WORK WITH RANDY NEWMAN

It's been my great fortune and a privilege for over 25 years to collaborate with my friend Randy Newman

the award-winning composer and songwriter, on many projects including:  

 

 

​Music direction and arrangements for 

the Disney Animated Feature 

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009);

EXTENDED  EXCERPTS from the FAUST concert:  Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson,

Laura OsnesVonda Shephard, Tony Vincent, with Randy Newman

Thomas Kail, director; Michael Roth, orchestrations, pianist.

RANDY NEWMAN'S FAUST 

orchestrations - 

La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman,1995-6;

orchestrations, vocal arrangements, 

second pianist with Randy -  

Concert Version, Encores! Off-Center,

New York City Center, 2014

 

FAUST is well orchestrated by Michael Roth,

who was at the second piano just upstage of Newman.

(Steven Suskin/PLAYBILL)

 

The score, a shimmering, multi-faceted gem, has been wonderfully orchestrated by Michael Roth.

(Ben Brantley/NEW YORK TIMES)

RANDY NEWMAN'S FAUST in concert (2014)

​​Co-conceiver (with Randy & Jerry Patch), 

musical director, orchestrator, and pianist for

THE EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN 

(South Coast Rep; ACT/Seattle, 2000-02);

"Friends On the Other Side," (PRINCESS & THE FROG)

sung by Keith David; music direction, vocal arrangement by Michael Roth

Michael has edited five definitive songbook anthologies  of

Randy's music for 

Alfred Music Publishing 

(all available via Amazon.com):​

RANDY NEWMAN ANTHOLOGY - VOL I

RANDY NEWMAN ANTHOLOGY - VOL 2 

BAD LOVE

HARPS AND ANGELS

RANDY NEWMAN SONGBOOK - VOL 1

Click below to hear a private recording of

Michael accompanying Alicia Keyes on MADDY'S SONG,

Randy's unreleased song for PRINCESS & THE FROG

Musical direction, arrangements, 

orchestrations (with David O), and pianist 

for the Center Theatre Group/LA

production of  HARPS & ANGELS (2010);

 Michael has accompanied Alicia Keyes, 

Keith David, Michael McKean, Laura Osnes, Katey Segal, Vonda Shepard, Kathleen Wilhoite,

and many others on Randy's songs, and worked on his HARPS & ANGELS CD (2008).

from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)

Maddy's Song - Alicia Keyes - Michael Roth
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from the 2009 OSCARS Ceremony - working with Randy, session for  PRINCESS & THE FROG

HARPS & ANGELS (2010) - Mark Taper Forum, photo by David O

from HARPS AND ANGELS (2010)

HARPS AND ANGELS (Center Theatre Group-2010 - Michael Roth, music director, pianist)

from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)

"Evangeline," (PRINCESS & THE FROG),  performed by Jim Cummings, conducted by Michael Roth

Two Pianos - FAUST in concert (2014)

Discussing our work together for the American Composers Forum/LA (2007)

Post FAUST concert, with Randy, Tony Vincent, Vonda Shepard,

Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes (2014)

​xxxUnless otherwise noted, all words & music © Michael Roth/Michael Roth Publishing (ASCAP); all rights reservedxxx 

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