative consultant on the PBS concert special Call Me Irresponsible for the luminous Ashley Brown (Broadway's MARY POPPINS). Just found out it won a 2011 Telly Award for Outstanding Original Entertainment Programming. You can see a clip here.

--------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. On the way people!

On June 7, Amy will be the special guest in Julia Fordham's "Julia and Friends" concert residency at Molly Malone's in Hollywood.

--------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.

BASTARD JONES, the rock musical Amy created with Marc Acito was one of 12 Finalists for the Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater.

Check out the article Amy wrote about The Bobs' special recording project for Seattle's Committee for Children last year HERE.

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

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

Amy is the featured writer in the Salon Spotlight on 2/19/12. "Enough With This Love Sh*t! - Songs About Anything But," with Co-Hosts: Ritt Henn & Mary Liz McNamara. 

JANUARY 2012
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Long-time musical partner in musical crime Bob Malone joins Amy for a special double bill: TWO BOBS, NO WAITING on 1/27 at The Duplex in New York.

--------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!

Nightlife, MAC and Bistro-Award winner Gretchen Reinhagenwill perform Amy’s material in her Manhattan shows at Urban Stages and Don’t Tell Mama.

--------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.

She also took her last official East Coast bow with The Bobs at The Barns of Wolf Trap (favorite venue in the US!).

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

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