Larry Blank

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Larry Blank 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 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 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 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)

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Larry Blank, A Christmas Story, The Musical!

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

Larry Blank Videos

Larry Blank News


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MY FAIR LADY Comes to Popejoy Hall in March

Popejoy Presents Broadway in New Mexico is pleased to announce that the Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming to Albuquerque March 21 – March 24, 2024 for six performances at Popejoy Hall.

Review: A HOLIDAY POPS! With Norm Lewis at the Kennedy Center

The annual National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Holiday Pops always puts its attendees in the holiday spirit with both orchestral and vocal delights. This year’s edition featured Broadway star Norm Lewis with special guests and the mighty NSO under the direction of the always wonderful Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Toledo in December

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Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIRY LADY Comes to Madison This Month

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Full Cast Set For the 2023-24 Tour of MY FAIR LADY

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming 2023-24 tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY. Find out who is starring in the show here!

MY FAIR LADY Tickets On Sale This Week at the Overture Center

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Video: Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and More Perform With SINATRA THE MUSICAL Orchestra

Performances are now underway for Sinatra The Musical, the much anticipated brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon. Check out an all new video here from the show's sitzprobe, featuring Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe, and more!

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Don't miss the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady coming to The Weidner on Mar 8, 2024. Tickets on sale Friday Sept 29.

Joshua Bergasse-Directed World Premiere of SUGAR HILL to Play New York City Center

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Photos: See Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe & More in Rehearsals for SINATRA THE MUSICAL World Premiere

New rehearsal photographs of  Sinatra The Musical, the brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon have been released. Check them out here!

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Bass Concert Hall

Bass Concert Hall will host the Austin premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Video: First Look at Matt Doyle, Ana Villafañe and More in SINATRA THE MUSICAL

Rehearsals for Sinatra The Musical, the much anticipated brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon, began last week. Check out an all new video behind the scenes with Matt Doyle here!

Now Hiring: Community Engagement Manager, Company Manager, & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/24/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Photos: See New Workshop Photos for SINATRA THE MUSICAL, Starring Matt Doyle

As rehearsals for Sinatra The Musical, the much anticipated brand new musical based on the life and career of the legend and cultural icon began last week, new photographs taken during a workshop presentation of the show have been released.

42nd STREET is Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in August

The Theatre Royal Glasgow has announced that the UK tour of 42nd STREET is coming to the venue from Monday 21 August to Saturday 26 August 2023.

Larry Blank FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Larry Blank has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Orchestrations at the Drama Desk Awards for Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish), Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Christmas Story, The Musical!, Catch Me if You Can, and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. He has also been nominated for Best Orchestrations at the Tony Awards for Catch Me If You Can, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for Sweeney Todd.

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