News/Upcoming Gigs

***** SEPTEMBER 2021 ****** 


Excited to return to the panel of NPR's brain crane 
SAYS YOU! with this amazing roster of fellow eggheads. 
Click the link for tickets to attend the livestream "taping," which will eventually be a podcast AND an NPR broadcast...
AND a pump...AND a sneaker...


EAST COAST AHOY, FINALLY!
contact me ASAP about bookings


YA Author/Playwright Molly Horan and I have been awarded a writers' residency at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining NY (Westchester County). We're developing our new musical for young performers, The Completely True Story of West High's 66th Annual Charity Lockdown.


***** AUGUST 2021 ****** 
                
 
I was thrilled to be a panelist on the NPR word-nerd fiesta SAYS YOU! on August 19.
Here I am telling my "broke my foot prepping for a colonoscopy" story. Which did not shock Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre.




RSVP to ME to reserve your spot in
Patty's beautiful Glendale, CA garden
SEATING WILL BE LIMITED - $20 SUGGESTED DONATION
Collectively, Gary & Amy have shared the stage, screen or studio with everyone from Barbra Streisand to Buckethead, Neil Gaiman to Neil Diamond, Cop Rock to Jim Henson’s Muppets, Neil Young to Florence Henderson, Peter Asher to a talking roll of toilet paper...
 
***** JULY 2021 ****** 

As we (HOPEFULLY) wind down the world of strictly online shows, join me in Virtual Pittsburgh for one last hurrah!
 

MY SET:    Sun 7/25/21    2-3p PT / 5-6p EST
CONFLUENCE is an annual "speculative fiction" conference held in Pittsburgh, PA. The event itself was cancelled this year. But not the Music Festival! Which enables the appearance of a host of cool international artists. I am excited to join a roster of truly imaginative musicians. Check out the whole event at the CONFLUENCE site, linked above. FREE Zoom concert; donations to SFF encouraged.
I'm pretty sure I'll do the Star Trek Cycle tunes.... 


I joined fellow LA-based composers Zanaida Robles, Paul Gibson and Michelle Green Willner
for this fascinating chat about music, inspiration and "holidays"

***** JUNE 2021 ****** 

Watch the archived show HERE

Watch the archived show HERE!

there's a reason for the name and it's NOT what you think

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 - 3:30-5pm

A YARD CONCERT
IN BREEZY WEST LOS ANGELES


1. YOU MUST RSVP for the address
2. Bring a lawn chair or blanket
3. Don't get too close to other people
(because they will fall in love with you)
and bring a mask
4. No kidlets or animals


5. REVEL IN THE FACT THAT THIS SHITSHOW IS ALMOST OVER AND YOU GET TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC AGAIN!
  
Featured in IMPACT
GET THE STUDIO RECORDING HERE
#thanksforsupportingindependentmusic
#TELLYOURFRIENDS

FREE INSTRUMENTAL VERSION
WITH PURCHASE

"beautiful... devastating... affirming... heartbreaking"

"I laughed and cried and sometimes at the same time.
I encourage anyone who has lost the ability to know
the good of humanity among all the evil in the world to watch IMPACT."


"Girl In The Garden was so moving. I never allowed myself to process this properly. That song did it for me. 😘"

"Maybe this play is what I needed to give myself permission to write about it. Or maybe the permission to give myself permission NOT to write about it."


"They always say comedians are the best at drama. Amy Engelhardt is no exception... This career funny lady’s one act personal journey in the shadows of The Lockerbie/PanAm Flight 103 bombing was incredibly moving and emotionally introspective."

"...she conveys her transformation of that experience over the years into something positive and hopeful....bringing such beauty and inspiration to such a tragic event...an astonishing piece of theater."

"thank you for reminding us that no one is really gone as long as we tend their flame"

"IMPACT is an exceptional work of multimedia storytelling...  a journey that begins with horrific, indiscriminate violence, weaves in the most moving musical tribute I have ever heard, and ends in community and grace."


"powerful, thoughtful, kind and compelling"

"Her words, lyrics, insights and her steadfast commitment to bear witness are profound and powerful. I encourage everyone to watch this."

"her formidable powers of song and story connect us"


LOOK BACK, ACT FORWARD


 
***** MAY 2021 ******
 


I'm agnostic about EVERYTHING.
Then a series of startling coincidences I now call "follow-signs"
surrounding a major global event 30 years ago cropped up in my life.
And I followed them...
To a place I never thought would be so beautiful, and a story so compelling
I had to break my promise to never do a one-person show.  : )

LOOK BACK AND ACT FORWARD

IMPACT will be streamable on demand May 21 - June 1, 2021
Go behind the scenes with me on IMPACT's Facebook page

Click the image, hear a beautiful cello

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I'm the featured artist in ALNM's SPOTLIGHT SERIES!
Had a blast doing ALNM's shows in Los Angeles at the Wallis Annenberg Center's Sorting Room (ASCAP New Musicals), Catalina Jazz Club and the late lamented Rockwell Table & Stage. ALNM's industrial strength support of theatre writers has provided a huge morale boost during the pandemic.


is a community of truly devoted muse-os and artists. I'm honored to join the lineup!
SATURDAY MAY 8, 2021
9a Pacific/12p Eastern



***** MARCH 2021 ******

Saturday, MARCH 13 @ 730PM PT




***** FEBRUARY 2021 ******




***** DECEMBER 2020 ******


Why is it called The Penultimate Show?
NOT because it's on December 30
Tune in and find out by clicking the picture
ALL KILLER - NO FILLER!


I've been a resident "sub-lebrity" on this sleigh for 15 years. Although we can't tour this year, we CAN reach a whole lot more people in places the live show didn't get to - and happy them up for a while. 

JOIN THE FUN HERE 

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Thrilled to join the ladies of ComedySportz Philadelphia for a fun-tastic night of games!
TIX HERE

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This Los Angeles consortium supports classical and contemporary artists - and I am bringing a dose of The Silly to this musical feast,
benefitting Ample Harvest.
TIX HERE


***** NOVEMBER 2020 ******



Join us HERE for new stories and songs. 
GUARANTEED COVID-FREE



I produced, arranged and performed "Teresa's Song"(written by Dylan Brody)for this award-winning web series. But I didn't expect to be a subject of discussion in the episode! 


***** SEPTEMBER 2020 ******


A songwriters' round robin in THREE TIME ZONES!
(LA, NYC, Melbourne)








***** AUGUST 2020 ****** 



Tune in HERE
My 60 minute set will be at 730PT/1030ET









I was honored to be featured in this show that raised $350K 
for New York's iconic Cooper Union.
Watch it here - I'm about an hour in!


***** JULY 2020 ****** 

the youtubes crapped out...
TUNE IN HERE!





***** JUNE 2020 ****** 


Tune in HERE


***** MAY 2020 ****** 


I was honored to be one of 180 singers and instrumentalists in this video for the United Nations/WHO Covid Solidarity Response Fund. "I'm Standing with You," written by Diane Warren and orchestrated by Sharon Farber 



Sponsored by PARADE MAGAZINE & WIMN
Watch it HERE around 21:30!





***** APRIL 2020 ******





HE SAID, SHE SANG on Artslandia
supporting the Portland, OR arts community
Thursday 4/23/20 at 5pm PST






Benefit for NYC's QueensTogether


Excerpt from IMPACT
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2020


****** MARCH 2020 ******

TUESDAYS@9
MARCH 31, 2020
Featured composer/lyricist
Previously scheduled live show in NYC now online!





"Ounce of Hope"
Music/Lyrics - Amy Engelhardt
Arranged by Corey Axler

Council Rock High School South, Holland, PA
Virtual Choir

Featured on Philadelphia NBC & ABC affiliates! 






CANCELLED

CANCELLED
This venue may be known as DISTANT WORLDS COFFEE by then...

CANCELLED


Hosting/Performing in the 
Moisture Festival Comedy/Variete for the Xth time!
Assorted shows 3/12/20 - 3/15/20


****** FEBRUARY 2020 ******



2/25/20 - 3/3/20
It was my privilege to spend this week in the Rockies 
with 11 other brilliant writers developing IMPACT


HOSTED AND CREATED BY KILLY DWYER

NYC's original punk cabaret variety show travels west for a surreal alt run 
in a hip art gallery featuring different artists each month
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @7:00 PM
ArtBarLA, 12017 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA





****** JANUARY 2020 ******