Erik is a musician, composer, improviser and music director based in Edmonton. He has been recognized with a Sterling awards for his composition of Sleeping Beauty (Capitol Theatre) and musical direction on The Last Five Years (Theatre Network). He was also nominated for Peter and the Starcatcher (Citadel Theatre), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Drat the Cat (Plain Janes), and Honk (Grindstone Theatre).
Erik has composed music for several productions including Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella (Capitol theatre), Kill Shakespeare and Shakespeare’s Will (Thou Art Here) and Ron Pearsons Mystery Wonder Show. Other recent work includes Two Good Knights (Mayfield Dinner Theatre), What Gives (Teatro la Quindicina), Songs of the Martingale, Sweethearts of the 49th Parallel. He has music directed with the Citadel Young Company, Alberta Opera and is rehearsal pianist at Ballet Edmonton.
Erik has collaborated and performed with some incredible songwriters including Andrea House, Vissia, The Barkell’s, Bonnie Kilroe and Dana Wylie. He performs regularly as a solo pianist, lounge singer and band leader with the Erik Mortimer Trio.
He has had the opportunity to work with improv companies including Rapid Fire, Die-nasty, Rocket Sugar Factory and IBugairdini. He has music directed for RFT’s “Off book the Improvised Musical” and Grindstone’s the “11 O’clock number”. Erik has played the NY musical improv Festival and toured the North American fringe circuit.