Artist Bios

Lynne Shankel

Lynne Shankel

(Bio as of April 2022)

Lynne Shankel (Music Supervisor/Arranger/Orchestrator) is best known as an orchestrator and arranger. With the show Allegiance, she was the first woman to solely orchestrate a new musical on Broadway. She was music director/arranger for the B’way production of Cry-Baby and resident music supervisor for the Tony-award winning revival of Company, for which she conducted the Grammy-nominated cast album. Other credits as orchestrator/arranger include Altar BoyzThe Extraordinary OrdinaryAnnie LiveChasing the SongLife AfterSnow ChildBreatheAllegiance; Chita Rivera; Darren Criss & the San Francisco Symphony; The New York Pops and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Lynne was the music director for the acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Tommy in 2019. Composer credits include bare: The MusicalRed Velvet; HoT; Perpetual Sunshine and The Ghost Girls. Composer and lyricist credits include Postcard American Town and Bare Naked. Lynne teaches Musical Theatre Composition at the University of Michigan. Lynneshankel.com