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Timothy Graphenreed

 
Bio:
Timothy Graphenreed, (8-26-1951 to 3-1-2020) Composer/Lyricist/Co-Author/Musical Director.Vocal Arranger/Orchestrator/Show Pianist, is best known for composing "The Tornado", "The Funky Monkey", and "Emerald City Ballet" in the Mega Broadway hit “The Wiz”. He is a member of ASCAP and worked ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Timothy Graphenreed, (8-26-1951 to 3-1-2020) Composer/Lyricist/Co-Author/Musical Director.Vocal Arranger/Orchestrator/Show Pianist, is best known for composing "The Tornado", "The Funky Monkey", and "Emerald City Ballet" in the Mega Broadway hit “The Wiz”. He is a member of ASCAP and worked ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Musical Direction/Dance Arrangements
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[US Tour, 1978]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Dance Music Arranger

Writing

Composer

Timothy Graphenreed Biography

Timothy Graphenreed, (8-26-1951 to 3-1-2020) Composer/Lyricist/Co-Author/Musical Director.Vocal Arranger/Orchestrator/Show Pianist, is best known for composing "The Tornado", "The Funky Monkey", and "Emerald City Ballet" in the Mega Broadway hit “The Wiz”. He is a member of ASCAP and worked with several multi-talented Directors/Choreographers including Michael Peters, Maurice Hines, Pat Birch, Hinton Battle, Lee Summers, Louis Johnson, Debbie Allen, Otis Sallid and of course, Tony Award-winning George Faison. He has also worked with or created arrangements for several Notables including the late Gregory Hines; Jennifer Holiday; Phylicia Rashad; Jeff Goldblum; Robert Downey, Jr.; Maya Angelou; Valerie Simpson; Darlene Love; Morgan Freeman; Charles Strouse; Ben Vereen; Melba Moore; Lalo Schifrin; Nick Ashford; Peobo Bryson and Patti Austin to name a few. He has written arrangements for several corporations including Ford, Krizia, L’Oreal, Essence Magazine, CBS, Rai Uno, Panasonic, PBS, Coca Cola “100 Years of Coca Cola” and Lincoln Mercury. Recent projects include: Creator of “Yesterday’s Dreamers, Tomorrow’s Stars”, a story of how an optimistic newly rich kid from Iowa changes the lives of some uninspired Crucian youth. Creator of “CherriSoul”, which tells the tale of a calorie-challenged woman, Cherri Lancaster, who shows the world that is it the Size of the Talent that matters. Co-Creator with Jalal Sherriff of “What Are You Doing With Your Life” a musical that chronicles an 11-year-old Harlem girl’s journey towards ridding her family from the clutches of drug use. Mr. Graphenreed had the distinct pleasure of having done vocal arrangements for Four African American TONY Award winners including Lillias White, Hinton Battle, Adriane Lenox, and LaChanze.





Timothy Graphenreed News

Million Dollar Endowment Gift Given to Olney Theatre For Innovative New Works Photo Million Dollar Endowment Gift Given to Olney Theatre For Innovative New Works
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Olney Theatre Center has received a $1 million endowment gift from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, to support the work of the Vanguard Arts Fund which provides intensive workshop time for collaboratively-developed new works.

Teatro San Diego Releases Casting For THE WIZ Photo Teatro San Diego Releases Casting For THE WIZ
by Grace Cutler - Aug 6, 2022

Chadae Nichol will helm the production as director.

BWW Review: WE'RE BACK. LILLIAS WHITE is a Force of Nature at The Green Room 42 Photo BWW Review: WE'RE BACK. LILLIAS WHITE is a Force of Nature at The Green Room 42
by Ricky Pope - Aug 13, 2021

Lillias White (Dreamgirls, Cats, Once On This Island, How to Succeed, The Life, Fela!) is the kind of performer who engenders adoration. She serves up joy and talent in giant portions in everything she does. She won the Tony for The Life, the Obie for Romance in Hard Times, and a Daytime Emmy for her role on Sesame Street. She was also Tony-nominated for her stunning turn in Fela! Her voice is instantly recognizable. No one sings like her. The force of her voice and her presence is as elemental as air, water, earth, and fire.

BWW Interview: Lillias White of WE'RE BACK at The Green Room 42, August 12th Through  Photo BWW Interview: Lillias White of WE'RE BACK at The Green Room 42, August 12th Through 14th
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 11, 2021

Lillias White has an artistic home-away-from-home at The Green Room 42, and with a new album to celebrate, the club that calls her their Main Muse is the perfect place to party.

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by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2021

Tony-Winner Lillias White Releases First Solo Studio Album 'Get Yourself Some Happy' Photo Tony-Winner Lillias White Releases First Solo Studio Album 'Get Yourself Some Happy'
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2021

Tony and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Lillias White has released her highly-anticipated first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out today via Old Mill Road Recording.

Tony Winner Lillias White To Release First Solo Studio Album Photo Tony Winner Lillias White To Release First Solo Studio Album
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2021

Recorded and mixed in July 2019 at Old Mill Road Recording in East Arlington, Vermont, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' is the culmination of a 30-year friendship and professional collaboration between Lillias White and her musical director/accompanist, Timothy Graphenreed.

Lillias White Will Release First Solo Studio Album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' on Jul Photo Lillias White Will Release First Solo Studio Album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' on July 23rd; Listen to a Preview!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

Tony and Daytime Emmy Award Winner Lillias White's will release her first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out July 23, 2021 via Old Mill Road Recording.  White is internationally recognized for her glorious voice and extraordinary ability to communicate the heart of a song.

LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy G Photo LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memo Photo Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021

Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others will celebrate Broadway's Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Timothy Graphenreed Videos

VIDEO: Forget Your Troubles and Get Happy with a New Single from Lillias White! Videoplay
VIDEO: Forget Your Troubles and Get Happy with a New Single from Lillias White!

by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020

Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White is releasing her highly-anticipated second album, entitled, GET HAPPY!  The album is scheduled for release in Spring 2020 - and is a modern mix of Motown, Standards, Rock-and-Roll, and Jazz a?" all re-invented for today's audiences. The tracks all center on the theme of a?oehappinessa??.  

BWW TV: Tony Winner Lillias White 'FLIPS' For BroadwayWorld!
by Eddie Varley - Sep 17, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com gave the divine Ms. White a FLIP camera so she could share all the behind the scenes action as she prepared for the concert series. Sit back and watch how a real Broadway legend shapes and creates a musical event!


Timothy Graphenreed Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Timothy Graphenreed written?
Timothy Graphenreed has written 1 shows including The Wiz (Composer).