BILL SHERMAN is a songwriter and orchestrator who won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for In the Heights and the 2008 Grammy Award as the co-producer of the In The Heights Original Broadway Cast Album. He also won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song-Children’s and Animation for Sesame Street’s “What I Am” and the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song-Children’s and Animation for Sesame Street’s “The Power of Yet”. He was also nominated for a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for the theme music to AMC’s “Storymakers.” Bill is the Music Director of Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and Nature Cat on PBS and HBO. Recently, he produced the Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Album with The Roots for Atlantic Records and composed the music for All Things Must Pass, a documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records directed by Colin Hanks. This spring, he will be the Music Supervisor for “Hello, World!” a new series on The Discovery Channel. Bill also co-wrote “Stupid Girl” on Jennifer Nettles new album “Playing With Fire” that debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Country Chart and #10 on Billboard 200 in May 2016.
He is a proud member of NY’s premier hip-hop, improv and comedy group, Freestyle Love Supreme that traveled to the Aspen, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Montreal comedy festivals. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.