Michael Whalen (II)


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Two-time Emmy® award-winner, BMI award winner and Emmy® nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen, is a veteran of 700 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials and numerous TV themes and corporate identity pieces. Recent projects include the feature films "Veronika Decides to Die" (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo), "Somewhere ... See full bio »

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Known For

Veronika Decides to Die Music Department
(2009)
(2013)
What's Eating Dad? Music Department
(2014)
Moving Art Music Department
(2017)

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 2019 Fantastic Fungi (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 2019 Skater (Short) (music supervisor)
 2018 The Break (Short) (music supervisor)
 2018 Capturing the Flag (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 2017 Moving Art (TV Series documentary) (music supervisor - 7 episodes)
- Whales and Dolphins (2017) ... (music supervisor)
- Galapagos (2017) ... (music supervisor)
- Big sur (2017) ... (music supervisor)
- Iceland (2017) ... (music supervisor)
- Africa (2017) ... (music supervisor)
 2017 Perfectly Normal for Me (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 2017 Sure-Fire (Short) (music supervisor)
 2015 Somewhere in the Middle (music supervisor)
 2014 What's Eating Dad? (Short) (music supervisor)
 2012 Brothers on the Line (Documentary) (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 2012 Sophomore (music consultant)
 2011/I Cargo (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 2010 Naked Science (TV Series documentary) (music editor - 1 episode)
- Expedition Apocalypse (2010) ... (music editor)
 2009 Hit to Right (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 2009 Speaking of Baghdad (Documentary short) (music editor)
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die (music supervisor) / (original score)
  Nova (TV Series documentary) (music theme - 71 episodes, 1998 - 2009) (composer - 20 episodes, 1998 - 2002) (series theme - 1 episode, 2001)
- Dirty Bomb (2009) ... (music theme)
- Supersonic Dream (2005) ... (music theme)
- The Boldest Hoax (2005) ... (music theme)
- Welcome to Mars (2005) ... (music theme)
- Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land (2004) ... (music theme)
 2008 All Jacked Up (Documentary) (composer: score)
  America at a Crossroads (TV Series documentary) (music supervisor - 13 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (title theme - 13 episodes, 2007 - 2008)
- Dissonance and Harmony: Arabic Music Goes West (2008) ... (music supervisor) / (title theme)
- The Trial of Saddam Hussein (2008) ... (music supervisor) / (title theme)
- The Brotherhood (2007) ... (music supervisor) / (title theme)
- Security Versus Liberty: The Other War (2007) ... (music supervisor) / (title theme)
- Struggle for the Soul of Islam Inside Indonesia (2007) ... (music supervisor) / (title theme)
 2007 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (music theme - 1 episode)
- Gangs of Iraq (2007) ... (music theme)
 2006 Alaska (Short) (music editor) / (music supervisor)
  Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series) (music supervisor - 4 episodes, 2005) (music producer - 1 episode, 2005)
- The Challenge of Freedom (2005) ... (music supervisor)
- Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... (music supervisor)
- Liberty in the Air (2005) ... (music supervisor)
- The Downward Spiral (2005) ... (music producer) / (music supervisor)
 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) ... (composer: additional music)
 2003 The Elegant Universe (TV Mini-Series documentary) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Welcome to the 11th Dimension (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- String's the Thing (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
- Einstein's Dream (2003) ... (composer: theme music)
 2003 Trouble in Paradise (Short) (music supervisor)
 2001 The Shape of Life (TV Series documentary) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Origins (2001) ... (conductor)
 2000 Lost Liners (TV Movie documentary) (music editor) / (music supervisor)
 2000 Secrets of Lost Empires II (TV Mini-Series documentary) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Roman Bath (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pharaoh's Obelisk (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- China Bridge (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Easter Island (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
 1998 Good Morning America (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 October 1998 (1998) ... (composer: musical themes)
 1997 Perfect Moment (Documentary) (composer: additional music) / (music supervisor)
 1993 Good Morning America Weekend Edition (TV Series) (composer: original themes)
 1992 Everest: The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1989 Far from Home (musician: synthesist)
 1988 Two Moon Junction (music studio assistant)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Produced and co-wrote a new holiday recording entitled called "Seasons of Light" featuring 17 pieces - 15 original with artists from 6 countries. See more »


Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Everybody - just calm down See more »

Trivia:

An adjunct professor at the Clive Davis school of recording at NYU. See more »

Trademark:

Soaring romantic melodies... likes piano, orchestra and percussion

Nickname:

m-Dub

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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