• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Bandstand - Broadway - Adam Wolfe

2017-05-17-bandstand-broadway-adam-wolfe-42-46
Adam Wolfe’s setup for the Broadway production of Bandstand at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre in New York City.

“When the onstage drummer is playing, I’m either tacet or playing percussion.”

Read/See more...

Cats - Broadway - Dave Roth

2017-05-19-cats-broadway-dave-roth-11
Dave Roth’s percussion setup for the Broadway revival of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

Cats - Broadway - Bill Lanham

2017-05-19-cats-broadway-bill-lanham-06
Bill Lanham’s drum set setup for the 2016-2017 Broadway Revival of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

Miss Saigon - Broadway - Ray Marchica

2017-05-17-miss-saigon-broadway-ray-marchica-01-02
Ray Marchica's drum set setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre.

Read/See more...

Miss Saigon - Broadway - Chihiro Shibayama

2017-05-17-miss-saigon-broadway-chihiro-shibayama-04
Chihiro Shibayama's percussion setup for the 2017-2018 Broadway revival of Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre.

Read/See more...

Hello, Dolly! - Broadway - Andy Blanco

2017-08-18-hello-dolly-broadway-andy-blanco-01
Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly!

“Other than a few sections with some very fast instrument switches, the book is straight ahead and a lot of fun to play.”

Read/See more...

Groundhog Day - Broadway - Howard Joines

2017-05-18-ground-hog-day-broadway-howard-joines-11
Howard Joines’ setup for the Broadway production of Groundhog Day at the August Wilson Theatre.

Read/See more...

An American in Paris - Broadway - Andy Blanco


Andy Blanco’s percussion setup for the Broadway production of An American in Paris at The Palace Theatre in New York City.

“An unexpected addition to a fairly standard set up of instruments is the set of tuned cowbells (almglocken).”

Read/See more...

Lion King - Broadway - Carter McLean

2014-12-17-lion-king-broadway-carter-mclean-08
Carter McLean's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Lion King currently running at the Minskoff Theatre.

"The best part of this show is all the styles you get to play. It has an African/Pop core and then branches off to Rock, Latin, R&B Ballads, and Big Drum breaks."

Read/See more...

The King and I - Broadway - Dan Haskins

2016-03-29-dan-haskins-the-king-and-i-02
Dan Haskins' percussion set up for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The King and I, winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.

"This was the largest orchestra running on Broadway at 29 players, and also the largest cast at 51 actors/dancers. The drum-set and percussion parts were all played by one person."

Read/See more...

Nice Work If You Can Get it - Broadway - Eric Poland

blogEntryTopper
Eric Poland's drum set setup for Nice Work If You Can Get It from the 2012/2013 Broadway Revival at the Imperial Theatre.

"My goal was to get a sound closest to calf without having to deal with the upkeep and inconsistencies of natural heads.”

Read/See more...

Beetlejuice - Broadway - Joshua Mark Samuels

2020-02-16-beetlejuice-broadway-joshua-mark-samuels-percussion-05
Joshua Mark Samuels' percussion setup for the Broadway production of Beetlejuice at the Winter Garden Theatre.

“Kris (Orchestrator/Music Director) wrote some really challenging and non-stop percussion parts, which included fun toys like a waterphone, boxing bell, and flexatone, just to name a few.”

Read/See more...

Finding Neverland - Broadway - Joe Choroszewski

2016-04-02-joe-choroszewski-finding-neverland07-thru-08
Joe Choroszewski’s drum set setup for the Broadway production of Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

"The Roland pad is mostly integrated with the acoustic kit playing sampled sounds such as concert bass drum, metal pots and pans, and power toms with reverb."

Read/See more...

Finding Neverland - Broadway - Dave Roth

2016-04-02-dave-roth-finding-neverland36
Dave Roth’s percussion setup for the Broadway production of Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

"One of the biggest challenges in deciding what instruments to use was deciphering Simon’s descriptions due to his London background."

Read/See more...

Wicked - Broadway - Matt Vander Ende

2014-05-17-wicked-broadway-matt-vander-ende-01
Matt Vander Ende's drum set setup from the currently running Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.

Read/See more...

Wicked - Broadway - Andy Jones

2014-05-17-wicked-broadway-andy-jones-03
Andy Jones' percussion setup from the currently running Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre.

Read/See more...

The Last Ship - Broadway - Trey Files

2014-12-20-the-last-ship-broadway-trey-files-percussion-02-thru-07
Trey Files' setup for the Broadway production of Sting's The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

Mamma Mia - Broadway - Ray Marchica

2014-11-15-mamma-mia-broadway-ray-marchica-drums-02
Ray Marchica's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Mamma Mia at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Read/See more...

Mamma Mia - Broadway - David Nyberg

2014-11-15-mamma-mia-broadway-david-nyberg-percussion-01
David Nyberg's percussion setup for the Broadway production of Mamma Mia at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Read/See more...

The Last Ship - Broadway - Joe Bonadio

Joe Bonadio - Last Ship Setup Shots07
Joe Bonadio's setup for the Broadway production of Sting's The Last Ship at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

Big Fish - Broadway - Billy Miller

blogEntryTopper
Billy Miller's percussion setup for the Broadway production of Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

Big Fish - Session - Billy Miller

Billy Miller - Big Fish Recording Session02
Billy Miller's percussion setup for the cast recording of the Broadway musical Big Fish at MSR Studios in New York City.

Read/See more...

Big Fish - Broadway - Perry Cavari

blogEntryTopper
Perry Cavari's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Read/See more...

The Addams Family - Broadway - Billy Miller


Billy Miller’s percussion setup for the Broadway production of The Addams Family at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Read/See more...

Something Rotten - Broadway - Sean Ritenauer


Sean Ritenauer's percussion setup for the Broadway production of Something Rotten at the St James Theatre.

Read/See more...

Something Rotten - Broadway - Perry Cavari


Perry Cavari's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Something Rotten at the St James Theatre.

Read/See more...

Pippin - Broadway - Sean Ritenauer

2013-07-26-pippin-broadway-sean-ritenauer-percussion-combo
Sean Ritenauer's setup for the Broadway revival of Pippin at the Music Box Theatre.

"Probably the most obscure part of the book is a tune where I don’t use a score at all. I have a whole routine of sound effects in quick succession that go directly with acrobatic and circus tricks happening on stage."

Read/See more...

Aladdin - Broadway - Mike Englander


Mike Englander’s setup for the Broadway production of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Read/See more...

Aladdin - Broadway - John Redsecker

blogEntryTopper
John Redsecker’s drum set setup for the Broadway production of Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.

May 2014

On The Town - Broadway - Charlie Descarfino

2014-11-12-on-the-town-broadway-charlie-descarfino-percussion-02
Charlie Descarfino's percussion setup for the Broadway production of On The Town at the Lyric Theatre.

"A first here on Broadway for me, is the use of a 23" timpani…"

Read/See more...

On The Town - Broadway - Rich Rosenzweig

2014-11-12-on-the-town-broadway-rich-rosenzweig-drums-03
Rich Rosenzweig's drum set setup for the Broadway production of On The Town at the Lyric Theatre.

Read/See more...

Allegiance - Broadway - Joe Mowatt

joe-mowatt-allegiance60
Joe Mowatt's setup for the Broadway production of Allegiance at the Longacre Theatre.

Read/See more...

Cinderella - Broadway - Rich Rosenzweig

2013-03-20-cinderella-broadway-rich-rosenzweig-drums-01-thru-07A
Rich Rosenzweig's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre.

"We're all very lucky in this pit, relying almost exclusively on acoustic sound and very little monitor use."

Read/See more...

Cinderella - Broadway - Bill Hayes

2013-03-09-cinderella-broadway-bill-hayes-percussion-13-thru-26
Bill Hayes' percussion setup for the Broadway production of Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre.

"The bells are mounted over the xylophone, and I play virtually everything on both with the same pair of mallets, innovative OS4 in this case, which also work on the nearby bell tree and Mark Tree."

Read/See more...

Pippin - Broadway - Jared Schonig

2013-05-24-pippin-broadway-jared-schonig-drums-01-02-03
Jared Schonig's drum set setup for the Broadway revival of Pippin at the Music Box Theatre.

"Our revival is enhanced by wonderful circus elements so, in addition to Pippin's classic rock and pop songs…"

Read/See more...

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Broadway - Andy Blanco

2012-09-29-nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-broadway-andy-blanco01-06
Andy Blanco's percussion setup for the 2012/2013 Broadway Revival of Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Imperial Theatre.

"It worked out well to have the vibraphone and xylophone in this position because there is a lot of back and forth between the two."

Read/See more...

Evita - Broadway, Buenos Aires Live - Dave Roth

head-shot
Live performance of Dave Roth playing the percussion book for Buenos Aires from the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

Read/See more...

Evita - Broadway - Dave Roth

Dave Roth - Evita Setup Shots06
Dave Roth's percussion setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

"I was very fortunate to be given a lot of leeway in creating my own part for this tune and particularly my own timbale solo."

Read/See more...

Evita - Broadway - Bill Lanham

20120905_bill_lanham_evita - 3
Bill Lanham's drum set setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway Revival of Evita at the Marquis Theatre.

Read/See more...

Side Show - Broadway, Cast Album - Larry Lelli

larry_lelli_side_show_session06.jpg
Larry Lelli's drum set setup for the recording session at Avatar Studios, New York City, for the 2014/2015 Broadway Revival of Side Show.

Read/See more...

Side Show - Broadway, Cast Album - Billy Miller

Billy Miller - Side Show Recording Session04
Billy Miller's percussion setup for the cast album session at Avatar Studios, New York City, for the 2014/2015 Broadway Revival of Side Show.

Read/See more...

Side Show - Broadway - Billy Miller

2014-11-03-side-show-broadway-billy-miller-02
Billy Miller's percussion setup for the 2014/2015 Broadway Revival of Side Show at the St. James Theatre in New York City.

Read/See more...

Side Show - Broadway - Larry Lelli

2014-11-03-side-show-broadway-larry-lelli-01
Larry Lelli's drum set setup for the 2014/2015 Broadway Revival of Side Show at the St. James Theatre in New York City.

Read/See more...

Newsies - Broadway - Paul Davis

blogEntryTopper
Paul Davis' setup for the Broadway production of Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre.

Read/See more...

The Light in the Piazza - Broadway - Billy Miller

billy-miller-the-light-in-the-piazza02
Billy Miller's setup for the Broadway production of The Light in the Piazza at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.

Read/See more...

Chaplin - Broadway - Shannon Ford

Shannon Ford - Chaplin Setup Shot
Shannon Ford's setup for the Broadway production of Chaplin The Musical.

Read/See more...

Fiddler On The Roof - Broadway - Billy Miller

blogEntryTopper
Billy Miller’s setup for the Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof.

Read/See more...

Fiddler On The Roof - Broadway - Kory Grossman

2016-03-30-kory-grossman-fiddler-on-the-roof05
Kory Grossman's combined book set up for the 2015-2016 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Broadway Theatre.

Read/See more...

Matilda - Broadway - Howard Joines

blogEntryTopper
Howard Joines’ setup from the 2013-2017 Broadway production of Matilda at the Shubert Theater in New York City. Read/See more...

The Bridges Of Madison County - Broadway - Benny Koonyevsky

20140513_Benny_koonyesvky_bridges_of_madison_county - 02Read/See more...

Kinky Boots - Brodway - Sammy Merendino

20141129_sammy_merendino_kinky_boots - 05Read/See more...

The Book of Mormon - Broadway - Sean McDaniel

blogEntryTopperRead/See more...

Peter and the Starcatcher - Broadway - Deane Prouty

Deane Prouty - Peter and the Starcatcher Setup06
Deane Prouty's setup for the 2012-2013 Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

“95% of what I am doing is foley work - sound effects timed with action on the stage.”

Read/See more...

On the 20th Century - Broadway - Eric Borghi

eric-borghi-on-the-20th-century04
Eric's Borghi's setup for the 2015 Broadway revival of On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City.
Read/See more...

If/Then - Broadway - Damien Bassman

blogEntryTopperRead/See more...

Motown The Musical - Broadway - Gary Seligson

blogEntryTopperRead/See more...

Motown The Musical - Broadway - Buddy Williams

blogEntryTopper
Buddy William's drum set setup for the Broadway production of Motown the Musical.Read/See more...

Motown The Musical - Broadway - Roger Squitero

blogEntryTopper
Roger Squitero's hand drum setup for the Broadway production of Motown The Musical.Read/See more...

Annie - Broadway - Joe Nero

blogEntryTopper
Joe Nero’s Percusion setup from the Broadway revival of Annie at the Palace Theatre.Read/See more...

Annie - Broadway - Eric Poland

blogEntryTopper
Eric Poland's drum set setup from the Broadway revival of Annie at the Palace Theatre.Read/See more...
10/23/20