Damon Intrabartolo

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Damon Intrabartolo (1974 – August 13, 2013) was an American composer, orchestrator and conductor. He attended the University of Southern California and departed before graduation to work as an assistant to John Ottman on The Usual Suspects. His most famous work is the musical Bare.

A resident of Los Angeles, California, he appeared in a 2001 documentary featuring six gay men attending the Burning Man festival, called On the Bus.

On August 13, 2013, Intrabartolo died suddenly in Arizona.[1] He was 39 years old.


Damon collaborated with Ottman for 13 years as an orchestrator and conductor on films including:

Intrabartolo also served as an orchestrator and conductor on In Good Company (2004), American Dreamz (2006) and the acclaimed Dreamgirls (2006) underscore with Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer Stephen Trask.[2]

He composed the musical Bare: A Pop Opera; his company God Help! Productions also produced the 2000 world premiere in Los Angeles.[3][4] He composed and produced the musical Ann E. Wrecksick and the Odyssey of the Bulimic Orphans; both shows played in Los Angeles and New York City.[5] He also composed the musical PopNation, who was first workshopped in Los Angeles. In 2012 and 2013, Canton Theatrical presented industry readings in New York.[6][7]


  • 2001 Ovation Award
  • Backstage Garland Award
  • LA Drama Critics Circle Award
  • LA Weekly Award for bare (Best Original Score & Best Musical).


  1. ^ "Damon Intrabartolo, Writer of Pop Musical Bare, Dies at 39". Playbill.com. 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  2. ^ a b Damon Intrabartolo on Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ "With Help from Dodgers, L.A. Musical, Bare, Gets Off-Bway Run Starting March 25; Does It Have Legs?". Playbill.com. 2004-03-25. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Press Release: bare: The Musical Takes on Cincinnati". Cinstages.com. 2008-05-04. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Damon Intrabartolo Theatre Credits". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Drew Lachey, John Tartaglia, Tom Alan Robbins Cast in Reading of New Musical Plop, About Boy Bands". Playbill.com. 2012-04-26. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Casting Announced for Manhattan Readings of Plop, Boy Band Musical With Music by Bare's Damon Intrabartolo". Playbill.com. 2013-01-07. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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