Besides arranging and orchestrating for Sir Paul McCartney,Larry has a TONY award and a DRAMA DESK award for Best Orchestrations for
The Book of Mormon(co-orchestrated with Stephen Oremus). His 5 other TONY nominations were for Something Rotten!(2015), The Scottsboro Boys(2010, also Drama Desk nomination), Monty Python's Spamalot(2005, also Drama Desk nomination), Fiddler on the Roof(2004) and A Class Act(2001). He is the lead composer for Nickelodeon's hit series, The Wonder Pets!, for which he has received five EMMY awards. He composed additional music for Disney's Little Mermaid II.He has composed and arranged music for two episodes of Spielberg's Amazing Stories,the TV documentaries Views of a Vanishing Frontierand Yad Vashem,as well as the films Not for Publication, The Watchman,and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild(Omnimax film). He studied theory and composition at Manhattan School of Music (B.A.), Eastman School of Music and Mannes College of Music with such noted composers as Joseph Schwantner (Pulitzer Prize winner), Benjamin Lees, Nicholas Flagello and Ludmila Ulehla.
His orchestral work
In Memoriamreceived its premiere in Berlin (1994) at a Holocaust commemorative concert and had its US Premiere with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra under Richard Auldon Clark. It is available on CD and is published by Edward B. Marks (available on rental through Theodore Presser). His songs "Reason To Be Thankful" (lyrics by Sheldon Harnick) and "American Dream" (written with lyricist and co-composer Laurie Hochman) were premiered by Judith Clurman and the Essential Voices USA and are available on the Sono Luminus label. Also with Ms. Clurman and on Sono Luminus is "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" (arr. by Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman & Brian Stokes Mitchell). "Songs of Freedom" received its World Premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2010.
Other original music includes many themes for CNN, AMC, Romance Classics and Nickelodeon. His scores for the Carlin Recorded Music Library, including
American Impressionsand The Hollywood Project,have been widely used for broadcasts in every major country. Other original music for orchestra is featured on Millenium Mornings(Cats Paw Records).
Orchestrations for 18 films include Marvin Hamlisch's
The Informant!,Disney's Lady and the Tramp II, Dead of Winter,and On the Wing(IMAX).
Orchestrations for Broadway include
The Book of Mormon, Monty Python's Spamalot, Something Rotten!, She Loves Me, Pippin(2012 Revival), On the Twentieth Century, Big Fish, The Visit, Chaplin, The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys, Fiddler on the Roof(additional orchestrations for the 2004 Revival), Jane Eyre, A Class Actand Late Nite Comic,and additional orchestrations for Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway, Aladdin, Cinderella, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, King David(Alan Menken & Tim Rice), The Music Man(Revival), Isn't It Romantic(Michael Feinstein), The Prince of Central Parkand Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Orchestrations for over 25 regional and Off-Broadway shows include
The Nutty Professor(Marvin Hamlisch, Rupert Holmes & Jerry Lewis), Death Takes a Holiday(Maury Yeston), Little House on the Prairie, Dancing in the Dark(San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Senor Discretion Himself(Frank Loesser World Premiere) and Barry Manilow's Copacabana.
Larry contributed additional orchestrations for
Cinderella(Disney), Annie(Disney), Geppetto(Disney), The Music Man(Disney, with Matthew Broderick), A Christmas Carol(Alan Menken), Goya(Maury Yeston, CBS Records), Once Upon a Mattress(TV movie) and Disney/ABC's Galavant.
Arrangements for recordings include
Not the Messiah(Eric Idle & John Du Prez), Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Dawn Upshaw, The Maury Yeston Songbook, Andrea Burns, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley, Kerry Butler, Laura Osnes, A Tribute to Jerome Moross, Lauren Kennedy (Songs of Jason Robert Brown) and acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet's Reflections on Duke Ellington(Decca Records).
Other arrangements include “A Sondheim Medley” (authorized by Mr. Sondheim), arrangements for Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, The New York Philharmonic, The San Francisco Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Boston Pops Orchestra, The New York Pops Orchestra, Thomas Dolby, Amanda McBroom, Andre de Shields, Susan Lucci, The Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra,
The Broadway Concert(Judy Kaye & Mark Jacoby), Radio City Music Hall, The Big Apple Circus and Lincoln Center's American Songbook series.
Original musicals include
One Man Band,produced at Coconut Grove Playhouse and available on CD, a version of Phantom of the Opera,which premiered in 1990 as a national tour, and Newport Newport.Music composed for animation includes The Wonder Pets!(lead composer), Peg + Catand the HBO special Alexander and the Very Bad Day.
His song, “Rising Like the Sun” (lyrics by Stephanie Madden) was performed at the Opening Ceremony for America's Millenium in Washington DC.
His early work on Broadway as a pianist and conductor include 18 other shows; among them are
Pippin, Pacific Overtures, Godspell, The Magic Showand Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Other compositions include
American Portraits for Orchestra, Music for Cello and Woodwind Quartet, Sonnet #2, Music for Narrator and Chamber Ensemble, 3 Dances for Chamber Orchestra, Passacaglia for Flute, 'Cello and Piano,Two Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Sonata for Violin, and Meditation for Solo 'Cello.
From 1981-1998 hundreds of his TV & radio commercials were broadcast regularly, co-composed and co-produced with Larry Gates for their company, Newfound Music Productions.
Larry Hochman is the recipient of the New Jersey Theater Group 1998
Applause Awardfor over 20 years of shows with Pushcart Players.
Larry is a band member of
The Order of Sir Paul, featuring Lenie Colacino as Paul McCartney.
Larry is the founder of the soon-to-be-launched TrackSlayer.com interactive music website.--- And to all the fans of the "Captain Morgan's Rum" music, thanks for tracking me down!
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