ALAN CANCELINO (composer) is a NYC based composer working in many styles of music. In collaboration with Jenne Wason, his recent shows include Bingo City, developed in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under moderator Maury Yeston and featured on Theatre Row in a New York Musical Theater Festival 2005 showcase ...Read More
ALAN CANCELINO (composer) is a NYC based composer working in many styles of music. In collaboration with Jenne Wason, his recent shows include Bingo City, developed in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop under moderator Maury Yeston and featured on Theatre Row in a New York Musical Theater Festival 2005 showcase directed by Leigh Silverman. And the daring new musical drama The White Rose which has had readings and workshops under the direction of Leah C. Gardiner at The Public Theater in NYC, Wright State University in Ohio, and presented in concert form at the inaugural New York Musical Theater Festival in 2004 at The Tank. He also collaborated with Wason on the relationship musical The Terrifying Prospect of Marriage and All It Entails! which premiered at The Player’s theatre in New York. Other collaborations and more recent works include the short musical Party Lines by Winter Miller which premiered in the 2006 Ignite festival at the Ohio Theatre in SoHo. And music for the Edward Albee award winning play Kansas Faust by Anne Phelan.
In early 2007 he scored the Japanese film Sight Unseen and started writing the later MAC nominated cabaret show What's The Point?! with Hector Coris that premiered February 2008 in NYC for a limited run and ran again in September and was also presented at the 2008 Harvest International Theatre Festival in Montreal. The show was also produced by the Know Theatre in Cincinnati. Alan was also chosen to participate as a composer for Project Footlight 2009 at Dixon Place Theatre where he co-wrote the new short musical "Dead Man Blogging" with Owen Robertson. Alan has recently started writing a new musical Flake of Snow and a song cycle "Counter Confessional " in collaboration with lyricist Mark Garcia and is happy to announce his show The White Rose had another reading at the York Theatre in June 2009. A 2010 workshop of his musical 'Bingo City, and a new musical that he can't reveal in collaboration with Owen Robertson and Stephen Nachamie.
Aside from theatre, Alan is slowly inching his way back into film scoring which was his concentration at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was a recipient of the Chick Corea prize for a promising young composer.And as a pianist had the privilege of studying and performing with Maestro “Slava” Rostropovich. He is working on a recording of original ballads and a collection of piano ensemble pieces. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and an alumnus of the Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop at BMI. His work has been seen at The Public Theater, New Dramatists, NYMF,BMI, The Tank,Theatre Row,The Laurie Beechman , Dixon Place Arts and regionally at the National Gallery in Canada, Player's Theatre, The Know Theatre and many more.