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Film Music Reporter has announced that Theodore Shapiro & Joseph Shirley (Bad Trip, The Open House) are teaming up to co-score the upcoming Disney+ original series THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY. The show is developed by Matt Manfredi & Phil Hay (Ride Along, Clash of the Titans) based on the bestselling book series by Trenton Lee Stewart and stars Tony Hale, Kristen Schaal, MaameYaa Boafo, Ryan Hurst, Mystic Inscho, Seth B. Carr, Emmy DeOliveira and Marta Kessler.

The series revolves around a group of orphans who are placed undercover at a boarding school and must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications while creating a new sort of family along the way. Hay & Manfredi are also executive producing the Sonar Entertainment & 20th Television production.

Shapiro has previously scored the Hay & Mandredi-produced features The Invitation and Destroyer. The series will premiere on June 25, 2021 exclusively on Disney+.


September 16th, 2021: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE score release
Hollywood Records will release a score album for the biographical drama THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE composed by Theodore Shapiro. The soundtrack will be released digitally tomorrow, September 17. The movie tells the story of the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker who – in the 1970s and 80 rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park with her husband, Jim Bakker. The drama just premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival and will be released in theaters this weekend by Searchlight Pictures.

July 23rd, 2021: WEBSITE UPDATE
Website has been updated and showreel is finally back online.

Theodore Shapiro was recently interviewed by David Coscina for Cinematic Sound's Composer Conversations series. You can listen to the audio interview by clicking on the image below.

Theodore Shapiro was the guest of one of the recent episodes of SCORE: THE PODCAST hosted by Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes, where various composers discuss all aspects of their work. You can listen to the entire interview below and also check a brief video clip from the interview.


June 24th, 2020: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
Film Music Reporter has announced that Theodore Shapiro will be scoring upcoming biographical drama THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. The film is directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Hello, My Name Is Doris) and stars Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, Chandler Hand, Fredric Lehne and Jay Hugule. The movie is based on the 2000 documentary of the same title by Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato and tells the story of the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker e and her husband, Jim Bakker, who rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity.  Shapiro has previously co-scored Showalter’s feature directorial debut The Baxter. THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is currently in post-production and will be distributed by Searchlight Pictures. No release date has been announced yet.

April 10th, 2020: ALBUM: TROLLS WORLD TOUR
After the coronavirus break out the theatrical release of TROLLS: WORLD TOUR has been canceled and the movie has already been released on VOD earlier this week. Back Lot Music released the score album, which includes 38:26 of the original score, and is already available on Amazon and iTunes, where you can also check the audio samples.

01. Behold the Pop String (1:29)
02. To Queen Poppy (1:24)
03. The Six Strings (0:42)
04. Queen Barb’s World Tour (1:53)
05. Aboard the Flowerface Balloon (1:43)
06. Journeys Begin (1:50)
07. Symphonyville (1:48)
08. The Pinky Promise (1:49)
09. The Woodwind for the Job (0:36)
10. To Queen Barb (1:41)
11. Arriving in Lonesome Flats (1:12)
12. Jailed (0:36)
13. Hickory to the Rescue (0:51)
14. Trolls is Trolls (0:36)
15. Smooth Jazz Chaz (1:40)
16. A Broken Pinky Promise (2:04)
17. Cooper’s Origin Story (0:38)
18. The Truth of Who We Are (1:02)
19. Good Queens Listen (2:17)
20. Hickory Split (1:30)
21. Barb’s Mission Accomplished (1:42)
22. One Nation Under Rock (1:49)
23. Your Former Leaders (0:57)
24. Branch to the Rescue (1:14)
25. Zombified (0:50)
26. Poppy Destroys the World (1:02)
27. Heartbeatbox (3:22)
28. Done with My Nap and Ready to Party! (0:09)

December 28th, 2019: THE GOOD HOUSE
According to Film Music Reporter, Theodore Shapiro will be scoring upcoming comedy drama THE GOOD HOUSE. The film is written and directed by Maya Forbes (INFINITELY POLAR BEAR, THE POLKA KING) & Wally Wolodarsky and stars Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Beverly D’Angelo, David Rasche, Rebecca Henderson, Molly Brown, Kathryn Erbe and Kelly AuCoin. The movie is based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Ann Leary and revolves around a New England realtor who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore and whose life starts to unravel as she rekindles an old romance. THE GOOD HOUSE  is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2020 by Universal Pictures.

December 25th, 2019: ALBUM:SPIES IN DISGUISE
Hollywood Records will release Theodore Shapiro's score for SPIES IN DISGUISE. The digital edition features 74 minutes of original score and will be available to purchase through various retailers including iTunes, Amazon MP3 or Amazon UK  during next few days. The movie opens in theatres worldwide this week.

01. Defusing the Bomb (0:35)
02. Kiddle Glitter (0:56)
03. Walter's Promise (1:25)
04. Man, It's Cold! (0:34)
05. Joyless (1:11)
06. Killian, The Hand (1:00)
07. Killian Escapes (1:34)
08. Yakuza Fight (0:56)
09. Report to Langley (2:06)
10. Lance Meets Walter (1:26)
11. Invisible (1:16)
12. Lance is Accused (1:57)
13. Lance Goes Rogue (1:46)
14. What's Your Play (0:48)
15. Test 83, Batch 5 (1:36)
16. Epigenetic Modulation (3:26)
17. Unbird Me! (2:33)
18. High Speed Chase (2:47)
19. Walk on By (0:40)
20. Avian Instrincts (2:02)
21. Kimura's Indoor Pool (0:52)
22. Sleepy Night-Night (1:15)
23. Going Science on Kimura (1:36)
24. Tic-Tac Jellyroll! (1:33)
25. Serious String (1:07)
26. Drone Factory Complete (1:18)
27. Arriving in Venice (3:38)
28. Drone Chase (3:29)
29. The Breadcrumb Defense (3:18)
30. Antidote Success (3:06)
31. Tux Redux (1:21)
32. Into Killian's Lair (2:59)
33. Killian in Control (4:19)
34. Let's Get Weird (2:21)
35. Next Gen Weapony (3:32)
36. Lance Saves Walter (4:39)
37. Spies in Disguise (1:59)
38. Greasy Palms (1:07)

December 17th, 2019:SPIES IN DISGUISE: Behind the Scenes
Several behind the scenes videos have been released over the past few weeks, including one that features almost 5 minutes of various brief bits from the recording sessions. Check back for score album details coming soon...

December 13th, 2019: clips: SPIES IN DISGUISE
20th Century Fox has released first clipse from upcoming SPIES IN DISGUISE, which also feature a few bits from Theodore Shapiro's score. You can check them out below. The movie will be released on December 25th.


December 12th, 2019: ALBUM: BOMBSHELL
Warner Records will release BOMBSHELL score album digitally tomorrow. The album features 43 minutes of original score as well as song One Little Soldier by Regina Spektor. The score incoporates three vocalists Caroline Shaw, Petra Haden & The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs. You can download the album from iTunes or Amazon. The movie is directed by Jay Roach and stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The drama, which tells the story of the women who brought down Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is opening in New York and Los Angeles this weekend and will expand nationwide on December 20. To learn more about the Lionsgate release, visit the official movie website. Also check new Variety article about this score.
Here is the album's tracklist:

01. One Little Soldier (R. Spektor) (3:41)
02. Clear and Simple  (2:43)
03. Problems with Women (1:05)
04. Breaking (2:32)
05. The Tour (2:16)
06. Fox News Apologies (2:13)
07. Deposition (4:13)
08. The End Times (1:29)
09. Elevator Trio (3:11)
10. Chills and Fevers (2:13)
11. Accusers’ Waltz (3:10)
12. Roger Is Out (2:31)
13. Dressing Room (1:54)
14. Text Messages (1:29)
15. How Do I Play This (1:05)
16. Roger Roger Roger (0:40)
17. The Murdoch Boys (1:57)
18. The Questions (2:25)
19. Talking Points (3:13)
20. Explode (2:47)
Total Time: 46:47

December 02nd, 2019: ANNIE nomination: SPIES IN DISGUISE
Theodore Shapiro (together with Mark Ronson) has been nominated for Annie Award for his original score for upcoming SPIES IN DISGUISE. The winners of the awards will be announced at the 47th Annual Annie Awards ceremony on January 25, 2020, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. For a full list of Annie Award nominations, click here.
While EP including Ronson's song has been already announced and can be downloaded from iTunes or Amazon, separate score album is also in the works and should be announced closer to the film's release date this Christmas.

November 22nd, 2019: ALBUM: LAST CHRISTMAS original score
Theodore Shapiro's score for LAST CHRISTMAS was just released digitally today by Back Lot Music. The album features 29 minutes of the original score and is available through Amazon MP3 or iTunes, where you can also check the audio samples. 

Here is the album's tracklist:
01. Secret Garden (2:24)
02. Upward-Looking Stranger (0:52)
03. The Dane (1:21)
04. You Again (1:43)
05. Stupid Stupid Girl (1:43)
06. Homeless Again (1:14)
07. Self-Pity Party (3:26)
08. Walk This Way (1:37)
09. Santa and the Dane (1:17)
10. Looking For Tom (0:47)
11. The Scar (6:38)
12. Busking (0:45)
13. Riches (0:44)
14. Back From County Brexit (1:55)
15. Take Care (2:39)

Total Time: 29:05

October 20th, 2019 : TRAILER: BOMBSHELL
First full-length trailer for upcoming BOMBSHELL was released a few days ago. Lionsgate will release the Jay Roach drama on December 20th.

Legacy Recordings will release LAST CHRISTMAS songs album, which is already available to pre-order from Amazon. NO SCORE WILL BE INCLUDED. For the tracklist, check the download only version available from Amazon.  The album will be released on November 8th.

September 29th, 2019: NEW WEBSITE & HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO T.S.
Just in time for Mr. Shapiro's birthday today, the website has been redesigned and while there is still a lot to be done (and pages of individual projects will be added during next few weeks), everything else should be working. The web access counter has been restarted as well and huge thank yu must go to everyone who stopped by - 14,385 unique visitors between February 14, 2015 and September 28th, 2019.

Earlier this year Theodore Shapiro was interviewed for Listen to the Resistance series. On his episode of The Resistance, Theodore speaks honestly about the difficult balancing act between contentment and ambition. Is it healthy to feed the ego? What about our drive for excellence? When is enough ever enough? There are no easy answers here. You can listen to this uniquely open interview here.

August 25th, 2019: TRAILER: LAST CHRISTMAS
Trailers for two upcoming movies have been released over the past couple of weeks. Coming first is the romantic comedy LAST CHRISTMAS directed by Paul Feig and set for release by Universal Pictures on November 8th. Kate (Emilia Clarke) is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom (Henry Golding) there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

August 25th, 2019: TEASER: BOMBSHELL
Speaking of Christmas, around that time we'll get two new movies featuring original score by Theodore Shapiro: animation SPIES IN DISGUISE from Blue Sky Studios (to be released on December 25th) and previously untitles Jay Roach movie BOMBSHELL starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. Distributed by Lionsgate (release date December 20th), BOMBSHELL is based on a true story of a group of women who decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over the network. Stay tuned for any details regarding possible soundtrack albums, which will be posted as soon as available. The trailer even includes a small bit from the score.

: Theodore Shapiro has signed on to score DreamWorks Animation’s feature TROLLS WORLD TOUR. The film is directed by Walt Dohrn (who co-directed the original 2016 Trolls movie) and stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, as well as Rachel Bloom, Ozzy Osbourne, James Corden, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayyar. The movie follows Poppy and Branch as they discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Timberlake will also contribute new songs to the film. Other talent to appear in the film include Mary J. Blige, George Clinton, Anderson .Paak, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell, Flula Borg, J Balvin, Ester Dean, Anthony Ramos, Jamie Dornan or Gustavo Dudamel. TROLLS WORLD TOUR is set to be released on April 17, 2020 by Universal Pictures.

April 11th, 2019: ALBUM:   A SIMPLE FAVOR finally on CD
Theodore Shapiro's score for A SIMPLE FAVOR will be released on CD as well. The digital only release has been available from Lakeshore Records since the movie was released in theatres. The CD edition will be available in Japan from Rambling Records and can be pre-ordered from Screen Archives  in the U.S. or Amazon JP and ArkSquare in Japan. The content of the album is the same as the previous Lakeshore album.

February 18th, 2019: ALBUM: DESTROYER vinyl edition announced
Mondo, in conjunction with Lakeshore Records, is proud to present Theodore Shapiro's score to Karyn Kusama's masterful 2018 film, DESTROYER. Like their previous collaboration (THE INVITATION), Theodore's score is emotionally devastating. Similar to Erin Bell, the album is rageful, intense, loving and sublime. The album is a journey, sonically tracking from bank shootouts to foot chases and hubristic comeuppances - ultimately arriving at one of Theodore's beautiful pieces of music titled 'Ecstasy.' Pressed on 180 Gram Clear with Purple Die-pack Splatter. Limited to 500 copies. Featuring original artwork by Matt Ryan Tobin and liner notes by Theodore Shapiro. As usual, new releases go on sale on Wednesdays (February 20th) at NOON (CT) via








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