Alex Lacamoire (born May 24, 1975) is a Cuban-American music director/arranger/orchestrator, who has worked on many shows both on and off Broadway.
Lacamoire was born in Los Angeles, California, and began to play piano at age four. He and his family moved to Miami, Florida when he was 9. He entered Southwood Middle School, a school known for its fine arts program and went on to New World School of the Arts. He then attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1995 with the highest GPA in the class (3.97). At Berklee he studied Jazz, Arranging, and Film Scoring.
His Broadway work includes music director of Wicked in 2005, and Music Supervisor and assisting with the orchestrations for the musical High Fidelity in 2006.
In 2007 he was music director for the Off Broadway production of In the Heights, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Orchestrations. Following its successful Off Broadway run, In The Heights transferred to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. Lacamoire, along with Bill Sherman, won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for their combined work on In The Heights.
Other credits for Lacamoire as music director, arranger, and/or Orchestrator include: Bat Boy: The Musical, the 2001 National Tour of Godspell, Stephen Schwartz's Captain Louie, and Legally Blonde. He is also credited with helping with the recordings of Captain Louie (2005, Original cast) as Orchestrator; Bat Boy (2001 Original Cast) as Musical Director; and Godspell (2000 touring cast) as conductor.
His recent work includes Bring It On the Musical (Music Supervisor, Co-Orchestrator and Arranger) and dance arrangements for the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie.
Awards and nominations
- 2008 Tony Award Best Orchestrations, In the Heights
- 2009 Grammy Award, Producer for the In The Heights Broadway Cast Album
- 2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Orchestrations, In The Heights
- 2010 Grammy Award, Producer for the 9 To 5 Broadway Cast Album
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