Artist Bio

Gary Geld

(Bio as of September 2005)

Gary Geld most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Purlie during the 2005/2006 Season. Mr. Geld began his career as a concert pianist, studied composition at Juilliard and holds a degree in business administration from New York University. As a successful pop songwriter and record producer he was awarded gold records for "Sealed With a Kiss" (#1 three times in three separate years), "Hurting Each Other" (written for The Carpenters), and "Save Your Heart for Me." Purlie marked his Broadway debut in 1970, followed by Shenandoah, which ran on Broadway for 1,050 performances. Both shows received multiple Tony nominations. He also co-produced the original cast albums for each, for which he received Grammy nomi­nations. "Freedom" from Shenandoah was performed at the rededication of the Statue of Liberty. Selections from Purlie have been performed by the New York Philharmonic. Both Purlie and Shenandoah are among the all-time longest-running Broadway musicals.

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