Ron Abel, the multi-award winning composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musical director whose client list ranges from multi-million selling pop diva Taylor Dayne to opera diva and Kennedy Center Honoree, Jessye Norman can currently by seen on the new Fran Drescher TV Land television series, “Happily Divorced” playing himself.
Abel was personally honored recently and named among the Great American Composers celebrated at the July 4th Rose Bowl Spectacular in Pasadena, California where his multi-recorded song “Until Now” was the featured concert selection.
The scope of Abel’s music mastery includes film, television, Broadway, recording as well as live concerts and special events as the one this evening. His film and television work includes Musical Direction and Original Music for the Emmy-Award winning I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special (CBS) as well as composing, arranging, conducting and/or orchestrating for both Michelle Pfeiffer and Kim Bassinger, Liza Minnelli, Marvin Hamlisch, and Bette Midler.
He recently produced and arranged new albums for Deborah Gibson (Colored Lights: The Broadway Album) and Valarie Pettiford (Hear My Soul) and Lucie Arnaz (Latin Roots) Arranging, producing, and song writing by Abel can also be heard on Petula Clark, Helen Reddy and Dorian Harewood’s albums among many others. Abel is currently composing the scores for two new Broadway-bound stage musicals with his long-time writing partner, the celebrated lyricist, Chuck Steffan.