Meet Evans Haile Conductor, Musical Director


Evans Haile has received international acclaim as a Host/Producer and Conductor/Performer in a variety of communication fields. He is currently the Producing Artistic Director of the Cape Playhouse Center for the Arts (America’s Premiere and Oldest Professional Theater) and the host of the “Toast of the Town” specials on National Public Radio.

International achievements include supervising and conducting the Australian premiere of Villa-Lobos’ Magdalena and three concert tours of Russia with the Moscow Philharmonic. While in Russia he performed the European premiere of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody for piano and orchestra. He was a regular Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper in Germany for five years, and the Boston POPS for eight years. American Orchestras and Opera Companies have included Seattle, Milwaukee, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Pacific Symphony, Tulsa, Baltimore, New Jersey, and Grant Park.

Mr. Haile assisted legendary French conductor Manuel Rosenthal on Wagner’s Ring Cycle and was Artistic Advisor and Dramaturge to the Florida Grand Opera, (Miami).

At Lincoln Center, he produced and conducted Villa-Lobos’ Magdalena (recorded for CBS Masterworks), Rodgers & Hart’s Babes In Arms (recorded for New World Records), and Cole Porter’s Fifty Million Frenchmen (named Best Recording of the Year by USA Today). His performing edition of Fifty Million Frenchmen has been produced in London, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and was optioned for production on Broadway. His acclaimed production of Gershwin and Kaufman’s Of Thee I Sing, utilizing the original 1932 orchestrations, was videotaped for Lincoln Center’s Library of the Performing Arts.

Mr. Haile recently embarked on the 50 city, sold out Haile to America Tour, hosting and performing an irreverent celebration of 100 years of American Popular Music.

Mr. Haile has been profiled twice on “CBS Sunday Morning,” produced the Lincoln Center Tribute to American Express, and co-founded the award winning New Amsterdam Theater Company, at New York’s historic Town Hall.

Mr. Haile is very proud to have been a beneficiary of the National Endowment for the Arts.