CAROL WEISS is an accomplished musical director, teacher, pianist and composer. She was music director for the ABC TV series General Hospital, vocal director for the Gershwin Trust's "Lady Be Good" cast album and a musical director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Sacramento Music Circus, The Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, South Bay CLO, Santa Monica CLO and many other theatres in Los Angeles. The recipient of a Drama-Logue award, several ASCAP awards, and a presidential citation for excellence in teaching, Ms. Weiss has been a guest lecturer at UCLA, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Orange County High School of Performing Arts. She has worked with many well-known performers including: Jason Alexander, Steve Allen, Oba Babatunde, Scott Bacula, Hinton Battle, Theodore Bikel, Debbie Boone, Patrick Cassidy, Kate Flannery, Brad Garrett, Lou Gossett, Sam Harris, Teri Hatcher, George Hearn, Barry Manilow, Tommy Tune, George Wendt and Robin Williams.
In addition, Ms. Weiss has been the staff accompanist at thousands of auditions, including the ORIGINAL companies of: Beauty and the Beast, Fosse, Chicago, Grease, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, The Lion King, The King and I, City of Angels, Kiss of the Spider Woman, My Favorite Year and Les Miserables. She was also the Los Angeles casting director for National tours of: FAME, 42nd STREET, MISS SAIGON, THE MUSIC MAN and 1776.
Songs from TV
A demo reel of songs Carol wrote for 3 children's TV series in the 1980's: "Slapstick Studio," "The Good Book," and "Square One."
This is a video of a song I wrote for the very first episode of the PBS TV show "Square One," in 1987. The series taught children about math.
CAROL PLAYING THE PIANO
A number of years ago, I was accompanying my dear friend, FAY DeWITT, in her one woman show. She asked me to "show off." So I took several audience requests and then played something I liked.
In 2013 I shot a commercial. If you look closely, you can see me, stage left of the children, playing the piano. If you have patience you can watch the whole thing and see me playing the piano upside down near the end.
BIG HUNGRY LION
A song I wrote for the TV series “The Good Book,” starring Bobby Morse.
CHICKEN LEG LOVE SONG
A song I wrote for the TV series “Slapstick Studio,” starring Dick Shawn.
A CHRISTMAS WISH
Lyrics by Carol Weiss, to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.”