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September 15, 2010

Chicago The Musical

by leslitoons
Ambassador Theater NYC

Ambassador Theater, New York, NY
Leslie is the Music Director and Conductor of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-Winning Broadway hit musical. Chicago, The Musical has been running almost 18 years and is the Longest Running American Musical of all time.

She is responsible for sustaining the reputation of excellence for the longest and most beloved revival in the history of Broadway.

Having conducted over 2500 performances Leslie has prepared many of the world’s hottest celebrities including Usher, Bebe Neuwirth, Ashlee Simpson, Michelle Williams, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Patti Labelle, Huey Lewis, Patrick Swayze, George Hamilton, John O’Hurley, Rita Wilson, Chandra Wilson, Sofia Vergara, Lillias White and Wayne Brady.

Leslie and Chandra Wilson backstage on her Opening Night.

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In addition to her work onstage Leslie is part of an executive team of producers, directors, choreographers, stage managers and casting directors that cast and train hundreds of actors, dancers, singers and musicians  for the  Broadway company as well as the Chicago National Tours and International Companies.

She also collaborates regularly  to program, design and execute, recordings and performances for national television and press events including The Tony Awards, The Macy’s Parade, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Regis and Kelly, The Insider, Access Hollywood, the BBC, as well as local live events including Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, and Broadway in Bryant Park.

In her other duties as leader of the orchestra, she has lead the day-to-day production and implementation of musician’s contracts, music preparation, scheduling, and budgeting as well as developed strategic plans with Union representatives
to improve theater contracts and relationships with producers.

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