Designer, Musical Contractor
( b. Jan 05, 1934 SOUTH AFRICA - d. Mar 30, 2013 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Phil Ramone was the rare record producer and engineer who was active and thriving in the live-performance realm as well as film, TV and theater. He produced numerous MusiCares person of the year galas during Grammy Week, tributes to performers such as Bono, Don Henley, Brian Wilson and Aretha Franklin, and was active with the Songwriters Hall of Fame annual event. He also worked on the musical elements of Broadway concert shows by Liza Minnelli and Raffi. Although known for his engineering and production, Ramone had an equally broad career in film, television and theater.
Ramone's Broadway-related credits are mostly related to original cast albums that he produced or engineered, among them Promises, Promises, New Faces '68, Oh! Calcutta, Pippin and Chicago. In 2006, he was the executive producer of the Billy Elliot cast albums and three years earlier produced The Boy From Oz.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter