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Jay Dias
Jay Dias (He/Him)
Music Theatre

AMDA Faculty since: 2001

Professional music director and conductor, director, playwright, composer and coach in concert music and music theatre in the States and in Europe, including music supervision for the German premiere productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD (award winning cast album) and DAS PHANTOM DER OPER starring Peter Hofmann. As Music Director for Lyric Stage (Dallas): full orchestra versions including music & libretto restorations of THE GOLDEN APPLE (complete recording on PS Classics), SHOW BOAT (1927 version), ANYTHING GOES (1934 version), THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (complete version), THE DESERT SONG (1926 version), THE NEW MOON; restorations of GYPSY, Frank Loesser's PLEASURES AND PALACES, KISMET, BYE BYE BIRDIE, FUNNY GIRL; premieres of restored versions of THE KING AND I, LADY IN THE DARK, TOO MANY GIRLS, RAGS, and 18 others. Recent honors: OPERA NEWS, AMERICAN THEATRE, NPR, Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, the Dias Collection at University of North Texas Music Library.


B.M., Music Education, Ithaca College
M.M., Music Education, Ithaca College


Composition, Lehman Engel, BMI Musical Theatre Workshop