Harold Wheeler (musician)

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Harold Wheeler
Born(1943-07-14) July 14, 1943 (age 69)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri
Occupationsorchestrator, conductor, composer, record producer, music director
Associated actsHairspray, Dancing with the Stars
 
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Harold Wheeler
Born(1943-07-14) July 14, 1943 (age 69)
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri
Occupationsorchestrator, conductor, composer, record producer, music director
Associated actsHairspray, Dancing with the Stars

Harold Wheeler (born July 14, 1943) is an orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and music director. He has received numerous Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for orchestration, and won the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for Hairspray.

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Career

Wheeler was named Music Conductor for the 76th Academy Awards, becoming only the second African-American conductor in the Academy's history. He also was a music arranger on the 79th Academy Awards. Wheeler was one of two conductors (the others being fellow composers John Williams and Paul Shaffer) during the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

He is currently the musical director on the ABC Network show, Dancing with the Stars. He has had this position for all of the show's seasons.

Awards

In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP Theatre Awards.

Personal

He is married to television, Broadway, and movie performer Hattie Winston.

Partial discography

References

  1. ^ "Harold Wheeler". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923836/. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Harold Wheeler". IMDB. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923836/. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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