Gillian Berkowitz has performed piano, keyboard, accordion, and vocals in over 30 Broadway and Off Broadway shows. She can currently be seen and heard in Jersey Boys, Finding Neverland, Wicked, and Avenue Q as well as being on staff as a rehearsal pianist for all four shows. Most recently Gillian served as Music Director for the world premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's musical: Unexpected Joy. (Director Lynne Taylor Corbett)
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, collaborator playing jazz, pop, classical, contemporary, and theatre music in venues across New York City including 54 Below, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Merkin Hall, City Winery, and Le Poisson Rouge.
Her two trios: City Swing Trio and Whitetail Trio perform for corporate and private events in the New York and New England area.
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 is a pianist for Elan Artists and is an adjunct faculty member at Pace University.
Upcoming projects: A Taste of Things to Come playing at the York Theatre this fall! www.gillianberkowitz.com