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Jonathan Tunick /ˈtjuːnɪk/ (born April 19, 1938, New York City) is an American orchestrator, musical director, and composer, one of twelve people to have won all four major American show business awards: the Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards
and Grammy Awards.[1] He is best known for his work with Stephen Sondheim, starting in 1970 with Company and continuing to the present day.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Personal life 3 Work

3.1 Stage 3.2 Filmography

4 Awards 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Biography[edit] He graduated from Hunter College Elementary School, the LaGuardia Performing Arts High School, and holds degrees from Bard College
Bard College
and the Juilliard School.[1] Tunick's principal instrument is the clarinet.[2] Much of his work has arisen from his involvement in theatre, and he is associated especially with the musicals of Stephen Sondheim.[3] Sondheim said of Tunick's work: "'I think he's tops'..." and further noted that "Tunick is a standout in his field not only because of his musicianship and imagination, but primarily because of 'his great sensitivity to theatrical atmosphere'".[4] Tunick also has a band, the "Broadway Moonlighters", which played at Birdland in March 2012[2] and in 2008 with Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
as his special guest.[5] He has worked as an arranger and/or conductor on recordings with Judy Collins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Itzhak Perlman, Plácido Domingo, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, and Bernadette Peters.[6] In his review of the Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
recording Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers and Hammerstein (Angel Records, 2002), John Kenrick wrote: " Jonathan Tunick provides the brilliant arrangements."[7] Tunick won the Grammy Award as "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)/Best Background Arrangement" for his work on the song "No One Is Alone" from the Cleo Laine
Cleo Laine
album Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim (RCA Victor, 1987).[8] Tunick won the first Tony Award for Best Orchestrations that was awarded, in 1997, for Titanic.[3] "Also winning for Titanic...Jonathan Tunick, orchestration, a new category this year."[9] In addition to the other awards, he has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations three times and won a Drama Desk Special Award in 1982. Tunick was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2009.[10] Personal life[edit] Tunick is married to actress Leigh Beery,[1] (also known as "Lee Beery") who appeared in the television soap opera Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
in 1971.[11] Work[edit] Stage[edit]

Sources - AllMusic;[12] Internet Broadway Database[13]

Take Five (composer: "Gristedes," "The Pro Musica Antiqua")(Julius Monk Revue) - 1957[14] From A to Z
From A to Z
- 1960 All in Love - 1961[15] Promises, Promises - 1968 Here's Where I Belong
Here's Where I Belong
- 1968 Dames at Sea
Dames at Sea
- 1969 Company - 1970 The Grass Harp
The Grass Harp
- 1971 Follies
Follies
- 1971 MASS - 1971 The Selling of the President - 1972 Sondheim: A Musical Tribute - Concert - 1973[16] A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
- 1973 Smith - 1973[17] A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
- 1975 ("Opening," "Nothing," "At The Ballet," "...And," "What I Did For Love") Goodtime Charley - 1975 The Frogs - 1975 Pacific Overtures
Pacific Overtures
- 1976 Ballroom - 1978 Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
- 1979 Merrily We Roll Along - 1981 Nine - (musical supervisor and orchestrations) 1982 Alice in Wonderland - (musical supervisor) 1982 Baby - 1983 Dance a Little Closer
Dance a Little Closer
- 1983 The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
- (musical supervisor) 1985 Into the Woods
Into the Woods
- 1987 Nick & Nora - 1991 Phantom - 1992[18] A Grand Night for Singing
A Grand Night for Singing
- 1993 Company (re-orchestrated) - 1993 Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(re-orchestrated) - 1993 Passion - 1994 The Petrified Prince - Public Theater
Public Theater
1994[19] Patti LuPone on Broadway - Walter Kerr Theatre
Walter Kerr Theatre
Concert 1995[20] Company - 1995

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
(re-orchestrated; originals by Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal) - 1996 Martin Guerre - 1996 Into the Woods
Into the Woods
- 1997 Titanic - 1997 Saturday Night - 1999 Minnelli on Minnelli - (orchestrations) Palace Theatre Concerts 1999[21] Marie Christine
Marie Christine
- 1999 Putting It Together
Putting It Together
- 1999 Napoleon - 2000 Follies
Follies
(re-orchestrated) - 2001 Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(re-orchestrated) - 2002 Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
- 2001 Nine - (re-orchestrated) 2003 110 in the Shade
110 in the Shade
(re-orchestrated from Hershy Kay's originals) - 2003 The Frogs (re-orchestrated & expanded) - 2004 Pacific Overtures
Pacific Overtures
- (re-orchestrated) 2004 The Color Purple - 2005 A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
- (re-orchestrated) 2006 The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree
- (re-orchestrated from Eddie Sauter's originals) 2006 110 in the Shade
110 in the Shade
- (re-orchestrated from Hershy Kay's originals) 2007 Lovemusik
Lovemusik
- 2007 A Catered Affair
A Catered Affair
- 2008 Road Show - 2008[22] and 2003[23] The Story of My Life - 2009 Oklahoma! - (re-orchestrated from Robert Russell Bennett's originals) 2009 Bye Bye Birdie - (re-orchestrated from Robert Ginzler's originals) 2009 Paradise Found - 2010 Some Lovers - Old Globe Theatre
Old Globe Theatre
2011[24] Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(re-orchestrated) - 2012 Passion (re-orchestrated) - 2013 A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
- 2013 Waterfall - Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena Playhouse
2015 Dames at Sea
Dames at Sea
(re-orchestrated) - 2015 Cabin in the Sky - Encores! 2016

Filmography[edit]

Sources - AllMusic;[12] Internet Movie Database[25]

The Twelve Chairs - 1970 - musical director, orchestrator Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles
- 1974 - orchestrator Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
- 1974 - orchestrator The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother - 1975 - orchestrator A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
- 1977 - composer orchestrator, conductor (winner, Academy Award) Columbo: Murder Under Glass - 1978 - (television) - composer, conductor Flying High - 1978 - (television) - composer, conductor 3 by Cheever: "O Youth and Beauty", "The Sorrows of Gin" and 3 by Cheever: The 5:48 - 1979 - (television) - composer, conductor Rendezvous Hotel - 1979 - (television) - composer, conductor Swan Song - 1980 - (television) - composer, conductor Blinded by the Light - 1980 - (television) - composer, conductor The Jilting of Granny Weatherall - 1980 - (television) - composer, conductor Fort Apache the Bronx
Fort Apache the Bronx
- 1981 - composer, conductor Endless Love - 1981 - composer, conductor Reds - 1981 - orchestrator The Shady Hill Kidnapping - 1982 - (television) - composer, conductor Night of 100 Stars - 1982 - (television) - music arranger Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
- 1982 - (television) - orchestrator Alice in Wonderland - 1983 - (television) - composer, conductor I Am the Cheese
I Am the Cheese
- 1983 - composer, conductor Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
- 1984 - (television) - series composer, conductor Concealed Enemies - 1984 - (television) - composer, conductor Brotherly Love - 1985 - (television) - composer, conductor[26] Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
- 1985 - (television) - series composer, conductor The B.R.A.T. Patrol - 1986 - (television) - composer, conductor[27] You Ruined My Life - 1987 - (television) - composer, conductor Into the Woods
Into the Woods
- 1991 - (television) - orchestrator Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall - 1993 (televised) (concert in 1992) - (television) - orchestrator[28] The Last Good Time
The Last Good Time
- 1994 - composer, conductor The Birdcage
The Birdcage
- 1996 - music arranger and adapter, composer, conductor Hey, Mr. Producer!
Hey, Mr. Producer!
The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh - 1998 - (television) - orchestrator The Fantasticks - 2000 - music adaptor and arranger, conductor Find Me Guilty
Find Me Guilty
- 2006 - composer, conductor Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(Tim Burton film) - 2007 - music adaptor and orchestrator Into the Woods
Into the Woods
- 2014 - orchestrator

Awards[edit]

Sources - Sondheim Guide;[3] Internet Broadway Database[13]

1977 Academy Award - Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score - A Little Night Music[29] 1982 Emmy Award - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction - Night of 100 Stars[30] 1988 Grammy Award - Best Instrumental Arrangement, "No One Is Alone", performed by Cleo Laine[31] 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations - Passion[32] 1997 Tony Award - Best Orchestrations for Titanic[33] 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations - Titanic 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations - Lovemusik[34]

See also[edit]

List of music arrangers

References[edit]

^ a b c Rothstein, Mervyn. "A Life in the Theatre: Orchestrator, Composer
Composer
and Music Director Jonathan Tunick" Archived 2013-11-26 at the Wayback Machine. playbill.com, September 16, 2005 ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "Tony-Winning Orchestrator Jonathan Tunick Plays Birdland March 19; Rebecca Faulkenberry Is Special
Special
Guest", playbill.com, March 19, 2012. ^ a b c Jonathan Tunick biography, sondheimguide.com; accessed April 17, 2012. ^ Sharbutt, Jay. "Orchestrators", The Associated Press, May 23, 1982 (no page number) ^ Gans, Andrew. "Tony Winner Cook Will Join Tunick at Birdland Nov. 24", playbill.com; November 11, 2008 ^ Jonathan Tunick profile goodmantheatre.org, June 2003; accessed April 17, 2012 ^ Kenrick, John. "Solo CD's. Bernadette Peters" Musicals101.com; accessed April 18, 2012 ^ "Laine Sings Sondheim", allmusic.com; accessed April 18, 2012. ^ Kuchwara. Michael (Byline). "Revival rakes in the awards; Tony taps 'Chicago'", Chicago Sun-Times, June 2, 1997, p. 25 ^ Gans, Andrew. "Theater Hall of Fame Ceremony Presented Jan. 26; Ivey Hosts" playbill.com, January 26, 2009 ^ "Leigh Beery Film and TV" imdb.com; accessed October 10, 2015 ^ a b " Jonathan Tunick Credits" allmusic.com, accessed April 17, 2012 ^ a b Jonathan Tunick Listing", Internet Broadway Database; accessed April 17, 2012. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. "Chapter Two, A New Arena:The 1950's" Off-Broadway Musicals Since 1919 (2011), (books.google.com), Scarecrow Press, Inc., ISBN 978-0-8108-7771-9, p. 43 ^ " 'All in Love' Listing" Internet Off-Broadway Database, accessed April 17, 2012 ^ " 'Sondheim: A Musical Tribute'", SondheimGuide.com; accessed April 17, 2012 ^ " 'Smith' Listing", Internet Broadway database; accessed April 17, 2012 ^ " 'Phantom' Cast Album Listing" castalbumdb.com, accessed April 17, 2012 ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review; Both a Sendup and an Embrace, Based on Bergman Again" The New York Times, December 19, 1994 ^ Evans, Greg. "Patti Lupone on Broadway" Variety (webcache.googleusercontent.com), October 12, 1995 ^ " 'Minnelli on Minnelli' Listing" Internet Broadway Database, accessed April 17, 2012 ^ " 'Road Show'" Internet Off-Broadway database, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ Murray, Matthew. "Theatre Review. 'Bounce' " talkinbroadway.com, November 2, 2003, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ Eadie, Bill."Regional Reviews. 'Some Lovers', Old Globe" talkinbroadway.com, December 10, 2011 ^ " Jonathan Tunick Listing" Internet Movie Database, accessed April 17, 2012 ^ "Cast and Crew, 'Brotherly Love'" fandango.com, assessed April 18, 2012 ^ " 'The B.R.A.T Patrol' Cast and Crew" movies.amctv.com, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" sondheimguide.com, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ " Jonathan Tunick Listing" The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (awardsdatabase.oscars.org); accessed April 17, 2012. ^ "Awards for Night of 100 Stars" Internet Movie Database, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ "1988 Grammy Awards" infoplease.com, accessed April 18, 2012 ^ Gerard, Jeremy. "Drama Desk Nod TO 'Perestroika';Sondheim's 'Passion' top tuner", Daily Variety, June 7, 1994, p.2 ^ "1997 Tony Awards", infoplease.com; accessed April 18, 2012 ^ Cox, Gordon. "'Utopia' sweeps Drama Desk Awards", Variety.com, May 20, 2007.

External links[edit]

Jonathan Tunick at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Jonathan Tunick on IMDb

Awards for Jonathan Tunick

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations

Michael Gibson / Hans Spialek (1983) Michael Starobin (1984) Steven Margoshes and Danny Troob (1985) Rupert Holmes (1986) John Cameron (1987) David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1988) Billy Byers (1990) William David Brohn (1991) Luther Henderson (1992) Jose Libertella and Luis Stazo (1993) Jonathan Tunick (1994) Steve Skinner (1996) Jonathan Tunick (1997) William David Brohn (1998) Don Sebesky (1999) Don Sebesky (2000) Doug Besterman (2001) Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(2002) Harold Wheeler (2003) William David Brohn (2004) Bruce Coughlin, Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
and Ted Sperling (2005) Sarah Travis (2006) Mary Mitchell Campbell/ Jonathan Tunick (2007) Jason Carr (2008) Martin Koch (2009) Daryl Waters and David Bryan
David Bryan
(2010) Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
Stephen Oremus
(2011) Martin Lowe (2012) Danny Troob (2013) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Christopher Austin
Christopher Austin
(2015) Larry Hochman (2016) Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Orchestrations

Jonathan Tunick (1997) William David Brohn (1998) Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
and Doug Besterman (1999) Don Sebesky (2000) Doug Besterman (2001) Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(2002) Billy Joel
Billy Joel
and Stuart Malina (2003) Michael Starobin (2004) Ted Sperling, Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
and Bruce Coughlin (2005) Sarah Travis (2006) Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
(2007) Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman (2008) Martin Koch / Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt (2009) Daryl Waters and David Bryan
David Bryan
(2010) Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
Stephen Oremus
(2011) Martin Lowe (2012) Stephen Oremus
Stephen Oremus
(2013) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky and Bill Elliot (2015) Alex Lacamoire (2016) Alex Lacamoire (2017)

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People who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

listed by duration and year of completion

Competitive EGOTs

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1945–1962) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932–1976) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961–1977) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1961–1991) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953–1994) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973–1995) Jonathan Tunick (1977–1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1967–2001) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1964–2001) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985–2002) Scott Rudin (1984–2012) Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2004–2014)

Honorary recipients

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1963–1970) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965–1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969–2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989–2012) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1953–2014) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1964–2016)

Book:EGOT winners

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