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 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled and contributed orchestrations to the film versions of Chicago and Nine.
Michael's original 1984 orchestrations for "Sunday in the Park with George" (by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine) can be heard again in the latest revival at the Hudson Theatre.
James Lapine's new play with music "Mrs.Miller Does Her Thing" (starring Debra Monk) is playing at The Signature Theater in Virginia with orchestrations and supervision by Michael.
Michael's orchestrations will be heard in the upcoming film releases of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Mary Poppins Returns"
RECENT RECORDINGS FEATURING MICHAEL'S WORK:
- Falsettos - Sh-KBoom Records
- Freaky Friday - Disney
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Sh-K-Boom Records
- Have Faith - Mary Testa & Michael Starobin's duo CD
order the CD now from Sh-K-Boom or Barnes & Noble,
or buy as a download from iTunes or Amazon.
Michael is working on the upcoming production of "Once on This Island".
He is also preparing a symphonic version of "Sondheim on Sondheim to be premiered this summer.