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Lynne Shankel
Music Direction, Arrangements

Lynne Shankel has written orchestrations and arrangements for the San Francisco Symphony (featuring Bonnie Raitt), Dallas Opera Orchestra (featuring George Hearn) and for Tony Bennett’s famed 80th birthday celebration at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.  She was music director/arranger for the Broadway production of Cry-Baby, as well as the resident music supervisor for the Tony Award-winning revival of Company, for which she conducted the Grammy-nominated cast album.  She was music director/arranger for the Off Broadway hit Altar Boyz, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Orchestrations.  

Shankel was music supervisor for the San Francisco premiere of Nick Adams at Davies Symphony Hall.  Her other Broadway credits include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Lion King.  Her Off Broadway credits include Vanities, Altar Boyz, The Thing About Men, Summer of ’42 (music direction, vocal arrangements and orchestrations), The Cocoanuts and Milk and Honey.  Shankel has worked regionally on Band Geeks! (Goodspeed Musicals), Pop! (Yale Repertory Theatre), Cry-Baby (La Jolla Playhouse), Party Come Here and The Opposite of Sex (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Vanities (Pasadena Playhouse, TheatreWorks), Princesses (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals), Tom Jones (North Shore Music Theatre), Summer of ’42 (Goodspeed, TheatreWorks), Twelfth Night (Long Wharf Theatre) and Rough Crossing and Camino Real (Hartford Stage).  Her recordings include New York City Christmas (Sh-K-Boom Records), Betty Buckley: Heart to Heart (KO Records), Altar Boyz (Sh-K-Boom), Summer of ’42 (Jay Records) and Lauren Kennedy: Here And Now (PS Classics).

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