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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 »


(age 56) in Larchmont, New York, USA

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Known For

Something for Everyone
Something for Everyone Music Department
A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Clowns Music Department
Original Cast Album: Company
Original Cast Album: Company Music Department


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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

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Carnival in Flanders. Musical comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

Hal Hastings

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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!".

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