Henry Aronson is one of the most accomplished music directors on Broadway, with a NY theatre career spanning over thirty years. He was the piano soloist and associate conductor for Rocktopia (on Broadway and on tour), the music director for the Broadway productions of Rock of Ages, Grease, Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Rent, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors, In My Life, and Starmites. Also on Broadway he was associate conductor of Cry Baby, Good Vibrations, Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Mail and Prince of Central Park; and conductor of The Who’s Tommy.
Off-Broadway, he was MD for 3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down (Minetta Lane, starring Scott Bakula), King Lear (Public Theatre, starring Kevin Kline, with a score by Stephen Sondheim and Michael Starobin), Once Around the Sun (Zipper Theatre), Wind In the Willows (New Victory), Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera at NYMF, and Sarah Silverman and Adam Schlesinger’s The Bedwetter for the Atlantic Theater Company.
He served as MD for numerous workshops and productions at Playwrights Horizons (including Jonathan Larson’s Superbia), and for the Naked Angels theatre company. His work at regional theatres includes the La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Center, Goodspeed, Pasadena Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, and Texas Family Musicals. He played in and conducted the orchestra for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for nearly twenty years. He is the composer/lyricist of Loveless Texas, written in collaboration with his wife Cailín Heffernan, which was produced by Boomerang Theatre Company at the Sheen Center in New York in 2017.