Grammy-winning, three-time GMS Award winner and Emmy-nominated Music Supervisor Steven Gizicki is best known for his work on Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land. That now-classic film scored rare double wins in the Best Original Song and Original Score categories at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Steven himself was awarded a Grammy for his work on the soundtrack album and two prizes from the Guild of Music Supervisors.
Steven’s additional large-scale musical projects include Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick…tick…BOOM!, for which he won the top prize at the 2022 Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards, and Jon Chu’s In the Heights, which scored Steven his second number one soundtrack album and a second Grammy nomination. His most recent project was the award-winning stop-motion musical Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio with legendary composer Alexandre Desplat.
While known primarily for his film work, Steven also supervised the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon, for which he received an Emmy nomination.
In 2021 Steven joined the Netflix film music team, overseeing music for their original films with an emphasis on musicals, awards-driven films and productions with significant on-camera music needs. Project highlights include Don’t Look Up, Purple Hearts and Bradley Cooper’s upcoming Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro.
Past supervision projects include the films Teen Spirit, Crazy Rich Asians, Arctic and Smallfoot as well as Perfect Harmony for FOX Television and oversight of music production for Hamilton: The Exhibition.
Steven also spent numerous years as a studio music executive overseeing music at Lucasfilm under the direction of George Lucas himself, and at Disney Animation. He began his music career as a soundtrack executive at PolyGram and marketing executive at Virgin Records, where he worked closely with music icons David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz and Sex Pistols.