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Jay Blackton (1909–1994)

Composer, conductor, pianist and arranger who gave his first piano concerto at the Brooklyn Academy of Music at age 12. He conducted the New York Opera Comique, the Federal Grand Opera Project and the Federal Gilbert and Sullivan Project, the St. Louis Municipal Opera, and the Delaware Philharmonic. He directed the music for the Broadway ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls Music Department
(1955)
Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! Music Department
(1955)
The Merry Widow
The Merry Widow Music Department
(1952)
Androcles and the Lion
Androcles and the Lion Music Department
(1967)

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 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1960 Shangri-La (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 Oklahoma! (music conducted by) / (music supervised by)
 1952 The Merry Widow (musical director)
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 1980 Snow White Live (TV Movie)
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 1949 Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Miss Liberty. Musical comedy. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Robert E. Sherwood. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot. Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton. Piano Arrangements by Helmy Kresa. "Train" Dance Arrangement by Trude Rittman. ... See more »
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He conducted the orchestra for three major productions of "Oklahoma!"--the original 1943 Broadway stage version, the 1955 film version, and the 1979 Broadway revival. Each of these three versions featured orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett (slightly revised and expanded for large orchestra in the film). The 1979 Broadway revival cast album, which used the original 1943 orchestrations, is ... See more »

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