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Music Director


Ryan O’Connell is a music director, orchestrator, arranger, composer and performer. He recently music directed and orchestrated the Off-Broadway run of Ernest Shackleton Loves Me at Second Stage NYC (streaming on Broadway HD). He also contributed music to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort. Favorite music directing credits: Mary Poppins, Oliver (Musical Theatre West), In The Heights, Into the Woods, CATS (Broadway at the Gardens), Bonnie & Clyde, Bright Star (Candlelight), 42nd Street (Palos Verdes), Loch Ness, Claudio Quest (Chance), Pipe Dream, On the 20th Century, Pal Joey (MTW Reading Series), Grammy Experience (Norwegian Cruise Line), Nightline: JFK Special (NBC). As orchestrator: Loch Ness, Claudio Quest, Sinatra 100 (CBS), Michael Bublé’s Christmas in Hollywood (NBC). As composer/arranger: Dragons (Dreamworks), I Am Big Bird (Copperpot Pictures), Calgary Stampede, choral arrangements for Shawnee Press/Alfred. Catch him performing weekly at the Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland.