Adam Blau is an award-winning composer and songwriter whose diverse works have appeared in film, television, and theatrical productions.
Adam has composed musical score and songs for numerous feature films, including License to Wed, The Overbrook Brothers, Phoebe in Wonderland, and Fuzz Track City, among others. Television credits include “Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street” on TruTV/TBS and “You’re the Worst” on FXX.
Adam is the songwriter and producer behind the Fred Rogers Center’s Everyday Grooves, a collection of original songs for families and children that media experts Common Sense Media called “well-crafted…gems [that] are great for all ages, and offer musical support to families from sun up to sun down.”
Adam has orchestrated feature films including School for Scoundrels and Smother. He has become a go-to arranger for specialty percussion parts, having orchestrated and produced extensive drumline sessions for film scores including We Are Marshall and The Express. Adam’s percussion arrangements have made their way into several Disney productions, as well, including the Toy Story Playland attraction at Disneyland Paris and each installment of the Tinker Bell series of films. Adam also arranged music for the 2013 inauguration ceremony for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Adam has extensive experience in the theatre, as well. In addition to music directing and arranging for numerous stage productions, Adam composed the cult favorite Monica! the Musical, a full-length musical comedy that satirically retold the Monica Lewinsky scandal. New York Magazine hailed the show as “warm-hearted,” “very funny” and “lowbrow-brilliant.” Most recently, Adam orchestrated the forthcoming Broadway production of Nerds, a musical comedy about the Bill Gates/Steve Jobs rivalry opening in Spring 2016 at the Longacre Theatre.
Adam has played piano and keyboards with rock bands in venues ranging from Irving Plaza in New York to the House of Blues in Las Vegas.
Adam is a graduate of Yale University and former musical director of the Yale Whiffenpoofs.