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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 Pavilion Dinner Theater), 42nd Street (Palos Verdes), Loch Ness, Claudio Quest (Chance Theater), 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.