Seven- time Grammy winner, Frank Filipetti is a lauded producer, engineer and mixer. Frank began his career working with Foreigner, KISS, James Taylor, Carly Simon, The Bangles and 10,000 Maniacs and continues working a variety of artists including Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney, to name a few.
These projects launched Frank into prominence amongst his peers and he was rewarded with two Grammy’s for Best Engineered Album and Best Pop Album (as producer) for James Taylor’s magnificent Hourglass CD.
One of Frank’s most lauded mixes is Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” which was their only #1 in the U.S. and U.K. Recently, Frank remixed Carly Simon’s “Touched By The Sun (live from Grand Central Station)” .
Frank earned his 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations in 2017 for the category of Best Musical Theater Album for producing and mixing The Color Purple and for the category Best Classical Compendium for producing and mixing Zappa: 200 Motels The Suites . He won his 7th Grammy for The Color Purple as Best Musical Theater Album!
He’s been active on the road as well, recording and/or mixing numerous live albums including the Pavarotti and Friends series; James Taylor’s Live at the Beacon Theater; Carly Simon’s Live At Grand Central Station, and the HBO Special “My Romance”; Elton John’s One Night Only-The Greatest Hits, Dream Ticket, and The Red Piano; and most recently, Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium, and Billy Joel Live From Russia.
Broadway Cast Albums
In addition to Book of Mormon, Spamalot, Wicked and Aida, Frank has recorded and mixed original cast albums for Aladdin; Bullets Over Broadway; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; The Color Purple; 9 to 5 – The Musical; and, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert; Frank has also produced and mixed cast albums for Aida, Newsies, and Motown – The Musical to name just a few!
An early proponent of surround sound, Filipetti has numerous 5.1/DVD projects under his belt, including Billy Joel’s The Stranger and 52nd Street; Carly Simon’s No Secrets; Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell, and Five For Fighting’s America Town.
In 2019, Frank recorded and mixed Mika’s first live album ever, Mika Live at Brooklyn Steel.