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John Oddo

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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John Oddo Biography

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.





John Oddo News

Review: The Standard of Excellence Is High When Tony Danza Plays STANDARDS & STORIES  Photo Review: The Standard of Excellence Is High When Tony Danza Plays STANDARDS & STORIES at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 28, 2022

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  Photo Review: TONY DANZA STANDARDS & STORIES at The Café Carlyle by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 16, 2022

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 Maril Photo BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONG BOOK Brings Cheer at Birdland; Crowds Cheer Marilyn Maye At Dizzy's
by Rob Lester - Feb 28, 2020

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 Photo Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Those We've Lost in 2019
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020

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 a Photo BWW Review: NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK Shines Like the Top of the Crysler Building at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 8, 2019

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 Photo BIG CITY SONGBOOK Returns To Birdland
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2019

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 Photo Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Karrin Allyson- Join BIG CITY SONGBOOK
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

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 Photo 54 Below Welcomes Liz Callaway, Jackie Evancho, And More Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2019

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 Photo Deborah Grace Winer & Friends Will Be FEELING WICKED On June 16 At 54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2019

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 Photo Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

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.

John Oddo Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox With Melissa Errico!
by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - Apr 14, 2012

We're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat with Broadway favorite Melissa Errico. After a sold out previous appearance at JOE'S PUB, 'Melissa Errico Back for More!' returns to the famed venue on April 17th at 7pm, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with musical direction by John Oddo.

STAGE TUBE: Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson Sing on TODAY
by Eddie Varley - Nov 12, 2009

The Today Show welcomed Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson this morning to promote their new album The Power of Two. Cheyenne and Michael were interviewed and performed the classic Rat Pack styled duet 'Me and My Shadow' off of the album. The segment, hosted by Kathie Lee and Hoda, aired at 10:30am EST on MSNBC.