Larry Grossman - Award winning Composer
LARRY GROSSMAN is an award-winning composer, having written for Broadway, television, film, concerts and cabaret. His Broadway credits include: MINNIE'S BOYS (The Marx Brothers Musical), GOODTIME CHARLEY, A DOLL'S LIFE (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, written with Betty Comden and Adoph Green and directed by Harold Prince), GRIND (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, also directed by Harold Prince) and SNOOPY,(The Musical), which is performed in six languages and received an Olivier Award nomination for its London production.
On Broadway, he composed the incidental music for PLAY MEMORY and Arthur Kopit's END OF THE WORLD (both directed by Mr.Prince). Off-Broadway and Regional credits include DIAMONDS and the musical version of PAPER MOON. He served as Creative Consultant for the Tony -Winning ELAINE STRITCH: AT LIBERTY.
His latest show, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, a musical dramatization of Truman Capote’s beloved short story, was developed and premiered at Theatreworks in Palo Alto.., Subsequent productions have been staged by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Laguna Playhouse and most recently in New York by the Irish Repertory Company. He is currently at work on a new musical: “Scrooge in Love!” with book by Duane Poole and lyrics by Kellen Blair. A workshop was recently staged by Northwestern University’s American Musical Theater Project and the show is now scheduled to have its premiere this November at the 42StreetMoonCo. in San Francisco.
For his work in television, he has received 6 Emmys, with a total of 17 nominations.In addition, he received a Peabody Award for his contributions to THE MUPPET SHOW. He has written special Musical material for over 100 network specials, including four Oscar telecasts, the Emmys and the Tonys.
He has written concert and cabaret material for numerous artists. Among them are Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera and Joel Grey.
His film credits include: Disney's POCAHONTAS 2:JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD and THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE, PRINCESS DIARIES 2 and MGM's THAT'S DANCING. (song scores) He composed the dramatic scores for the remake of "SUSPICION" and Emmy-award winning film, 'DISPLACED PERSON'. His songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Tony Bennett to David Bowie and Michael Jackson. His song, GONE TOO SOON', written with Buz Kohan, was recorded by Jackson for his 'Dangerous' album, which had sales of over 23,000,000 copies.
He serves as Musical Consultant for the annual Capitol Concerts (Memorial Day and the Fourth of July) in Washington.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University (School of Communication), where he remains active in the school's acclaimed theatre department.