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Bucchino, John
Bucchino, John

John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn), artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and The White House.

Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, 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 music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A CATERED AFFAIR with a book by Harvey Fierstein (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Tony awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical), as well as the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, the new Danish musical ESAURA, the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and the 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, the Australian release DAVID CAMPBELL SINGS JOHN BUCCHINO which reached number one on the Australian jazz chart, the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR, and two recordings of solo piano improvisations: ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (performed on the composer’s own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and BEATLES REIMAGINED. 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, and to purchase CDs, songbooks or download sheet music or accompaniment tracks, 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, 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.