Michael Penn

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Penn ventured into film scoring when he was asked by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson to score the films Hard Eight and Boogie Nights and continued to show his prowess with his heartbreakingly honest scores to The Last Kiss, Nanette Burnstein’s Sundance hit American TeenSunshine Cleaning (starring Amy Adams), That Evening Sun (starring Hal Holbrook), Skateland, Solitary Man (starring Michael Douglas) and Carrie Pilby starring Colin O’Donoghue and William Mosley. Michael has also scored the hit Showtime series Masters of Sex starring Michael Sheen and Lena Dunham’s hit HBO series Girls.

Penn’s other work can be found in the comedy Boundaries starring Christopher Plummer and Nathan Lane, the HBO series Here and Now,

NBC’s Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, and the Disney comedy Hollywood Stargirl starring Grace VanderWaal. Penn’s most recent feature was Andrew Durham’s indie drama Fairyland, which premiered at Sundance in 2023.