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Curreri, Lee 1961–

CURRERI, Lee 1961–

PERSONAL

Full name, Leonard Charles Curreri; born January 4, 1961, in the Bronx, New York, NY; parents, both schoolteachers; married Lisbeth Scott (marriage ended); married Sherry Dean, August 6, 2000; children: (second marriage) two. Education: Attended Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and Westchester Conservatory.

Addresses: Office—Xacca Sounds, Inc., 520 Washington Blvd., Suite 418, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. Agent—Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; Gretchen O'Neal, Ingenuity Entertainment, 9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Composer, music arranger, keyboard performer, song producer, and actor. Musigenics (television and film music production company), founder; Xacca Sounds, Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, principal, also founder of British office; composer for commercials. Performer with stage orchestras in New York City; song producer for recording artists, including Natalie Cole and Phil Perry; music arranger and keyboard performer for Brenda Russell, Martha David, Olivia Newton–John, and other artists. Creator of Aquabox. Appeared in British radio programs.

Awards, Honors: Award for the single "Sweet Clarity."

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Bruno Martelli, Fame, NBC, 1982–1983 syndicated, 1983–1984.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mike Forte, Embassy, ABC, 1985.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Steve, "Starstruck," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1981.

The Kids from Fame, NBC, 1983.

The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bruno Martelli, "Baby, Remember My Name," Fame, syndicated, 1987.

Guest, The Salon, 2004.

Guest, The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2004.

Guest judge for an episode of Battle of the Beat, syndicated; guest in MTV–Celebrity Extra, MTV; guest in Good Food Live and The Russell Grant Show.

Film Appearances:

Bruno Martelli, Fame, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1980.

Himself, On Location with: FAME, 1980.

Christopher Newley, Corazon de cristal (also known as Crystal Heart), 1985, New World, 1987.

Film Work:

Keyboard player, Powaqqatsi, Cannon/New Yorker Films, 1988.

Song producer, Lipstick Camera, 1994.

(Uncredited) Drum programmer, Light It Up, 1999.

Stage Work:

Music arranger, The Seagull, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, New York City, 1980.

RECORDINGS

Album Producer:

The Evolution Will Not be Televised (includes the single "Sweet Clarity"), by Aquabox, Nova/Pinnacle, 2004.

WRITINGS

Television Composer; Series:

Fame, NBC, 1982–1983 syndicated, 1983–1984.

The Littlest Pet Shop (animated), syndicated, beginning 1995.

Score and title song, G.I. Joe Extreme (animated), syndicated, 1995–1997.

Songs, The New Adventures of Flipper (also known as Flipper), syndicated, 1995–2000.

Dangerous Minds, ABC, 1996–1997.

Song, High Incident, ABC, 1996–1997.

Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as SOF, Inc., S.O.F., Inc., SOF: Special Ops Force, S.O.F. Special Ops Force, Soldier of Fortune, and Special Ops Force), syndicated, c. 1997–1999.

Television Composer; Movies:

Bill: On His Own, CBS, 1983.

Additional music, Wild Side, HBO, 1995.

Song, Death in Small Doses, ABC, 1995.

Song, Black Cat Run, HBO, 1998.

Television Composer; Specials:

Score, Teenage Suicide: Don't Try It!, HBO, 1981.

Score and theme song, "Crosses on the Lawn," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1993.

Composer of scores for the specials Kids in the Middle and Teenage Sex, both HBO; also composer for Witnesses and Wiseguys: The History of the Mob, NBC.

Television Composer; Episodic:

Premiere episode, Gun (also known as Robert Altman's Gun), ABC, 1997.

Composer of score (with Rusty Andrews) for "The Dang-woods," an episode of Liquid Television, MTV; composer (with Jeff Rona) for several episodes of Chicago Hope, CBS.

Television Composer; Other:

Winning the Peace, Showtime, 2004.

Composer of score for The Residents, USA Network.

Teleplays; Episodic:

"Blood, Sweat, and Circuits…," Fame, NBC, 1982.

Film Music:

(Uncredited; with others) Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Score, The Deep and Dreamless Sleep, 2004.

Songs Featured in Films:

Sleepstalker (also known as Sleepstalker: The Sandman's Last Rites), Prism Pictures, 1995.

Blast from the Past, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Albums:

The Evolution Will Not be Televised (includes the single "Sweet Clarity"), by Aquabox, Nova/Pinnacle, 2004.

Videos:

Composer of score and theme for the series Along for the Ride, Time–Life; composer of score for "Life against Death," in The Amazing Video Collection, Langley Productions.

CD–ROMs:

Composer for the CD–ROM Phanta–Z.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Future Music, July, 2004.

People Weekly, October 22, 2001, p. 102.

Electronic:

Lee Curreri Home Page, http://www.leecurreri.com, July 29, 2004.

Sequential Tart, http://www.sequentialtart.com, October, 2001.

Xacca Sounds Web Site, http://www.xaccasounds.co.uk.

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