WORK WITH RANDY NEWMAN

It's been my great fortune and a privilege for over 30 years to collaborate with my friend Randy Newman

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

 

 

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)

Randy Newman's FAUST coming in May, 2020
Randy's
FAUST
 
is coming
to LA - !


Soraya
Performing
Arts Center -
 

More details
coming soon - 

 

from THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009)

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

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

Click below to hear a private recording of

Michael accompanying Alicia Keyes on MADDY'S SONG,

Randy's unreleased song for PRINCESS & THE FROG

Maddy's Song - Alicia Keyes - Michael Roth
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​Music direction and arrangements for 

the Disney Animated Feature 

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009);

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

musical director, orchestrator, and pianist for

THE EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN 

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

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).

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

from the 2009 OSCARS Ceremony - working with Randy,
session for  PRINCESS & THE FROG

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

working on EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN

South Coast Rep - 2000-01

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

Christopher Schneider was a long time arts critic in San Diego who always had very kind words to say about my work and Randy Newman's as well. It happens that he shared a birthday with Randy, so I thought it might be nice to play Randy's lovely elegiac "Dexter's Tune" from AWAKENINGS at Chris' memorial service - 9/25/21 - in fact, as I later realized, the first time I played piano in public in almost two years. Special thanks to my friend John Schneider, Chris' brother - 

and RIP Christopher Schneider.

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)