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William Ross Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1948USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Ross is a prolific award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television. He recently completed the score to Universal Pictures' first CGI-animated film, The Tale of Despereaux (2008), and has composed music for such films as Ladder 49 (2004), The Game of Their Lives (2005), Tuck Everlasting (2002), The Young Black Stallion (2003), and My Dog Skip (2000). He also adapted and conducted the score to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

His work in television includes the score to the critically acclaimed mini series Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001) and the Emmy-winning music for the Tiny Toon Adventures (1990)' episode "Fields of Honey."

Mr. Ross has arranged music for a remarkable list of artists including Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Kenny G, Sting, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, to mention just a few. The records on which he has worked have sold over 250 million copies combined in the United States.

He has served as Music Director and Conductor for many artists and occasions, including Barbra Streisand's historic 2006 and 2007 concert tours and the The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) ceremony, for which he received his second Emmy Award.

His arrangements have been featured in many films and include such hits as Andrea Bocelli's "God Bless Us Everyone" from Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009), Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" from the motion picture Titanic (1997); "Believe," sung by Josh Groban in the film The Polar Express (2004); "The Prayer" with Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion from Quest for Camelot (1998); and the Academy Award Nominated song "Run To You" sung by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard (1992).

Arrangements by Mr. Ross have been a part of the opening ceremonies of several Super Bowls along with the opening and/or closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Calgary (1988), Atlanta (1996), Salt Lake City (2002), Torino (2006) and Vancouver (2010). He was awarded an Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Original Music for his work on the song "Hugh Jackman Opening Number," featured during the The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) ceremony.

Mr. Ross is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two BMI Film Music Awards and was nominated for an Annie Award.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jerome Leroy

Spouse (1)

Janet Todosychuk (6 April 1981 - present) (2 children)

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