An in demand New York pianist and music director, Gillian Berkowitz has performed piano, keyboard, accordion, and vocals in over 30 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. She is the Associate Conductor of Avenue Q as well as performing in Summer, School Of Rock, and Wicked.
She is also a Broadway rehearsal pianist for Summer, School of Rock, Waitress, and Wicked. Upcoming: Associate Conductor of Head Over Heels, and the US premiere of The Lehman Trilogy/director Sam Mendes at the Park Avenue Armory this Spring.
Past projects include music directing the New York premiere of A Taste of Things to Come (Director Lorin Latarro), and the world premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's musical: Unexpected Joy. (Director Lynne Taylor Corbett), and on faculty in Italy's Music Academy International: Trentino Music Festival Per Mezzano Romantica.
Gillian has music directed dozens of new works throughout her career and has been on the creative team at the O’Neil Theatre Conference, NYMF, NAMT, Playwrights Horizons, Human Race Theatre, and Goodspeed. She is a regular contributing music director at 92nd Street Y, NYU’s Musical Theatre Composition program, TACT, and Lincoln Center's Songbook Series.
She has been featured as both a soloist and collaborator playing jazz, pop, classical, contemporary, and theatre music in venues across New York City including 54 Below, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery, Le Poisson Rouge, and both the Consulate General of Hungary and the Australian Consulate.
Her two trios: City Swing Trio and Whitetail Trio perform for corporate and private events across New York and New England.
Gillian has conducted When You’re In Love, the Whole World is Jewish in collaboration with Jason Alexander and music directed productions of Vanishing Point: A New Musical www.vanishingpointthemusical.com/Home.html
She composes and arranges for the Sheba Ensemble, and is a pianist for Scarlett Entertainment. Gillian is also an adjunct faculty member at Pace University.