Michael Starobin



Michael's latest Broadway orchestration is for Tom Kitt's and Brian Yorkey's "If/Then" now playing at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway. The cast album is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Michael orchestrated Lin-Manuel Miranda's 15 minute musical "21 Chump St." for This American Life. It was part of the broadcast on 6/21/14. There's is a cast recording available here on iTunes.

Michael's new CD with Mary Testa "Have Faith" will be out this fall. Details to come!

This fall Michael will be orchestrating a new production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for Disney. First stop will be La Jolla this autumn.

Michael blogs (a bit) on this site - check it out here. Recently found recipes, poems and CDs of interest can be found here. He twitters (occasionally) at "starobin".

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.

Try Local 802 for the latest union orchestration scales.


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