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Harold Hastings (I) (1916–1973)

Composer, conductor and author, educated at NYU, who composed much background music and a number of musical commercials. He directed a number of radio and television orchestras and music for a number of Broadway musicals including "Top Banana", "Damn Yankees", "The Pajama Game", "Once Upon a Mattress", "Baker Street", "New Girl in Town", "Fiorello... See full bio »

Died:

(age 56) in Larchmont, New York, USA

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Known For

Something for Everyone
Something for Everyone Music Department
(1970)
A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns Music Department
(1965)
Original Cast Album: Company
Original Cast Album: Company Music Department
(1970)

Filmography

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 1972 Norman Rockwell's World... An American Dream (Documentary short) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1970 Original Cast Album: Company (Documentary) (musical director)
 1970 Something for Everyone (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1967 Damn Yankees! (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1965 A Thousand Clowns (conductor)
 1959 Keep in Step (TV Movie) (conductor - as Hal Hastings)
 1958 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1958 Little Women (TV Movie) (musical director - as Hal Hastings)
 1954 Top Banana (musical director)
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 1970 Original Cast Album: Company (Documentary)
Himself (music director)
 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Orchestra Leader
- Episode #5.33 (1955) ... Himself - Orchestra Leader
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Tenderloin. Musical comedy. Book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman. Based on the novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Musical Director: Harold Hastings [credited as Hal Hastings]. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal. Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott. Assistant to Hal Hastings: Arthur... See more »

Alternate Names:

Hal Hastings
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Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1956 Tony Award as Best Conductor and Musical Director for "Damn Yankees!" Was nominated for the same Tony award in 1960 for "Fiorello!".

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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