attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where his first musicals were produced. In New York City he became an advertising writer and concurrently collaborated on a number of musicals. He co-founded the advertising agency, Nadler & Larimer, where he was President and Creative Director and wrote scores of commercials, many with music, for such clients as Brut by Faberge, Conde Nast’s Self Magazine and Ideal Toys. In the musical theater he worked with the director, Vinette Carroll to create But Never Jam Today
, a Broadway show based on Alice In Wonderland
. He collaborated on many Off-Broadway shows including King Of The Whole Damn World, Jack And Jill,
and Blue Roads,
a country musical presented in 2008 at The York Theatre in New York. He also wrote music and lyrics for the animated movie musical, Hugo, The Hippo.
His songs have been recorded by Cher, Judy Collins, Marlene Dietrich, Burl Ives, Marie Osmond and Jerry Orbach. Today he and his wife, Riki Kane, own Metrokane, a leading maker of wine accessories including the Rabbit Corkscrew. (See metrokane.com.
) His current project is 999 B.C.
, a musical loosely based on the biblical tale of Jonah and the whale, which will be presented as a reading at The York Theatre in New York August 3rd and 4th ad 7:30 PM. (See YorkTheatre.org.
Cary Grant listens to Bob Larimer play “You’re Fabulous, Babe!”—the theme he composed to introduce Faberge’s popular “Babe” fragrance Mr. Grant was on the Faberge Board Of Directors at the time. The theme later became a “Top Ten” hit in England.