BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) has named composer Christopher Lennertz a BMI Icon at the 39th Annual BMI Film, TV and Visual Media Awards on May 10th in Beverly Hills, CA. The GRAMMY award-winning and two-time Emmy nominated composer will be receiving BMI’s highest honor for his significant contributions to the music community and exceptional body of work across film, television and gaming. In addition, the ceremony will celebrate the composers of the previous year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable and streamed media programs. The evening will be hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media, Tracy McKnight.
Christopher Lennertz has written music for some of the world’s greatest storytellers and has delved into almost every genre imaginable. His eclectic body of work includes scoring blockbusters like Bad Moms, Horrible Bosses, Ride Along and Sausage Party, as well as various TV shows like Amazon’s hit series The Boys, the cult favorite Supernatural, Netflix’s Lost in Space and Marvel’s Agent Carter, among others. Lennertz is also one of the most in demand composers in video games with hits like Medal of Honor, James Bond, The Godfather and the Mass Effect series. Some of his recent works include arranging and conducting a large orchestra for a new version of Guns N’ Roses “November Rain,” composing the score for the Netflix’s coming-of-age drama 13: The Musical and producing, arranging and conducting Wondrous Journeys, Disney’s new salute to 100 years of animation. He’s also written songs with Glenn Slater for Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and Lizzo. Coming up, Lennertz’s work on Marvel’s Rogers the Musical will come to life during the Disney100 celebration at the Disney California Adventure Park.
In receiving this honor, Lennertz joins a prestigious list of BMI Icon Award recipients including Terence Blanchard, Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard, Rachel Portman (PRS), Alan Silvestri, Brian Tyler and John Williams, among others.