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Larry Blank

 
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bio:
Larry Blank is a composer, orchestrator and conductor, based in Los Angeles, New York and London, whose career has found him working with some of the most respected names in theatre, film, television and music, as well as exciting new talents. More recently, Larry was instructor for the first ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Bio:
Larry Blank is a composer, orchestrator and conductor, based in Los Angeles, New York and London, whose career has found him working with some of the most respected names in theatre, film, television and music, as well as exciting new talents. More recently, Larry was instructor for the first ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Orchestrations
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrator
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2017]
Orchestrations
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Orchestrations
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2016]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2015]
Orchestrations
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Additional Orchestrations
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator
 
[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Orchestrator
 
[Boston, 2007]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2007]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2007]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[Boston, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Los Angeles, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Los Angeles, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2005]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2004]
Orchestrator
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2004]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2004]
Orchestrator
 
[Canada, 2003]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2003]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[Regional (US), 2002]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Orchestrator
 
[Regional (US), 1999]
Musical Director
 
[West End, 1995]
ADDITIONAL ORCHESTRATIONS & DANCE ARRANGEMENTS BY
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Vocal Music Arranger
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1979] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1975] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 1975] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

Photos

Donald Pippin and Larry Blank Photo

Donald Pippin and Larry Blank

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Date:
02/04/2020
Larry Yurman, David Libby, Larry Blank Photo

Larry Yurman, David Libby, Larry Blank

From: 
Date:
08/20/2019
Larry Blank, Associate Conductor & Michael Feinstein Photo

Larry Blank, Associate Conductor & Michael Feinstein

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Date:
02/28/2019
Larry Blank Photo

Larry Blank

From: 
Date:
09/10/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2019]
Orchestrations

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Orchestrator

[San Francisco (Regional), 2017]
Orchestrations

[US Tour, 2016]
Orchestrations

[Broadway, 2016]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2016]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2015]
Orchestrations

[Broadway, 2014]
Additional Orchestrations

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2012]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2011]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2008]
Orchestrator

[Houston, TX (Regional), 2008]
Orchestrator

[Boston, 2007]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2007]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2007]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2006]
Orchestrator

[Boston, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Los Angeles, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Los Angeles, 2005]
Orchestrator

[San Francisco (Regional), 2005]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2005]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2004]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2004]
Orchestrator

[San Francisco (Regional), 2004]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2004]
Orchestrator

[Canada, 2003]
Orchestrator

[West End, 2003]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2003]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2003]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator

[US Tour, 2002]
Orchestrator

[Regional (US), 2002]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2001]
Orchestrator

[Regional (US), 1999]
Musical Director

[West End, 1995]
ADDITIONAL ORCHESTRATIONS & DANCE ARRANGEMENTS BY

[Broadway, 1987]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Vocal Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Broadway, 1981]
Vocal Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Vocal Music Arranger

Musical Director

[Broadway, 1979] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1979]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Vocal Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1976]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1975] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

[Broadway, 1975] [Replacement]
Conductor[Replacement]

Larry Blank Biography

Larry Blank is a composer, orchestrator and conductor, based in Los Angeles, New York and London, whose career has found him working with some of the most respected names in theatre, film, television and music, as well as exciting new talents.

More recently, Larry was instructor for the first master class in film orchestration and conducting in Matera, Italy. He also orchestrated the West End Musical BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED and was the Music Director for Katie Couric's HOLLYWOOD HITS BROADWAY aboard the QM2 in New York Harbor, Larry also arranged and orchestrated JOHN BARROWMAN SWINGS COLE PORTER for the acclaimed West End and Broadway actor, and was the arranger for opera diva Deborah Voigt's concert with the NY Philharmonic, conducted by Don Pippin.

Larry has had the pleasure of arranging/conducting for with the following singers: Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Horne, Michael Crawford, Christine Andreas, Joe Williams, Yanni, Marvin Hamlisch, Bernadette Peters, Steve Lawrence, Vikki Carr, Pete Fountain. Elaine Stritch, Lorna Luft, Elaine Paige, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Georgia Brown and many others.

Larry made his Broadway debut at the age of 22, when he conducted GOODTIME CHARLEY with Joel Grey and Ann Reinking, after attending the renowned High School of Performing Arts. Larry's career in theatre includes the following highlights:

* Music Director for the International Touring Co. of A CHORUS LINE.
* Original Music Director for THEYRE PLAYING OUR SONG
* Orchestrated 8 songs for the Tony Award/Drama Desk winning orchestrations for the Broadway production of THE PRODUCERS, and his contribution was acknowledged by orchestrator Doug Besterman and author Mel Brooks at the Tony Awards.
* Wrote the orchestrations for 5 songs for the film CHICAGO and additional orchestrations for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for Broadway.
* Conducted the original cast recordings of SUGAR BABIES and THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, and also orchestrated and arranged the concept recording of Jerry Herman's new musical MISS SPECTACULAR.
* Music Director/Conductor for Michael Crawford's concert tours of Australia and the UK in 1999 and 2000 as well as being conductor for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Los Angeles for two years.
* Music Director for the SONDHEIM CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center for SWEENEY TODD with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Christine Baranski.
* Musical Director for Katie Couric's musical tribute to WEST SIDE STORY. A fund raiser for the Jay Monahan Center in NY. The performers included Robert De Niro, Bette Midler, Tony Danza, Kevin Kline, Kelsey Grammer, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Jesse Martin as well as some of the cast of The Sopranos.
* In London Larry was arranger/orchestrator for the revival of MACK AND MABEL as well as co Music Director/Orchestrator for WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE (Ira Gershwin Centennial). For Barry J. Mishon: THE STYNE WAY (tribute to Jule Styne), MR. WONDERFUL (tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.), COLE PORTER CENTENNIAL, STAIRWAY TO THE STARS, MY ONE AND ONLY (in concert), THE FLEET'S IN (tribute to the British Navy), THE TRIBUTE TO MGM, JUDY GARLAND/TRIBUTE and NIGHT OF 100 STARS. Larry was also MD for THE INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ARTS AWARDS at the Dominion.

Larry's work for film and television includes:

* Conductor/arranger/orchestrator for Jerry Herman's title song for the film, BARNEY'S GREAT ADVENTURE sung by Bernadette Peters as well as orchestrating/arranging two songs for SOUTH PARK for Marc Shaiman.
* Music Supervisor/Orchestrator for Jerry Herman's MRS. SANTA CLAUS with Angela Lansbury.
* Arranger/orchestrator for THE KID, KISS THE GIRLS, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, FORGET PARIS, CITY SLICKERS II, THE NET, THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT III, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN 2, NORTH, SPEECHLESS, I'D DO ANYTHING, ALADDIN AND THE KING OF THIEVES, JUNGLE BOOK 2 and CATS DON'T DANCE.
* Orchestrated and arranged for 4 Academy Awards shows and the Grammy's.

Larry Blank Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish)
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Holiday Inn
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Honeymoon in Vegas
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, A Christmas Story, The Musical!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Catch Me if You Can
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank, Irving Berlin's White Christmas
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Orchestrations
Larry Blank, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
Larry BlankSweeney Todd

Larry Blank News

Kelly Mathieson Will Join Isaac Sutton For Broadway Israel Tour in November 2022 Photo Kelly Mathieson Will Join Isaac Sutton For Broadway Israel Tour in November 2022
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

For the first time in Israel, Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton will welcome West End Star Kelly Mathieson (Phantom of The Opera) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in November 2022 with the acclaimed show 'Broadway-Israel'.

Cast And Creatives Announced For A CHRISTMAS CAROL And Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMA Photo Cast And Creatives Announced For A CHRISTMAS CAROL And Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS At Shaw Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022

The Shaw's 2022 season comes to a merry close with Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol and Irving Berlin's White Christmas ‚Äď two classic holiday tales guaranteed to thaw the frostiest of hearts and make spirits bright in young and old alike.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH Announces Additional Casting Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH Announces Additional Casting
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced additional casting for their upcoming seven-week return engagement of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the revelatory and award-winning production of one of the world's most beloved musicals. 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH Will Return Off-Broadway This Fall Starring Steven Sky Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH Will Return Off-Broadway This Fall Starring Steven Skybell
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present a seven-week return engagement of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the revelatory and award-winning production of one of the world's most beloved musicals. The production, a New York Times Critic's Pick, will play a strictly limited seven-week return engagement from November 13, 2022 to January 1, 2023 Off-Broadway at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).

World Premiere of SUGAR HILL THE ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN NUTCRACKER to Debut in Pittsburg Photo World Premiere of SUGAR HILL THE ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN NUTCRACKER to Debut in Pittsburgh and New York City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

The World Premiere of SUGAR HILL The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker, the reimagining of The Nutcracker based on the collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, will debut at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center for the Performing Arts from October 19-30, 2022. The production will follow with a run at New York City Center from November 15-27, 2022.

Jay McGuiness, Lorna Luft, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of WHITE CHRISTMAS Photo Jay McGuiness, Lorna Luft, and More Will Lead the UK Tour of WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022

Principal casting has been announced for Made at Curve's production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS touring the UK this winter. The production will star Jay McGuiness as Bob Wallace, Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Michael Starke as General Waverly and Dan Burton, Jessica Daley and Monique Young returning in their roles as Phil Davis, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes respectively.

Yiddish Women Playwrights Series Continues With ALE FENTSTER TSU DER ZUN (ALL WINDOWS Photo Yiddish Women Playwrights Series Continues With ALE FENTSTER TSU DER ZUN (ALL WINDOWS FACE THE SUN)
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2022

At long last, women playwrights take center stage at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. The Yiddish Women Playwrights Series, scheduled to proceed on June 21, 2022 with a FREE streamed production of Kadya Molodowsky's Ale Fentster Tsu der Zun (All Windows Face the Sun), highlights revolutionary, avant garde, feminist works from writers whose contributions to the Yiddish theatre have long been overlooked, ignored, and locked away.

BWW Exclusive: Larry Blank Tributes Mentor & Friend Donald Pippin Photo BWW Exclusive: Larry Blank Tributes Mentor & Friend Donald Pippin
by Larry Blank - Jun 14, 2022

Larry Blank writes a touching tribute to his longtime friend, Don Pippin, who passed away last week a the age of 95 years old.

Now Hiring: Touring Company Manager, Production Assistant and More - BroadwayWorld Cl Photo Now Hiring: Touring Company Manager, Production Assistant and More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds
by - Jun 2, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/2/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Now Hiring: Lead Scenic Designer, Props Master & More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds Photo Now Hiring: Lead Scenic Designer, Props Master & More - BroadwayWorld Classifieds
by - May 26, 2022

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 5/26/2022 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Larry Blank Videos

VIDEO: Jay McGuiness Performs 'Everything' in a Clip From SLEEPLESS; Begins Performan VideoVIDEO: Jay McGuiness Performs 'Everything' in a Clip From SLEEPLESS; Begins Performances Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2020

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, officially begins performances tonight, August 25, at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre!

VIDEO: Kimberley Walsh Sings 'Outta My Hands' From SLEEPLESS VideoVIDEO: Kimberley Walsh Sings 'Outta My Hands' From SLEEPLESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 5, 2020

A new video has been released of Kimberley Walsh singing 'Outta My Hands' from the new musical SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, which will begin socially distanced indoor performances at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 25 August. 

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He VideoBWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

BWW TV: The Two 'Susans' Of WHITE CHRISTMAS Explore The Holidays In Chicago VideoBWW TV: The Two 'Susans' Of WHITE CHRISTMAS Explore The Holidays In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2019

It's Christmastime in Chicago and White Christmas is in town to celebrate. Meet the two young actors who share the role of Susan Squires in the show as they explore all the holiday fun Chicago has to offer!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's CHASING RAINBOWS
by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2019

Don your ruby slippers and grab Toto as you take a peek inside Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mil VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2019

Performances are underway for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! News12 New Jersey recently gave us a first look at footage from the production! Additionally, they sat down with some of the cast and creatives to talk about the show.

BWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press! VideoBWW TV: The Cast Of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ Meets The Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2019

The company just met the press and BWW correspondent Richard Ridge is taking you inside the big day below!

#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway! Video#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2019

This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the opening night of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Broadway's Marquis Theatre! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night featuring Broadway favorites including Sutton Foster and 2019 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Wat VideoVIDEO: Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein Reunite for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Concert; Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2019

A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. Check out highlights from the evening below!

VIDEO: Preview HAVANA MUSIC HALL at Actors Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Preview HAVANA MUSIC HALL at Actors Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Oct 15, 2018

The world premiere of Havana Music Hall at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Miami is now on stage. The brand new original musical features Tony Award nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and rising star Linedy Genao (On Your Feet!) headlining the all-latinx cast of nineteen performers. The limited engagement runs through November 18, 2018. Opening night is set for Friday, October 19.


Larry Blank Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Larry Blank been nominated for?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) , Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Holiday Inn , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Honeymoon in Vegas , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for A Christmas Story, The Musical! , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Catch Me if You Can , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Catch Me If You Can , Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Irving Berlin's White Christmas , Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for Irving Berlin's White Christmas Best Orchestrations (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone and Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sweeney Todd .