Drew Wutke

Music Director, Vocal Coach, Pianist


A Note from Me

Friends and collaborators,

Welcome to drewwutke.com– Can’t wait to work together making great music and telling good stories. Private coachings, audition/callback prep, and book/rep coachings are all great ways to make your work belong specifically to you. Only you can tell these stories and sing these songs the way you can! I love my job, and love joining you in creating something special each session.

See the contact section for my information Coachings are either out of my uptown home studio, 120 W 138th St (W Odell Clark Place), NY NY 10030, right off the 2/3 stop at 135 (in the words of Bruno Mars– Uptown funk you up). Often we also work in rehearsal studios in midtown.

If you need to cancel your session for any reason, I need 24 hours notice, that way I can allow someone else the chance to fill your spot. Otherwise, if you cancel within 24 hours, you must pay for the session. Contact me for more information and rates.

Okay, enough business talk – enjoy the amazing youtube channel below, featuring some of the most talented people you will ever see singing at you on your computer.

Hope to see you soon!


Bio/Current Projects

Drew Wutke is a musical director, vocal coach, and accompanist (MM Vocal Coaching, Okalahoma City Univ). After almost a decade of working in music and theatre departments at universities in Indiana and Oklahoma (and, incidentally, as a worship arts pastor), Drew traded in cornfields for concrete, working as a music director and starting a private coaching studio in NYC.  He hails proudly from Girard, Kansas, where his parents are teachers and coaches and his brother and sister-in-law are hipsters.


MISCAST 2016, including Tina Fey, Tituss Burgess, Cynthia Erivo, Aaron Tveit, Gavin Creel, Lea Salonga, and many others; TURNING THE TABLES Webseries; Fiasco’s/McCarter’s award-winning INTO THE WOODS (workshop MD, McCarter reh. accomp), AMAZING GRACE (Bway, Keys2 Orch Sub), KINKY BOOTS (Bway reh. accomp), MISCAST GALA (music director), Kevin Smith Kirkwood’s CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! (MD/arrangements); B-Sides Production of LaChuisa’s LITTLE FISH (d: Jen Waldman), SEE ROCK CITY (d: Mark Price). MADE IN THE USA (d/w: Patrick Vassell, staring Osh Ganimah/Megan Hopp, MD/arrangements), FOR TONIGHT (music by Spencer/Shenelle Williams, d: Joe Barros, MD/conductor) NYC concert, Goodspeed Opera House, and UK/British Isles premieres.  B-Sides’ New American Musical Award Music Director (Timothy Huang’s COSTS OF LIVING, d: John Michael Diresta).  He is the resident music director at the JEN WALDMAN STUDIO (http://jenwaldmanstudio.com/), and loves to serve up a solid piano bar night at The Duplex.


UPCOMING PROJECTS: Afterglow Festival in Provincetown (Resident Music Director), NAMA 2016, many benefit concerts and solo shows at Feinstien’s/54Below, BORN FOR THIS (BebeWinans musical, guest piano/conductor), SABINA starring Phantom’s Jeremy Hays, many other productions around the U.S.

Clients have appeared in DR ZHIVAGO, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL, ROCKY, CINDERELLA, ALADDIN; ANNIE and ANYTHING GOES (ntnl tours), and other Bway, Off-Bway, and regional/touring productions. He served as the music director and conductor for BAAYORK LEE’s National Asian Artist Project. His premiere of a new work, FOR TONIGHT (directed by Joe Barros) in the NYMF festival was the first reading in the NYMF history to be extended; Jasper Grant and Mark Price’s B-Sides inaugural season production of SEE ROCK CITY. Drew also plays for studio classes with the Jen Waldman Studio, with Byran Perri (Conductor, WICKED), and Lindsay Mendez.  Other credits: Ben Harrell’s WALK (Premiere), North Shore’s LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON (Reh. Pianist, MD: Andrew Bryan).

CONCERT WORK:  ELLYN MARIE MARSH’s Inappropriate and LIVE! from Carnegie Hall at Joe’s Pub; KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD’s Classic Whitney: ALIVE!, the #TBT LIVE concert series at Fienstein’s/54Below; also MOLLY POPE LIKES YOUR STATUS at A.R.T; plus numerous concerts at 54 Below, MOSTLY SONDHEIM at the Duplex (Resident MD), Joe’s Pub, the Beechman, and other venues for artists like Natalie Joy Johnson, Joe Bliss, Jesse Manocherian and Chris Yonan (Alice Ripley/Emily Skinner Tribute Concert), Erin McCracken, Madge Dietrich, Heather Russell, Stephanie Joiner (Georgia Stitt’s ALPHABET CITY CYCLE) and others. Past MD credits include THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, HIGH FIDELITY(Reg. Premiere), and DROWSY CHAPERONE.  Drew is a proud pianist and music director for the Jen Waldman Studio, Base Camp, and B-Sides Productions. He is currently part of the Teaching Artists/Music Direction faculty at Rosie’s Theatre Kids, Broadway for All, and Broadway Classroom.  Drew has served on staff at NYU Steinhardt/Gallatin, and Pace Univ.

His life partner is Heather Botts.

Music Direction / Arranging

If you’re interested in working on a musical, solo concert, cabaret, or one/two-person show, I’d love to hear about your vision for your show. Send me an email, and fill me in.


The same is true if you’d like me to music direct a full musical (or reading/workshop) – In your email, make sure you include important dates and any other information. Rates are made individually based on project needs and budgets. If you’re interested in certain arrangements, send an email as well.


MUSIC DIRECTOR: Playlist (Drew Wutke)


DREW WUTKE, Miscast Gala (Music Director)



GOODSPEED: For Tonight, “Don’t Forget Me” (Spencer and Shenelle Williams)

ft. Michelle Beth Herman

FOR TONIGHT: A New Musical

Broadway’s Heather Botts CANDLE ON THE WATER @ 54Below (song begins at 3:29)

The Lady Must Be Mad (ILLYRIA) ft. Gabe Violett

Madge Deitrich (Drew Wutke, Musical Director)

Chandelier @ 54Below

Heather Russell (Drew Wutke, Musical Director)

I’m Gonna Be Better (from Shapiro and Christensen’s COOKIES), ft. Remy Zaken

Somewhere That’s Green (LITTLE SHOP) ft. Jesse Manocherian

Fable (LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) (Concert version, ft. Brian Hamilton)

Light In the Piazza (LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA)

Madge Deitrich

Heather Russell

Jesse Manocherian and Chris Yonan