BILL ELLIOTT (Co-Orchestrator)

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BILL ELLIOTT is an arranger, orchestrator, composer, conductor, and bandleader who has made a specialty of composing, arranging, and producing vintage styles of music. He was co-orchestrator for the 2015 production of Bandstand at the Paper Mill Playhouse. In 2015 he won a Tony award for Best Orchestrations for An American in Paris on Broadway. In 2015 he orchestrated two additional Gershwin musicals: the Chichester (England) Festival Theater debut production of Damsel in Distress and the Encores! revival of the 1924 Gershwin musical Lady Be Good. In 2012 he received Tony and Grammy nominations for his work on the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It (as orchestrator and co-producer of the cast album) and an Emmy nomination as Music Director for Michael Feinstein’s PBS Special “The Sinatra Legacy”. Mr. Elliott is a prolific arranger for the Boston Pops, New York Pops, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras, and has recently written orchestra arrangements for Barbara Hannigan, Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster, and Josh Groban’s “STAGES” album. As music director for Michael Feinstein and John Lithgow, Mr. Elliott has conducted the Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Detroit, San Diego, and Vancouver Symphonies among others.