Todd Schroeder’s range of talents include acting as Musical Director, Composer, Producer, Arranger, and Performer, all of which he seamlessly moves between with ease and precision.
Schroeder has had the honor of being invited to perform at prestigious and venerable venues reaching from Carnegie Hall to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and with the Boston Pops, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and has performed, musical directed and collaborated with a coterie of distinguished performers, including Angela Lansbury, Tom Jones, Rita Coolidge, Jason Alexander and Sam Harris; the latter for whom he’s acted as musical director and collaborative partner for over 20 years, which helped him earn the coveted recognition of “Musical Director of the Year, 2013” from BroadwayWorld.com.
In addition to composing his own original music, for which he has had the opportunity to record and release six albums, Schroeder has also composed music for a variety of television series, including the American soap opera, “Guiding Light,” as well as shows and television movies on Lifetime, Showtime and Cinemax. He’s also appeared on TV, acting as musical director on a number of prominent television talk shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and “The Late Late Show.”
Schroeder has written a number of original musicals, and for over a decade, served as vocal director for Disney’s “Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular” and musical director for Universal Studios Japan’s “Wicked” and other live performance shows at their park in Osaka.
Each year he lends his talents as musical director to several high profile fundraisers including the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual celebrity benefit, “A Night at Sardi’s.” He is also the founder and producer of The Todd Schroeder Young Artist Grant, a scholarship he launched in 1995, which has given over 45 scholarships in the past 20 years to artists, dancers, actors, singers, instrumentalists and even stage managers.