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George Daugherty


Bugs Bunny On Broadwaycreator George Daugherty is a frequent guest conductor at the National Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the National Arts Center Orchestra. He made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra on August 1, and has also conducted such major American and international symphony orchestras as the Pittsburgh, Houston, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Seattle, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, and Vancouver Symphonies, as well as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, the Munich State Opera Ballet, Moscow's Kremlin Palace Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Teatro Regio di Torino, the Bellas Artes Opera of Mexico City, and The Shanghai Symphony. Mr. Daugherty is the Music Director of London's newest chamber orchestra, the eclectic Sinfonia Britannia, which makes its U.S. debut in San Francisco in November 2004 and will be in residence at the new Wales Millennium Center in March of 2005.

He is also an Emmy Award ® -winning, five-time Emmy ® -nominated director, writer, and producer of music-based television programs for children, most recently noted for his critically-acclaimed 1996 ABC network version of Peter and The Wolf starring Kirstie Alley and Lloyd Bridges, with animation by Chuck Jones. He also produced and created the hit PBS children's television series Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat, based on the book by Amy Tan.

Mr. Daugherty created Bugs Bunny On Broadway in 1990, which has since played to almost one million people in major concert halls, opera houses, and musical venues the world over.
George Daugherty