William David Brohn (1933-2017)

William David Brohn (1933-2017)

Orchestrator

Musicals he orchestrated in the West End include: Half a Sixpence (also Chichester Festival Theatre), Betty Blue Eyes, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon (also UK tour), South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Show Boat (also in Australia), Oliver! and Carousel. He was also the orchestrator for Barnum at Chichester Festival Theatre and on UK tour.

On Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Mary Poppins (also US tour), Curtains (also in Los Angeles), Wicked (also in Los Angeles and San Francisco), The Secret Garden, Dessa Rose (off- Broadway), Oklahoma!, Sweet Smell of Success, Minnelli on Minnelli, High Society, Show Boat, Carousel, The Red Shoes, Crazy for You, Miss Saigon, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Boys in Autumn, The Wind in the Willows, The Three Musketeers, Marilyn, Brigadoon, King of Hearts, Timbuktu!, Rockabye Hamlet and Rodgers & Hart.

In the ballet, concert and symphonic realms, he enjoyed collaborations with singers Plácido Domingo and Marilyn Horne; choreographers Agnes de Mille, Kenneth MacMillan, Susan Stroman and Matthew Bourne; the violinist Joshua Bell, and conductors André Previn and John Williams.