Yukio Tsuji


Composer and performer Yukio Tsuji (shakuhachi, percussion) has collaborated on more than 200 productions over the years. Throughout his career, he has worked with many major theater directors including Estelle Parsons, Ellen Stewart, Jerome Robins, Julie Taymor, Sir Peter Hall, John Dexter, Andre Serban, and Elizabeth Swados. The house composer/musician at La MaMa for over twenty-five years, Yukio performed on Ellen Stewart’s MEDEA, ELECTRA, TROJAN WOMEN, SEVEN and countless other
productions since 1980.
Yukio’s Broadway credits are, featuring Al Pacino, SALOME (directed by Estelle Parsons). MACBETH, NIGHT OVER TAOS and LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, also directed by Estelle Parsons. Yukio was a co-arranger and performer on the Broadway production of MADAM BUTERFLY. He also created original music for TRANSPOSED HEAD (directed by Julie Taymor), “Window of The City” for the Shanghai Expo He Performed on the 9 Acts production of TANTALAS (directed by Sir Peter Hall with The Royal Shakespeare Company), the New York City Ballet production of WATERMIL (directed by Jerome Robins). He composed and performed the title music for the film YEAR OF THE DRAGON, and created more than twenty hours of music for Kei Takei’s Moving Earth Dance Company. He is a member of SaraGalas Band based in New York