MARGARET DORN, leader of The Accidentals, is a singer, writer, producer and arranger whose work includes records, commercials, movie soundtracks, industrials, theater, nightclubs and the concert stage. Margaret's songs have been recorded worldwide by artists such asKaren Carpenter, Melba Moore, Hiromi Ota,and The Sweet Inspirations. She has sung with many artists, including Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lopez, Carly Simon, Lionel Ritchie, Donald Fagen, Michael Bolton, Boz Scaggs, Willie Nelson, Barry Manilow, Jessica Simpson, Michael McDonald, Garth Brooks, The Chieftans, and Diana Ross. Margaret was also a soloist and the choir director for the Downtown Messiah, a star-studded holiday show which ran for many years at the Bottom Line Club.
Margaret recently produced a new CD and musical revue called
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE: The Songs of Kantor and Dorn
FARAWAY BAYOU is a new family
musical by Margaret, Janie Barnett, and Michael Milton. There have been three
staged readings in New York, and the finale from the musical has been selected
to close the show in the New
Writer's Showcase of the
National Alliance of Musical Theaters Festival in Manhattan. This
project hearkens back to Margaret's early days in New York, performing and
collaborating on musical scores at The Public Theater.
Margaret also produced Intermittent Plush, the latest Accidentals' CD, as well as the 2 CD-set, Little Noises, Marcia Pelletiere's collaborative album with artists such as The Accidentals, Joy Askew, Janie Barnett Richard Barone, Peter Link, Vernon Reid, Suzzy Roche, Terre Roche, and many others. She also produced her own great solo CDs, which were released in Europe.