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Hailed by The New York Times as one of “Broadway’s electric conductors”, Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought after Music Directors working today.

Currently the Music Supervisor of the new Broadway musical, "An American in Paris", his credits include “Annie”, “Monty Python’s Spamalot”- Best Musical Tony Award, “La Cage aux Folles”- Best Musical Revival Tony Award, “42nd Street”-Best Revival Tony Award ,“Elton John’s “Lestat”, Michel Legrand’s “Amour”, “The Wild Party”, “On The Town”, “Once Upon a Mattress” (starring Sarah Jessica Parker), “How To Succeed” (starring Matthew Broderick), “She Loves Me”, “Taller than a Dwarf”, “A Class Act”.

He was the Music Director of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” at the famed Radio City Music Hall for several seasons.As Marvin Hamlisch’s Music Director, Todd worked with him on his productions of “Ballroom” and “The Nutty Professor” directed by Jerry Lewis. For City Center’s Encores!, he conducted their acclaimed version of “On The Town” and was a guest pianist for “No No, Nanette”. He conducted the Holiday Pops for two seasons in a row for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and has also conducted the San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, the Philly Pops, the New Jersey, New Haven and York Symphonies.

Internationally he has conducted at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Dawn Upshaw and Jerry Hadley, The Dublin Film Orchestra, Radio City Christmas Spectacular-Mexico City, World Science Festival- Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall-Cole Porters’ “Jubilee”.

He has conducted over 20 albums including the Grammy Award winning cast albums of his shows. He has accompanied such stars as Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Barry Manilow, Tyne Daly, Bea Arthur, David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, Kelsey Grammar.

Born in Essex, CT., Todd began his piano lessons at age 6 and is a graduate of Boston University School of Music in Piano Performance.