Meet the Director

Cody Ritchey

  • Alumnus of the prestigious BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Workshop where Cody worked under and with Maury Yeston, Alan Menken, Bobby Lopez and Jeff Marx, Skip Kennon, Pat Cook, Richard Enqvist and many others!

  •  Scored several shows for off and off-off Broadway including “Drowning in Euphoria" and “Professor Albert’s Lessons of Love”.

  •  Keyboardist for the National Tours of “Wicked” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”.

  • Composer and Music Director for El Paso’s annual production of Viva El Paso.

  • Former Teaching Artist for nationally-recognized children’s theatre company TADA!.

  • Former Music Director for EPCC’s Performers Studio.

  • Founding Music Director for the Union Dinner Theatre and part of the “Chess” production which performed at the Kennedy Center.

  • Performed with Chuck Berry, Juan Gabriel, Tanya Tucker, Vicki Carr, Gloria Loring, Tim Rice, the Coasters, and the Drifters.

  • Performed on many commercial recordings and has played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

  •  Currently recording and producing several album projects with band the “Sidewalk Inspectors” and is a featured performer with jazz artist Dave Borrego and funk-groove band Aztec Zodiac.

  • Keyboardist for several bands including El Paso faves, Fungi Mungle!