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Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestrations by John McDaniel

John McDaniel is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator and Producer and is an Artistic Director at the Tony Award-winning O’Neill Theater Center. Recently he has directed Sondheim Originals at 54 Below, Piano Men at Birdland and HAIR in Concert at the historic Patchogue Theater. On Broadway: Bonnie and Clyde (Drama Desk Nomination for Best Orchestrations), Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (Producer and Orchestrator), Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway and Company – the Original Cast in Concert at Lincoln Center. Television: The Rosie O’Donnell Show (two Emmy Awards). John has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley, Bette Midler and has guest conducted at 15 Symphony Orchestras across America, including five concerts with his hometown St. Louis Symphony. John received a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.