Who is Lena?
Lena Gabrielle has worked in fields from comedy to cabaret, performing onstage and in concert and writing for film, internet and the stage. Growing up just outside of Rochester, NY, she rose to prominence online in 2007 as singer/songwriter for The Butterbeer Experience, a musical tribute to the Harry Potter fandom. In between releases, she also performed as a solo artist, touring the country and collaborating with actors such as Darren Criss and Chris Rankin. During her Butterbeer Experience days, she began writing for the stage, composing musicals and operas about the Harry Potter universe and rehearsing them primarily online with casts of volunteers.
After graduating from Ithaca College and living briefly in Portland, OR, and New York City, Lena became in-house composer and orchestrator for Stage Right Theatricals, a Pittsburgh-based initiative for producing artistically progressive but commercially viable new musical theatre. She premiered "Little Red" in January of 2014 and "Sleeping Beauty" in September of the same year, both with book by Anthony Marino and lyrics and additional dialogue by Greg Kerestan. Her latest original musical, “Tink” (also a collaboration with Marino and Kerestan) is slated for a NYC production in 2016.
Lena returned to New York City in the fall of 2015, where she serves as a music director, vocal coach, orchestrator, and actress. Off-Broadway: New York Animals (Ensemble/ Instrumentalist/ Assistant Music Director) Dir. Eric Tucker. Regional (Bucks County Playhouse): A Taste Of Things to Come (Music Director/ co-orchestrator) dir. Lorin Lotarro.