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Bucchino, John
Bucchino, John










John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop, theatre, cabaret and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Collins, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Deborah Voight, Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, Nathan Gunn, Kristin Chenoweth, The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and The White House. 


Among his honors are The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award. 


He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway’s A CATERED AFFAIR (winner of the Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’s GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser).  Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS (another collection of original songs), ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway), and the PS Classics releases of the IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and  A CATERED AFFAIR cast albums. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award. 


For more information, please visit www.johnbucchino.com



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    An Interview with John Bucchino

    We wanted to get to know a bit more about the composer and lyricist behind ITS ONLY LIFE and A CATERED AFFAIR...

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    A CATERED AFFAIR on Broadway!
    A CATERED AFFAIR, the new musical with a score by Williamson Music's John Bucchino is now playing on Broadway! Read More

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    The birthday of composer John Bucchino, who wrote the scores for the musical A CATERED AFFAIR and the revue IT'S ONLY LIFE.
    In 2008 A CATERED AFFAIR closed on Broadway after 116 performances and three Tony nominations.
    In 2008 A CATERED AFFAIR opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater for 116 performances, with a score by John Bucchino and a book by Harvey Fierstein. It is nominated for three Tony Awards.