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Michael Reno


Michael Reno (Musical Director of the Colony's production of Grand Hotel, The Musical) has seen his work as composer, musical director, and arranger/orchestrator performed all over the world in venues ranging from the Bellagio and Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to the White House, The Kennedy Center, Montreal's Place des Artes, Madison Square Garden, the Universal Amphitheatre, China's Shanghai Centre Theater, and the Vienna Concert House. 

He has been as composer and lyricist for the musical Weapons of Mass Deception, which premiered at the Winnipeg International Theatre Festival. His work in the L.A. area has earned him numerous awards, including the L.A. Drama Critic's Circle award for the West Coast premiere of Working. The 100-plus musical productions that Michael has worked on include classics such as Fiddler on the Roof, Mame, Cabaret, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Grease, Camelot, Applause, Annie, Anything Goes, The Fantasticks, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, and Hello, Dolly, as well as more d iverse works such as Leonard Bernstein's Mass, Candide, the original San Francisco productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Boy Meets Boy, Let My People Come, and the summer stock premieres of Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair

Michael composed the film score for North Cross Jordon, as well as scores and songs for the television productions Time On Their Hands, Coming to America, and Twice Upon a Christmas. His television credits also include The Miss America Pageant, and various projects for NBC, including An Evening at the Improv, and The Great American Laugh-Off. He is also composer, lyricist, and co-founder of the original premiere children's personalized music series, My Songs

He and his wife, actress Roz McHenry, are proud parents of two fantastic sons, Collin and Aaron.
 
 

9/2004