New York Chair
GREG PLISKA is a composer, conductor and orchestrator whose career includes award-winning work in theater, film, television and other media. Compositions include music for The Government Inspector (off-B’way), the Broadway play Sylvia, and Shakespeare in the Park productions of Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, and As You Like It (co-composed with Steve Martin, Drama Desk nomination). His musical In a Lake of Fire won a Moss Hart Award; other musicals include TitTales: A Body Politics Cabaret, and a rock version of Bacchae. He contributed music and orchestration to the BAFTA-winning TV series Life, along with other Discovery Channel and National Geographic programs and several short films.
His off-Broadway scores include School for Scandal, Vigil, The Window Man, Ice Island, Oy!, and Pericles. He wrote an opera with David Ives, The Secret Garden, and is currently developing a new piece, A Most Dangerous Man, based upon the life of labor leaderand civil rights activist Walter Reuther. His recent orchestration work includes new themes for CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, IMAX, HBO Feature Presentation, and Hulu, along with the films The Infiltrator (w/Bryan Cranston), Manhattan Nocturne (w/Adrian Brody), Beethoven’s Treasure Tail, The Little Rascals Save the Day, The Wildest Dream and the BAFTA-winning documentary Flying Monsters 3D.
He is orchestrator for the Broadway-bound musical Trevor, by composer Julianne Wick Davis, and was music director for the Tony-winning play War Horse. Born in Connecticut, raised in California, Greg resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.