Evan Zavada is an NYC based MD, pianist, and arranger originally from Seattle, WA. He holds a BFA in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan, where he studied piano with Benny Green and Martin Katz. An active music director, Evan has conducted productions including FIORELLO!, MAMMA MIA!, A CHORUS LINE, NEXT TO NORMAL, ASSASSINS, and THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Evan has also performed with big bands across the US and Europe at events such as the Marseille Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, and the Detroit Jazz Festival. Currently, Evan is a rehearsal pianist at WICKED on Broadway, and music assistant for the world premiere of SUPERHERO at Second Stage. Coming up, Evan is music directing GIRLFRIEND at TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT.