Mr. Musiker has guest conducted numerous symphony orchestras including; New York Philharmonic, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and The National Symphony. Lee has also conducted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon as well as the Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestras.
A native New Yorker and fourth generation musician, Lee received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and further studies at the Juilliard School.
After a two-year tour as pianist with the Buddy Rich Band, he returned to New York and began playing in the orchestra pits of many hit Broadway Shows.
For the past twenty-five years Lee Musiker has enjoyed a rich and diverse musical life collaborating with these stellar artists:
Vocalists: Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Barbara Cook, Maureen McGovern, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joel Grey, Rita Moreno, Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Battle, Denyce Graves, Nathan Gunn, Sylvia McNair, Julia Migenes, Ann Hampton Calloway, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, k.d Lang, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan and Jewel (for which he received a Platinum album).
Instrumentalists: Buddy Rich, Doc Severinson, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, John Pizzarelli, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Mintzer and Violinist Joshua Bell.
As arranger and orchestrator, he has written for symphonic pops, recordings, movies and television (for which he received an Emmy Award).
As an educator, Mr. Musiker has been on the faculties of The Mannes College of Music, the New School and New York University (as part of the distinguished Piano Faculty Master Class Series).
Since 2001, Lee has been touring with the legendary Tony Bennett, and most recently was the Music Director/Pianist for the multiple Grammy and Emmy Award winning album and television special; "Tony Bennett: Duets - An American Classic".