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Ron Abel

Ron Abel

Ron won both the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and L.A. Weekly Theatre Awards for his score for TWIST OF FATE. His other well-received stage musicals include IS THIS YOUR LIFE?, ROCKWELL: LIFE ON A PALETTE and TO SIR, WITH LOVE. Ron is the co-creator of the Off-Broadway musical BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES. His musicalization of the Dumas classic CAMILLE premiered in Los Angeles.

Film and television credits include composing, arranging and/or orchestrating for Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger, Lily Tomlin, Bea Arthur and Carol Burnett. He wrote the television theme songs for ANIMAL COURT and NITECAP. Ron was also the on-camera musical director for ABC's NITECAP as well as NAME THAT TUNE.

As an actor, he appeared on the hit series CHEERS in a featured role. He scored and supervised film music for AWAKENING PICTURES. Ron was music director and arranger for the long-awaited albums from Petula Clark and Helen Reddy. He helmed the debut album of actress Linda Purl as well as producing a first album for television favorite Stephanie Kramer (Hunter). He co-produced the album GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION.

As an arranger and conductor, Ron has appeared live on-stage with Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Jones, Lucie Arnaz, Sam Harris, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander, Joely Fisher, David Hyde Pierce and opera diva Julia Migenes. He has music directed, arranged, orchestrated and conducted the annual S.T.A.G.E. benefits in L. A. for the past fifteen years.

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