Donald Markowitz is an American composer best known for co-writing the Academy Award winning classic song, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. Born and raised in NYC, Donald began his career, playing bass for Speedo and the Cadillacs. He played the Apollo Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, the Cotton Club and Roseland Ballroom, etc. In theatre he worked on Sam Shepard’s The Tooth of Crime at The La Mama Theatre, composed for the WPA theatre, the Old Globe in San Diego and The Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles. After winning the Oscar, Donald moved to Los Angeles and spent the next 20 years writing for film and television. He was signed by the Disney Company, and wrote songs for various Disney productions for 6 years. Remarried in 2009, Donald and family moved to New Orleans where he now works out of Esplanade Studios. He recently produced a Bobby Rush CD featuring Dr. John singing a song co- written by Donald and Carl Gustafson. Along with Andre Robert he formed Canopy Entertainment in order to produce movies and records. He lives with his wife Carol and has 4 beautiful children in the Broadmoor section of New Orleans.

Donald Markowitz is an American composer best known for co-writing the Academy Award winning classic song, “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. Born and raised in NYC, Donald began his career, playing bass for Speedo and the Cadillacs. He played the Apollo Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, the Cotton Club and Roseland Ballroom, etc. In theatre he worked on Sam Shepard’s The Tooth of Crime at The La Mama Theatre, composed for the WPA theatre, the Old Globe in San Diego and The Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles. After winning the Oscar, Donald moved to Los Angeles and spent the next 20 years writing for film and television. He was signed by the Disney Company, and wrote songs for various Disney productions for 6 years. Remarried in 2009, Donald and family moved to New Orleans where he now works out of Esplanade Studios. He recently produced a Bobby Rush CD featuring Dr. John singing a song co- written by Donald and Carl Gustafson. Along with Andre Robert he formed Canopy Entertainment in order to produce movies and records. He lives with his wife Carol and has 4 beautiful children in the Broadmoor section of New Orleans.

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