La Croix

Tuesday Dec 17 2019

Len's Resume


Lenny LaCroix was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts all too many years ago. He started playing drums at age five and then, piano at age six. At age twelve he formed his first band which me lead, played and arranged for. At age seventeen he attended the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford in Bloomfield Ct. He was first in his class for the first two years and completed the four year course in three years. During his undergraduate years he formed his second band, a jazz quartet, which competed and won second place in the Georgetown Intercollegiate Jazz Festival. He went on to attain his Masters Degree. During his post gradutate studies, he became a teaching fellow at Hartt.

In 1069 he relocated to Los Angeles where he has worked as a pianist, arranger, conductor and composer for a rather eclectic group of clients who include but are not limited to:

The Academy Awards (8 years)

Frank Sinatra

Michael Jackson

Barbra Streisand

Debbie Reynolds

Donald O’Conner

Gene Kelley

Gene Nelson

Ice Capades

Julie Andrews

Bette Midler

Jim Henson

Shirley Maclaine

Ann Margret

Sid Caesar and Imogene Cocoa

Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Siegfried and Roy

Carol Burnette

Englebert Humperdinck

Tony Danza

Lucille Ball

He has done film projects with Blake Edwards, Mark Rydell and Gene Saks.

He has written dance music for choreographers Michael Kidd, Gene Kelley, Onna White, Joe Layton, Debbie Allen, Paula Abdul, Gene Nelson, Allen Johnson, Anita Mann and Danny Daniels to name a few.

He has worked on television projects with producer/directors Nick Vanoff, Marty Passetta, Don Mischer, Pierre and John Cossette, George Slaughter, Lee Mendleson, Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion.

He has produced music for royal Carribean, Radisson, Holland America, Silverseas and Oceana cruise lines.