I make pretty sounds by hitting dead elephants' teeth.

Paul is an accomplished musical director, composer, arranger, pianist, and performer. He has been lucky enough to work with artists like Joe Iconis, Nick Blaemire, and Charlie Rosen, among countless others (try not to trip over those names he just dropped). And speaking of dropped names, Paul has worked in the music departments for the Broadway revivals of West Side Story starring Isaac Powell and The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

As a composer, Paul has penned the scores to Awaken: a Sleeping Beauty musical, Get the DuchessWe Were WildThe Holy Cows of Credence, South Dakota, You Heard It Here (Best Musical Score, NY Winterfest '17), and Saving Seatown! The Underwater Musical, as well as several standalone pieces and film/play scores.

Outside of his work as a composer, favorite productions include Forever Plaid (Round Barn Theatre), Nutcracker! The Musical (Westchester Sandbox Theatre), and Be More Chill (Two River Theatre)


What are they saying about paul?


About All Star

"Every duet, solo and chorus number in the musical... is a new arrangement of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” With each reimagining, musical director Paul Rigano adds surprising new subtext and riffs on a different style of Broadway hit"

Siddhant Adlaka,

About The Holy Cows of Credence, South Dakota

"... music and lyrics by Paul and David Rigano fit in the world of the show... abundant lyrical puns to incite laughter..."

Wesley Fruge,

About "I Ought to Behave" and other Naughty Songs

"If you are not offended by outrageous language, you will laugh hard and long at [David and Paul's] antics!"

Joe Regan Jr., Times Square Chronicle

About Chicago Premiere of Adrift in Macao

"Move the band to the back bar area. They drown out the singing from where they are placed."

Sotty Zacher, Chicago Theatre Beat