Doug Besterman

Orchestration credits on Broadway include Anastasia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Bronx Tale, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway (Tony Award nomination), Rocky, On a Clear Day, Sister Act, How to Succeed… (Tony Award nomination), Elf, Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk Award nomination), Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Producers (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Seussical, Music Man (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations), Fosse (Tony Award), Big (Drama Desk nomination), Damn Yankees (Drama Desk nomination), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; and additional orchestrations for Aladdin, Annie, Cinderella, and The People in the Picture.

Internationally Young Frankenstein, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Guys and Dolls (London); Rocky (Hamburg); Sister Act (London, Hamburg); Der Schuh des Manitu (Berlin).

Film/television includes Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Beauty and the Beast, Hail, Caesar!, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Galavant, Peter PanLive, The Sound of Music Live, Frozen, Winnie the Pooh, Captain America, Nine, The Producers (also music producer), Chicago, Mulan, Anastasia, Pocahontas, Lincoln, Cinderella, Annie, Geppetto, South Pacific, Superstar, Scrubs, Smash, and many awards shows including the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys and Kennedy Center Honors.

Doug has also arranged for many vocalists, including Christine Andreas, Toni Braxton, Sutton Foster, Jane Krakowski, Beyoncé Knowles, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand, and written many arrangements for the Boston Pops Orchestra.

As a composer, scores include the musicals Little Did I Know and The Big One-Oh. His music has also been recorded by singer Christian Bautista, heard in the films The Punisher, Out of Step and Exit Speed, TV shows Summerland and One Life To Live, in concert with the United States Military Academy Concert Band, and in the musical Hats.