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David Cullen Biography (1942-)
Born September 22, 1942, in Farnborough, England; son of Alec (a university professor) and Margaret (a dancing teacher; maiden name, Lamb) Cullen; marriedfirst wife (maiden name, Edwards), April 10, 1966 (divorced, 1978); marriedsecond wife (a preschool teacher; maiden name, Henderson), January 30, 1982;children: Henry Nicolas, Christopher Joseph, Poppy Lucy, Richard Alec. Career: Composer and orchestrator. Musician, arranger, and conductor for recording artists, including Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Sheena Easton, and Marilyn Horne. Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award, best orchestration, 1988, for The Phantom of the Opera; Drama Desk Award nomination, best orchestration, 1989, for Aspects of Love..
- Composer, musician
- Birth Details
- September 22, 1942
- Farnborough, England
- (With Andrew Lloyd Webber) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Albery Theatre, London, 1973
- (With Webber) Cats, produced in London, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982
- (With Webber) Starlight Express, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London,1984then Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1987
- (With Webber) Song and Dance, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1985
- (With Webber) The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty's Theatre, London, 1986then Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1988
- (With Steven Margoshes) Shogun: The Musical, Marquis Theatre, NewYork City, 1990-91
- (With Webber) Sunset Boulevard, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1993thenMinskoff Theatre, New York City, 1994
- Worked with Webber to orchestrate Aspects of Love; sole orchestrator for the London productions of the revivals The Baker's Wife,
Can-Can, and Carmen Jones; orchestrator for Abracadabra,
Children of Eden, and Jeeves.
- Song arranger, "Music of the Night," The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1994
- Orchestrator, Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh, PBS, 1998
- Orchestrator, Swan Lake, PBS, 1998
- Music arranger, Cinderella (also known as Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella), ABC, 1997
- Orchestrator for a series on silent classic films, Thames TV, 1987-88.
- Orchestrator, Champions, Embassy, 1988
- Contributor of orchestrations, Evita, Buena Vista/Hollywood Pictures, 1996
- Orchestrator, Cats (also known as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"), Polygram Filmed Entertainment, 1998
- Orchestrator (with Webber), The Phantom of the Opera (original cast recording), Polydor, 1987
- Arranger and producer of the albums Music of the Night and Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber; arranger of America by the Kings Singers, Christmas Songs by Kiri Te Kanawa, and I Am What I Am by Shirley Bassey.
For the Stage
- Composer, The Chorister and the Candlesticks, Scala Theatre, London, 1957
- Composer, The Bretts (series), CTV (England), 1987-88
- Also composer for the British television series Relative Strangersand Surgical Spirit. *
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