August 15, 2017
Fine Arts – Artist Series – Sonny Paladino, pianist and composer
Music Supervisor for the new Broadway Musical, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Music Director for the upcoming Broadway revival of Smokey Joe’s Café. Recent credits include: Associate Conductor; The Last Ship (written by 16 time Grammy Award winner, Sting), and the TONY winning best revival: Pippin. Other Broadway credits, Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Elliot, Grease, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Guys and Dolls, Mama Mia, Promises, Promises, Addams Family, Women on the Verge. Music Supervisor for Disney’s High School Musical (Milan/Italy tour.) 1st National Tours: Disney’s High School Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grease. Arrangements and orchestrations for The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Work with Alicia Keys, Ke$ha, Matthew Morrison. As a composer: The Return of the Blue Cat (with poet F.D. Reeve.) TV: The X-Factor (Australia), The Next Big Thing. Music Director and arranger for the hit group The Doo Wop Project, which travels around the country performing classic Doo-Wop music and contemporary songs in that style. He earned his B.F.A. in Jazz Piano from CUNY City College.
RESERVATIONS: Reservations may be made by calling the FMU Performing Arts Center at 843-661-4444 between 12:00 and 5:00 pm.