39: Alex Lacamoire – Music Supervisor/Orchestrator

The Doorpost
May 8, 2015

39: Alex Lacamoire – Music Supervisor/Orchestrator

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!

BIO:

Alex Headshot 1-2Alex 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.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

BIG BREAK:

Playing piano for the auditions of the Lion King.

PAST REGRET:

Not getting accepted into a writing class at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

SUCCESS HABITS:

He doesn’t quit until he has given his best on every project he works on.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Music Direction for the Stage: A View from the Podium by Joseph Church 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ALEX:

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

Hamilton Musical:

http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com

One thought on “39: Alex Lacamoire – Music Supervisor/Orchestrator

  • leo imbert

    Hey Alex, this is Leo.

    I just wanted you to know how proud we are of your accomplishments.

    My father ( Antonio) still speaks fondly of you

    My mother (Ela) passed away 2 years ago, but she also loved you very much.

    My brother Tony and Marcelo are married with children ( I am the last hold out)

    Please send kisses to my Godparents and la brujita.

    All my love,

    Leo Adrian Imbert

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