Mr. Gartman's background as a singer and an accompanist give him insight that makes his approach to music direction unique. Kenneth has music directed numerous musical theatre productions, recordings, showcases, concerts, cabaret acts, fundraisers and benefit concerts in NYC and in theatres throughout the country. He has also conducted church, school & community choruses.
Some credits include Inner Voices III: Arlington (Off-Broadway). Singin' in the Rain (Summer Theatre of New Canaan). The White City (Eugene O'Neill National Music Theater Conference NMTC2014). Broadcast (NMTC2013). Bryan Putnam's The ToyMaker (NMTC2012). Reading of Once Removed (music by Graham Russell of Air Supply). Zapata! The Musical (New York Musical Theatre Festival NYMF2012). Show Choir! The Musical NYMF2010 and subsequent demo recording. Bryan Putnam's The ToyMaker (NYMF2009) as well as two prior readings and demo recording featuring Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Zachary James (The Addams Family). Award-winning FringeNYC production of Trouble in Shameland by Bryan Putnam starring Evita's Florence Lacey and subsequent cast recording. Demo recording of Welcome to Shoofly - an original musical revival by Jonathan Lee & Justin Anthony Long. Numerous cabaret shows, benefits, awards presentations & concerts - Concerts at Tudor City Greens, Bistro Awards, Brooke Ferris "On Fire", Danny Leary Variety Extravaganza, Cabaret Cares Gala.
“Musical Direction by Kenneth W. Gartman is spot-on!” NYTHEATRE.COM
“Most of the players are first-rate, with musical director and pianist Kenneth Gartman a deservedly center-stage, full participant in the proceedings.” Robert Windeler, BACKSTAGE.COM
“Kenneth Gartman’s musical direction was the most successful contribution to the evening.” OOBR.COM