Stephen is one of the top film orchestrators in the world.
He has been lead orchestrator on the following feature films: Pacific Rim, Safe House, Wreck It Ralph, Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, Puss n Boots, X-men First Class, Clash of the Titans, Ironman, Kick-Ass, Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later, Miami Vice, GI-Joe Retalliation, and many more..
Plus for television: Game of Thrones, Person of Interest, Flash Forward, and more..
He also has done string arrangements for artists such as: Amy Winehouse, Cee-lo, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Big Sean, Jennifer Husdon, and others..
Go to: www.imdb.com/name/nm1309066/
to see Stephen's latest projects..
Growing up in South
Carolina and Alabama, and then living in New York,
then London and now finally Los Angeles, Stephen
has had a fairly adventurous background.
Stephen received a Bachelors
Degree in Music Composition from the Manhattan School
of Music, in New York. in 1994.
At 22, Stephen then
became the assistant conductor of the New York Youth
Symphony, where he made his Carnegie Hall debut in
1995, conducting Aaron Copland's ballet suite, "Rodeo" to
a packed house.
He has written
a full-length musical "ONE LAND" and a
film score for the feature-length independent film "WELCOME
was recorded at 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles.
Early in his career,
Stephen was hired by Tony Award-winning orchestrator
William D. Brohn to
assist in the orchestrations of Broadway shows including
"Crazy For You,"
"The Red Shoes,"
"The Secret Garden,"
and the Lincoln Center performances of "110
Degrees in the Shade."
From 1995 to 2001,
Stephen was Music Associate in the offices of Cameron
Mackintosh, LTD, in London, where he assisted
in the production, orchestration and rehearsals
(at Drury Lane Theatre), "The
Witches of Eastwick" (at Drury Lane
and Prince of Wales Theatres), and "Les
Miserables" (at Palace Theatre and
the Tenth Anniversary Concert). From the inception
the completion of "Martin
Guerre" (Prince Edward Theatre, U. K.
and U. S. national tours) he worked as assistant
the composer, Claude-Michel
Schonberg, taking-down and notating the original
music and preparing it for rehearsals. He also
on the music of "The
Fix" (directed by Sam
Mendes and performed at Donmar Warehouse).
While in London, he
did the orchestral adaptation of the current
for Cameron Mackintosh's productions, based
William D. Brohn's original West-End orchestration.
Stephen also orchestrated sections of "Hey,
Mr. Producer", commemorating the career
of Cameron Mackintosh, (performed at the Lycium
and featured as a broadcast on many public television
stations). His most recent orchestrations for
were accomplished with Mr. Brohn for the hit show,
"My Fair Lady"
(directed by Trevor Nunn, performed at Royal National
Theatre and Drury Lane Theatre).
"Gone With the Wind" (directed
by Trevor Nunn, performed at the New London Theatre).
He was musical director
of the musical by Jimmy Buffett and Herman
Stop the Carnival".
Since moving to Los
Angeles in 2001, moved
to Los Angeles, he has been lead orchestrated and or conducted
many Feature Films.
In 2012 he began to
return to musical theatre writing a demo for "Shrek
the Musical". You can find the demo on the audio
page of this website.
Stephen currently has
several musicals he is composing in development.
Conducting in Sweden - 2010