GUEST: Alex Lacamoire
Imagine doing only one job your whole life and loving every minute of it! Alex Lacamoire can. He is an award-winning, Cuban-American music director, arranger, and orchestrator who has worked on many musicals both on and off Broadway his whole career. He tells us how he accomplished it in this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project!
Alex Lacamoire won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, co-orchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights. His latest project is Hamilton (The Public Theater; premiering on B’way in Summer 2015), for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for the Orchestrations. Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator: Wicked; Bring It On; 9 To 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy nominations); Annie (2011 B’way revival); Working (59E59); The Wiz (City Center); The People In The Picture; Legally Blonde; High Fidelity; Bat Boy: The Musical, Fly (Dallas Theater Center), and the 2001 National Tour of Godspell. He is an Emmy-nominated composer for Sesame Street on PBS.
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Playing piano for the auditions of the Lion King.
Not getting accepted into a writing class at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
He doesn’t quit until he has given his best on every project he works on.
Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium by Joseph Church
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