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Ben Toth

Composer, Musical Director

Agent

Maeve Bolger

COMPOSING

Pink Mist: Composer
An in-progress opera based on the verse-drama by Owen Sheers.

My Heart is a Gun: Composer
An in-progress musical about The Troubles with lyricist Todd Almond.

Music of Hope: Composer (2016)
“Come Home with Me for Christmas” with lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) was performed by Melora Hardin (Transparent, The Office) with an 80-piece orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth: Composer and Music Director (2016)
Part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series. Featured collaborations with Oscar-winner John Patrick Shanley, as well as performances by Taylor Mac, Lindsay Mendez, Erin Davie, and Cheyenne Jackson.

As You Like It at Two River Theater, Red Bank: Original Songs & Incidental Music (2014)
Directed by Michael Sexton.

Liberal Arts: Composer (2012)
IFC Films, starring Oscar-winner Allison Janney, Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Olsen, and Josh Radnor.

Twelfth Night at Theatre at St. Clements, New York City: Original Songs (2010)

MUSIC DIRECTION

THEATRE

Wicked on the West End: Deputy Keyboard (2019)

Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute at The Wiltern, Los Angeles: Conductor (2010)
Starring Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny DeVito, and Jack Nicholson. Directed by Kenny Ortega.

I Do! I Do! at The Old Globe, San Diego: Music Director (2009)
Starring Patrick Page and Paige Davis.

Back to Bacharach and David at The Music Box, Los Angeles: Music Director and Conductor (2009)
Starring Diana DeGarmo.

Guys and Dolls at The Hollywood Bowl: Vocal Coach and Pianist (2009)
Starring Ellen Greene, Jessica Biel, Scott Bakula, and Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Les Miserables at The Hollywood Bowl: Vocal Coach and Pianist (2008)
Starring Lea Michele, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and John Lloyd Young.

FILM/TV

The Sound of Music Live: Vocal Coach (2015)
NBC’s inaugural live musical broadcast starring Carrie Underwood and Laura Benanti.

The Voice: Choral Supervisor for Florence and the Machine (2012)

Company at Alice Tully Hall with the NY Philharmonic: Vocal Coach (2011)
Starring Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks, and Neil Patrick Harris.

CONCERTS

John Lloyd Young’s Broadway: Music Director/Pianist (2019)
Upcoming concerts for Tony/Grammy winning performer at London’s Crazy Coqs.

Kristin Chenoweth: Music Supervisor/Pianist (2013 – 2017)
Numerous concerts including The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Concert (featuring Carol Burnett, the Go-Go’s, and Pink Martini), a solo concert at The Hollywood Bowl, the post-Katrina reopening of the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and a television appearance on The Talk.

Various Concerts: Music Director/Pianist (2000-2016)
Performances featuring Idina Menzel, Lea Salonga, Taye Diggs, Lea Michele, Josh Radnor, Laura Benanti, Christine Ebersole, Tommy Tune, Megan Hilty, Faith Prince, Andrea McArdle, Melora Hardin, Duncan Sheik, Wayne Brady, Jane Lynch, Jane Krakowski, Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Corbin Bleu, Santino Fontana, Alexandra Silber, Jonathan Groff, Eden Espinosa, and Tracie Thoms.

Cheyenne Jackson in Music of the Mad Men Era: Music Director/Pianist/Composer/Arranger (2010 – 2015)
Performed in venues across the world including Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood with the Boston Pops, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Mandy Patinkin at Duke of York’s Theatre, West End: Music Director/Pianist (2009)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Concert series at the Adrienne Arsht Arts Center for the Performing Arts, Miami (2011)
Conceived, developed, and implemented a year-long concert series in 2011. Performers included Sandra Bernhard, Taye Diggs, Gavin Creel, and Cheyenne Jackson.

PRESS

“‘That song, ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’ that [Ben Toth] wrote the music to is, I think, and Michael Feinstein said it first, destined to be something. It’s such a powerful song. It talks about deep sadness and pain and he has married it to this jazzy melody that is infused with…’ Jackson trails off then adds, ‘Everybody afterwards talks about it.’” – Cheyenne Jackson in Los Angeles Magazine

“It was a stunning interpretation that reflected both Jackson’s bottomless emotional depth and Toth’s artistry as a pianist.” – The Examiner, Indianapolis

“He makes non-singers sing like singers.” – Taye Diggs in the Los Angeles Times

“Appealing performances, beautiful visuals and beguiling music are fluently melded with the poetic charm of Shakespeare’s comedy […] The director heightens the changing atmosphere becomingly with some sweet songs and delicate incidental music composed by Ben Toth.” – The New York Times

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