I will feature one judge every couple of days for you to see their credits! Tell everyone you know that you do NOT get to sing for folks like this every day!!! or even every year. or even every TEN years!
PAUL BOGAEV (I mean come ON!!!)
Paul Bogeav is a music director-producer, arranger and composer. He supervised and conducted the music for the Academy Award winning film CHICAGO and was Executive Producer of its GRAMMYAward winning soundtrack. He won his first GRAMMY for arranging, orchestrating, underscore composing, and producing the music for Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA on Broadway. AIDA also won the TONY Award for Best Score.
Paul's other Broadway Credits include TARZAN (as Music Producer), SPIDERMAN (musical producer) BOMBAY DREAMS (Music Supervisor and TONY-nominated Orchestrator), and as Music Director, SUNSET BOULEVARD, LES MISERABLES, CATS, ASPECTS OF LOVE, CHESS, and STARLIGHT EXPRESS. He also wrote and produced songs for a stage production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS which recently ran for four years in Europe .
His other feature film credits include DREAMGIRLS, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, CONNIE AND CARLA, and the animated DISNEY films, LION KING, TARZAN, MULAN, and THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE. For ABC Television, Mr. Bogaev was Music Director for CINDERELLA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and ANNIE (EMMY AWARD).
As a Conductor, he directed the music for Francis Coppola's presentation of the silent movie epic NAPOLEON with symphony orchestras all throughout the world. He also conducted Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the concert THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and Barbra Streisand's recording, HIGHER GROUND.
Mr. Bogaev has also worked with Phil Collins, Sting, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Whitney Houston, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Hugh Jackman, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta Jones, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Kathy Bates, Drew Barrymore, Liam Neeson, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick, Jr., and most recently recorded the soundtrack for the new movie musical NINE with Daniel Day-Lewis, Sophia Loren, Dame Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, and Fergie. Mr. Bogaev studied at Cornell University and the Juilliard School . He was born in Philadelphia and educated at The Haverford School where he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003.