CAROL WEISS is an author, composer, conductor, pianist and teacher, who has written 11 musical plays for children which are performed by schools and theatres throughout the country. She is the recipient of a Drama-Logue award, and a presidential citation for excellence in teaching.
She has conducted at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, the Sacramento Music Circus, and other California venues. In 1984, when the Olympics were staged in Los Angeles, Carol wrote the American Express “Official” Olympic entertainment. She wrote songs for the PBS series, “Square One TV,” for two cable TV series’- “Slapstick Studio” starring Dick Shawn and “The Good Book” starring Bobby Morse, and for the CBS TV pilot “Completely Off The Wall.” She was musical director for the General Hospital’s annual “Nurses' Ball” (ABC TV) and vocal director for the Gershwin Trust's “Lady Be Good” cast album.
Ms. Weiss has been the staff accompanist at thousands of auditions, including the original companies of Beauty and the Beast, Ragtime, Miss Saigon and The Lion King. Carol was commissioned by the Goodman School of Drama, the Long Beach CLO, and the Assistance League of Southern California, to create musical adaptations of classic stories. Songs from her musical “The Emperor’s Birthday Suit,” were featured in the Stephen Schwartz’s ASCAP Workshop, and her “Teddy & Harry - The Tortoise and the Hare” won the National Jackie White Playwriting contest in 2019. For 26 years (until the pandemic) Ms. Weiss taught a widely known workshop in how to audition for musicals.
Her show about immigrants, “The Door to America” was one of 5 pieces selected to be produced in workshop at the “She L.A.” theatre festival.
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MORE ABOUT ME
I feel most like myself when I am playing the piano. I have been playing for over 60 years and it still is a "zen" experience for me.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
"The Door to America," a warm and funny musical about Jewish immigrants coming to America in 1910.
Jewish, Historical, musical, comedy, warm, entertaining, hardships
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