Music Theatre Music Director
Director of the BW Singers
D.M.A., Yale University
M.M., B.A.M, Northwestern University
Dr. Steven Gross has worked on Broadway and the West End as conductor and pianist on such shows as The Life, Urinetown, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chicago, Miss Saigon, The Wedding Singer, Saturday Night Fever, Dreamgirls plus the New York City Opera productions of A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, The Most Happy Fella and Candide. He has worked off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the Algonquin Theater, and his adaption of The Pirates of Penzance at the South Street Seaport was Lortel nominated for best musical. Regional theater work includes music direction in St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. He has conducted the European premieres of such works as The Life, Urinetown, Falsettos, Beehive, Forever Plaid, Closer Than Ever, and Flora the Red Menace.
He has collaborated as an orchestrator/arranger on new musicals with composers such as Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus on their new version of Chess, Cy Coleman on two of his last performed musicals, David Friedman, and Mark Hollmann. He has also worked on developing new works with such composers as Cy Coleman, Mark Hollmann and David Friedman. He also works actively as an orchestrator and arranger for many symphony orchestras, as well as varied Television, radio, video and on-line stations. His musical Nijinsky has been performed in Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, and will debut in Lausanne and Paris in the next 2 seasons.
Active in operatic and concert work, Steven has conducted in opera houses in London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, New York and Zurich and appeared with orchestras in cities such as Tel-Aviv, Sao Paolo, Marseilles, and Cincinnati. He has assisted such notable music directors as Daniel Barenboim and Michael Gielen and has conducted and assisted on the world premieres of operas by such composers as Aribert Reimann, Alfred Schnittke, Daniel Schnyder, and Chandler Carter. Dr. Gross is a Fulbright and Rotary Scholar.