born on 14/6/1943 in St. Louis, MO, United States
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Harold Wheeler (musician)
|Born||June 14 1943|
|Origin||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Occupations||orchestrator, conductor, composer, record producer, music director|
|Associated acts||Hairspray, Dancing with the Stars|
Harold Wheeler (born June 14, 1943) is an orchestrator, composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and music director. He has received numerous Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for orchestration, and won the 2003 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations for Hairspray.
He was born on June 14, 1943.
Wheeler was named Music Conductor for the 76th Academy Awards, becoming only the second African-American conductor in the Academy's history. He also was a music arranger on the 79th Academy Awards. Wheeler was one of two conductors (the others being fellow composers John Williams and Paul Shaffer) during the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
He is currently the musical director on the ABC Network show, Dancing with the Stars. He has had this position for all of the show's seasons.
He is married to television, Broadway, and movie performer Hattie Winston.
In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP Theatre Awards.
- Nina Simone "Here Comes The Sun" (1971) - Arranger, Conductor & Producer
- Grind (1975) - Additional orchestrations