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Life & Lessons from Broadway & Beyond
by Margaret Hall
Paul Gemignani is one of the titans of the modern musical theatre industry.
Serving as Musical Director for more than 40 Broadway productions since 1971, his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Kander, Fred Ebb, Hal Prince, Michael Bennett and Alan Menken have led to countless accolades for his collaborators, but due to the near invisible position of the Musical Director in the Broadway industry, his story is often overlooked.
GEMIGNANI: Life & Lessons from Broadway & Beyond seeks to not only bring the reader into the orchestra pit to learn Gemignani’s story, but to educate the reader as to the crucial role a Music Director plays in bringing some of the most iconic musicals in Broadway history to life.
What people are saying
“Paul Gemignani is inarguably one of the greatest Music Directors that Broadway has ever seen. He is a legend. Everyone knows that. What they might not know is that he is one of the funniest, most loving people to ever walk the face of the earth. Paul has lifted me up during difficult times, cracked me up at inappropriate times and raised the bar on my musicianship. I genuinely love him and feel so grateful to call him a mentor and friend.”
— Laura Benanti
GEMIGNANI: LIFE & LESSONS FROM BROADWAY AND BEYOND from Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
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