Paul Bogaev - Half-Hour Private
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"Brilliant! Paul will make you a great singer and actor." —Hugh Jackman
"Working with Paul has been one of the best experiences of my career—fun and liberating! His passion is so inspiring!" —Penelope Cruz
"I owe a big chunk of my career to Paul Bogaev. Paul is a brilliant teacher. He is a brilliant musician! I consider him one of my greatest collaborators." —Glenn Close
"His musical knowledge, his ability to communicate at all levels and his gift at discovering buried gems (within songs or singers) makes him an invaluable member of any team." —Thomas C. Schumacher, Producer/President of Disney Theatricals Productions
Paul Bogaev Bio
PAUL BOGAEV is a multi award-winning music director, arranger, conductor, and composer. He received his first GRAMMY for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, for which he produced, orchestrated and conducted the TONY award-winning score. He was also music director on Broadway for TARZAN, BOMBAY DREAMS (TONY nomination for best orchestrations), SUNSET BOULEVARD, ASPECTS OF LOVE, CHESS, LES MISERABLES, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, CATS and THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. In addition, he was brought in to “doctor” U2’s SPIDER MAN. Bogaev’s second GRAMMY was as Executive Producer of the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film musical, CHICAGO. His other film musicals include NINE, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, DREAMGIRLS, CONNIE & CARLA, and the animated LION KING, TARZAN, MULAN, and EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE.
Bogaev also served as music director of the ABC-TV film musicals RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, ANNIE (EMMY AWARD) and SOUTH PACIFIC.
Among the pop, film, and theater stars with whom he has worked are with Sting, Phil Collins, Elton John, U2, ABBA, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta Jones, Daniel Day- Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and Judi Dench.
As a symphony conductor, he directed the music for Francis Ford Coppola’s presentation of the silent film epic NAPOLEON with major orchestras around the world.
As a composer, he wrote the music for BATTLE CRY, a musical commissioned for Gettysburg, and recorded his setting of The Gettysburg Address with narration by Glenn Close.
In the summer of 2016, he arranged a complete modernization of the score of OLIVER! and played the leading role of Fagin as a burned out rock and roller. Subsequently, he directed the music and played Frollo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
Paul has held private master classes in song performance in New York and has also taught at Princeton, James Madison and Penn State University. He was also Artist in Residence at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
Paul most recently returned from London after serving as Music Supervisor and Director of Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.