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Beauty and the Beast played its final performance on the road on July 19, 2016.

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MICHAEL KOSARIN

Music Supervisor/Incidental Music Arrangements

MICHAEL KOSARIN

Michael Kosarin was the original music director/incidental music arranger of the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast over twenty years ago, and has collaborated as composer Alan Menken’s music director since then. He has worked steadily on Broadway for over thirty years, on the original Broadway productions of Nine, Grand Hotel, Secret Garden, King David, Mayor, A Chorus Line, Triumph of Love, Little Shop of Horrors, Can-Can (Encores!), Hunchback of Notre Dame (in Berlin and now in development for the US), The Little Mermaid, Leap of Faith, Sister Act, Newsies, and Disney’s newest hit, Aladdin. His extensive film work includes the Disney animation films Pocahontas, Hercules and Home On The Range, as well as numerous live action films, including the more recent hits Enchanted, Tangled, and Captain America. He is music director/conductor and song arranger/producer for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and Dan Stevens; to be released early 2017. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding music direction for his work on “A Christmas Carol” for NBC-TV – for which he also provided the underscore – and did music direction and underscore as well for ABC-TV’s “Once Upon a Mattress” and “The Music Man” (another Emmy nomination).  He is currently music producer/arranger/conductor for ABC’s “Galavant”, currently producing its second season. Kosarin is a three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist and producer, and recording and concert work features long-time collaborations with Carly Simon (including the gold album and HBO special “My Romance”), Barbara Cook (including “Tribute”, recorded live at Café Carlyle), and Jane Krakowski (“Live at Feinsteins”). An in-demand composer for children’s television, his work has been featured on “Sesame Street”, “Wonder Pets”, and the BBC’s “Third and Bird”. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.