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Artie Butler

 
Bio:
Artie Butler was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager he was discovered by the legendary songwriting and producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. He was hired to replace a pianist for a recording session and as they say... "the rest is history." Artie has been involved in every phase of the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Artie Butler was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager he was discovered by the legendary songwriting and producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. He was hired to replace a pianist for a recording session and as they say... "the rest is history." Artie has been involved in every phase of the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1983]
Orchestrator

Writing

Composer

Artie Butler Biography

Artie Butler was born in Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager he was discovered by the legendary songwriting and producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. He was hired to replace a pianist for a recording session and as they say... "the rest is history." Artie has been involved in every phase of the music industry, arranging, composing, producing, supervising, and playing. He has arranged over seventy-five hit records and played on many other recordings as well. He has been awarded over fifty gold and platinum records. His featured piano work and arrangement on the recording of "Feelin" Alright" by Joe Cocker remains a true classic in American pop music and rock and roll. Artie's song "Here's To Life" has become a standard. In 1990 it was recorded by Shirley Horn and was on the jazz charts for one year. In 2009 it was recorded by "Barbra Streisand on her #1 CD "Love Is The Answer." He received a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of "I Know I"ll Never Love This Way Again" for Dionne Warwick. He is a three time Emmy nominee, including his nomination for his outstanding work as composer/arranger, and music supervisor on the CBS mini-series "Sinatra" based on the life of Frank Sinatra. A small sampling of Artie's associations includes such classic recordings as "Copacabana," "Even Now," and "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow, "Sally Go ‘Round The Roses" by the Jaynets, "Solitary Man" and "Cherry Cherry" by Neil Diamond, "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again" by Dionne Warwick, "Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye" by Gladys Knight &The Pips, "The Boy From New York City" by The Ad-libs, "Laughter In The Rain" by Neil Sedaka, "You And Me Against The World" by Helen Reddy, "Indian Reservation" by Paul Revere and The Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay, "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence, "Society's Child" by Janis Ian, "Arizona" by Mark Lindsay, etc. Artie has worked with the best of the best - Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Bernadette Peters, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Liza Minelli, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, B.B. King, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Sammy Davis Jr., Natalie Cole, Neil Sedaka, The Fifth Dimension, Lou Rawls, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Johnny Mathis, Billy Preston, Julio Iglesias, Bobby Darin, Dinah Washington, Shirley Bassey, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tony Orlando, Tom Jones, Nancy Wilson, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Eartha Kitt, O.C. Smith, Carol Burnett, Anne Murray, Dusty Springfield, Stephen Bishop, Al Hirt, Joe Williams, Errol Garner, Roger Williams, Van Morrison, Rita Coolidge, Stan Getz and many others. Some of his work for film includes "What's Up Doc?" with Barbra Streisand for Warner Brothers "The Rescuers" - Animated Feature - Walt Disney Pictures "For Pete's Sake" - Barbra Streisand - Columbia Pictures He has worked extensively with the great artists of the Golden Era of Rock ‘n' Roll - the 50's and 60's. Paul Anka, Ben E King, The Shangri-Las, Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, Jay & The Americans, Dion & The Belmonts, Chubby Checker, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Tokens, The Exciters, Solomon Burke, The Crystals, The Platters, The Ronnettes, etc. He is also extremely well known for his wonderful sense of humor. Like many musical talents from New York, Artie Butler started in the famous Brill Building. He has made some of the most significant contributions to that fabled and historic time in American pop music.

Artie Butler Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music
Artie Butler, The People in the Picture

Artie Butler News

Judy Kuhn, Samantha Massell and More to Take Part in THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Virtua Photo Judy Kuhn, Samantha Massell and More to Take Part in THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Virtual Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021

 On Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) next Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30pm, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will present a virtual conversation and musical event focused on the 2011 Broadway musical The People in the Picture, which follows a grandmother recalling her life in the Yiddish Theater in pre-war Poland.

BWW Feature: Las Vegas Entertainment Community Comes Together to Inspire, Raise Funds Photo BWW Feature: Las Vegas Entertainment Community Comes Together to Inspire, Raise Funds with New Song, “Needing Each Other.”
by Debbie Hall - Apr 28, 2020

The Las Vegas entertainment community has banded together and recorded a new song, a?oeNeeding Each Other,a?? along with an accompanying video. The song and video can be seen online on YouTube and was created as a fundraiser to assist the entertainment community.

BWW Interview: Iris Rainer Dart of PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE at 3Below Photo BWW Interview: Iris Rainer Dart of PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE at 3Below
by Leigh Scheps - Mar 28, 2018

The musical, The People in the Picture, is getting a makeover as a new production is being mounted at 3Below in San Jose, California with performances beginning April 26th. Making its west coast premiere, it's the first time the show has been back on stage since its 2011 debut on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 starring Donna Murphy, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Bubbie/Raisel.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2018

The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced.

From the Author of Beaches, Iris Rainer Dart's THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE is Set to Ma Photo From the Author of Beaches, Iris Rainer Dart's THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE is Set to Make its West Coast Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2018

The acclaimed Broadway musical The People in The Picture is heading west! Having garnered Tony winner Donna Murphy a best actress nomination, the show will begin its run at the famed 3 Below Theater in San Jose, CA, on April 12th. The musical was also nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards in 2011 for outstanding book and music.

BWW Review: Marilyn Maye Wows BY REQUEST at the Metropolitan Room
by Troy Frisby - Jan 25, 2017

Outside of an arena, few performers can earn a minutes-long ovation without even opening their mouths. But the inimitable Marilyn Maye is certainly one of those performers.

BWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 29, 2016

Lynn Henderson delighted a small but enthusiastic audience at Don't Tell Mama in the final performance of her new show, T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! With musical director Douglas J. Cohen, a multi-award winning songwriter (including a Drama Desk Award nomination and the Noel Coward Prize), and bass player Bob Sabin (himself the winner of numerous jazz awards, who sits on the music faculty both at the prestigious Hunter College High School and NYU), the veteran big band, choral, and lounge singer combined material from her 2014 CD, If We Only Have Love, with classics from the Great American Songbook (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, among others). Ably directed by 10-time MAC Award winner Barry Kleinbort, the show also included more contemporary material by Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, and Randy Newman.

BWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - May 19, 2016

We are lucky in New York City. The talent here is unbelievable. Sometimes you settle in for an intimate evening at a little local club and you get your socks blown off. On Friday the 13th (of May, to be exact), I had such an experience at the latest monthly installment of Stephen Hanks' Metropolitan Room series (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD), New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. The featured performers were Vocalist Laurie Krauz and her Musical Director Daryl Kojak celebrating their 25-year musical collaboration “It's a 'Greatest Hits' show within a Greatest Hits series!” Hanks extolled before introducing his stars for the evening.

BWW Review: Ann Hampton Callaway Features Marilyn Maye and Kurt Elling in THIS IS CABARET Series at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Feb 12, 2016

Last Sunday, New York's Birdland Jazz Club welcomed the third and fourth shows in Ann Hampton Callaway's This is Cabaret series that is subsequently aired on National Public Radio (check local listings for dates and times). As increased exposure is vital to the health of the art form, one can only applaud its emergence. Callaway's special guests (one in each hour segment) were jazz performer Kurt Elling and cabaret Goddess Marilyn Maye.

BWW Reviews: Steadfast Fans of Iconic BARBARA COOK Are 'On Her Side' at Lincoln Center's American Songbook
by Alix Cohen - Mar 1, 2015

“Are You Havin' Any Fun?” the formidable Barbara Cook breezily asks in song with the intimacy of an old friend. Having had her first paid (50 cents) singing job at the age of eight, Cook looks back on a lengthy career feeling lucky. It's been weeks since she's sung due to health issues laying her low, but Cook is not, she assures us, by any means down and out. “I like to feel people are on my side and you sure sound like you are.” Throughout her show last night as part of the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center's The Appel Room, the artist performs with honesty, commitment, and the compelling interpretation for which she's well known. She asks that lights be turned up in order to see those with whom she communicates.

Artie Butler Videos

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - May 27, 2014

Over two dozen stars of film, stage and television were given a standing ovation by a sold out crowd for the 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday, May 10, 2014. And, on hand to get up close and personal with the stars, were BWW TV's longtime Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling with Videographer/Co-Producer, Jordan Santacana. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Apr 29, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Below, Broadway Beat brings you opening night party coverage!

BWW TV: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Click below for a performance preview!

BWW TV Sneak Peek: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - Apr 25, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Production footage has been released and we have a sneak peek!

STAGE TUBE: PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Launches Website
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 12, 2011

Family albums are not just images - they are full of our family stories. Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical, The People in the Picture is creating the ultimate family album online at ThePeopleinYourPicture.com. Connect with other users by submitting a treasured photo and share the family story behind it. While on the site you'll be able to view other photos and read family stories by members of the cast and creative team including Donna Murphy and Iris Rainer Dart. So dig up that old family photograph, log on to www.ThePeopleinYourPicture.com, and tell your story.

STAGE TUBE: PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Creatives Talk Shop
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2011

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy and directed by Leonard Foglia, features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Click below to hear what the creatives have to say about this new work!

STAGE TUBE: Donna Murphy and Roundabout Team Discuss THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 4, 2011

Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Performances of THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE will begin on Friday, April 1st, 2011. Meanwhile, check out Donna Murphy and Roundabout's team discussing the musical below!


Artie Butler Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Artie Butler written?
Artie Butler has written 1 shows including The People in the Picture (Composer).

What awards has Artie Butler been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The People in the Picture .