Ian Eisendrath is a Music Supervisor, Music Director, Conductor, Arranger and Vocal Coach specializing in the development and production of new musicals.
Ian has been the Music Supervisor and Director of New Work at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre since 2003, and currently, resides in New York City. He is currently the Music Supervisor, Arranger, Conductor and Keyboardist for COME FROM AWAY (Broadway, Toronto, DC, Seattle, La Jolla).
In 2011–2013, Ian was the Music Supervisor and Conductor for Pasek and Paul’s A CHRISTMAS STORY (Broadway, National Tour, Madison Square Garden). 5th Avenue credits include: PAINT YOUR WAGON, ALADDIN, SECONDHAND LIONS, VANITIES, A ROOM WITH A VIEW, SWEENEY TODD, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ON THE TOWN, WEST SIDE STORY, COMPANY, CABARET, INTO THE WOODS, OKLAHOMA!, TITANIC and MISS SAIGON.
New musicals currently in development include: UNTITLED HUNTER S. THOMPSON MUSICAL (Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis, Directed by Chris Ashley); DIANA (Music by David Brian, Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, Directed by Chris Ashley), LIFE AFTER (Music and Lyrics by Britta Johnson, Directed by Robert McQueen), STANFORD STORY (Music and Lyrics by Doug Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Directed by Bill Berry); THE LONG GAME (Music and Lyrics by Rich Gray and Andrew Russell), and FLY HIGH (Music and Lyrics by Steven MacKinnon, Marc Jordan and Amy Sky, Directed by Kelly Robinson).
In addition to his work in the theatre, Ian has conducted for the ballet and symphony, including: multiple seasons of THE NUTCRACKER and Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE (MORE OR LESS) at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet as well as various pops concerts for the 5th Avenue Theatre. Ian has served as Music Director for multiple new musicals in development at the Banff Centre for the Arts, La Jolla Playhouse and 5th Avenue Theatre’s NextFest.
Ian holds a degree in Conducting Choral and Musical Theatre Repertoire from the University of Michigan, class of 2003.