About this Artist
LON HOYT (Musical Director / Conductor) is currently the associate conductor for Catch Me If You Can on Broadway, and was the music director / conductor for Hairspray on Broadway as well as the music supervisor for the show’s two national tours and the Toronto, Las Vegas, London, and Johannesburg companies. He was the music director for the Hairspray movie and soundtrack, and music supervisor / arranger for Lennon. Other Broadway Musical Director and Conductor credits include Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Street Corner Symphony, and Footloose. Off-Broadway, he conducted Forever Plaid, Song of Singapore, A Backer’s Audition, Dream a Little Dream, Hit the Lights, and The Diva is Dismissed. He is also the arranger/orchestrator for songs in the Todd Graff movie BandSlam, and was a music consultant of Todd’s upcoming movie A Joyful Noise. As an actor, Lon has appeared in lead roles on Broadway in Tommy, Baby, Leader of the Pack, Starlight Express, and Rock N Roll! The First 5000 Years. He can be heard playing piano in the film and on the soundtrack of Boys on the Side. Lon attended Cornell University to become a veterinarian, and ended up in show business. He still finds his degree in animal science useful for working on Broadway. Love to the 3Ls.