Gender
Male
Born
Jun 14, 1943
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Composer Arranger Orchestrator Musical Director Musical Supervisor Musician
Relations
Husband of
Hattie Winston
Ain't Too Proud (Mar 21, 2019 - Present)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Side Show (Nov 17, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway (Nov 10, 2011 - Jan 01, 2012)
  • Arrangements and orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
SpecialConcertOriginal
Lennon (Aug 14, 2005 - Sep 24, 2005)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mar 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Never Gonna Dance (Dec 04, 2003 - Feb 15, 2004)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hairspray (Aug 15, 2002 - Jan 04, 2009)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Full Monty (Oct 26, 2000 - Sep 01, 2002)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Swing! (Dec 09, 1999 - Jan 14, 2001)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalDance RevueOriginal
Little Me (Nov 12, 1998 - Feb 07, 1999)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyRevival
Side Show (Oct 16, 1997 - Jan 03, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
The Life (Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Tommy Tune Tonite! (Dec 28, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993)
  • Arrangements and/or orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
SpecialRevueOriginal
Carrie (May 12, 1988 - May 15, 1988)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
Grind (Apr 16, 1985 - Jun 22, 1985)
  • Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Leader of the Pack (Apr 08, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985)
  • Opening dance sequence composed by Harold Wheeler
  • Opening dance sequence orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Three Musketeers (Nov 11, 1984 - Nov 18, 1984)
  • Additional orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
The Wiz (May 24, 1984 - Jun 03, 1984)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyRevival
The Tap Dance Kid (Dec 21, 1983 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Music arranged by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
  • Vocal arrangements by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Little Me (Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyRevival
Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Lena Horne: "The Lady and Her Music" (May 12, 1981 - Jun 30, 1982)
  • Musical Director: Harold Wheeler
SpecialConcertOriginal
The Wiz (Jan 05, 1975 - Jan 28, 1979)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Love for Love (Nov 11, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Featuring songs by Harold Wheeler
PlayRevival
Don't Play Us Cheap! (May 16, 1972 - Sep 30, 1972)
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalFantasyOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973)
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death (Oct 20, 1971 - Jul 30, 1972)
  • Musical direction and supervision: Harold Wheeler
  • Musician: Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Dance arrangements by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Dance arrangements by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Director: Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Nov 01, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Aug 04, 2006 - Aug 19, 2007)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hairspray (Sep 09, 2003 - Jun 25, 2006)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Full Monty (Apr 16, 2002 - Dec 14, 2003)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Full Monty (May 22, 2001 - Oct 27, 2001)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Swing! (Nov 20, 2000 - Jun 17, 2001)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalDance RevueOriginal
Fame (Nov 09, 1998 - Apr 29, 2001)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
Dreamgirls (Oct 07, 1997 - May 03, 1998)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
Annie Warbucks (Aug 11, 1992 - Nov 22, 1992)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalRevival
The Tap Dance Kid (Aug 01, 1985 - Jul 06, 1986)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
  • Vocal arrangements by Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
The Wiz (Sep 16, 1983 - May 13, 1984)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyRevival
Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
  • Musical Supervisor: Harold Wheeler
MusicalOriginal
The Wiz (Jun 23, 1978 - Jul 01, 1979)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Wiz (Jun 15, 1976 - Jul 07, 1979)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Sep 24, 2001 - Sep 24, 2001)
  • Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Orchestrations

2019 | Nominee  | Ain't Too Proud
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

2019 | Recipient
Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

2005 | Nominee  | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

2003 | Nominee  | Hairspray
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

2001 | Nominee  | The Full Monty
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

2000 | Nominee  | Swing!
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

1999 | Nominee  | Little Me
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Best Orchestrations

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2005 | Nominee  | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2004 | Nominee  | Never Gonna Dance
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

Outstanding Orchestrations

2003 | Winner  | Hairspray
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2001 | Nominee  | The Full Monty
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2000 | Nominee  | Swing!
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

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