Mila Henry


Mila Henry

Mila Henry is a New York-based pianist, coach, and music director who specializes in music theater projects and vocal chamber music, ranging from art song to cabaret, folk opera to indie musicals, standard repertoire to contemporary classics.

In the opera and contemporary music world, she has collaborated on both workshops and world premieres with American Lyric Theater, American Opera Projects, Beth Morrison Projects, Center City Opera Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera, HERE, OPERA America, Opera on Tap, VisionIntoArt, and new music ensemble Two Sides Sounding. She has worked with numerous composers, including Mark Adamo, Douglas Cuomo, Conrad Cummings, Anthony Davis, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Libby Larsen, Matt Marks, Missy Mazzoli, Tarik O’Regan, Jack Perla, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, Gregory Spears, Stefan Weisman, and Luna Pearl Woolf. In 2013, she was asked to host OPERA America’s Making Connections event for Accompanists, Coaches, and Conductors.

Equally at home with musical theater, Mila served as Music Director for Day of Wrath at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and Scheme of the Super Bullies! at the New York Children’s Theater Festival. She assisted as Vocal Director for Ripe Time’s Obie-winning The World is Round by singer-songwriter Heather Christian. She has played for readings at The York Theatre and NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, and accompanied classes during the last two seasons of Broadway Dance Center’s Musical Theater Performance Project. An avid performer of cabaret, she’s also been seen alongside John C. Hume at 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Duplex, and in 2013 had the honor of accompanying When You Got It, Flaunt It: An Intimate Evening with Cady Huffman, a benefit for American Opera Projects hosted by the Tony-winning Broadway actress.

While on the staff of Manhattan School of Music and Barnard College, Mila worked closely with voice teachers Harolyn Blackwell, Hilda Harris, Cynthia Hoffmann, Arthur Levy, Robert Osborne, Mark Oswald, and Ashley Putnam. She was a staff pianist for five summers at Interlochen Arts Camp, where she accompanied the World Youth Honors Choir and Festival Choir under the direction of Dr. David Fryling.

Notable engagements include: The Blind (Lincoln Center Festival); Thumbprint and The Scarlet Ibis (PROTOTYPE); the difficulty of crossing a field (Beth Morrison Projects, rel. Cantaloupe Music); Later the Same Evening (Manhattan School of Music, rel. Albany Records); The World is Round and As One (BAM).

Additionally, she has appeared on The Phoenix Concerts and in the BEAT, Ferus, FringeNYC, FringeArts, CULTUREMART, InsightALT, Make Music New York, and Queens New Music festivals; and at venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The Brooklyn Museum, The Stone, (Le) Poisson Rouge, BRIC|Arts Media House, Brooklyn Public Library, and The Watermill Center.

Mila holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Elizabethtown College. A native of the Philadelphia area, she lives in Brooklyn.