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Jonathan Tunick

Jonathan Tunick was born on April 19, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Blazing Saddles (1974). See full bio »
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 2014 Run Like the Devil (composer: additional music) (pre-production)
 2014 Into the Woods (orchestrator) (completed)
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 2012 The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 2011 Company (orchestrator)
 1990-2005 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (orchestrator - 2 episodes)
- Passion (2005) ... (orchestrator)
- New York City Opera: A Little Night Music (1990) ... (orchestrator)
 2002 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1998 Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 1996 Company (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1996 Passion (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1996 The Birdcage (music arranger)
 1995 The Fantasticks (conductor) / (music adaptor) / (music arranger)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode, 1993) (conductor - 1 episode, 1983)
- Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1993) ... (orchestrator)
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... (conductor)
 1991 American Playhouse (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Into the Woods (1991) ... (orchestrator)
 1989 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1988 Tattingers (TV Series) (composer: title theme)
 1983 The Special Magic of Herself the Elf (TV Movie) (song arranger)
 1983 I Am the Cheese (conductor)
 1982 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1982 Night of 100 Stars (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1981 Reds (orchestrator)
 1980 Blinded by the Light (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The 5:48 (1979) ... (conductor)
 1977 A Little Night Music (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1976 Pacific Overtures (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (orchestrator)
 1974 Stavisky... (orchestrator)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (orchestrator)
 1970 The Twelve Chairs (orchestrator)
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Other Works:

The Selling of the President (1972). Musical. Music by Bob James. Lyrics by Jack O'Brien. Book by Stu Hample and Jack O'Brien. Based on the book by Joe McGinniss. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Choreographed by Ethel Martin [final Broadway credit]. Directed by Robert H. Livingston. ... See more »
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Is one of only 14 individuals who are an "EGOT", meaning that he has received at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. The other recipients, in chronological order, are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott... See more »

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