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 A VERY BENNY CHRISTMAS sung by the SWINGING SIRENS

THE NEW CD!!! Now available on the products page!!!  Ellen's song for

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Year's, plus her version of O MISTRESS MINE, CLOUDS, and more!!!  

Sung by Swinging Sirens BRIDGET BEIRNE, JESSICA CRANDALL, AND SONNI JAMES!!!

CD and Songs available for download on the buy page!!  CD ONLY $10, songs $1!!!

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ARTURO UI, one of year's Top Ten Theatre Guide shows!!!  Mandel composed and played the music live, created sound design, did live Foley effects, and even played a couple of roles!!

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN, produced by New Yiddish Rep, Sound design by Ellen Mandel!!

DRAMA DESK nominee for Best Revival,  produced again at the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto!! A great show!!!  Rave reviews!!


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dell'Arte Opera Ensemble commissioned and presented the WORLD PREMIERE of Mandel's

song "Le Chat" to a text by Charles Baudelaire 


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Ellen Mandel performed with Michael Lydon and Jessica Crandall at Roe-Jan

Community Library April 16!! a smash success!!


Killer singers Lisa Flanagan and Steven Herring sang Mandel's art songs at Cornelia Street Cafe in April!!!   FABULOUS!!

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THERE WAS A WORLD: swinging sirens Bridget Beirne, Jessica Crandall, and Sonni James sing Mandel's songs to Glyn Maxwell and Seamus Heaney texts!  Buy it on the buy page!! ********************************************************************************************************************************  ******************************************************************************************************************************

PAMELA BOB,  Broadway actress supreme,  sings my song GODOT'S BLUES----Listen on my music

page!!  Buy the download on the products page!!

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Ellen Mandel created wall to wall music and sound for The Gambler for Phoenix Theatre Ensemble!!

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NY TIMES: "Mandel's settings of poems by E. E. Cummings are ardent and spiky, refreshingly organic."
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Super soprano LISA FLANAGAN sang SONGS BY ELLEN MANDEL at Cornelia Street Cafe!!  

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ELLEN nominated for NYIT Award for Original Music and Sound Design

for Phoenix Theater's MEDEA!!!!

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PICNIC IN L.A. at the ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY!!!  with lots of MUSIC BY ELLEN MANDEL!! monster hit with many rave reviews!!!  MANDEL received a Scenie Award for her music for TOP GIRLS at Antaeus!!!

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CHARLEY'S AUNT, the terrific farce, directed by Chuck Morey, MUSIC BY ELLEN MANDEL, huge hit at the Peterborough Players  *****************************************************************************************************************************



 SWINGING SIREN SONGS Jessica Crandall and Ellen Mandel rocked a full house at Cornelia St Cafe!! ********************************************************************************************************************************And three more nominations!! New Hampshire Theatre Awards nom: Sound design/original music for The Voysey Inheritance (with Kevin Frazier) and Musical Director for Patsy Cline. NYITA: Original music for Don Juan. *******************************************************************************************************************************


THEARTSONGPROJECT, a great website of soprano Helene Lindqvist and pianist Philipp Vogler has recorded and posted my songs GRAY ROOM and TO AN ISLE IN THE WATER!!!! Beautifully sung and played!!! Go listen!!! See links. *****************************************************************************************************************************



Madgalena Ball, The Compulsive Reader blog, RAVE REVIEW to THE CAT AND THE MOON---my new CD with DANIEL NEER, THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! see links for whole review! ********************************************************************************************************************************************

CHARLIE GIORDANO, of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Band, plays accordion on my LULU SUITE!! Listen on my music page! ********************************************************************************************************************************************


TODD ALMOND sings songs by ELLEN MANDEL to poems by e.e. cummings, Seamus Heaney, WB Yeats and others----on THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS and A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY!! CDs available at St Mark's Bookshop (NYC), Politics and Prose (Wash DC) and Toadstool Bookshop (Peterborough NH), and at CDBABY.com, or directly through this website! *******************************************************************************************************************************************


THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS: "WONDERFUL" Sarah Cahill of KALW (San Francisco public radio) *******************************************************************************************************************************************


A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY: All Things Considered, NPR: "A striking collaboration: the playful poetry of e.e. cummings set to music by New York composer Ellen Mandel and sung beautifully by Cincinnati tenor and actor Todd Almond. I wish I could give it to every poetry lover I know." **********************************************************************************************************************************