Mila Henry is a New York-based pianist, coach, and music director who specializes in music theater projects and vocal chamber music, ranging from art song to cabaret, folk opera to indie musicals, standard repertoire to contemporary classics.

A regular pianist for Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, she has participated in all five PROTOTYPE festivals, serving on the music staff for The Scarlet Ibis, Winter’s Child and Angel’s Bone, and performing in La Reina (American Lyric Theater), Mata Hari (PROTOTYPE 2017) and Thumbprint (LA Opera 2017). Additional BMP shows include Persona (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with Either/Or), and pre-production for the difficulty of crossing a field (Cantaloupe Music), Ouroboros Trilogy (Arts Emerson), Song from the Uproar and Anatomy Theater (both for LA Opera).

With American Opera Projects, she was Assistant Conductor for The Blind (Lincoln Center Festival) and As One (BAM), and currently music directs for their Composers & the Voice fellowship program, where she also serves as Assistant Artistic Director to conductor Steven Osgood. AOP developmental workshops have taken her to Lincoln Center (Judgment of Midas; Nora, In the Great Outdoors), OPERA America (Love/Hate; Judgment of Midas; Tesla), Roulette (The Wanton Sublime), Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom), and the Harlem School of the Arts (Independence Eve).

Working in contemporary opera has allowed her to accompany a variety of artists, from Cady Huffman for the 2013 AOP Benefit When You Got It, Flaunt It: An Intimate Evening with Cady Huffman to Nathan Gunn for the 2016 PROTOTYPE Benefit. Equally at home with musical theater, Mila has music directed projects in the New York Musical Theatre and New York Children’s Theater festivals, and served as Vocal Director for Ripe Time’s Obie-winning The World is Round (BAM). An avid performer of cabaret, she’s also played at 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, and The Duplex.

Her concert and recital appearances include VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival (The Stone), The Phoenix Concerts, Queens New Music Festival, Stone Mason Projects, OPERA America’s Creators in Concert (Missy Mazzoli and Anthony Davis) and guest appearances with Two Sides Sounding and Opera Noire. Mila holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Elizabethtown College. A native of the Philadelphia area, she lives in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she performs with the band The Opera Cowgirls.

(August 2016)




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