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Jonathan Tunick

Jonathan Tunick was born on April 19, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Find Me Guilty (2006), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Into the Woods (2014). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Find Me Guilty Composer
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 2017 National Theatre Live: Follies (orchestrator)
 2017 Beauty and the Beast (orchestrator: songs)
 2014 Into the Woods (orchestrations)
 1990-2014 Live From Lincoln Center (TV Series) (orchestrator - 3 episodes)
- American Songbook - Passion (2005) ... (orchestrator)
- New York City Opera: A Little Night Music (1990) ... (orchestrator)
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 2011 Company (orchestrator)
 2011 The 65th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 2002 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 2000 The Fantasticks (conductor) / (music adaptor) / (music arranger)
 1998 Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 1996 Company (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1996 Passion (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1996 The Birdcage (music arranger)
 1992-1995 Love & War (TV Series) (composer - 67 episodes)
- Tradition (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Proposal (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and a Cat (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Shrunken Heads (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Atlantic City (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 1993) (conductor - 1 episode, 1983)
- Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1993) ... (orchestrator)
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... (conductor)
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Into the Woods (1991) ... (orchestrator)
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1988-1989 Tattinger's (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- El Sid (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Half a Loaf (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Wall Street Blues (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Broken Windows (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Two Men and a Baby (1988) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1987 Into the Woods (Video) (orchestrator)
 1983 The Special Magic of Herself the Elf (TV Short) (song arranger)
 1983 I Am the Cheese (conductor)
 1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie) (orchestrations)
 1982 Night of 100 Stars (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1981 Reds (orchestrator)
 1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (conductor)
 1977 A Little Night Music (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1976 Pacific Overtures (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (orchestrator)
 1974 Stavisky... (orchestrator)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (orchestrator)
 1970 The Twelve Chairs (orchestrator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Ballroom (1978). Musical. Book by Jerome Kass. Music by Billy Goldenberg. Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Musical Director: Don Jennings. Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Co-Choreographer: Bob Avian. Directed by Michael Bennett. Majestic Theatre: 14 Dec 1978- 24 Mar 1979 (116 ... See more »

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Won a 1989 Grammy Award for his adaptations of Stephen Sondheim melodies in collaboration with Dame Cleo Laine for the album "Cleo Sings Sondheim". See more »

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