DAVID KRANE arranged & produced two songs for Golden Globe Winner and Oscar nominated Michelle Williams to sing as Marilyn Monroe in the acclaimed film, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, has created the dance music & additional score adaptation for the Oscar-winning film, CHICAGO (dir. Rob Marshall), has written all new music arrangements with additional score adaptation for the film version of NINE, (dir. Rob Marshall), was Michael Douglas' NY piano coach for BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, and has coached Meryl Streep for the upcoming film version of INTO THE WOODS, for which he is adapting the score with additional music arrangements.
He composed ASPIRE with Stephen Cole, the first ever commissioned American musical produced in the Middle East, which premiered in Doha, Qatar in November, 2005, scored for 70 piece orchestra, and his musical comedy, THE ROAD TO QATAR, also with Stephen Cole is about his incredible experience writing ASPIRE, premiered in Dallas to rave reviews, won Best New Musical Award '09-10 from the Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Forum, was on three 10 best lists for the year, subsequently produced by the York Theatre in NYC, and will be produced for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival this summer. It is now licensed by Josef-Weinberger, and the original NY cast recording is on Jay Records (jayrecords.com, amazon.com).
His original movie musical, THE WHEEL GOES ROUND, (www.vimeo.com/10303835) also written with Stephen Cole, premiered at the Ripfest Film Festival in New York, and was chosen for six film festivals, including The Big Apple Film Festival, and the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.
He has composed dance music and arrangements for 29 Broadway shows, including 110 IN THE SHADE, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, CABARET, MAN OF LA MANCHA, OKLAHOMA! (Hugh Jackman), KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Chita Rivera), THE MUSIC MAN, SHOWBOAT, & BIG (Susan Stroman), RAGTIME, VICTOR/VICTORIA (Julie Andrews), MINNELLI ON MINNELLI (Liza), DAMN YANKEES.
Orchestrations: THE ROAD TO QATAR, SHE LOVES ME, THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND (Drama Desk Nominee).
For TV: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, 2005 (Disney/ABC) starring Carol Burnett & Tracey Ullman, the award winning ANNIE (Disney/ABC) for which he received a special citation from the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Primetime Emmy Awards, MRS. SANTA CLAUS (CBS) with Angela Lansbury, CINDERELLA (Disney/ABC) starring Whitney Houston, the 2003 OSCARS, & THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS (CBS).
He is a protégé of Leonard Bernstein from whom he received grants while studying at the famed Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. Bernstein began David’s Broadway career when he chose him to be a musical assistant on his last show, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.