As composer/lyricist, Amy made her Off-Broadway debut with the sold-out run of BASTARD JONES at the cell theatre, a nominee for the Off-Broadway Alliance's Best New Musical and a Richard Rodgers Award finalist. Other credits include lyrics for TESLA, TRIPTYCH (book/music/lyrics) for the New York Transit Museum's Platform Series, lyrics/vocal arrangements for commissioned adaptations of Carl Sagan's CONTACT with Hungarian rocker Peter Sipos (2009 Puget Sound Theater Award – Best New Play) and NICHOLAS NICKLEBY with electric violinist Eyvind Kang and music/lyrics for A COMEDY OF ERAS at ACT Seattle with the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Incidental music credits include MOTHER, MAY I at Baltimore’s Strand (dir. Rain Pryor). Amy was librettist/creative consultant for the PBS concert special Call Me Irresponsible (2011 Telly Award, Best Original Programming) starring Ashley Brown (Broadway’s Mary Poppins).
Amy co-created TUNE IN TIME, New York City’s Musical Theater Game Show, which ran for 3 seasons at the York (“The BMI writers workshop on steroids...musical theater, cerebral fun and games pushed to 11… a joyous, hilarious romp”). She received the Burman Award for Songwriting from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) and was a resident composer at the Nautilus Composer/Librettist Studio in Los Angeles. In 2020, Amy was awarded a spot at the National Winter Playwrights Retreat to develop IMPACT, a one-Amy show about the legacy of Pan Am Flight 103.
From 1998-2011, she was the sole female voice/writer/arranger for Grammy®-nominated vocal "band without instruments," The Bobs, recorded 4 CDs and toured extensively with the band from Lincoln Center’s American Songbook to Northwest Folklife to the Pori (Finland) Jazz Festival.
A graduate of Syracuse University (Musical Theatre) and Berklee College of Music (Songwriting/Arranging), Amy is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP, and the only honorary female member of the Vienna Boys Choir.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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MORE ABOUT ME
Jersey Girl, bicoastal in normal times, lover of cheese, garlic, cats, bad puns and the NYTimes crossword. Trained as a classical/theatre performer. Love to collaborate. I've got 99 ideas... and a few are really bad. :)
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Producing IMPACT - a solo one-act about global connection, including 3 original songs but not a musical
musicals, comedy, hybrids, new wine in old bottles