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George Daugherty

George Daugherty
In addition to his successful and diverse conducting career spanning 25 years, George Daugherty is also an Emmy Award-winning / five-time Emmy nominated creator whose profile includes major credits as a director, writer, and producer for television, film, concerts and live theater.

Recent highlights include returns to Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia and San Francisco Symphony, as well as appearances with Cleveland Orchestra. He is a frequent guest conductor at the Sydney Opera House and London’s Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO). Most recently he conducted a 15-city tour with RPCO and Dame Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church, dancers of the Royal Ballet, and the Westminster Choir. He is a principal guest conductor at the Palacio de Bellas Artes Opera House in Mexico City and Music Director of Sinfonia Britannia, and he has been Music Director of several major American ballet companies.

For the ABC TV Network, Daugherty has created an animation-and-live action production of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, which he created, co-wrote, conducted, and directed, winning numerous awards including a Prime Time Emmy. He also received an Emmy nomination for Rhythm & Jam and collaborated with author Amy Tan on an Emmy Award-winning television series. In 1990, Daugherty created, directed, and conducted the hit Broadway musical Bugs Bunny On Broadway; and in 2010 launched “Bugs Bunny At The Symphony,” with producing partner David Ka Lik Wong. Daugherty is also executive producer, conductor, and creator of Rodgers & Hammerstein on Stage and Screen.

Daugherty received the Indiana Governor's Arts Award, and he was named a Library Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library in 2006.