Composer, arranger, keyboardist and audio engineer, Leonard “Lenny” Wee was born and raised in Singapore. After graduating from the Music Elective Programme at Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Lenny moved to Boston to further his musical studies at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. He garnered multiple awards and scholarships during his tenure at the college, including the Milican Award for orchestral composition. Upon graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Lenny has composed, arranged and orchestrated music for numerous top television shows. Most recently, he arranged and orchestrated the National Anthem for Gladys Knight’s performance at Super Bowl LIII. He has arranged on numerous television shows such as The Academy Awards (Oscars), American Idol, NBC’s The Four, The Grammys, The Emmys, and various Disney Television Specials (Christmas, Mickey’s 90th Spectacular and Disneyland 60th). Lenny also served as staff arranger on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also served as Conductor for TV and live performances such as Aretha!: A Grammy Salutes and Grammy Salutes Motown 60th, The Billboard Awards.
Lenny has arranged and produced music for with Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Meghan Trainor, Jessi J, Natalie Cole, Carrie Underwood, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin and Christina Aguilera just to name a few.
Lenny regularly composed original music on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His compositions have also been featured on television shows including Mickey’s 90th Spectacular, Disney’s A Magical Christmas Celebration and Stand Up To Cancer. Lenny also composed original music for Jennifer Lopez’s Vegas Residency “All I Have” as well as for Debbie Allen’s Play “Freeze Frame”.
In addition to being an arranger and orchestrator, Lenny has also served as recording and mix engineer for American Idol, The Oprah Winfrey Show, A Home for the Holidays and the TV Land Awards.
Lenny recently participated in Idina Menzel’s 2017 world tour as music playback mixer, keyboardist and background vocalist. He also played keyboards and sang background vocals in the house band of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.