Listen to this fun introduction to the Philly POPS' new music director and chief conductor, Todd Ellison. He plays selections to warm you up for upcoming, free Philly POPS concerts on July 3rd and 4th, and talks about his fascinating background as a Broadway composer and music director.
George and Ira Gershwin: "I Got Rhythm"
Cole Porter: "Use Your Imagination"
Marvin Hamlisch: "What I Did For Love;" Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick: "She Loves Me;" Ed Kleban: "Better" (Medley)
J. P. Sousa: "The Liberty Bell March"
Philly POPS concerts coming up:
"I Got Rhythm"
Broadway legend Todd Ellison was recently the music director for the well-known, Tony-winning show, An American In Paris, and is the music supervisor for the hit production of 42nd Street, now playing in London’s West End. Todd also has a Roman Holiday premiere headed for Broadway, and has The Black and White Ball in prep.
His impressive list of Broadway credits includes: Michel Legrand’s Amour, 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, Annie, 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, and A Class Act. He was the music director of the beloved Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall for many seasons.
"Use Your Imagination"
"What I Did For Love"
"The Liberty Bell March"