Luther Henderson (Arranger) | Playbill

Luther Henderson

Arranger

Mr. Henderson was said to have counted his work with Duke Ellington, Andre Kostelanetz, Jules Styne, Carol Haney, Richard Rodgers, Polly Bergen and Lena Horne as the most important milestones of his career, according yo a biographical webpage about him maintained by Canadian Brass, with whom he was a collaborator.

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  • Also Known As: Luther Henderson, Jr.
  • Born: Mar 13, 1919 in Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Death: Jul 28, 2003 in New York, NY, USA

Roles (52)

Play On! Playbill - Opening Night, March 1997 Play On!
Opened March 20, 1997
  • Orchestrations
  • Musical Supervisor
  • Music Arrangements
Play On! Playbill - Opening Night, March 1997
Jelly's Last Jam Playbill - Opening Night, April 1992 Jelly's Last Jam
Opened April 26, 1992
  • Additional Music
  • Music Adapation
  • Music Orchestrator
  • Musical Supervisor
Black and Blue Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1989 Black and Blue
Opened January 26, 1989
  • Additional Orchestrations
  • Additional Arrangements
Ain't Misbehavin' Playbill - Aug 1988 Ain't Misbehavin'
Opened August 15, 1988
  • Conductor
  • Pianist
  • Music Supervisor
  • Music Arrangements
Ain't Misbehavin' Playbill - Aug 1988
The First Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1981 The First
Opened November 17, 1981
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Musical Supervisor
  • Dance Arrangements
Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Playbill - June 1981 Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music
Opened May 12, 1981
  • Music Consultant
Happy New Year Playbill - April 1980 Happy New Year
Opened April 27, 1980
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Musical Supervisor
The American Dance Machine Playbill - June 1978 The American Dance Machine
Opened June 14, 1978
  • Dance Arrangements
Ain't Misbehavin' Playbill - May 1978 Ain't Misbehavin'
Opened May 09, 1978
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Music Supervision and Arrangements
  • Musical Supervisor
So Long, 174th Street Playbill - April 1976 So Long, 174th Street
Opened April 27, 1976
  • Music Orchestrations
Rodgers & Hart Playbill - April 1975 Rodgers & Hart
Opened May 13, 1975
  • Principal Orchestrator
  • Dance Arrangements
Doctor Jazz Playbill - March 1975 Doctor Jazz
Opened March 19, 1975
  • Music
  • Incidental Music
  • Dance Arrangements
Good News Playbill - Nov 1974 Good News
Opened December 23, 1974
  • Dance and incidental music composed and arranged
Purlie Playbill - Dec 1972 Purlie
Opened December 27, 1972
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Choral Arrangements
  • Dance Arrangements
That's Entertainment Playbill - April 1972 That's Entertainment
Opened April 14, 1972
  • Musical Director
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Music Arrangements
Wild and Wonderful Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1971 Wild and Wonderful
Opened December 07, 1971
  • Music Orchestrations
No, No, Nanette - Playbill January 1970 No, No, Nanette
Opened January 19, 1971
  • Incidental Music
  • Dance Arrangements
Purlie Playbill - Aug 1970 Purlie
Opened March 15, 1970
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Dance Arrangements
  • Choral Arrangements
  • Vocal Arrangements
Golden Rainbow Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1968 Golden Rainbow
Opened February 04, 1968
  • Dance Arrangements
Hallelujah, Baby! Playbill - April 1967 Hallelujah, Baby!
Opened April 26, 1967
  • Dance Arrangements
I Had a Ball Playbill - Dec 1964 I Had a Ball
Opened December 15, 1964
  • Dance Arrangements
Funny Girl Playbill - May 1964 Funny Girl
Opened March 26, 1964
  • Dance Orchestrations
Hot Spot Playbill - May 1963 Hot Spot
Opened April 19, 1963
  • Music Orchestrations
  • Music Arrangements
Bravo Giovanni Playbill - May 1962 Bravo Giovanni
Opened May 19, 1962
  • Dance Music Arrangements and Orchestrations
Do Re Mi Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1960 Do Re Mi
Opened December 26, 1960
  • Music Orchestrations
Flower Drum Song Playbill - Feb 1959 Flower Drum Song
Opened December 01, 1958
  • Dance Arrangements

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2003 Outstanding Orchestrations Little Ham Nominee
1992 Outstanding Orchestrations Winner
Tony Award
1997 Best Orchestrations Nominee
1992 Best Original Score Nominee
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