Lee Musiker is a Steinway Artist who has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York
City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The New York Pops, Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, and
London Symphony Orchestra. He has guest conducted the New York Philharmonic, as well as the
Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, in
addition to the Houston and National symphonies. Mr. Musiker has also conducted Jerry
Lewis's Labor Day Telethon, as well as the Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Lincoln Center
A native New Yorker and fourth-generation musician, Mr. Musiker returned to New York after
a two-year tour with the Buddy Rich Band and began playing in the orchestra pits of many
hit Broadway shows. He has been a guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, and has
also been featured in Steinway and
Mr. Musiker has been Barbara Cook's musical director since 2007, and has also collaborated
with Mel Tormé, Maureen McGovern, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell,
Joel Grey, Rita Moreno, Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Battle, Denyce Graves, Nathan
Gunn, Sylvia McNair, Julia Migenes, Ann Hampton Callaway, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, k.d.
lang, Michael Bublé, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, and
Jewel, in addition to instrumentalists Doc Severinsen, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, John
Pizzarelli, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer, and Joshua Bell.
Since 2001, Mr. Musiker has been touring with the legendary Tony Bennett, and most recently
was the music director / pianist for the multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning album and
television special Tony Bennett: Duets-An American Classic.