Whether recording a symphony orchestra for Martin Scorsese’s OSCAR-winning masterpiece, The Departed, tracking vocals with Beyoncé, engineering the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark album for Bono and The Edge, “Slow Jamming The News” with President Obama, mixing The Roots in 5.1 surround sound to a live TV audience of millions, or collaborating on viral videos surpassing six billion views, Grammy-winner Lawrence Manchester’s experience, versatility, and sheer professionalism as a producer, mixer, and engineer have made him one of the most in-demand talents in the business.
Lawrence served as the Supervising Music Producer for Richard LaGravenese’s recent film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years (Radius-TWC) starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, of which Variety exclaimed “the film sounds fantastic”. He also recorded and mixed the Studio Cast Recording of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, co-produced the Grammy-nominated Original Cast Album for the Broadway smash Something Rotten!, and served as the Post Audio Mixer for Adele Live in New York City. Most recently, Lawrence recorded the score for two Hollywood blockbusters, The Girl On The Train (Dreamworks/Reliance Entertainment) and Keeping Up With The Joneses (Fox) and mixed the film score for The Lost City of Z.
Lawrence is the music mixer/producer for NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and co-producer of Fallon’s Grammy-winning comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off. During his ten years with Jimmy, he’s mixed live performances by Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Prince, Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Sting, Metallica, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Green Day, Justin Timberlake, Blake Shelton, Public Enemy, Dave Matthews Band, Bon Iver, Shakira, U2, Foo Fighters and The Who.
In 2018, Lawrence co-produced, recorded and mixed the New York City Center cast recording of Brigadoon (Ghostlight), recorded and mixed Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Original Broadway Cast Album (Republic Records), recorded and mixed The Prom Original Broadway Cast Album (Sony), mixed the Head Over Heels Original Broadway Cast Album (Sony), mixed the Half Time cast album (Sony), mixed the original score for the film Book Club (Paramount) and all music for the NBC television series Rise.
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Ed Sheeran performs an acoustic version of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” with The Roots while backstage in the Tonight Show music room. It was produced, mixed and recorded by Lawrence Manchester.