At some point, within the last day, week, or month, you’ve probably heard or watched something that Emmy Award winning composer Gary Schreiner has created.
Gary is as accomplished a performer and studio musician, as he is a composer, producer and arranger. His work on keyboards, accordion and chromatic harmonica can be heard on many recordings, television shows, and films. He has worked with diverse artists such as Elton John, Rosanne Cash, Joan Osborne, Patti LaBelle, Pedrito Martinez, Yoko Ono, Pheobe Snow, Marvin Hamlisch, Run-DMC, Lucy Kaplansky, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Blue Man Group, John Pizzarelli, Julio Fernandez (Spiro Gyra), Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kermit the Frog, and World Champion figure skater Randy Gardner.
Presently he's producing the band Aztec Two Step's latest album to be released in 2017. He produced and arranged Rick Moranis' last album "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs".
He has written music for hundreds of television commercials including: Award winning Cotton Council Commercial, Ralph Lauren (My Romance), McDonalds, Pepsi, Applebees, Advil, Honey Bunches of Oats, Duracell, and a number of Super Bowl spots (including one for Pepsi). His arrangement and production of Stevie Wonder's “Don’t You Worry About a Thing”, was the long-running centerpiece of UPS’s national campaign.
His musical compositions have also been featured on many TV shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, X Files, and Chappelle’s Show (including the infamous Muppet-like-puppets-singing-about-all-sorts-of-venereal-diseases-episode!). Gary has composed in collaboration with his writing partner, Curt Sobel, music featured in films such as “Ray”, “Donnie Brasco”, "Parker", “Thank You for Smoking”, “Love Happens”, and “Get On Up".
In the theater world Gary has co-written the music (with fellow Emmy-award winning composer, William Electric Black) for the shows "American Star!!!" and “My Boyfriend is a Zombie" both featured at the Theater for the New City.
Previously Gary composed the music for Alison Larkin’s one-woman show “The English American”, featured in the The Edinburgh Festival and The London Comedy Festival (with other performances in New York City and Los Angeles), which inspired Alison to write the bestselling novel by the same name.