RANDY EDELMAN (Music by) most recently composed the score for Fox 2000’s 27 Dresses. His other recent work includes Rogue Picture’s Balls of Fury and Spyglass Entertainment’s Underdog.
He has enjoyed multiple collaborations with several filmmakers, including Ivan Reitman (Twins, Ghostbusters II, Kindergarten Cop and Six Days Seven Nights), Rob Cohen (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dragonheart, Daylight, The Skulls and xXx), Jonathan Lynn (My Cousin Vinny, The Distinguished Gentleman, Greedy and The Whole Nine Yards), Jeremiah S. Chechik (Tall Tale and Diabolique) and Ronald F. Maxwell (Gettysburg and Gods and Generals).
Edelman’s many other feature scores include Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans (earning BAFTA and Golden Globe Award nominations, with Trevor Jones), Bill Murray and Howard Franklin’s Quick Change, Chuck Russell’s The Mask, Jon Turteltaub’s While You Were Sleeping, Frank Oz’s The Indian in the Cupboard, Luis Llosa’s Anaconda, Ron Howard’s Edtv, Tom Dey’s Shanghai Noon and Chris Gerolmo’s award-winning telefilm Citizen X. He also scored the miniseries The Ten Commandments, directed by Robert Dornhelm.
Edelman won an Emmy Award for composing the theme for NBC’s Olympics coverage (which continues to accompany the broadcasts every two years), and has also composed the themes for several other notable televised sporting events.
Though a conservatory-trained classical musician, Edelman began his career as a singer and songwriter, and in the latter capacity, penned hits for The Carpenters, Barry Manilow, The 5th Dimension and Blood, Sweat & Tears. His songs have also been recorded by such artists as Bing Crosby, Patti LaBelle, Olivia Newton-John and Nancy
Wilson. He performed as the opening act on tour with The Carpenters and Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, among others. As a solo artist, he has released more than a dozen albums and performed at such venues as the London Palladium, the Drury Lane Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.
The Teaneck, New Jersey native attended the University of Cincinnati as a pre-med major (and recently earned an honorary doctorate in fine arts from the university) before pursuing music as a vocation. He earned a reputation as an arranger for local bands, and was soon hired by the “Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, to orchestrate songs for King Records.