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2014 HIGHLIGHTS!!!!

2014: WHAT A YEAR!!! 

JAN: E.A ROBINSON celebration at Cornelia Street Cafe: World Premiere of Mandel's three new songs to Robinson's poems sung by extraordinary DANIEL NEER!!

MANDEL and JESSICA CRANDALL perform Mandel songs at Andrea Clearfield Salon, Philadelphia

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AWARDS and nominations

MANDEL received a Scenie Award for her music for TOP GIRLS at Antaeus 

plus award nominations:  

DEATH OF A SALESMAN,  DRAMA DESK nominee for Best Revival:

Sound design by Ellen Mandel  

NYIT Awards: Music/Sound Design for Phoenix Theater's

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more highlights

ELLEN MANDEL WITH JESSICA CRANDALL AND MICHAEL LYDON

AT CORNELIA STREET CAFE in AUGUST 2018 was a total SMASH!!!

SONGS ON A SUMMER NIGHT JUNE 26! 

JESSICA CRANDALL sang songs by ELLEN MANDEL

with special guest violinist MELANIE HASKINS!!

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS

ARTURO UI, one of 2016'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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Ellen Mandel performed with Michael Lydon and Jessica

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SOME 2013 HIGHLIGHTS

Mandel's music at CORNELIA ST CAFE!!! ELLEN MANDEL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, with Daniel Neer and Jessica Crandall plus actors Paul Hecht and Kim Sykes, THE CAT AND THE MOON, CD release concert and STANLEY KUNITZ celebration with DANIEL NEER, W B…

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PRESENT LAUGHTER summer 2012

FOUR SONGS by ELLEN MANDEL in PRESENT LAUGHTER at the PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS, WERE GREAT HITS!! HILARIOUS SHOW, BRILLIANT CAST, GREAT DIRECTION, FABULOUS MUSIC AND SINGING!!!!!! Ellen performed, arranged, and musical directed Gus Kaikkonen's adaptation of LITTLE MEN, also at the…

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MUSIC by ELLEN MANDEL in RECENT SHOWS

RECENT SHOWS with music by Ellen Mandel: RUTHERFORD AND SON at the Mint Theatre, RUMPLESTILTSKIN and THE TOYMAKER'S APPRENTICE, books by Kathy Menino, music and lyrics by Ellen Mandel at the Wild Project, AGAMEMNON HOME, by Glyn Maxwell, and ART…

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THOMAS HARDY SONGS by Ellen Mandel

THOMAS HARDY Celebration and OGDEN NASH BIRTHDAY BASH at Cornelia St Cafe, with Paul Hecht, Bob Kaliban, Dee Nelson, Sandra Shipley and Paul O'Brien, and Daniel Neer and Jessica Crandall singing new songs by Ellen Mandel to Hardy's and Nash's…

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PUSS IN BOOTS SMASH HIT at PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS!!

PUSS IN BOOTS, with music and lyrics by Ellen Mandel, book by Kathy Menino, was a smash hit at the Peterborough Players this summer! Artistic director Gus Kaikkonen directed an excellent cast---we added a Supremes-like Greek chorus and a big…

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Irish Times interviews Ellen Mandel about Seamus Heaney

The Irish Times - Friday, September 3, 2010 What Heaney means to me ELLEN MANDEL Jazz pianist and theatre composer “There’s one poem at the moment I love, love, love: I set it to music, because it just pulled me…

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Mandel and Almond concert

Ellen Mandel and Todd Almond gave a sold out concert in Oakland April 18----several world premieres of songs with music by Mandel!! Audience loved it!!