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John Bucchino’s songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop
(Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin
Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook,
Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn),
artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan
Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House,
London’s O2 Arena and The White House.
Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer
Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons
Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles
Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for
the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.
He has written music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A CATERED AFFAIR
with a book by Harvey Fierstein (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, 3
Tony awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best
Musical), as well as the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, the new
Danish musical ESAURA, the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks
animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and the lyrics for the children’s
musical SIMEON’S GIFT with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton
Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser. Some recordings of his work are:
GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook),
SOLITUDE LESSONS, the Australian release DAVID CAMPBELL SINGS JOHN
BUCCHINO which reached number one on the Australian jazz chart, the PS
Classics releases of the cast albums of IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion
songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR, and two recordings of solo piano
improvisations: ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (performed on the composer’s
own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and
BEATLES REIMAGINED. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins
published a children’s book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of
Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
For more information, and to purchase CDs, songbooks or download sheet
music or accompaniment tracks, please visit www.johnbucchino.com