Craig Sharmat – TV/Film Composer

A Multiple Award winning composer, a Billboard chart topping Jazz artist, Craig Sharmat has had an eclectic career writing for a multitude of TV shows, movies and jingles. He is also a gigging musician with the Gypsy Jazz band “The Idiomatiques”.

After key stints with contemporary jazz greats, saxophonist Ronnie Laws and singer Randy Crawford, Sharmat launched his career as a film and television composer—starting with a long term stint on Disney’s “Kids Incorporated” composing and arranging songs for future stars Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Eric Balfour. After segueing into scoring sports specials and animation series including “CatDog, Jackie Chan, MIB among others, his TV work grew to include everything from “America’s Most Wanted” and the ID Discovery show “Who the Bleep Did I Marry”, to Investigation Discovery Channel’s “Nightmare Next Door,” the MTV Movie Awards, songs for “CSI: Miami” and trailers for the films “Anchorman,” “King Kong,” “Spiderman 3,” “Ghostrider,” “Live Free Die Hard” and others. He’s scored multiple Disney ads, library music for Warner Chappell (including live orchestra dates), and games through Design Works. His most recent endeavors include background music for “Pawn Stars”, History Channel’s “Alone”, Theme and background music for “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and many others.

In the recording realm, Sharmat worked on rap artist Skeelo’s Grammy nominated “I Wish”; arranged and programmed for Rick Braun’s popular 2005 release “Yours Truly”,  and did string arrangements for “A Peter White Christmas”, featuring Braun and Mindi Abair, and guitarist Blake Aaron’s album “Encantadora”. More recently, he produced tracks on Boyz II Men’s doo-wop oriented 2017 album “Under the Street Light”. He has also arranged for Yanni’s live “Voices” tour. Craig also won the Mark Award for Best Orchestral Library Production piece in 2018 for Warner Chappell.

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A partial list of credits can be found here…
 
Film

Gotta Dance Documentary, Director: Dori Bernstein, Dramatic Forces, Multiple Award Winner
This is My Life (Song), Director: Nora Ephron, Studio: 20th Century Fox, Starring: Julie Kavner, Dan Aykroyd and ensemble cast 
Carol Channing Larger than Life Documentary, Director: Dori Berenstein, Dramatic forces, Multiple Award Winner
Some Assembly Required, Director: Dori Bernstein, IFF Award Winner
Live Free or Die Hard Studio: 20th Century Fox, Trailer, Starring: Bruce Willis
Ghost Rider Studio: Sony Pictures, Trailer, Starring: Nicholas Cage
Eragon Studio: 20th Century Fox, Trailer, Starring: Jeremy Irons
Anchorman Studio: DreamWorks,Trailer, Starring: Will Ferrell
King Kong Blockbuster Promotions,Trailer, Starring: Adrien Brody, Jack Black
 
Television

Alone, ITVA, History Channel
Pawn Stars, ITVA, History Channel
First 48, ITVA, ID Discovery
Nightmare Next Door, ITVA, ID Discovery
Real Housewives of New Jersey, Theme plus Series, Production Company: Sirens Media, Bravo
Who the Bleep Did I Marry, Sirens Media, Theme plus Series, Discovery
2007 MTV Awards Opening, MTV, Host: Sara Silverman
CSI Miami (Song), Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer , CBS, Starring: David Caruso, Emily Procter and ensemble cast
Without a Trace, (Song) , Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, CBS, Starring: Anthony La Paglia and ensemble cast
Boom Town , (Song) Starring: Donnie Wahlberg , Neal McDonough, Dreamworks Television
Dexter (Song), Showtime, Starring: Michael C Hall
Comedy Central Presents (Main Theme and bumpers) 2004-2009, Comedy Central
Kids Incorporated (composer), Disney 1991-1994, Director: Tommy Lynch Starring: Love Hewitt, Eric Balfour, Brittany Murphy , Lynch Ent., Won Young Artist Award
Border Line (co-composer) Director: Ken Kwapis, Warner Bros, NBC, Starring: Sherry Stringfield, James LeGros, Elizabeth Pena and cast
America’s Most Wanted (composer) 1994-2012, Host: John Walsh ,1996-2012, STF Productions, Fox TV
The Today Show 55 Year Anniversary Special, NBC
Deadly Affairs Sirens Media, Discovery
Conviction (composer) 2008, Theme plus Series, Sirens Media, MSNBC
XUXA (composer) Xuxa Meneghel, Tommy Lynch, Lynch Entertainment
The Montel Williams Show Starring: Montell Williams, Director: Heather Smith Prout,  Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show
Ricki Lake The Garth Ancier Company, Host: Ricki Lake
Forged In Fire, History Channel, ITVA
Evil Twins, ITVA  ID Discovery
The Adventures of Dr Buckeye Bottoms Nat Geo
Jane Doe Diaries ID Discovery
 
Animation

Jackie Chan Adventures (multiple episodes) Jackie Chan, Director: Duane Capizzi , Sony Tristar
Power Puff Girls (multiple episodes) Cartoon Network, Annie Award Winner Best Score
CatDog (multiple episodes) – Director: Russ Mooney, Nickelodeon, Nominated Blimp Award Favorite Cartoon
Fatherhood (multiple episodes) Producer: Bill Cosby, Director: Jamie Mitchel, Nickelodeon
Men in Black the Series (multiple episodes) Producer: Duane Capizzi, Sony Tristar, Won Daytime Emmy Sound Editing
Godzilla the Series (multiple episodes) Adelaide Productions, Syndicated, Sony Tristar
Roughnecks Starship Troopers (multiple episodes) Adelaide  Productions, Sony Tristar, Won Daytime Emmy Sound Editing
Extreme Ghostbusters (multiple episodes) Producer: Duane Capizzi, Columbia Pictures Television
Dragon Tales (multiple episodes) Columbia TriStar
Jimmy Neutron (multiple episodes) Director: Mario Kamberg, Nickelodeon
Duck Dodgers (multiple episodes) Director: Tony Cervone, Warner Bros Animation, Won Annie Award Best Music
Fairly Odd Parents (multiple episodes) Nickelodeon Network
Nominated Emmy Award Best Music and Lyrics
Clerks (multiple episodes) Producer: Kevin Smith, Miramax Films
 
Sports/Video

Champions on Ice NBC Sports, Host: Dick Engel
This is the A.V.P NBC Sports, Host: Tom Sunderland
Greatest Moments of the U.S. Open   ABC Sports/U.S.G.A.
Americas Best (U.S. Gymnastics Championships) NBC Sports
Advertising/Spots
ABC Promos multiple promos
Disney multiple ads
Charlie Chan Mystery Tour Fox
Universal Theme Park (Spiderman Promotion)
Universal Movies Trailers
Shocktober Trailers, Fox
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ad Sachs Finely
Power Rangers Sachs Finley
Space Jam Ad Warner Bros.
 
Records/Performance

BoyzIIMen Producer
Skeelo Grammy  nomination
Rick Braun  Arranger, programmer, guitar
Peter White/Mindy Abair Arranger and Programmer
Greg Manning
The Pointer Sisters
Bobby Caldwell
Selina Albright
Blake Aaron
Nate Najar
Randy Crawford
Yanni
Ronnie Laws Conductor
 
Craig Sharmat uses and endorses the following products:

Art Vista sample libraries
Audiobro
8dio Sample Libraries
Project Sam Libraries
Sonokinetic Sample Libraries
Vienna Symphony Library
Orchestral Tools
Realitone
8Dio
Heavyocity
SpitFire
Dream Audio
Project Sam
 
Guitar Related Endorsements
Ko’olau Ukulele’s
Fractal Audio Axe-FX
Audio Sprockets
James Tyler Guitars
Veillette Guitars
Visual Sound Pedals 
Woodley White Guitars