Lena Gabrielle is a music director, arranger/orchestrator, composer/lyricist, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in new works development.
Lena holds a BM in Music Theory and a Piano Performance minor from Ithaca College. After graduating and living briefly in Portland, OR, and New York City, Lena became the resident composer and music director for “Stage Right,” a semi-professional theatre company and performing arts school outside of Pittsburgh, PA. During her two years in Pittsburgh, Lena music directed over 20 shows, taught numerous voice and theatre workshop classes, and was the composer for three original productions. “Tink,” for which Lena wrote the music and lyrics, was presented at the New York Musical Festival in 2016 and received a citation for excellence in family theatre.
Since returning to New York City in 2015, Lena has broadened her work as a music director, performer, and educator, and she has shifted her focus to collaborating and arrangement for new theatre. In the past two years, she has collaborated with over 10 writing teams to help bring their shows to life through new arrangements and orchestrations. Favorite NYC and regional credits include: “Emojiland” (The Duke – New York Times Critics Pick) the world premiere of “The Most Miserable Christmas Tree,” “Endangered: The Eco Musical” (Davenport Theatre), “You, Me, I, We” (Royal Family Productions), “The Full Monty” (Timber Lake Playhouse), and “Aida” (John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport). Lena is a former keyboardist and vocalist with the Grammy-winning children’s band “Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets,” and she served as vocal director of the Hewlett-Packard Holiday Commercial in 2019.