Michael Starobin

Associate Professor

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Michael Starobin is a well-known orchestrator and arranger working on Broadway and in Hollywood. He has been the orchestrator for some of Broadway's most innovative musicals such as Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins (2004 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations), and Next to Normal (2009 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations). He was the conductor and orchestrator for Disney's animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled, and contributed orchestrations to the film versions of Chicago, Nine, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mary Poppins Returns, and Tick, Tickā€¦ Boom!

  • 2018 Tony Nomination: Best Orchestrations (with AnnMarie Milazzo) for Once on This Island
  • 2009 Tony Award: Best Orchestrations (with Tom Kitt) for Next to Normal
  • 2004 Tony Award: Best Orchestrations for Assassins
  • 2004 Drama Desk Award: Best Orchestrations for Assassins
  • 1985 L.A. Drama Critic's Award: Best Orchestrations for In Trousers
  • 1984 Drama Desk Award: Best Orchestrations for Sunday in the Park with George
  • 1985-2016 Drama Desk Nominations (Orchestrations): La Boheme (1984), Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down (1985), Rags (1986), Birds of Paradise (1987), My Favorite Year (1992), A New Brain (1998), Tom Sawyer (2001), The Glorious Ones (2007), Queen of the Mist (2011), If/Then (2014), First Daughter Suite (2015), Once on This Island (2018)