Marquis Theatre
Opened April 23, 2019

Tootsie Orchestra

Andrea Grody
Conductor/Keyboard 2
Andy Peterson
Associate Conductor/Keyboard 1
Andrew Sterman
Reed 1 - Piccolo/Flute/
Sopranino Recorder/Alto Sax
Marc Phaneuf
Reed 2 - Flute/Clarinet/
Soprano Sax/Tenor Sax
Alden Banta
Reed 3 - Alto Flute/Clarinet/
Bass Clarinet/Bari Sax
R.J. Kelley
French Horn
Trevor Neumann
Lead Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Jeremy Miloszewicz
David Neves

Michael Boschen
Joe Barati
Bass Trombone
Spencer Cohen
Grant Braddock
Steve Roberts
Logan Coale
Mazz Swift
Michael Hunter
Jessica Troy
Emily Hope Price


Alden Banta

Reed 3 - Alto Flute / Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Bari Sax

Multi-instrumentalist Alden Banta enjoys a varied career playing woodwinds for commercial, jazz, and classical music, as well as in collaboration with singer-songwriters. On Broadway, Alden currently plays woodwinds in the orchestra for Tootsie, with other theater credits including King Kong, Hello Dolly, Finding Neverland the Musical, Motown the Musical, Chaplin, Catch Me If You Can, Sondheim on Sondheim, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spamalot, and, for five seasons, the orchestra for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

As a freelance bassoonist, Mr. Banta has performed with many of New York City's premier ensembles, including the Orchestra of St. Lukes, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Opera New Jersey, and the New York Pops. He was recently part of the Gil Evans Project, which recorded newly discovered works by Miles Davis collaborator and composer Gil Evans, released on compact disc and the Live at the Jazz Standard release, Lines of Color. A member of the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra, he often performs in many modern jazz groups and big bands throughout the city.