Kristin Hanggi & More Remember Damon Intrabartolo
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Damon Intrabartolo, who wrote the music for BARE, passed away on August 13 in Arizona where he has been living the last few years. He was 39 years old.
Intrabartolo attended the University of Southern California and departed before graduation to work with John Ottman on The Usual Suspects. Damon collaborated with Ottman for 13 years orchestrating and conducting films such as: Halloween H20 (1998), Lake Placid (1999), Bubble Boy (2001), Pumpkin (2002), Eight Legged Freaks (2002), X2: X-Men United (2003), Gothika (2003), Cellular (2004), Hide and Seek (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Superman Returns (2006). He also contributed a score to "Corpus Christi", directed by bare's Kristin Hanggi that was presented in Los Angeles.
He composed the musical Bare, a Pop Opera; his company God Help! Productions also produced the world premiere in Los Angeles. He composed and produced the musical Ann E. Wrecksick and the Odyssey of the Bulimic Orphans. Both shows played in Los Angeles and New York City. He composed the musical Plop which workshopped in Los Angeles.
Frequent collaborator Kristin Hanggi launched a special memorial Facebook page for Damon, which includes quotes and photos from those who knew him. Many other former Bare and other colleagues have weighed in, including Ryan Raferty, Stafford Arima, Kurt Deutsch, and more.
Hanggi writes: Hi everyone, I just wanted to create a place where we can all come and remember Damon. My heart is just so full of so many things -- so many wacky adventures, road trips, songs being written, drag queens stories -- that I just needed a place where we could all share together. Please post pictures, videos, whatever you have. Let's keep his memory and his music alive.
Here we are at the opening of Ann E. Wrecksick...
I saw this one and I just had to post it. Amazing night. So much love. And don't you just have to adore Damon for writing songs like "Up Chuck Life" and "Going With the Flow." I will never forget the joy on his face when he described the Carnie Wilson Home for Orphans.
Kurt Deutsch: It was the day after my son was born. May 2 2004. We found ourselves in a recording studio in Brooklyn. I hadn't slept all night. We were making what was then the first recordings of bare. Damon and the whole cast were all bursting with kind of raw passion of theatrical creativity. But most important a love for their art and message to the world that was damon's music. We lost touch for a while and a few months ago he resurfaced in my office. He was 8 years older but he still had that same idealistic and determined passion for his work. He will be missed but his music and power to heal through that will always live on. RIP