Lily Ling is a Chinese Canadian music director, conductor, and educator. She was the first female Music Director for Hamilton and the first person of East Asian descent to conduct the production on Broadway.
A strong advocate for education and outreach, Lily is the Program Co-Coordinator for the inaugural Acting for Musical Theatre program at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is an active mentor for Broadway musicians and artists advocacy groups MAESTRA and MUSE. During her tenure as the Music Director for the And Peggy company of Hamilton, Lily partnered with the Asian Art Museum, the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, and has spoken with community groups and schools throughout the San Francisco Unified School District. She has also worked with students from Girls Who Conduct and The Juilliard School in Tianjin, China.
Other theatrical credits include Broadway: How To Dance In Ohio (upcoming), Moulin Rouge, and Hamilton. National Tours: Hamilton (And Peggy, Philip tours). Off-Broadway: john & jen (20th anniversary revival), International: The Lion King (Shanghai – Chinese Premiere), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder (Chinese Premiere); Canadian premieres of Kinky Boots, The Light In The Piazza, Parade, High Fidelity, Jerry Springer: The Opera, and Reefer Madness.
Lily holds a BMus in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Music Direction from Penn State University. She is currently pursuing an EdD CT in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.