Michele Brourman

Michele Brourman

Biography

Michele Brourman is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose best-known song, “My Favorite Year” has been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Margaret Whiting, Dame Cleo Laine, and more.
With lyricist Amanda McBroom, she’s written the songs for 18 animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved “Land Before Time” series, writing for artists like Reba McIntyre, Michael York, David Carradine, Jodi Benson, Olivia Newton-John, Donny Osmond, Corbin Bleu and a host of others. Her work has been featured in television and film and performed by countless cabaret artists, garnering numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Brourman’s work for the theater includes the dance and incidental music for the original Broadway production of “Working”, and the score for the musical “Dangerous Beauty” (with Amanda McBroom) produced at the Pasadena Playhouse. She composed the score for the musical “The Belle of Tombstone ( lyrics by Sheilah Rae, book by Sheilah Rae and Thomas Edward West). Together with Rae, she’s also created a series of short musicals, five of which have been finalists for the prestigious Heideman Award at the Actors’ Theater of Louisville.

She has produced CD’s for a number of artists, including Amanda McBroom, Dixie Carter, George Ball, Irina Maleeva, folk artist Doug Mishkin, and Broadway legend, Susan Watson, as well as all the songs for her animated features, working with co-producer Stephan Oberhoff.

Known and admired for her work as musical director for Amanda McBroom, she’s also worked with artists like Heather MacRae, Richard Chamberlain, Bernadette Peters, Mariette Hartley, Marshall Barer, and even played piano in Bob Dylan’s band.

Brourman has been called “a consummate artist/composer…. whose songs target the human condition with a simplicity, honesty and directness which make them into contemporary classics.”

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • Southern California

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Producer/Record Producer

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Digital Performer

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
  • ASCAP
  • SAG/AFTRA

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her