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Adam Tilford

AMDA Faculty since: 2020

Adam Michael Tilford is a New York City based music director/composer/piano bar entertainer and educator. He has an extensive background in theatre education having musically directed, directed and choreographed for multiple public school and private theatre training institutions from elementary school through the college level. His vocal coaching students have appeared on Broadway/National tours of King Kong, Hairspray, Kinky Boots and Ghost, among others.

His musical direction and acting resume includes multiple regional theatres from Chicago to Virginia to off-broadway and includes shows ranging from Aida to Hello, Dolly. He has also played at almost every major cabaret/nightclub venue in NYC and is one of the pianists at the famed Marie's Crisis, taking the event from NY to Sydney and London and appearing at the venue as himself on two episodes of "Younger" on TVLand. He has represented Marie's three times as part of Darren Criss' live broadway festival Elsie Fest in New York City. His original compositions have been performed throughout the country as part of the not for profit touring theatre company Pyramid Productions, in Manhattan at Theatre 311 in "Things to Chase" and his new off-broadway version of A Christmas Carol (with lyricist Marc Goldsmith) was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Musical.