Sep 22, 2018
On today’s show, I’m excited to talk to Tony Award-winning orchestrator and 5-time EMMY award winning-composer, Larry Hochman!
As co-orchestrator with Stephen Oremus on the Book of Mormon, Hochman has won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and also the 2011 Drama Desk Award. He has also been a 7-time Tony Award Nominee for Best Orchestrations for productions such as “A Class Act”, The 2004 revival of Fiddler on the roof, the Scottsboro boys, monty python’s spamalot, something rotten, the 2016 revival of She Loves Me, and the 2017 revival of Hello Dolly.
As a composer, Hochman has written acclaimed works such as Songs of Freedom: A celebration of chanukah, American Dream (co-written with Laurie Hochman), Shomeir Yisraeil, In Memoriam, Reason to be Thankful and Meditation. He has also composed music with Marc Elliot for the original musical Perfect Life, based on the book by Laurie Hochman, directed by Barbara Schuler.
He has also orchestrated for numerous solo artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Eric Idle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin and Betty Buckley. Additionally, Hochman has written numerous commercial jingles and provide orchestrations for 18 films.
We talk about his development as a musician, his approach to composition and orchestration, his work on the Wonderpets, his award winning work in musical theatre and much, much more!