ABOUT ROBERT ELHAI
ROBERT ELHAI is an award wining composer, orchestrator, and arranger. As a theatre composer his projects include music for C., a music theatre adaption of Cyrano de Bergerac presented in the spring of 2016 by Theater Latté Da; Twisted Apples, a music theater trilogy based on stories from Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio" presented by Nautilus Music Theater at the Minnesota Fringe Festival successively in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and due to be revived in 2017, Persephone's Sister, the final piece in Nautilus' Ivey-Award-winning Sister Stories, and many other smaller pieces with Nautilus and others.
As an orchestrator, he is the recipient of Tony and Drama Desk nominee for his work for the Broadway production of The Lion King. He also arranged the music for Glensheen at The History Theater and A Night In Olympus at The Illusion Theater, both by Jeff Hatcher and Chan Poling, as well as The History Theater's spring 2017 production of Sweet Land The Musical. He has also contributed orchestrations to over 150 film scores including the Oscar-winning score for Frida, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, four Fast and Furious movies, three Alien movies, two Batman movies, and the first Pirates of the Caribbean. Other arranging work includes the arrangement for Metallica’s Grammy Award-winning "The Call of Ktulu" from their album “S&M” as well as orchestral arrangements for The New Standards with the Minnesota Orchestra and The Who with the Julliard Symphony. He has often collaborated with film composers Elliot Goldenthal, Brian Tyler, Michael Kamen, Klaus Badelt, Ilan Eshkeri, Edward Shearmur, James Newton Howard, as well as many others, and has been involved in projects that have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards as well as many other honors. He holds degrees from Yale University where he studied with composers Martin Bresnick and Jacob Druckman, as well as the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, and Carleton College. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons.