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Donald Pippin

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    Broadway Up Close and Personal: A Tribute to Frank Loesser


Don Pippin’s distinguished career on Broadway includes A Chorus Line (for which he received the Golden Record Award), Oliver! (which won him the Tony Award), Cabar Applause, Woman of the Year, Mame, Dear World, Seesaw, Jerry’s Girls, Mack and Mabel, and La Cage Aux Follies. Pippin has been the musical director for many years at Radio City Music Hall, as well as a consultant. He won the Emmy Award for the TV special Broadway Sings Jule Styne and he was nominated for a second Emmy for the television concert, Jerry Herman at the Hollywood Bowl, performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the musical director for An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner live at Lincoln Center and part of PBS Television’s Great Performances series. Pippin was chosen to be the musical director for the concert galas celebrating Cole Porter’s 100th birthday in New York’s Carnegie Hall and in London at the Prince Edward Theatre. He returned to London to conduct the 25th Anniversary Gala of Hello Dolly in concert. RCA has released Pippin’s CD of Jerry Herman’s Broadway. Today he keeps busy performing Broadway music programs with “Pop” Symphony orchestras all over the USA and Europe. Although known best as an arranger/ conductor, Pippin is also a pianist. He has accompanied many of our great entertainers: Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ann Hampton Callaway, Julie Andrews, Alfred Drake, Chita Rivera, Angela Lansbury, Marilyn Horne, and Debbie Voigt. When not on the road, he enjoys life in Brewster, NY with his many pets.

Updated May 2010


NSO Pops: Jerry Herman's Broadway/Donald Pippin, conductor