||Rick Henly, Lead Trumpet on the Broadway
hit "Miss Saigon", has 20 years experience playing Lead Trumpet on Broadway
shows. He graduated from Ithaca College and earned a Masters Degree from
Northwestern University. Following school, Rick auditioned and was appointed
Principal Trumpet of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a position which included
a scholarship to study with the great Adolph Herseth of the Chicago Symphony.
This was followed by a Fellowship to study for two summers at the prestigious
Tanglewood Music Center.
His early career included performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
and Lyric Opera of Chicago. He played on several recordings with the Chicago
Symphony. While in Chicago, Rick was also on the faculties of The American
Conservatory of Music, Elmhurst College and the Preparatory Department at
Called one day to fill in for an ailing lead trumpeter, Rick went to the
theater to play for Meredith Wilsonís "The Music Man", starring Dick
Van Dyke. Conductor Milton Rosenstock was so impressed with the trumpet solo
at the end of the show, that he insisted that Rick play the show on Broadway
the following week.
Aside from "Miss Saigon", Rick is also Lead Trumpet for Charli Persipís
big band "Supersound", and can be heard each night playing the theme for
NewsHour on PBS. He has also performed with the New York Pops, American Symphony,
Brooklyn Philharmonic, Little Orchestra Society (Soloist), Liza Minnelli,
Shirley Bassey, and Frank Sinatra. Conductors with whom Rick has worked include
Leonard Bernstein, Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Andre Previn, Rafael
Kubelik and Lukas Foss.