Larry Lelli

Larry Lelli's Biography

Larry Lelli is one of the top-call freelance drummers in NYC, and a veteran Broadway drummer & conductor of over 30 Broadway shows, currently performing in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" with Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers. His extensive Broadway history includes the 12-time Tony Award winning hit, "The Producers", "Assassins", "Jekyll & Hyde" and as drummer & actor onstage in the smash-hit rockabilly show, "Million Dollar Quartet". Often called a "musical chameleon," his eclectic resume includes recordings & performances with Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge, pop star Vanessa Williams, Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Heather Headley, The Mamas & The Papas, Anika Noni Rose, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Darlene Love, Sebastian Bach, Multi-Platinum Nashville star Doug Stone, Larry Gatlin, Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel), Pinkard & Bowden,virtuoso jazz pianist Geoff Keezer, indie rockers SuffraJett, and the nationally acclaimed Cedar Avenue Big Band. Lelli is a contributing author for Modern Drummer Magazine, and holds a degree in Music Performance & Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is also an active educator and enjoys giving private lessons, clinics and masterclasses around the world. Proud member of the American Federation of Musicians & Actors Equity Association. Larry loves to talk about Yamaha Drums and can be contacted at and keep up with his current gigs at

Larry Lelli's Gear
Larry Lelli

Gear List

ASD-0145 SD-3455 VSD-1460 ABD-1122 ATT-1112J AFT-1115 CCS-1455 CCB-2015 CCT-1208 CCF-1413 HG6T46RM FP9500C HS1200T SS-950 x 2 CS-865 x 4 CH-750 x 3 CSAT-924A x 3