feature films, television, and stage. Carl has recorded his music with symphonies around the world, conducting in London, Canada, Japan, Los Angeles, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic.
Carl grew up in suburban Kansas, enjoying a thoroughly all-American childhood. He entered the University of Kansas intending to study medicine and become a physician like his father, but after two years changed his course of study to music. After graduating with honors from the University of Kansas, he was accepted into the USC film music program and after completing his studies there bagan writing music professionally. As a freelance Hollywood composer, he has written music for numerous feature films, including Piglet's Big Movie, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame II, and Winnie the Pooh's Grand Adventure. Carl has also composed over 50 hours of music for numerous television projects including Animaniacs, and Batman: The Animated Series for Warner Brothers, Gargoyles and The Mighty Ducks for Disney, and Invasion America and Toonsylvania for Dreamworks. Among his accolades are Emmy Awards for his musical scores for Invasion America and Aladdin: The Animated Series, as well as three other Emmy Award nominations. In addition to Tinseltown Christmas, Carl’s musical theater works include Mary Marie, At Home in Mitford, and the short musical film The Coffee Quintet. As a professional orchestrator/arranger, Carl has recently worked on the movies Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Wall-E..
SkyPilot Theatre, premiering at T.U. Studios in summer of 2013, and Earthbound, (book - Adam Hahn, music - Jonathan Price) which premiered there in summer of 2012. Chana also wrote lyrics for The Max Factor Factor (Adrian Bewley - book, Joseph Blodgett - Music) which was produced by NMI and ran for five weeks at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood, August 2014, and Cardinal Sins, produced by Centerstage Theatre in Federal Way, WA, In May, 2017. Chana is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild. www.chanawise.com Chana Wise (Book and Lyrics) was born and raised in Southern California and and has a degree in Theatre from University of California, Irvine. In addition to Tinseltown Christmas, and in collaboration with Carl Johnson, she has written book and lyrics for Marie Marie, (NAMT, 2014, Rubicon Plays in Progress June 2013, STAGES festival, 2011), The Coffee Quintet, a short musical film, and is currently in development on Bagels!, a new musical. Chana wrote lyrics for The Island, (book and music - Jonathan Price), which was produced by
(Composer) is an Emmy Award-winning film and television composer living and working in Southern California. He has written and orchestrated numerous pieces of music for