|Also known as||Bill Ross|
|Born||July 20, 1948|
William Ross (born July 20, 1948) is an American composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor and music director. Ross is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards (in 2007 and 2009), one Daytime Emmy Award (in 1991), and has been nominated for one Annie Award (in 2008). He has been nominated twice for the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s).
Ross is the arranger for Andrea Bocelli's version of "Amazing Grace" performed during his concert Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope - Live From Duomo di Milano, broadcast live on YouTube to over 25 million viewers on April 12, 2020.
Ross has worked with artists and musicians ranging from Hollywood composers John Williams, Alan Silvestri, John Powell, Michael Giacchino, Klaus Badelt and Michael Kamen, to pop music artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Laura Pausini, Whitney Houston, Kenny G, Michael Jackson, David Foster, Quincy Jones, Babyface and Sting. He has arranged the music for multiple Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies from 1998 to 2010.
Ross composed the soundtrack for assorted films, including Tuck Everlasting, My Dog Skip, The Young Black Stallion and Ladder 49. He adapted and conducted John Williams' themes for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In 2008, he scored the CGI-film The Tale of Despereaux, from Universal Studios.
Ross is the Music Director for many shows and artists, including Barbra Streisand's 2006 US tour and 2007 European tour, as well as the 79th, 83rd, 85th and 86th Academy Awards. Ross regularly arranges and conducts the Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, overseeing all music cues throughout the broadcast.
Ross is credited on the soundtrack of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as an additional conductor. His work is featured on the Universal Orlando theme park ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong. He also adapted Williams' iconic theme for the end credits of the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
|1983||The Hasty Heart||Martin M. Speer|
|1987||The Return of Sherlock Holmes||Kevin Connor|
|1989||Beauty and the Beast||Ron Koslow (creator)||TV series|
|1990||MacGyver||Lee David Zlotoff (creator)|
|Matlock||Dean Hargrove (creator)|
|Tiny Toon Adventures||Steven Spielberg (executive producer)|
|1991||One Good Cop||Heywood Gould||also Orchestrator|
|1993||Look Who's Talking Now||Tom Ropelewski|
|1994||Cops & Robbersons||Michael Ritchie|
|The Little Rascals||Penelope Spheeris|
|also Conductor and Orchestrator|
|1995||The Amazing Panda Adventure||Christopher Cain|
|1996||Black Sheep||Penelope Spheeris||also Conductor and Orchestrator|
|The Evening Star||Robert Harling|
|My Fellow Americans||Peter Segal|
|Tin Cup||Ron Shelton|
|1997||A Smile Like Yours||Keith Samples|
|1998||T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous||Brett Leonard|
|2000||My Dog Skip||Jay Russell||also Conductor and Orchestrator|
|2001||Her Majesty||Mark J. Gordon|
|Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows||Robert Allan Ackerman|
|2002||Tuck Everlasting||Jay Russell|
|2003||The Young Black Stallion||Simon Wincer|
|2004||Ladder 49||Jay Russell|
|2005||The Game of Their Lives||David Anspaugh|
|2006||Driftwood||Tim Sullivan||also Conductor|
|2007||September Dawn||Christopher Cain|
|2008||The Tale of Despereaux||Sam Fell
|2009||The Mighty Macs||Tim Chambers|
|2011||Balls to the Wall||Penelope Spheeris|
|Touchback||Don Handfield||also Orchestrator|
|A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Todd Strauss-Schulson|
|2012||Steel Magnolias||Kenny Leon|
|2013||Alone yet Not Alone||Ray Bengston
George D. Escobar
|2014||50 to 1||Jim Wilson|
|In My Dreams||Kenny Leon|
|Operation Change||TV series|
|2015||Away and Back||Jeff Bleckner|
|To Have and to Hold|
|2016||I'll Be Home for Christmas|
|2018||Destination Wedding||Victor Levin|
|2015||Away and Back||Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)||Nominated|
|2014||Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn||Outstanding Music Direction||Nominated|
|86th Academy Awards||Nominated|
|2013||85th Academy Awards||Nominated|
|2011||83rd Annual Academy Awards||Nominated|
|2009||81st Academy Awards: Hugh Jackman Opening Number||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Won|
|Streisand: The Concert||Outstanding Music Direction||Won|
|2007||79th Academy Awards||Won|
|1991||Tiny Toon Adventures: "Fields of Honey"||Outstanding Music Direction and Composition||Won|
|2012||"The Windmills of Your Mind"||Sting||Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)||Nominated|
|2000||"The Prayer"||Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli||Nominated|
|2005||Ladder 49||BMI Film Music Award||Won|
|1995||The Little Rascals||Won|
|2014||86th Academy Awards||Best Music in a Non-Series||Nominated|
|2001||Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows||Best Music in a Motion Picture or Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best New Theme Song in a Motion Picture of Miniseries||Nominated|
Ross was nominated in 2012 for "Best Original Score for a Comedy Film" at the IFMCA Awards for his scoring work on A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Ross was nominated in 2009 for "Best Music in an Animated Feature Production" at the Annie Awards for his scoring work on The Tale of Despereaux.
Ross was nominated in 1993 for "Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series" at the Gemini Awards for his scoring work on Golden Fiddles.