Alex Thompson

The Drowsy Chaperone: Music Director

PlayMakers: The Drowsy Chaperone (SYC Music Director 2023). She Loves Me, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, Into The Woods (Associate Music Director). Ragtime (Keyboard 2.

Off-Broadway/New York: “All Hallows Eve” (Connelly Theatre).

Regional: Selected Credits: “Kinky Boots” (Norwegian Creative). “Perfectly Imperfect” (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans LA); “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “The Color Purple,” “West Side Story,” “Godspell,” “The Wiz,” “Working,” “Hairspray” (Hope Repertory Theatre); “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); “Assassins” (Pallas Theatre Collective, Washington D.C.).

Education/Awards/Other: Wilde Award winner for Best Music Direction, “The Color Purple” (Hope Repertory Theatre), 1st Runner-up for BroadwayWorld’s 2022 Regional Award for Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (Hope Repertory Theatre).

Former accompanist for UNC’s Music and Theatre departments.

Co-producer, mixer/engineer and arranger/pianist, “Growing Up” (the debut EP from Broadway’s Mia Pinero, Playmakers alum)

Alex Thompson has been part of the music department for every PlayMakers musical since 2014 – either as Associate Music Director, a pianist, a keyboard programmer, an orchestra member, or any combination thereof. He studied Media Production and Music at UNC Chapel Hill. Since then he has done a variety of regional work, most notably as Resident Music Director for Hope Repertory Theatre in Michigan from 2018 to 2023. He worked Off-Broadway in 2019, programming and performing keyboard/synth for “All Hallows Eve”

Outside of the theatre world Alex works as a music producer, engineer and arranger currently based in North Carolina, working with a variety of genres including hip-hop, pop, rock and electronica.

Facebook: @Alex Thompson

Twitter: @AlexRThomp

Instagram: @alexrthompson

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