James Lowe is a Grammy-nominated conductor and pianist who has appeared at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, as well as the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, and the Opéra National de Bordeaux. He recently led the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera The Garden of the Finzi-Continis at New York City Opera. For the Glimmerglass Festival, he arranged, orchestrated and conducted Songbird, a new adaptation of Offenbach’s La Périchole in the style of 1920’s New Orleans jazz, which will also be produced by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center in 2024.
On Broadway, he was the Music Director and Conductor of the Tony Award-winning revival of
Anything Goes, as well as the recent revival of Les Misérables. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on the Anything Goes cast album, which he conducted and co-produced. He was the US Music Supervisor of the North American Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, and he conducted the First National Tour of The Light in the Piazza. He has appeared in
concert with Sir Elton John, conducting his own orchestrations and choral arrangements, as well
as with Randy Newman and Booker T. Jones.