Alexander Gemignani

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Gemignani in May 2018.

Alexander Cesare Gemignani (born July 3, 1979) is a Broadway actor, tenor, musician, and conductor.

Gemignani was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey and graduated from Tenafly High School in 1997.[1] He is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Musical Theater Department.

He is the son of Broadway musical director Paul Gemignani and soprano Carolann Page. He is the artistic director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference.

Gemignani was married in August 2008 to actor/director Erin Ortman.

Theatre credits[edit]

Sondheim tributes[edit]

Gemignani participated in a memorable performance of "Opening Doors" from Merrily We Roll Along at Symphony Space's Wall to Wall Sondheim event celebrating Sondheim's 75th birthday in March 2005. He also performed in three gala concerts honoring Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010: with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, singing "Something's Coming" from West Side Story in March; then at New York City Center in April;[3] and with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall in November. And he performed "Buddy's Blues" from Follies in the online 90th birthday celebration, "Take Me To The World" on April 26th, 2020. He made his conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic in Live from Lincoln Center's "New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim" on December 31, 2019.[4]

Non Performance Work[edit]

Recently, Gemignani has begun to work as a music director, following in his fathers footsteps. He served as the conductor, music director, and music supervisor for the 2020 revival of West Side Story, and has developed pieces for the Public Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre Company. [5][6] He served as music director and orchestrator for the Fiasco Theatre production of Merrily We Roll Along. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kampfe, John. "Tenafly: Small Town, Big Stars – Part 2", Jerseywood, June 13, 2016. Accessed October 9, 2018. "Alexander Gemignani — The son of renowned Broadway music director Paul Gemignani is known primarily for his work on the New York stage.... Gemignani was born in New York City but grew up in Tenafly and, yes, he too is a Tenafly High alum (1997)."
  2. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Sondheim and Weidman's Road Show Pulls Into the Public Oct. 28" Archived 2008-10-31 at the Wayback Machine, playbill.com, October 28, 2008
  3. ^ New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM, BroadwayWorld, April 29, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/nov/18/live-lincoln-center-new-york-philharmonic-new-year
  5. ^ https://www.playbill.com/person/alexander-gemignani-vault-0000033322
  6. ^ https://www.broadway.com/buzz/stars/alexander-gemignani/profile/#:~:text=As%20a%20composer%2Flyricist%2C%20Gemignani,Eugene%20O'Neill%20Theater%20Center.
  7. ^ https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/people/alexander-gemignani

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