Jeffrey Lesser’s Bio

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Highlights



Television

- Welcome to the Wayne

  1. -The Wonder Pets!

  2. -3rd & Bird

  3. -Copper

  4. -Oobi

  5. -Piper O’Possum

  6. -Small Potatoes

  7. -Go Baby!

  8. -Sing It, Laurie!


Music Production Recordings

  1. -The Chieftains

  2. -Lou Reed

  3. -Barbra Streisand

  4. -Jason Robert Brown

  5. -Lord of the Rings

  6. -Kool and the Gang

 
 

Music Producer, Music Supervisor, Music Director, Music Editor, VO Director, Composer, Sound Designer, Mixer and Recording Engineer


Music, Television, Film, Theater


Jeffrey Lesser (aka - Jet Laser) is Founder and President of Jet Laser Productions and also serves as Music and Audio Producer/Director for nickelodeon.  He has received the 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for his work on “The Wonder Pets!”  He has also both composed and directed for the series. Prior to his current position, he was Music Director/Producer at Little Airplane Productions for 13 years.

Jeffrey has an extensive history as a record producer and recording engineer which has been enhanced by his many Gold and Platinum certifications and Grammy Awards.

His credits include: Barbra Streisand, Lou Reed, The Chieftains, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Sinead O’Conner, Vince Gill, Sting, Diana Krall, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Kool and the Gang, Maureen McGovern, Ry Cooder, Lyle Lovett, Kristin Chenoweth, Loudon Wainwright III, Jason Robert Brown, Rupert Holmes, The Lord of the Rings (Academy Award and Grammy winner - Best Score), Laurie Berkner and many others. 

He has produced the cast recordings of The Last Five Years, The Rocky Horror Show, Jonathan Larson’s: tick, tick...BOOM! and Parade (Tony Award winner Best Musical and Score).  He has also produced the cast recording of the Tony nominated Broadway musical: “Xanadu”, “13”, “The Marvelous Wonderettes”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Honeymoon In Vegas” and “A New Brain”.

Jeffrey directed the Emmy Award winning vocal performance of Eartha Kitt, as well as the Emmy Nominated  vocal performance of Steven Tyler and Brooke Shields, Ziggy Marley. Idina Menzel, Mandy Patinkin, Kenan Thompson, Ben Vereen , Tim Curry and many others.

In addition to “The Wonder Pets!,” Lesser’s work can also be heard on the new series for Nickelodeon: “Welcome to the Wayne,  BBC and Disney: “3rd & Bird!”, “Small Potatoes”, ”Oobi!” on Noggin,  “Piper O’Possum”, “Olive Branch” on Nick Jr, “P. King Duckling” and “Go, Baby!” on Disney Jr., “Copper” on BBC America, “Blue Bloods” on CBS and “Super Wings”, “Sing It, Laurie!” on Sprout

Jeffrey has been a featured speaker at: KidScreen; Little Airplane Academy; Children’s Media Association; Grammy 360; Indie Connect, Institute for Audio Research, SAE Institute, Montclair International Film Festival.

Born and raised on the Upper West Side of New York City, Lesser began his career in New York and has also lived in Los Angeles and England.  He has achieved a sterling international reputation.  His impressive credits include some of the finest musical talent in modern recording.  He currently resides in Cresskill, NJ with his wife Deborah.  He is proud of his daughters, who both work in television:  Kelsey is a Writer/Producer for CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight”, and Lucy is an independent TV Documentary Producer/Director. Jeffrey is also in love with his two grandchildren, Milo Jet and Charlotte Marie.

www.jeffreylesser.com

 

Jeffrey Lesser - a brief bio