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Though initially trained as an electrical engineer, Eddie switched gears and became an accomplished composer whose work in theater, film, and television has been praised for many years. Some of his theater scores include “The Circus of Dr. Lao”, “Esperanza”, and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” which was chosen for Special Mention at the Eugene O’Neill National Music Theater Conference.

Eddie has written songs for musical adaptations of “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Double Indemnity”, and “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and composed a great deal of special material for numerous cabaret artists.

For television, Eddie has contributed music for the HBO hits “Big Apple”, “Deadwood”, and “John From Cincinatti”. He composed most of the musical underscore for the Academy Award-nominated film “Blue Velvet”. An accomplished orchestrator and arranger, he has also worked on over 200 commercials, trailers and videos, winning Telly and Clio Awards in the process.


Spencer has mounted theatrical productions in New York, London, and Paris for over forty years. Among his musical credits are productions of “Bubbling Brown Sugar” in London and Paris, “Peter Pan” on Broadway, the “Peter Pan” National Tour, “The Club” in London, “The Heebie Jeebies” Off-Broadway and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in London.

Spencer’s other stage credits include the London premiere of David Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre” and Frank South’s double-bill “Rattlesnake in a Cooler” and “Precious Blood” directed Off-Broadway by Robert Altman to great acclaim. His latest Broadway production was Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” mounted in partnership with John Hart. The limited-run play opened to great reviews in 2019; Mary-Louise Parker won the Tony for Best Actress.

Among his several TV and feature films, Spencer’s favorite is “The Robber Bridegroom,” the Eudora Welty musical he produced for Showtime.

Since 1982 Spencer has been in demand as a ghostwriter and script doctor.  With “TESLA” he emerges from behind the curtain.