Jamie Lawrence’s compositions and arrangements have been honored with five Emmy Awards and nine Emmy nominations. His most recent Emmy was for All My Children in 2013 and that same year he received an Emmy nomination in music direction for the Tony Awards Broadcast. In the film world where he recently produced and orchestrated the score for the HBO documentary Arthur Miller: Writer directed by Rebecca Miller and contributed music to the documentary Patrimonio directed by Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale. Jamie wrote the score for Bart Got A Room, starring William H. Macy, and produced the music for Maggie's Plan, starring Julianne Moore and Ethan Hawke, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee - starring Alan Arkin, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Music of Regret, starring Meryl Streep. He has scored numerous documentary films -- many of them for HBO: Death On A Factory Farm, The Alzheimer’s Project - “Momentum In Science”, Dealing Dogs, and Shot in The Dark directed by Adrian Grenier. Jamie loves the theater. He has written all the original music for the Tony Awards broadcasts for the past ten years as well as being its Music Director/conductor and a principle arranger. The 2012 Tonys won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction in a Variety Show and Jamie conducted the amazing 2013 opening number. As an orchestrator and arranger he has penned arrangements for numerous musical luminaries such as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Audra McDonald and Herbie Hancock. He has been increasingly involved in record production and artist development from his Soho studio in NYC, producing for the late Nora York, Joe Brucato, Mara Measor and MuMu.
With Nora York and David Greenspan, Jamie co-composed Jump, for the Under the Radar festival at the NY Public Theater. The music-theater piece was a re-imagining of Sardou's play La Tosca and the autobiographical writings of fin de siecle celebrity Sarah Bernhardt.
Jamie grew up in New York City, where he still resides, and received a BA in music from Yale University. In his off hours he has a sideline as a writer/performer of children’s songs under his alias -- Jamie Broza. His first CD for children, “Bad Mood Mom and other Good Mood Songs,” made the Parents’ Choice Foundation’s list of the top 25 children’s CDs in the last 25 years.
Jamie has orchestrated for or performed with
Neil Patrick Harris