Philip Coiro is a professional drummer and concert percussionist in New York City. He is often performing in a wide variety of musical settings which include live concert engagements, broadway, off-broadway, studio recordings and orchestral work.
Recent theater credits include the hit off-broadway musical ‘Be More Chill’ which is coming to broadway this February; the broadway musical ‘American Psycho’ and the off-broadway revival of Jonathan Larson's 'Tick, Tick...Boom!' (2017 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical). Philip played drums and percussion for 'The Ballad of Little Jo', a new musical composed by Grammy Award winning songwriter Mike Reid (I Can't Make You Love Me). 'The Ballad of Little Jo' Original Cast Album was recorded at Avatar Studios in New York City and was released on November 10th, 2017.
Currently the music director for singer-songwriter Troy Ramey, he has also performed with pop stars Jordin Sparks, James Maslow and is frequently playing drums behind today's biggest broadway stars including Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton/In the Heights), Anthony Rapp (RENT), Natalie Weiss (Wicked), Telly Leung (Aladdin), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Kerry Butler (Hairspray) to name a few.
Philip can be heard playing on Cáthia's (NBC’s The Voice, Season 4) 2014 debut EP ‘UNBREAKABLE’ on the track titled ‘Catching Feelings’, Jamison Scott's rendition of 'The Times They Are A-changin' and also on Troy Ramey's singles, ’Daisy’ and ‘Cover Me’. He was also a sideline musician for NBC's drama, 'SMASH' (Season 2, episode 8 "Bells & Whistles).
Music has also allowed Philip to travel throughout the United States performing with a number of shows, they include the 1st national tour of ‘Flashdance’ The Musical, the 1st national tour of the Tony nominated Broadway musical ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘The Wizard of Oz' and 'A Chorus Line'. Other theater credits in New York City include ‘Silence!’ The Musical, ‘Sistas’ The Musical, 'HA!' The Musical and in the City's longest running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal.
A classical percussion major at Purchase Conservatory of Music under Raymond DesRoches and Dr. Dominic Donato. He is an alumni of the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset, NY and the New York Youth Symphony. While at Purchase Philip and fellow percussionist Brian Rolston had the privilege to perform the United States premiere of Søren Barfoed’s four movement percussion duet, ‘Safricana’. He has since worked with chamber groups and local orchestras, most recently performing ‘Carmina Burana' with the National Chorale under the baton of Everett McCorvey.
With a musical career that has taken him to over 150 cities across the United States Philip has performed at some of the most prestigious venues, Carnegie Hall, the Chicago theater, the FOX theaters in St. Louis and Atlanta as well as the Theater at Madison Square Garden to name a few. Between performing Philip teaches private lessons at his home studio on Long Island and has given master classes for the percussion students at the University of Auburn, Indiana University in Pennsylvania and Butler University.
Philip is a proud artist for PAISTE Cymbals and member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 in New York City & the Percussive Arts Society.