©2017 by The Playbillies. Who'sThat Productions

BROADWAY'S BLUEGRASS BAND

THE PLAYBILLIES

Have y'all ever thought "Man, these show tunes are great but I just wish there were more banjo?"
Neither have we.
But we do share a particular affinity for two of America's greatest traditions: Bluegrass and Broadway. We think the two go together like Fred and Ginger. Like Flat and Scruggs. Like Rodgers and Hammerstein. And definitely better than Rodgers and Hart.
Join us as we make sure every one of your favorite musicals on the Great White Way has a tune you can stomp yer' boots to.

 

VIDEOS

A FEW FINE SELECTIONS

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PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES

from "Hello Dolly"

DANCING IN THE DARK

from "Springsteen on Broadway"

FIRST STEPS FIRST

from "Bandstand"

ALEXANDER HAMILTON

from "Hamilton"

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS THEME

from "SpongeBob SquarePants"

FOR FOREVER

from "Dear Evan Hansen"

WAVING THROUGH A WINDOW

from "Dear Evan Hansen"

MR. CELLOPHANE

from "Chicago"

MATCHMAKER

from "Fiddler on the Roof"

ONE SONG GLORY

from "Rent"

 

WHO'S WHO IN THE 'BILLIES

MATT CUSACK

Matt Cusack has been a redhead for most of his life. There is not much that can be done about this. He plays bass, but also most other things, and is generally very pleasant. Originally from New Jersey, he now tells people he doesn't know where he was actually born.

MIKE ROSENGARTEN

The true definition of a gentleman; Mike knows how to play the accordion, but chooses not to. Mike was last seen on Broadway, buying halal food from a street meat cart. He spends his leisure time tuning his banjo, and his working hours playing out of tune. A NY native, Mike currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Jen, and their shih-tzu, Oscar.

SAM SHERWOOD

You wouldn't know it to look at him, but Sam Sherwood is tall. Like, really tall. He looks even taller standing next to most regular people, like the rest of the Playbillies. One time he hit his head on Shaquille O'Neil's ceiling. Ever the consummate professional, Sam's motto is "rehearsal is cheating."

DOUGLAS WATERBURY-TIEMAN

Douglas has as many different eye colors as he does hyphenated last names. He's the only Playbilly who is actually from the south, so that gives us a modicum of credibility. He plays his grandfather's fiddle, named "Chauncey." Chauncey was responsible for two thirds of the great depression, and sometimes accuses couches of being lazy.

 

EVERYBODY'S A CRITIC

REVIEWS

 

"TBQH: I can never resist a Playbillies arrangement. These guys are the best."

                                                                                                       -Josh Ferri, Broadwaybox

“Y'all are amazing!" 

              -Michael McKean

"Bluegrass groove = instant smile on my face. Nicely done, boys, and thanks for the cover!"

                                                                                                  -Alex Lacamoire

“Do they ever play anywhere BESIDES directly above me?”

                                              -Sam's Downstairs Neighbor, Dianne

OUR GOALS

We started making music together because we wanted to give back to the communities that have been so great to us through the years. A percentage of all proceeds from every one of our live shows goes to charity. In the past, we've played for organizations like "Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids," "PickALS: Crunch Time For a Cure" and others. If there's anything we can do to help out a cause you're working for, please reach out!


We are crankin' out tunes for y'all to enjoy faster than two squirrels goin' at it in a wool sock. But we want to up the ante. We are currently working on new videos with actual production value, as well as our very own live stage show which will be coming to a town near you. If you'd like to see any of things actually happen, please consider subscribing to our Patreon page.

 

LET US HEAR YA!

Want to book us for your show? Any requests for new songs? Want to just tell us how much you love us? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 
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