Glenn Mehrbach Bio

GLENN MEHRBACH (Pianist, Conductor, Arranger): Glenn wrote the book, music and lyrics for Four Love (Theatre of N.O.T.E.), A Musical Therapy, Portraits and Cabaret Godot (Theater West), music & lyrics for Bum’s Rush (Theater of N.O.T.E.), and co-composed the scores to The Magic Prison: Emily Dickinson in Words and Music (Theater West) and Yearbook: The High School Musical (published by Dramatic Publishing).

He composed incidental music for Love Of A Pig (published by Samuel French), The War Brides (International City Theater), for which he received a Drama-Logue Award, A Bronx Tale (91st Street Playhouse, NYC), The American Plan (Tiffany Theater) and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Theatricum Botanicum).

As a pianist and vocal coach, Glenn helped form Cabaret West in Los Angeles, as well as rehearse and perform with hundreds of cabaret performers in Los Angeles, New York and the Triangle area, including Keith David, Amanda McBroom, Molly Shannon and Megan Mullaly.

As Pianist/Conductor/Arranger for Andrea Marcovicci, Glenn has performed on The Tonight Show, Carnegie Hall and The White House, and is represented as a composer on her albums New Words and What Is Love. With Ms. Marcovicci, he has arranged for and conducted several symphonies, and has produced and/or arranged her eleven CDs.

Glenn’s compositions have been heard at Symphony Space (a setting of 3 Walt Whitman poems) and Carnegie Hall (“Wild Nights,” a setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson). His songs have been sung or recorded by Andrea Marcovicci, Kevin McMahon, Jonathan Frank and many others throughout the world. He is a writer and publisher member of ASCAP, where he has been granted awards for his work in musical theater and cabaret.

Through Pizza Dreams, Glenn published a songbook, Fragile Heart, and composed and produced Inner Journeys, a series of relaxation CD’s by Deborah Klinger.

Since moving to North Carolina in 1996, Glenn has worked with the North Carolina Symphony, Peace College (Tartuffe, Twelfth Night), Carolina Ballet (arranger/orchestrator for Carmen and Great Scott, conductor/arranger for Cabaret and Cabaret II), Going Barefoot Productions (Duke Children’s Classic, Patti Page), Long Leaf Opera (Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters, Susannah, The Consul), Transactors Improv Company (Musical!), North Carolina Theatre’s Kids On Broadway (Children of Eden), and Duke University (Ciompi Quartet, Duke Chorale).

Glenn lives in Durham with his wife, Deborah Klinger and their son, Lennon.

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