Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-....

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Birth 1925-02-14
US

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Elliot Lawrence (b. 1925) was a musician, composer, and an arranger and conductor for television. He had a BM from the University of Pennsylvania. Once out of college he became the musical director for station WCAU in Philadelphia. He had a popular jazz band in the 1940s and early 1950s. He later founded Elliot Lawrence Productions. He did musical arranging and conducting for Broadway shows and television. Some of the Broadway shows were How to Succeed in Business without Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, and Golden Boy. He won a Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director for How to Succeed in Business without Trying in 1962. His last Broadway show was Sugar in the 1970s. His primary career was in television. His production company did the music for many soap operas and other shows such as The Berenstain Bears, Placido Domingo, Spotlight, The Tony Awards, beauty pageants, and commercials for major brands such as At&T, Breyers, Dupont, Goodyear, and RCA. Some of the songs he composed are Heart to Heart, Sugartown Town, Five O'Clock Shadow, and Once Upon a Moon.

From the guide to the Elliot Lawrence sound recordings, 1940-1987, 1957-1987, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

Elliot Lawrence (b. 1925) was a musician and composer. He earned his Bachelor's of Music from the University of Pennsylvania and became musical director for radio station WCAU in Philadelphia. Lawrence had a popular jazz band during the 1940s and early 1950s, then later founded Elliot Lawrence Productions. He primarily arranged music for television shows and commercials, including soap operas such as "As the World Turns" and specials such as "Tony Awards" and "Miss Universe Pageant". He also arranged and directed music for Broadway shows from the 1950s to the 1970s, including "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (for which he won a Tony Award as Best Conductor and Musical Director in 1962) and "1776".

From the description of Elliot Lawrence papers, 1934-2006. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 65520300

From the description of Elliot Lawrence sound recordings, 1940-1987 (bulk 1957-1987) (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 65520381

Elliot Lawrence (b. 1925) was a musician and composer. He had a BM from the University of Pennsylvania. Once out of college he became the musical director for station WCAU in Philadelphia. He had a popular jazz band in the 1940s and early 1950s. He later founded Elliot Lawrence Productions. He arranged and directed music for Broadway and television shows. Some of the Broadway shows were How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, and 1776. He won a Tony Award in 1962. Best Conductor and Musical Director, for the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His last Broadway show was Sugar in the 1970s.

His primary career was in television. His production company did the music for movies, soap operas, commercials, and specials. Some of the songs he composed were Heart to Heart, Sugar Town, Five O’Clock Shadow, and Once Upon a Moon.

From the guide to the Elliot Lawrence papers, 1934-2006, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)



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Subjects:

  • Tony Awards.
  • Tony Awards
  • Arrangement (Music).
  • Arrangement (Music)
  • Musical theater--United States.
  • Television music
  • Television music.
  • Musical theater

Occupations:

  • Composers.
  • Musicians.
  • Conductors (Music).
  • Musicians.
  • Conductors. (Music)
  • Conductors (Music).
  • Composers.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)