HSA’s 60th Anniversary!

Teaching Artists – Musical Theater

LaTrisa Harper

LaTrisa Harper: Broadway: Color Purple (u/s Nettie, Squeak), Lion King (Cheetah). 1st National Tours: Motown (Mary Wells, Gwen Gordy), Color Purple (u/s Nettie, Squeak; Regional: Matilda The Musical (Miss. Honey), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda),The Wiz; Center Stage; A.R.T. Witness Uganda; Off Broadway: Invisible Thread, 2nd Stage; Plays: On Strivers Row (Cobina). Workshops: Beehive on Broadway with Debbie Allen. Short Films: Staying Power, What Happened to Girls Night. LaTrisa was a member of Ailey II. and received a B.F.A. from Towson State University.

Dan Pardo

Dan Pardo is a freelance music director, pianist, educator, and arranger, based in NYC. He made his Broadway debut in 2015 as a keyboardist and assistant conductor for Amazing Grace at the Nederlander Theatre, Off-Broadway: I Spy a Spy (St. Clement’s), The Office: A Musical Parody (Orbach) Rothschild and Sons (York) and Skippyjon Jones: Snow What? (Lucille Lortel). Other NYC credits include workshop productions of Come From Away and Found, among many others. Regional favorites include Company at the Barrington Stage (starring Aaron Tveit), How to Succeed at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Fun Home at the Weston Playhouse, and Alice at Yale School of Drama. Dan has also worked on over two dozen productions at Goodspeed Musicals, where he spent three seasons on the resident music staff. In 2019, Dan music-directed his first TV project, the Emmy-nominated variety special, John Mulaney and the Sack Lunch Bunch, for Netflix. You can also see him regularly perform in NYC’s top cabaret venues and piano bars. As an educator, Dan teaches regularly for Harlem School of the Arts, Shuffles Tap and Theatre School, and Rosie’s Theatre Kids.