Michael's new orchestration for Annie can be heard now on Broadway at the Palace Theater. He recently finished a symphonic suite based on Sunday in the Park with George that was performed by the New York Philharmonic on January 29th. Michael and Mary Testa will be repeating their cabaret show at 54 Below on March 20th.
Michael is presently orchestrating a 60 piece version of Sunday in the Park for the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, running 4/15/13 to 4/25/13. Future projects this year include Little Miss Sunshine by William Finn & James Lapine, and If / Then by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey.
Michael Starobin is a well-known orchestrator and arranger working on Broadway and in Hollywood. He has been the orchestrator for some of Broadway's most innovative musicals such as Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins (2004 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations) and Next to Normal (2009 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations). He was the conductor and orchestrator for Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled and contributed orchestrations to the film versions of Chicago and Nine.
Click here to hear a NPR interview with Michael (and Jonathan Tunick) about orchestration.
Michael has written an article for the "Sondheim Review" about his orchestrations for "Assassins". Click here to read it. This article originally started as a blog on this site.
Really cool link: Click here to see the Salvador Dali animated short Destino, released by Disney. Michael composed a teeny bit of music for the opening and closing credits. But the short is really worth watching!
Recent composition work includes songs and score for the 1999, 2000, 2003 & 2005 Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circuses, and composing songs and score for the McCarter Theatre's yearly production of A Christmas Carol. Click here for a full listing of Michael's credits.
Feel free to e-mail Michael.
Check out Bridge Records, a label run by my brother David and his wife Becky.
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