Robert Russell Bennett

orchestrated more than 300 Broadway musical scores, including Show Boat; No, No, Nanette; Of Thee I Sing; Face the Music; Oklahoma!; Carmen Jones; Finian’s Rainbow; Kiss Me, Kate; South Pacific; The King and I; My Fair Lady; Camelot. His arrangements for the 1955 film version of Oklahoma! earned him an Academy Award. He also orchestrated and arranged Rodgers’ TV documentary score for “Victory at Sea.” A classically trained com- poser, Bennett’s prolific output of original compositions includes symphonies, sonatas, a ballet, a concerto and an opera.