Milton Rosenstock

Milton Rosenstock (June 9, 1917, New Haven, Connecticut - April 24, 1992, New York City) was an American conductor, composer, and arranger. Trained at the Juilliard School, he was highly active as a musical director for Broadway musicals from 1942 through 1980; serving in that capacity for 29 productions, including the original productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Can-Can (1953), Bells Are Ringing (1956), Stop the World – I Want to Get Off (1962), Oliver! (1963), Funny Girl (1964), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1972). He also composed the music for the 1973 revue Nash at Nine and worked as musical supervisor for the 1989 production of Meet Me in St. Louis; the latter of which was his last project on Broadway. In 1948 he won the Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director for Finian's Rainbow. He was nominated twice more for that award: for The Vamp (1956) and the original Broadway production of Gypsy (1960). He served as the music director of the Lyric Chamber Theater during the 1960s and was the music director of the American Ballet Theatre during the late 1960s. From 1981 until his death eleven years later of heart disease he was principal conductor of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 9th, 1917, Died April 24th, 1992

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 71227 10-in. 7/28/1942 I'm getting tired so I can sleep All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71228 10-in. 7/28/1942 O how I hate to get up in the morning All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71229 10-in. 7/28/1942 The Army's made a man out of me All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71230 10-in. 7/28/1942 What the well-dressed man in Harlem will wear (JC & band) Milton Rosenstock leader  
Decca 71262 10-in. 7/30/1942 I left my heart at the stage door canteen All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71263 10-in. 7/30/1942 This is the Army Overture (orch. & chorus) All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71264 10-in. 7/30/1942 How about a cheer for the Navy All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  
Decca 71265 10-in. 7/30/1942 American eagles All Soldier Octet, Chorus, and Orchestra leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rosenstock, Milton," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341079.

Rosenstock, Milton. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341079.

"Rosenstock, Milton." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/341079

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