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John Oddo was a long time collaborator with Michael Feinstein, serving as conductor/music director for many of Feinstein's symphony performances and writer for Feinstein's symphony and big band arrangements.

He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his orchestrations for Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage's 2010 Broadway show, All About Me. Oddo was also music director and arranger for Feinstein's PBS specials, Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room and Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room.

Having started his career as a pianist, arranger, and composer for Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, Oddo met Rosemary Clooney in 1983 and served as her music director, pianist, and arranger for more than 18 years. His credits include work on 20 of her recordings, as well as countless live and televised performances.

As music director/arranger/pianist, his collaborators also include Debby Boone, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Barbara Cook, Cheyenne Jackson, Maureen McGovern, David Hyde Pierce, Linda Ronstadt, and James Naughton, for whom he was music director and arranger for PBS "Live from Lincoln Center" presents James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman.

Other projects include composer and performer for PBS/Showtime's Our Town, directed by James Naughton and starring Paul Newman, and conductor, pianist, and arranger for the NBC special Scott Hamilton & Friends. He has also performed at the White House for four presidents.

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Review: The Standard of Excellence Is High When Tony Danza Plays STANDARDS & STORIES at 54 Below

Opening night of Tony Danza's 54 Below run was full of surprises, heart, Dad jokes and great music.

Review: TONY DANZA STANDARDS & STORIES at The Café Carlyle by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz

TONY DANZA STANDARDS & STORIES has guest reviewer Andrew Poretz praising his program.

BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONG BOOK Brings Cheer at Birdland; Crowds Cheer Marilyn Maye At Dizzy's

Birdland collects songs about NYC in the return of the three-singer revue New York: Big City Songbook the same week that Marilyn Maye reigned supreme once again at Dizzy's. Lots of solid entertainment.

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019

2019 has come and gone, and we are reflecting on those we have lost in the Broadway and theatre communities throughout the year.

BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK Shines Like the Top of the Crysler Building at Birdland

The revue NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK may be a perfect musical guide for tourists, but anyone who loves NYC is going to love this show in residence at famed Birdland nightclub.

BIG CITY SONGBOOK Returns To Birdland

Deborah Grace Winer kicks off a new season of the monthly love letter to New York City, when the acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd at 7 pm starring Klea Blackhurst, Nicolas King and Laurie Wells plus Joe Davidian on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, NYC. www.birdlandjazz.com

Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Karrin Allyson- Join BIG CITY SONGBOOK

Deborah Grace Winer presents her  monthly love letter to New York City, when the acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, August 11th at 7 pm starring Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall and Nicolas King with special guest Karrin Allyson plus Eric Comstock on piano and vocals and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, NYC. www.birdlandjazz.com

54 Below Welcomes Liz Callaway, Jackie Evancho, And More Next Week

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Deborah Grace Winer & Friends Will Be FEELING WICKED On June 16 At 54 Below

Deborah Grace Winer wraps up the second season of her Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, June 16th  at 7:00pm and 9:30pm with FEELING WICKED: The Magical Side of the American Songbook featuring JENN GAMBATESE (School of Rock,) SYDNEY JAMES HARCOURT (Hamilton,) MATTHEW SCOTT (An American in Paris) and EMILY SKINNER (The Cher Show.)  Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer, and in time for Father's Day, this celebration of Broadway's love affair with the magical and miraculous is directed by Mark Waldrop, with an all-star trio led by Mark Hummel (musical director and piano), with Dick Sarpola on bass and Ray Marchica, percussion.

Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and More Set for 54 Below This Month

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

New York: Big City Songbook Plays On Sunday, April 14 At Birdland Theater

The latest edition of the monthly musical revue,New York: Big City Songbook, will play at Birdland Theater on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm,featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nick Ziobro. Joe Davidian is on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals, with musical arrangements by John Oddo. Mark Waldrop directs and Deborah Grace Winer produces and hosts.

Deborah Grace Winer Returns to Birdland with NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK

Deborah Grace Winer continues her monthly love affair with New York when her acclaimed musical revue 'NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK' returns to Birdland Theatre on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 pm featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall and Nick Ziobro with Joe Davidian on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass and vocals. Mark Waldrop directs with musical arrangements by John Oddo.

Music Director and Arranger John Oddo Dies

BroadwayWorld is sad to report the death of music director and arranger, John Oddo who passed away on April 2nd.

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker Previews GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS at Feinstein's/54 Below

Rebecca Luker recently gave a preview concert for the upcoming 'Got Rhythm: The Gershwin Brothers' show at Feinstein's/54 Below.

The Classic American Songbook Series Continues On Sunday With GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS

The Classic American Songbook Series continues at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, March 24at 7 PM and 9:30PM with GOT RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS, featuring Klea Blackhurst, George Dvorsky, Nicolas King and Rebecca Luker. Written and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer, GOT RHYTHM will feature arrangements by Musical director John Oddo and stage direction by Mark Waldrop, with Oddo on piano, James Saporito on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass.

Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Opel, and More Feature at 54 Below Next Week

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert. 

Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters today, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Today, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Schimmel Center At Pace University Presents BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.

Jenn Gambatese, Margo Seibert, and More Feature in BABY DREAM YOUR DREAM Concert

Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.

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