KEITH LEVENSON (Co-Creator) crosses the borders of Broadway, Rock, Pop and Symphonic Music. He composes, conducts, arranges and programs for theatre as well as concert and television stages.
Keith has conducted the Broadway and National Touring productions of Annie with Nell Carter and Sally Struthers, Grease with Deborah Gibson and Mackenzie Phillips, Jesus Christ Superstar, Big River, Chess, Annie Warbucks, and the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Dreamgirls. He served as Musical Supervisor of the National Tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret, the National Tour of Tommy, The Prince and the Pauper, Peter Pan, Strike Up The Band, and has musically directed and supervised many workshops of original musicals and conducted the National Tour of Broadway: The Big Band Years for Columbia Artists.
As a Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger Keith has worked on Broadway and regional productions of She Loves Me, Annie Warbucks, On The Town, Shenandoah, Promises Promises, Mata Hari, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Can-Can, Annie, and Kiss Me Kate. Keith's recordings include collaborations with Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Ry Cooder, David Sanborn, Eric Burdon, Alice Cooper, Natalie Cole, Andrea Marcovicci, Dr. John, KISS, Meat Loaf, and many others. He is the winner of multiple ASCAP awards for composition including Most Promising Songwriter of the year and is an active member of The Dramatist Guild.
Mr. Levenson has toured and recorded worldwide as the Arranger/Orchestrator/Musical Director and Conductor of "The British Rock Symphony" and "The Ultimate Rock Symphony". He has arranged and conducted for The WHO, Roger Daltrey, Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Thelma Houston, Paul Rodgers, Gary Brooker, Peter Frampton, Billy Preston, Jimmy Barnes, Nigel Kennedy, Ann Wilson, Darlene Love, Eric Burdon & The New Animals, Yes, Jewel, Nathan Lane, Jackson Browne, KISS, and The Alan Parsons Live Project. His work with "The British Rock Symphony" can also be seen and heard on PBS and the DVD recorded at Albert Hall as well as the Universal Music cd. His performances with the Melbourne Symphony orchestra can be seen on Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell Live on Sanctuary records and DVD. Keith is most proud of his work with the music of Pete Townshend and "The Who".
Keith's television work includes "The Wizard of Oz in Concert", which he arranged and conducted at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and which features Jewel, Jackson Browne, Joel Grey, Roger Daltrey, Natalie Cole, Debra Winger, Ry Cooder and The Boys Choir of Harlem. The "Wizard of Oz" has become an annual holiday favorite on TNT, PBS, and VH-1 and has been recorded by Rhino records. Keith has also recorded extensively with the London Symphony Orchestra conducting contemporary and classical works including The Goo Goo Dolls "Iris". He has appeared as a guest conductor and arranger with The Melbourne Symphony, The Los Angeles Symphony, The New York Philharmonic and many others.
As a composer or lyricist/librettist Keith has written the musicals Star-Crossed with Jeanine Tesori, Winchell with Martin Charnin, The City Suite, and the Broadway Production of The Flowering Peach. Other television scores include the PBS Specials "Great Streets" with Randy Newman and "Challenge to America", as well as compositions for American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, and many others. His numerous television appearances include "The Late Show" with David Letterman, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, and the 1997 Tony Awards.