Stephen Oremus

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Stephen Oremus with Stephanie J Block.

Stephen Oremus (born 1971) is an American musician who has worked on Broadway theatre productions as musical director and as orchestrator. His credits include arranger and orchestrator for the music for Avenue Q, musical director and arranger for Wicked, arranger and orchestrator for All Shook Up, and musical director for 9 to 5. His orchestrations (with Larry Hochman) for The Book of Mormon won him a Tony Award in 2011, for Best Orchestrations.[1] Oremus also won the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for Kinky Boots.

Oremus served as orchestra conductor and music director for Frozen 2 Rufus Wainwright's 2006 Judy Garland tribute concert, which was released as the 2007 album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall and DVD Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live from the London Palladium.[citation needed]

Oremus was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey,[2] and attended Livingston High School.[3] He graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1992, with a major in film scoring.[4]

He is the arranger and producer of the bare bones sophisticated version of "New York, New York" sung by Carey Mulligan in the feature film Shame.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Oremus is married to actor, singer, and dancer Justin Bohon.[5]

Broadway credits[edit]

2018 - Frozen - Conductor, Music Supervisor, Arrangements

2012 - Kinky Boots - Arrangements, Orchestrations, Vocal Supervision

2011 - The Book of Mormon - Co-Orchestrator, Vocal Arrangements, Music Director, Conductor, Keyboards

2008 - 9 to 5 - Keyboard 1, Conductor, Musical Director, Additional Orchestrations, Incidental Music Arrangements

2008 - The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken - Musical Supervisor

2006 - High Fidelity - Vocal Arrangements

2005 - All Shook Up - Musical Supervisor, Arrangements, Orchestration

2003 - Wicked - Musical Supervisor, Conductor, Music Director, Music Arrangements

2003 - Avenue Q - Music Orchestrations, Musical Supervisor, Music Arrangements


  1. ^ (June 13, 2011). "Tony Winners", The New York Times, p. C7.
  2. ^ Wong, Wayman (February 1, 2005). "Singing the praises of a 'leading' arranger". Playbill. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Klonsky, L. (May 3, 2011). "Tony Awards: Look Who Is Nominated: LHS alumni Stephen Oremus and Nikki M. James receive nod for their work in The Book Of Mormon". Livingston Patch. retrieved June 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Small, Mark. "Breaking In On Broadway: New York alumni have made their mark in different quarters of the theater industry", Berklee Today. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Velsey, Kim (July 20, 2012). "Broadway Stars Stephen Oremus And Justin Bohon Buy A Home in the Hit Factory". The New York Observer. Retrieved August 3, 2012.

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