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Ellen with lead singer of the Crystals

Ellen rocks out on piano with La La Brooks, lead singer of the Crystals, doing And Then He Kissed Me!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaJ74hnSZxw

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MANDEL SONG IN CONCERT for the RAIN and the CLOUDS

MANDEL's song setting of E.E. Cummings' A WIND HAS BLOWN THE RAIN AWAY was sung by Alexandra Seandrou in her concert SONGS FOR THE RAIN AND THE CLOUDS November 22nd, at St. Marks Church in the Bowery. The songs included…

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Brass Butterfly

Music by ELLEN MANDEL featured in a reading of THE BRASS BUTTERFLY, Oct 24 at the Wild Project, NYC. ******************************************************************************************************************

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SUMMER 2009

ELLEN MANDEL created music for HEARTBREAK HOUSE and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at the Peterborough Players, and performed her five new Ogden Nash settings at Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC this summer ******************************************************************************************************************* Music by ELLEN MANDEL featured in THE…

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Mandel's music at Juilliard a hit!

LOVE'S LABOURS LOST, with songs by ELLEN MANDEL,was a hit at the JUILLIARD SCHOOL in May! Ellen composed 10 songs and some instrumental music, and performed as the show pianist. The young actors perform the songs beautifully, in a finely…

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Mandel Music and Lyrics for PUSS IN BOOTS and LITTLE RED

LITTLE RED, by Kathy Menino, MUSIC and LYRICS by ELLEN MANDEL was produced at the Public Theatre of Maine in May, and PUSS IN BOOTS! A musical comedy version of the fable with MUSIC and LYRICS by ELLEN MANDEL, and…

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NEW CD is out!!

Brite Records has released THE FIRST OF ALL MY DREAMS, a new CD of songs by Ellen Mandel to poems by E.E. Cummings, Seamus Heaney, William Butler Yeats, Glyn Maxwell, and others, including some jazz songs with lyrics and music…

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CINDY REILLY a HUGE HIT!

CINDY REILLY, a musical version of Cinderella, music by Ellen Mandel, book and lyrics by Kaikkonen and Swartz, was a smash hit at the Peterborough Players (NH): "Cindy Reilly has all the quality of a Broadway musical...a brilliant update of…

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THE SNOWFLAKE THAT COULDN'T MELT

Ellen Mandel wrote music for this wonderful new story by Daniel Pociernicki, and the two recorded the story with music in April in NYC It's the tale of Shimmer, an especially beautiful snowflake, and his adventures as he…