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Blumenkrantz, Jeff 1965–

Blumenkrantz, Jeff 1965–

PERSONAL

Born June 3, 1965, in Long Branch, NJ; son of Harold David (a pharmacist) and Nancy Rachel (an interior designer; maiden name, Levy) Blumenkrantz. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., speech and theatre, 1986. Religion: Judaism. Avocational Interests: Gay advocacy issues.

Addresses:

Agent—Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Contact—[email protected]

Career:

Actor, singer, songwriter, and composer. BMI Advanced Workshop, member; Musical Theatre Development Program, Dramatists Guild of America, member; worked with various performers as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and musical director. Participated in benefits, including work for the Songbook Project, Inc.

Member:

Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Dramatists Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Mary Martin Award, National Institute of Music Theatre, 1988; George London grant, National Institute for Music Theatre, 1988; BMI–Harrington award, 2001; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best original score, 2003, for Urban Cowboy; Ten–Minute Musical Competition Award, for Precious Little Jewel; Jonathan Larson Memorial Musical Theatre fellowship, Dramatists Guild of America.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Helper, The Pajama Game (musical), Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Zebulon and Baker, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical), Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook, IL, 1986.

Stewpot, South Pacific (musical), New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, New York State Theater, New York City, 1987.

Jack, Rapunzel's prince, steward, and understudy, Into the Woods (musical), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1987–89.

Ensemble member, Waiting in the Wings (revue), Triplex Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Filch, The Threepenny Opera (musical theatre; also known as 3 Penny Opera), National Theatre, Washington, DC, then Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, both 1989.

Simon, Goose! Beyond the Nursery (musical revue), St. Peter's Church, New York City, 1990.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), 1990.

Only Kidding!, 1991.

A Tale of Two Cities, 1991.

Smokey, Damn Yankees (musical), Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1994–95.

Bud Frump, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (musical), Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1995–96.

Charlie and Marvin, A Class Act (musical), Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Steward, Into the Woods (musical), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Maximillian, Candide (concert version of musical), Lincoln Center, New York City, 2005.

"Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook," Unzipped Concert Series, Zipper Theatre, 2005.

The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert, Birdland, New York City, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including Forever Plaid (musical), off–Broadway production; and Henry and Ellen, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City. Appeared in productions with Artpark; Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL; Civic Light Opera Company, Pittsburgh, PA; La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; Old Globe, San Diego, CA; and Pennsylvania Center Stage, University Park, PA. Performer at various venues, including the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Major Tours:

Toured in the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Stage Coproducer:

Avow, Century City Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Film Appearances:

Ernie the camera operator, Amos & Andrew, Columbia, 1993.

(Uncredited) Chorus member, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (animated musical; also known as Beauty and the Beast 2), Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

Ensemble vocals, Anastasia (animated musical), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Choreographer, The Thirteenth Floor (also known as The 13th Floor and Abwaerts in die Zukunft), Columbia, 1999.

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Columbia, 1999.

Flowers for Adrienne (short film), 2000.

Richard, East Broadway (also known as Social Grace), Off Hollywood Pictures/Alien/Nitrate Pictures, 2006.

Also appeared in Dear Diary (short film).

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Simeon, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Great Performances (musical; also known as Great Performances: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"), PBS, 2000.

Maximillian, "Candide" (concert version of musical), Great Performances, PBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Hothouse, ABC, 1988.

Willis Thorndyke, "Klondike 9366," Remember WENN, American Movie Classics, 1996.

Phil, "Caroline and the Blind Date," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1997.

Jeff, "The Church Supper," The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

Jeff, "The Luke & Sara Show," The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

Jeff, "The Other Mother," The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

Leo Kesler, "Nina's Bikini," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 1998.

Photographer, "The Wedding Show," Kelly Kelly, The WB, 1998.

Stage manager, "Rooferman, Take One," Smart Guy, The WB, 1998.

Craig Fissay, "Acting Out," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

John Minot, "Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Terrence, "Veronica's Girls' Night Out," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 2000.

Dr. Friedman, "Undercovered," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2002.

Dr. Friedman, "House Calls," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 2003.

Grigori, "Gemini," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2003.

Mike Schwartz, "Pandora," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2003.

Dr. Lloyd Brem, "True Love," Conviction (also known as Young Prosecutors), NBC, 2006.

Appeared as Brian Kincaid in "Who's Sorry Next?," an episode of To Have & to Hold (also known as To Have & Hold), CBS. Appeared in episodes of other series, including The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB; and Sesame Street (also known as Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, and Les amis de Sesame), PBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jeff, The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

RECORDINGS

Albums; Cast Recordings; with Others:

Damn Yankees, Decca, 1994.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, RCA Victor Broadway, 1995.

WRITINGS

Writings for the Stage; Music:

Music, Women with Pocketbook (one–act musical), lyrics and book by Annie Kessler and Libby Saines, New Line Theatre, St. Louis, MO, 1998, produced with other one–act musicals, including Precious Little Jewel, as part of the production The Living End, Lyric Stage, Irving Arts Center, Dupree Theatre, Irving, TX, 2005.

(With others) Songs, Urban Cowboy (musical), Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Song "My Book," The Seven Deadly Sins (song cycle), Zankel Hall, New York City, 2004.

Music, Precious Little Jewel (one–act musical), lyrics and book by Libby Saines, produced with other one–act musicals, including Women with Pocketbook, as part of the production The Living End, Lyric Stage, Irving Arts Center, Dupree Theatre, 2005.

Song "I Think," The Audience (musical), Transport Group, Connelly Theatre, New York City, 2005.

The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Concert, Birdland, New York City, 2006.

Worked on other musicals, including Fits and Starts and The Other Franklin.

Film Music:

Flowers for Adrienne (short film), 2000.

Television Music:

(With others) Song "I Won't Mind," Audra McDonald: Live at the Donmar, London, PBS, c. 1999.

Blumenkrantz's music appeared in various television productions, films, and video productions.

Songs:

(With others) "I Won't Mind," recorded by Audra Mc-Donald for the album How Glory Goes, Nonesuch, 2000.

"Lament" (from a song cycle based on poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay), recorded by Megan Mullally for the album Big as a Berry, Varese Sarabande, 2002.

Wrote other songs.

Music Anthologies:

(With others) The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook, Vol. 1, 2006.

OTHER SOURCES

Electronic:

JeffBlumenkrantz.com,http://www.jeffblumenkrantz.com, August 22, 2006.

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