Marvin Laird is the composer of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical, Ruthless!  He has conducted and/or written dance and vocal arrangements for over two dozen Broadway and West End Shows, including the award-winning production of Annie Get Your Gun, and the 2003 Broadway revival of Gypsy, both starring Ms. Peters. Laird supplied the music for the Lar Lubovitch ballet, “Smile with My Heart,” which had its world premiere with both Mr. Lubovitch’s company and the ABT in New York. It was also the dance centerpiece of the Robert Altman film, “The Company”.  In the early Sixties, he was assistant conductor for a National tour of Gypsy, which also featured a child actress named Bernadette Peters. The rest is history.  Footnotes to that history include Mr. Laird’s writing dance music for two Academy Award films, “Hello, Dolly” and “New York, New York”, scoring “Dynasty”, “The Love Boat” and “Quincy” for television and, most recently, conducting the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES, again starring Ms. Peters.