music for screen & stage


“Equally inspired are musical supervisor Ryan O’Connell’s lush orchestrations... that give Pailet’s melodies the rich full-orchestral sound they deserve...”

-Stage Scene LA

“...the show also boasts pulsating musical direction by Ryan O’Connell...”

-Talkin’ Broadway

“...invaluable accompanist Ryan O’Connell brings out [the score’s] essential colors...”

-LA Times

“[His arrangements are] fresh, achievable by so many singers and just plain smart!”

-Greg Gilpin, Composer, Shawnee Press

Ryan O’Connell - Composer


Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by!

A lot has happened in the past few months, but I’m keeping busy as ever and the projects are diverse and exciting. I’ve been scoring for great series, orchestrating TV specials, and music directing fantastic new musicals!

Coming up, I will be music directing and orchestrating “Ernest Shackleton Loves Me” at Second Stage in NYC. This show has been in the works for many years, and we’re very excited to bring it Off-Broadway!

I’m also still writing choral arrangements. Updates will be posted here as they come.

As always, please contact me at any time. I’d love to hear from you!

See you around!


“Anything you do, let it come from you. Then it will be new.”

-Stephen Sondheim,

Sunday in the Park with George


3/10/17 - Music Directing/Conducting “Into the Woods” at the Lewis Family Playhouse

1/28/17 - Music Directing/Orchestrating Marshall Pailett’s new musical, “Claudio Quest” in Anaheim, CA

8/11/16 - Music Supervisor for the Oceania Marina cruise ship

3/11/16 - Conducting “Cats” at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

1/24/16 - Conducting a 15-piece orchestra for “Pal Joey” as part of Musical Theater West’s Ranier Reading Series in Long Beach, CA