My Way to Broadway: A Life of a Professional Musician in New York City

Chihiro playing Miss Saigon on Broadway

Overture:

Chihiro on the “Band Car” for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Act 1: Winning the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Audition

Chihiro subbing at the Broadway production of Cinderella

Act 2: Getting the First Subbing Opportunity

Chihiro’s setup for the Broadway production of Miss Saigon

Act 3: Work Hard, Sound Great, and Be Nice

Exit Music:

About the Writer

A native of Japan, Chihiro Shibayama is a versatile New York City-based freelance percussionist, who has performed on a Broadway musical, Miss Saigon.