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  • He was the musical consultant for "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music", and arranged several of the show's pieces.
  • He was the arranger of "Three Black Kings", composed by Duke Ellington, originally commissioned by The Dance Theatre of Harlem as "Les Trois Rois Noirs".
  • He has composed and/or written musical arrangements for nearly two dozen Broadway musicals, included in that number are "No, No, Nanette", "Purlie", "Hallelujah Baby", "Flower Drum Song", "Funny Girl", "That's Entertainment", "Do Re Mi", "Jelly's Last Jam", "Play On!", and "Rodgers and Hart".
  • He has written arrangements for performers Polly Bergen, Diahann Carroll, Nancy Dussault, Eartha Kitt, Carol Lawrence, Robert Goulet, Liza Minnelli, Juliet Prowse, Dinah Shore, Nancy Wilson, Leslie Uggams, and many others.
  • He has composed, arranged, orchestrated, or performed the musical direction for more than 50 Broadway shows.
  • Was arranger and orchestrator of the Duke Ellington compositions featured on the compact disc "Classic Ellington" (EMI/Blue Note, 2000) which featured vocalist Lena Horne and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK), conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
  • "Jelly's Last Jam."
  • In 1992 was nominated for Tony Award for Best Musical Score (with Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton) for the Broadway musical
  • In 1997 was nominated for Tony Award for Best Orchestrations (of Duke Ellington's compostions) for the Broadway musical "Play On!"
  • Popular-song compositions: "Hold On", "Solitaire", "Ten Good Years".
  • Funny Girl (1964). Musical comedy. Book by Isobel Lennart. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson. Assistant Vocal arrangements: Marvin Hamlisch [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Production Supervised by Jerome Robbins. Musical Staging by Carol Haney. Associate Director: Lawrence Kasha. Directed by Garson Kanin. Winter Garden Theatre (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 14 Mar 1966- 26 Nov 1966, then moved to The Broadway Theatre from 28 Nov 1966- close): 26 Mar 1964- 1 Jul 1967 (1348 performances + 17 previews that began on 10 Mar 1964). Cast: Sydney Chaplin (as "Nick Arnstein [from 10 Mar 1964- 19 Jun 1965], Barbra Streisand (as "Fanny Brice"), Roger De Koven (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Joseph Macauley (as "Tom Keeney"), Kay Medford (as "Mrs. Brice"), Danny Meehan (as "Eddie Ryan"), Jean Stapleton (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Prudence Adams (as "Showgirl"), Jose Ahumada (as "Dancer"), Joan Cory (as "Cathy/Showgirl"), Diane Coup√© (as "Jenny/Showgirl"), Edie Cowan (as "Dancer"), Christine Dalsey (as "Dancer"), Shellie Farrell (as "Bubbles/Dancer"), Bud Fleming (as "Dancer"), Lydia S. Fredericks (as "Mrs. Meeker/Singer"), Larry Fuller (as "Paul/Dancer"), Ellen Halpin (as "Maude/Dancer"), Blair Hammond (as "Trombone Smitty/Dancer"), Victor R. Helou (as "Heckie/Singer"), Robert Henson (as "Workman/Singer"), Robert Howard (as "John/Stage manager/Workman/Singer"), Rosemary Jelincic (as "Dancer"), Marc Jordan (as "Stage Director/Singer/Mr. Renaldi"), Lainie Kazan (as "Vera/Showgirl"), Karen Kristin (as "Dancer"), John Lankston (as "Ziegfeld Tenor/Adolph/Singer"), Mary Louise (as "Singer"), Joan Lowe (as "Polly/Dancer"), Jeanne McLaren (as "Singer"), Buzz Miller (as "Snub Taylor/Ben"), Diana Lee Nielsen (as "One of Two Stunning Showgirls"), John Nola (as "Dancer"), Joyce O'Neil (as "Mrs. O'Malley/Singer"), Alan Peterson (as "Dancer"), Rose Randolf (as "Mrs. Nadler/Singer"), George Reeder (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Stephanie Reynolds (as "Singer"), Sharon Vaughn (as "One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Mimsey"), Royce Wallace (as "Emma"), Alan E. Weeks (as "Five Finger Finney/Dancer"), Rosemary Yellen (as "Showgirl"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Singer"). Standbys: Lainie Kazan (as "Fanny Brice"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Jose Ahumada (as "Snub Taylor"), Bud Fleming (as "Eddie Ryan"), Lydia S. Fredericks (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Blair Hammond (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney), Marc Jordan (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.), Mary Louise (as "Emma"). Replacement cast during Winter Garden Theatre run: Robert Avian (as "Dancer"), Jackie Cronin (as "Dancer"), Johnny Desmond (as "Nick Arnstein"), Sheila Dowling (as "Mrs. Meeker"), Singer"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Richard Ianni (as "Heckie/Singer"), Barbara London (as "Showgirl"), Alan Manson (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Janet Moody Morris (as "Singer"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Robert Avian (as "Snub Taylor"), Sheila Dowling (as "Mrs. Strakosh"). Replacement cast during Majestic Theatre run: Lynette Bennett (as "Cathy, One of Two Stunning Showgirls"), Larry Brucker (as "Adolph/Ziegfeld Tenor"), Fritzi Burr (as "Mrs. Brice"), Edie Cowan (as "Maude"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Meeker"), Phil Ford (as "Eddie Ryan"), Larry Fuller (as "Snub Taylor"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Linda Jorgens (as "Jenny/Showgirl"), William Larsen (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Jeanne McLaren (as "Mrs. O'Malley"), Donna Monroe (as "Vera"), Barbara Rhoades (as "Mimsey, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Bud Spencer (as "Trombone Smitty/Dancer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Workman"). Replacement cast during Broadway Theatre run: Rosemarie Barre (as "Dancer"), Phyllis Bash (as "Singer"), Lynette Bennett (as "Cathy/Jenny, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Larry Brucker (as "Adolph/Singer/Ziegfeld Tenor"), Fritzi Burr (as "Mrs. Brice"), Pamela Burrell (as "Showgirl"), Joan Cory (as "Showgirl"), Pat Dalsey (as "Dancer"), Gerry Dalton (as Dancer"), Johnny Desmond (as "Nick Arnstein"), Dorothy D'Honau (as "Showgirl"), Iris Elliott (as "Showgirl"), Shellie Farrell (as "Bubbles/Dancer"), Bud Fleming (as "Dancer"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Meeker/Singer"), Phil Ford (as "Eddie Ryan"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Mimi Hines (as "Fanny Brice"), Robert Howard (as "John/Singer/Workman"), Virginia Kerr (as "Mimsey, One of Two Stunning Showgirls/Showgirl"), Mary Beth Kurdock (as "Dancer"), William Larsen (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."), Harriet Lawyer (as "Singer"), Michael Loman (as "Dancer"), Joan Lowe (as "Dancer/Polly"), Joseph Macauley (as "Tom Keeney"), Donna Monroe (as "Showgirl/Vera"), Elizabeth Moore (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Shirley Nelson (as "Dancer/Maude"), John Nola (as "Dancer/Paul/Trombone Smitty"), Hal Norman (as "Workman"), Jimmy Pompeii (as "Dancer"), Rose Randolf (as "Mrs. Nadler/Singer"), Jim Ray-James (as "Mr. Renaldi/Singer/Stage Director"), George Reeder (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Stephanie Reynolds (as "Mrs. O'Malley/Singer"), Ken Richards (as "Heckie/Singer"), John D. Richardson (as "Dancer/Five Finger Finney"), Jimmy Smock (as "Dancer"), Bud Spencer (as "Snub Taylor"), Ted Sprague (as "Dancer/Trombone Smitty"), Terry Violino (as "Dancer"), Royce Wallace (as "Emma"), Barbara Ann Walters (as "Singer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Singer/Workman"). Standbys: Barbara Minkus (as "Fanny Brice"), George Reeder (as "Nick Arnstein"). Understudies: Phyllis Bash (as "Emma"), Bud Fleming (as "Snub Taylor"), Karen Ford (as "Mrs. Strakosh"), Beulah Garrick (as "Mrs. Brice"), Robert Howard (Tom Keeney"), Jim Ray-James (as "Eddie Ryan"), Jimmy Smock (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Ted Sprague (as "Ziegfeld Lead Dancer"), Albert Zimmerman (as "Florenz Ziegfeld Jr."). Produced by Ray Stark. Produced in association with Seven Arts Productions. Associate Producer: Al Goldin. Note: Filmed as Funny Girl (1968).
  • (April 20 & 21, 1987) He and Leonard Oakly were musical directors for the staged reading of the story, "One More Song," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Stephen Citron wrote the music and lyrics. Phillip Wm. McKinley was director. Anne Edwards and Mike wrote the book.
  • (February 24 to April 21, 1991) He was musical adapter and additional composer for the musical, "Jelly's Last Jam," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Obba Babatunde and Keith David in the cast. George C. Wolfe wrote the book. Jelly Roll Morton was composer. Susan Birkenhead was lyricist. George C. Wolfe was also director. Linda Twine was musical director. James F. Ingalls was lighting designer. Hope Clark was choreographer. George Tsypin was scenic designer. Toni-Leslie James was costume designer. Jon Gottlieb was sound designer.
  • (August 2 to September 11, 2016) He was musical adapter and additional music composer for the musical, "Jelly's Last Jam," at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia with Mark G. Meadows (Jelly Roll Morton) and Nova Y. Payton in the cast. Jared Grimes was choreographer. George C. Wolfe wrote the book. Jelly Roll Morton was composer. Susan Birkenhead was lyricist. Matthew Gardiner was director.
  • (October 26 to November 20, 2011) He adapted the musical, "Ain't Misbehavin' The Fats Waller Musical Show," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz were developers. Richard Maltby Jr. was original and present director and developer. Arthur Faria was original and present choreographer and music director. He was also orchestra arranger. Jeffrey Gutcheon was vocal and musical developer. Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliott were musical arrangers. Phillip Hall was musical director. John Lee Beatty was set designer. Gail Baldoni was costume designer. Pat Collins was lighting designer. Tom Morset was sound designer.
  • (January 23 to March 10, 2019) He was musical adapter and orchestra arranger for the musical, 'Ain't Misbehavin: The Fats Waller Musical Show," at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia with Nova Y. Payton; Iyone Blake; Kevin McAllister; Korinn Walfall and Mark G. Meadows in the cast. Eric Schaeffer was artistic director. Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz were developers. Arthur Faria was original choreographer and original musical stage manager. Jeffrey Gutcheon was vocal and musical developer. Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliott was musical arrangers. The Manhattan Theatre Club was original producer. Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein; Jane Gaynor; Ron Dante and The Shubert Organization were original producers. Camille A. Brown was choreographer. Joe Calarco was director.
  • (Summer 1981) Richard Maltby Jr., Fats Waller and his musical, "Ain't Misbehavin!" was performed in a Kenley Players production at the Memorial Hall in Dayton and in Akron, Ohio with 5th Dimension in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director.

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