Lost in Ann Arbor: Detroit Edition

Lost in Ann Arbor: Detroit Edition

University of Michigan Musical Theatre Seniors

University of Michigan Musical Theatre Seniors will present a showcase of songs they love! The performance is under the musical direction of Tyler Driskill. Alumni of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Program have been honored with Tony Awards, Academy Awards and Grammy Awards, among many others. More than 1,400 students apply for the less than 30 available slots in the program, making it one of the most sought-after and highly selective programs in the country.

First Performance: Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m.

Second Performance: Doors open at 8:15 p.m., show at 8:45 p.m.

Performance Co-Sponsored by Simmons and Clark Jewelers


January 20


The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Tyler Driskill is an assistant professor of music in the Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). Having served nearly 20 years as a collaborative pianist for the U-M Departments of Musical Theatre & Dance, Driskill has enjoyed an extensive career as a music director, conductor, arranger, vocal coach and educator. Recent music direction credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vincent J. Cardinal, dir.), Sophisticated Ladies (assoc. MD), and Hair for the University of Michigan (Linda Goodrich and Justin Keyes, directors), as well as Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Always Patsy Cline, and Mamma Mia for the Encore Musical Theatre Company. Driskill performs regularly at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, where he most recently appeared with harpist Maurice Draughn, in addition to presenting tribute concerts to Barbra Streisand and Peggy Lee with Broadway artist and fellow U-M MT faculty member, Chelsea Packard. Additional music direction credits include Sweet Charity (Mark Madama, dir.) for the University of Michigan, and, for the Encore Musical Theatre Company, FUN HOME (Vincent J. Cardinal, dir.), Brigadoon (Wilde Award nomination for Best Music Direction), West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Assassins (Wilde Award for Best Music Direction), Into the Woods (Wilde Award for Best Music Direction), My Fair Lady (Tony Walton, dir.), Into the Wild (Developmental Premiere, Mia Walker, dir.), Sondheim on Sondheim, and An Evening with Jeremy Jordan. Driskill has performed with jazz vocalist Brad McNett at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.