Broadway musician who won two Tony Awards for Ideal Conductor and Music Director in the first 1950s. He was the founder from the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Movie theater Workshop in NY. He examined music on the Cincinnati Conservatory and in NY at Juilliard. He composed the backdrop music for Sean O’Casey’s creative creation of “Inside the Gates” from 1934. He composed music for Harold Rome in “Contact Me Mister” from 1946, which gained him a Tony Prize. He also executed the premieres of many operas. His family members was surviving in Jackson, Mississippi, when he was created. He and Pablo Picasso had been good friends. He executed the music for Leonard Bernstein’s “Great City,” both on stage and afterwards in the tv screen broadcast.