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 4 other TONY nominations were for 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 four 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of Spielberg's Amazing Stories,the TV documentaries Views of a Vanishing Frontierand Yad Vashem,as well as the films Not for Publication, The Watchman,and Alaska: Spirit of the Wild(Omnimax film).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).
Other original music includes many themes for CNN, AMC, Romance Classics and Nickelodeon, many of which are broadcast daily. 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, Once Upon a Mattress, Dead of Winter,and On the Wing(IMAX).
Orchestrations for Broadway include
The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys(Kander/Ebb - upcoming Fall 2010), Fiddler on the Roof(additional orchestrations for the 2004 Revival), Jane Eyre, A Class Act, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythmand Late Nite Comic,and additional orchestrations for Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway, 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 regional shows include
Little House on the Prairie, Dancing in the Dark(San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), Senor Discretion Himself(Frank Loesser World Premiere), Hans Christian Andersen(co-orchestrator), Marty(co-orchestrator), Barry Manilow's Copacabanaand many others; also Death Takes a Holiday, A Woman of Will, I Love You Becauseand Suburb(Off-Broadway).
Larry contributed additional orchestrations for
Bye Bye Birdie(ABC-TV), Cinderella(Disney), Annie(Disney), Geppetto(Disney), The Music Man(Disney, with Matthew Broderick), A Christmas Carol(Alan Menken), Goya(Maury Yeston, CBS Records) and Big(tour).
Arrangements for recordings include
Not the Messiah(Eric Idle & John Du Prez), Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Dawn Upshaw, The Maury Yeston Songbook, Andrea Burns, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley, Kerry Butler, 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).
Among his other arrangements are “A Sondheim Medley” (authorized by Mr. Sondheim), arrangements for Michael Feinstein (Carnegie Hall), Betty Buckley, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops Orchestra, Thomas Dolby, Amanda McBroom, Andre de Sheilds, Susan Lucci, 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 HBO special Alexander and the Very Bad Day.
His song, “ Rising Like the Sun” 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, Godspelland The Magic Show.
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--- And to all the fans of the "Captain Morgan's Rum" music, thanks for tracking me down!
Applause Awardfor over 20 years of shows with Pushcart Players.