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EP 251 Randy Rogel: Composer of Animaniacs, 7D & Batman: The Animated Series

July 24, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue talking with the brilliantly talented, Emmy and Annie award winner, Randy Rogel, known and loved as a writer, singer/songwriter, producer, actor and pianist with select credits like Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs Live and 1001Nights. Randy offers sage advice to those wanting to work in the entertainment business saying, “Never accept no from somebody who can’t say yes.” He stresses the importance of believing in your abilities, being self-disciplined and finding joy in the journey.

As a producer, Randy reminds talent that the decision makers want you to be good and be the solution to their problem, so be confident, prepared and know your craft. He discusses the differences between being a professional versus an amateur and why you need to be a fair critic of your work and continue to practice it over and over.

Randy shares the fun story about the special gift he received from Steven Spielberg and his process for when he’s writing music and lyrics for shows. He expresses where he finds inspiration for his writing and the role that the story and plot play in honest storytelling. Hear more about what’s in store for Randy’s next chapter that includes writing for Broadway and more work with Rob Paulsen. (wakko, yakko and dot)

Randy answers what he believes are the keys to his career success and longevity and shares some of his current projects with Big Bad Boo Productions like 1001 Nights, Lily and Lola and 16 Hudson.

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