Why I want to write for you.


Music has been part of my soul since I could stand under a piano and tap out melodies I heard on the radio in the 1950’s.  And over the years I have found that making music goes right to the passionate core of the person for whom it was intended.

I have benefitted from this many times over, and I want to share that feeling with as many people as possible. And I truly love to collaborate, so that the music I compose will be the music you want to hear - your poem set to a soaring melody, a special wedding march for your daughter, or my specialty, a private symphony to impress your beloved. Imagine a chamber piece performed at your home with your loved one’s name (or your own!) as the title, or a recording made especially for you to simply hold your loved one through. I am the person who can help you to give that very precious and special gift.

Why you can trust me with your dreams.


I have already developed a trusting relationship with so many people you might admire - Rod Stewart, Gloria Estefan, Donny Osmond, Broadway producers, record producers - the list is enormous. And I have been a first call for the greatest of the greats - Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, even Kiss and Aerosmith have used me to help carve their sound. I have conducted symphonies, recorded thousands of hours in studios all over the world, toured with Grammy winning artists and have been commissioned to write music by some of the biggest, most respected companies in the world, including work for Macys 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and the Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC, Universal Studios Orlando, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, the Ringling Brothers Circus and much more.

Why you will never be happier with a gift in your life.



Flowers last a week. Clothes become dated. Even gift cars need constant repair and fuel. Diamonds, well diamonds are pretty good, actually. But anyone can buy a diamond, and only the true romantic will commission a unique, personal gift of love, timeless as forever, and as personal as a kiss. And it is not a gift that just anyone can have. This is a unique gift, only available to the few who can really appreciate its value. Still, my pledge is to help you realize that gift in less time, and for less money than anyone else possibly could. Check the internet - most commissioners ask for 18 to 24 months to create a piece of music. I find that unbelievable! Bach wrote an entire service every week! Stravinsky wrote the Rite of Spring and Tchaikovsky wrote the Nutcracker in less time! I will write, arrange, orchestrate and produce your symphony in a fraction of the time that others take, and for a much more reasonable cost. How? I have a tremendous work ethic, and I am fast and facile, and ferociously talented. I also have at my disposal a private orchestra to manifest each piece. Yes, you will indeed be happy with my services, and no one will ever be happier than the person for whom this treasured gift is intended. Are you ready?

 
 

Doug Katsaros


RECORDINGS:

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboardist and/or Vocalist for:

Elton John:  AIDA (Shania Twain: vocal)

Bon Jovi:  BON JOVI (Platinum)

Frank Sinatra:  DUETS (1&2) (Platinum)

Rod Stewart: AMERICAN SONGBOOK (Platinum)

Marlo Thomas: THANKS & GIVING GRAMMY AWARD

Live:  SECRET SAMADHI (Platinum)

Todd Rundgren:  SECOND WIND

Peter Paul & Mary:  LIFELINES, FLOWERS & STONES

Sinead O'Connor:  AM I NOT YOUR GIRL

B. B. King:  HEART TO HEART (with Diane Schuur) (Billboard’s #1 Album)

KissPAUL STANLEY (solo) (Platinum)

Cher:  CHER (Platinum)

Aerosmith:  ROCK IN A HARD PLACE (Gold)

Judy Collins:  FIRES OF EDEN

Michael Bolton:  MICHAEL BOLTON / EVERYONE'S CRAZY (Gold)

Gloria Estefan:  CHRISTMAS THROUGH YOUR EYES (Platinum)

Donny Osmond:  THIS IS THE MOMENT

Richie Havens:  CONNECTIONS

Raul Di Blasio:  LATINO, SOLO, TANGO, PIANO Di AMERICA, PRIMAVERA (Producer)

Balance: Original member. BALANCE, IN FOR THE COUNT

GeWaDoKa: Original member  RIGHT TURN FROM THE LEFT LANE

Van Helsing’s Curse (with Dee Snider): OCCULOUS INFERNUM

Andiamo: LOVE, FROM ITALY

Footloose: Broadway GRAMMY NOMINATION

The Rocky Horror Show: Broadway

The Life: Broadway

& Liza Minnelli, Billy Stritch, Phoebe Snow, Peter Frampton, John Denver, Peter Noone, Melanie, Vicki Sue Robinson, Rex Smith, Arcangel, Jon SecadaYukiko Heneda, and others…


ARTISTS associated with:

Estelle Parsons

Katharine McFee

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Betty Buckley

Darlene Love

Adam Pascal

Idina Menzel

Deborah Voight

Evelyn Lear

Savion Glover

Rita Coolidge


THEATRE:

ROCKABYE HAMLET (BROADWAY) - Dance Arranger (for Gower Champion)

WELCOME TO THE CLUB (BROADWAY) Orchestrator (For Cy Coleman)

THE LIFE (BROADWAY) - Dance and Vocal Arranger (for Cy Coleman)

HAIR (BROADWAY) - Starred as Berger (for Tom O’Horgan)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (BROADWAY) - Orchestrator

FOOTLOOSE (BROADWAY) – Conductor, Keyboards,, Vocal Arranger

LAUGHING ROOM ONLY (BROADWAY) Composer, Orchestrator

ALTAR BOYZ (Off B’WAY) Orchestrations, Programming DRAMA DESK NOMINATION

EXACTLY LIKE YOU (Off B’WAY) - Conductor, Orchestrator & Co-Star (For Cy Coleman)

A...MY NAME IS ALICE (Off B’WAY) Comp, Orchs. OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

DIAMONDS (Off B’WAY) - Co-Composer (for Hal Prince)

JUST SO (Off B’WAY) - Composer, Orchestrator

ABIE'S ISLAND ROSE (Off B’WAY) - Composer, Director

ELIZABETH & ESSEX (Off B’WAY) - Composer, Orchestrator

MOBY DICK (Off B’WAY) - Composer, Orchestrator

UP AGAINST IT (Off B’WAY) - Orchestrator (for Todd Rundgren)

1966 (Off B’WAY) - Musical Director

LINGOLAND (Off B’WAY) - Co-Composer

THE END - Composer (Book & Lyrics by George Furth)

VALADON - Composer, Orchestrator (Tru Theatre Festival)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Composer, Orchestrator  (Mill Mountain Virginia)

ORPHAN TRAIN – Composer, Orchestrator (NYMTF, NY Theatre Institute)


FILM:

IF LUCY FELL (Sarah Jessica Parker, Elle McPherson) - Orchestrator, Conductor

ME AND THE MOB (Sandra Bullock, Steve Buscemi) - Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor

STAR CRYSTAL (Sci-Fi Classic!) - Composer, Conductor, Keyboards

WHITE LIES - Composer BACH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AWARD


TELEVISION:

THE TICK (Animated - FOX) - Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Keys EMMY NOM.

THE JIM HENSON HOUR (NBC) - Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Keyboards

MANCUSO FBI (NBC) - Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Keyboards EMMY NOM.

ABC SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIE: (ABC) Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor

THE TONY AWARDS (PBS) - Composer, Orchestrator - Special Material

GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) - Conductor, Keyboards “Peter, Paul & Mary”

OPRAH (CBS) - Guest (...The Man Who Wrote "BY MENNEN")

TV NATION (Comedy Central) - "STEVEN WRIGHT wants a 3 note JINGLE"

STAND-UP SPOTLIGHT (VH1) Conductor, Keyboards (on camera)

EGG, THE ARTS SHOW (PBS) “Broadway Workshop” Composer. Co-Star

LARRY KING LIVE (CNN) Barry Manilow’s Big Band Keyboardist

ELAYNE BOOSLER (SHOWTIME) Keyboards, Conductor

National Network themes for TNT, CBS, NBC, ABC


EVENTS:

RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS Composer, Orchestrator

MACYS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR (NBC) Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor

MACYS THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (NBC) Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator

XEROX PAVILION at the Seville World’s Fair - Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor

WORLD TOURSLiza Minnelli, Balance, Billy Stritch, Raul Di Blasio - Keyboards, Conductor


CORPORATE

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Keyboardist and/or Vocalist for:

Apple Jacks   A. T. & T.   Burpee Seeds   New York Telephone  NYNEX  Black & Decker Good Humor   Goodyear   Cellular One   C.B.S. Corporate Theme   N.B.C. Corporate Theme   T. N.T. Corporate Theme   Disneyland   Coca Cola   Pepsi Cola   Diet Coke   Sprite   Slice   7-Up   Mountain Dew   Dr. Pepper   R. C. Cola   Alka Seltzer   Close-Up   Colgate   Listerine   Vitalis   Du Pont   Prodigy   Budweiser  Old Milwaukee Beer   Miller Beer   Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer  Cincy Beer   Michelob Beer   Stroh’s Beer  Citizen Watches   Timex Watches   Pulsar   G.E.   G.M.A.C.   G.T.E.   S.T.P.  T.W.A.   I.B.M.  J. C. Penney   K Mart   Continental Airlines

Eastern Airlines   Ozark Airlines   Excedrin   U. S. Army   U. S. Air Force   Fuji Film   Kodak Disk   Burger King   McDonald’s   Hardees   Kentucky Fried Chicken   Chi Chi’s  Taco Bueno

Bennigan’s   Duncan Hines   Circuit City   Servistar   Safeway   Heinz   Tetley Tea   Lipton Tea   Lipton Cup-O-Soup   French’s Dip   Nestle’s   Bubblicious   Bubble Yum   Lifesavers   Pringles   Frosted Flakes   Total   Starburst   Tide   All   Cascade   Pert   Johnson & Johnson   Spic and Span   Citicorp   Oldsmobile   Chevrolet   Ford   Dodge   Lincoln   Pontiac

Mazda   Buick  A. C. Delco    S.T.P.   National Car Rental   Ryder Trucks   Kenner   Hasbro   Lego   Atari   Nintendo   Cover Girl   Leggs   T. J. Max   Magnavox   Maxi   Taylor Wine   Windex   Wyler’s   Woolite   Xerox   Kinney Shoes   Crystal Light   Raid   Mastercard   Visa  "BY MENNEN" etc …