About

NYC-based pianist/music director Peter Nilsen collaborates with artists in opera, musical theater, classical, chamber music, and jazz. He is frequently sought-after as an MD, audition accompanist, collaborative pianist, and touring musician, as well as arranger and orchestrator.

 

CV 

2018
Chicago: The Musical (Theatre By The Sea) — MD
Peter Pan (North Shore Music Theatre) — MD
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US National Tour) — MD

2017
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US National Tour) — MD
The Broadway Experience (Tokyo) — Instructor
The Bodyguard (US National Tour) — sub. Keyboard

2016
My Fair Lady (China Tour) — MD
The Producers (US National Tour) — MD

2015
The Producers (US National Tour) — MD
Guys and Dolls (US National Tour) — MD

2014
Bring It On! The Musical (US National and Japan Tour) — AMD
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US National Tour) — AMD
Guys and Dolls (US National Tour) — MD
I Spy a Spy (Jamie Jackson/Sohee Youn, Playroom Theater, NYC) — MD
Lisa Donmall-Reeve and Ian Stroughair (Don’t Tell Mama’s, NYC) — MD

2013
Sony Masterworks Broadway World Premiere Recording: How the Grinch Stole Christmas — Key2
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US National Tour) — AMD
Harold Arlen – Wonderful Wizard of Song (Off-Broadway, St. Luke’s Theatre) — Sub.
Broadway Pops International — Resident Music Director/Librarian
To Paint the Earth (NJ Repertory Theater) — MD
Assassins – (Fordham University) — Key1

2012
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US National Tour) — Key2
Rated P (Off-Broadway, NYC) — Rehearsal Accomp.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Taiwan Tour) — Key2
Next to Normal (4th Wall Theatre, NJ) — Violin/Key2
Hair (Japan Tour) — Assistant Company Manager
“Singing Stein,” Capital Capitals/Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (Encompass New Opera Theater, Symphony Space, NYC) — Piano
Lincoln Center “Meet the Artist” Series – Teri Dale Hansen

2011
Don Giovanni (New York Lyric Opera Theatre) — Piano
Angel of the Amazon, Opera by Evan Mack (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC) — Piano
Ballet Academy East – Accompanist (NYC) — Accompanist
A Chorus Line (MSU) — Visiting Artist
Rags (MSU) — Visiting Artist
Kiss of the Spider Woman (MSU) — Visiting Artist

2010
Holiday Songbook Series with music by Thomson and Mann (Lincoln Center, NYC) — Piano
Hello Dolly! (Axelrod PAC, NJ) — MD
Algonquin Arts Musical Theater Camp (NJ) — Instructor
Sweeney Todd (MSU) — Visiting Artist
Sweet Charity (MSU) — Visiting Artist

 

Education
Moscow State Conservatory of Music – violin, piano
John J. Cali School of Music – Montclair State University, BMus Violin Performance
Kinhaven Music School
High Technology High School