Glenn Mehrbach Resume

       GLENN MEHRBACH (Pianist, Conductor, Arranger)

Glenn is fininshing his fourth year as Music Director at the Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist. He is also a staff accompanist at Duke University, working both in the Music and Theatre departments.

Before moving to North Carolina from Los Angeles, Glenn wrote the book, music and lyrics for Four Love (Theatre of N.O.T.E.), A Musical Therapy, Portraits and Cabaret Godot (Theater West), music & lyrics for Bum's Rush (Desert Theatre), and co-composed the scores to The Magic Prison: Emily Dickinson in Words and Music (Theater West) and Yearbook: The High School Musical (published by Dramatic Publishing). His songs have been performed and recorded by a number of cabaret and jazz artists throughout the country.

He composed incidental music for Love Of A Pig (published by Samuel French), The War Brides (International City Theater), for which he received a Drama-Logue Award, A Bronx Tale (91st Street Playhouse, NYC), The American Plan (Tiffany Theater) and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatricum Botanicum). Along with Billy Dean Hester, he composed “These Walls,” for orchestra and chorus, for the Community Church's Building Dedication Service.

As a pianist and vocal coach, Glenn helped form Cabaret West in Los Angeles, as well as rehearse and perform with hundreds of cabaret performers in Los Angeles, New York and the Triangle area, including Keith David, Amanda McBroom, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullaly and Ellen Ciompi.

As Pianist/Conductor/Arranger for Andrea Marcovicci, Glenn has performed on The Tonight Show, at Carnegie Hall and The White House, and is represented as a composer on her albums New Words and What Is Love?. With Ms. Marcovicci, he has arranged for and conducted several symphonies, and produced and arranged her first eleven CDs.

Through Pizza Dreams Glenn published a songbook, Fragile Heart, and composed and produced Inner Journeys, a series of relaxation CD's by Deborah Klinger.

Since moving to North Carolina in 1996, Glenn has worked with the North Carolina Symphony, Peace College (incidental music for Twelfth Night, Little Eyolf and Measure for Measure, arrangements for Nutcracker Delight!), Carolina Ballet (arranger/orchestrator for Carmen and Great Scott, conductor/arranger for Cabaret and Cabaret II), Going Barefoot Productions (pianist for Duke Children's Classic, Patti Page), Long Leaf Opera (pianist for Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, Susannah, The Consul), Transactors Improv Company (Musical!), North Carolina Theatre's “Kids On Broadway”(musical director for Children of Eden), North Carolina Kids Theatre (musical director/conductor for Alladin, Seussical, Secret Garden, The Wiz!) and Duke University (accompanist for the Duke Chorale).

Glenn lives in Durham with his wife, Deborah Klinger and their son, Lennon.

Updated:  May 7, 2008

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