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The Santa Hat starring Ed Asner and Michael Urie tells the story of an unemployed and desperate man who receives a gift that takes him back in time where he must choose between financial prosperity to save his home & the things of life or forgiveness to save himself. Alongside Asner and Urie, The Santa Hat company includes Lucie Arnaz, Levi Kreis, Rachael Ruiz, Gregory Jbara, Stephen Wallem, and Michael Stewart. The Santa Hat, written and produced by Teresa L. Thome & Patrick W. Ziegler, is directed by Danny Salles with music by Greg O’Connor. This special virtual reading is raising funds for The Actors Fund, Grand Rapids Combined Theatre Scholarship Fund, The Ed Asner Family Center and Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

Purchase tickets here:  NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH DEC 27. Thanks #broadwayworld and #broadwayondemand for helping spread the word. 

Happy to announce that @BobbleheadsMovie soundtrack is out today on various platforms from Universal Pictures @BackLotMusic


Coming Dec 8th on Netflix and DVD: Bobbleheads the Movie, the Universal Pictures animated film I scored…starring Cher, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge, Khary Peyton, Julian Sands, Karen Fukuhara, Hala Finley and Brenda Song. I also co-wrote 4 featured songs for the film with my genius friend Michael Lloyd who also produced the songs and music supervised. Cher is featured in our song “Born to Bobble”. The movie was directed by Beauty and the Beast director Kirk Wise and produced by Mortal Kombat producer Lawrence Kasanoff. Soundtrack will be available digitally Dec 4th.


The new series PROP CULTURE premiers on Disney + May 1st. Congrats to all! Happy to have written the main title theme music. More info here:


I had a blast composing and arranging a featured song for the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards featuring #gmcla  Special thanks to lyricist and writer Jordan Firstman, producers Aubrey Plaza John Reynolds Joel Gallen Rick Austin Andrew Schaff, GMCLA executive director/producer Lou Spisto and their musical director Ernest H. Harrison. 




Greg O’Connor – Composer/Songwriter

Greg O’Connor has composed scores for over 30 television series and has written over 1000-featured songs for TV, films and commercials. He is a Primetime Emmy winner and a four-time Emmy nominee. He has scored projects in every genre including variety, single camera comedy, multi camera comedy, animation, one hour drama, game show, sketch comedy, award show, stand up, reality, hidden camera, documentary and virtual reality.
Greg just completed scoring the animated feature film Bobbleheads The Movie for Universal Pictures and co-wrote 4 songs for the film. Greg wrote the featured “Laura Dern” song for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards that instantly went viral, and was featured in every major publication and news outlet. He composed the main title theme for the newly released Disney+ series Prop Culture. In 2020, Greg composed the company logo music for House of Paine Entertainment for Academy Awards producer Rob Paine as well as the logo for Threshold Entertainment for producer Lawrence Kasanoff.
Greg wrote opening theme songs for the ABC summer series Greatest Hits, produced by Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich as well as the theme song for the series Gay Skit Happens with two members of the Grammy winning vocal group Pentatonix. Greg scored the science fiction thriller virtual reality (VR) series Defrost, directed by Randal Kleiser.
He has written 2 Billboard AC Top 20 songs, “The Only One” and “Show Me a Sign”, with collaborator James Pankow for the legendary band Chicago as well as the song “Here With Me” for the Chicago album “Stone of Sisyphus.” Greg produced 5 songs for the Barry Manilow album “The Greatest Songs of the Eighties” as well as Barry’s hit Christmas single “Christmas is Just Around the Corner.”
Greg was the composer,songwriter and musical director for all 15 seasons of the hit sketch comedy show MAD TV, David Allen Grier’s comedy series Chocolate News, Jeff Foxworthy’s variety show Blue Collar TV, Bob Einstein’s series Super Dave Spike-Tacular and the hidden camera series The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He was the musical director and composer for the ABC reality competition series The Next Best Thing. Greg scored the ABC Aaron Spelling cop drama 10-8. Early in his career, he wrote the score and songs for the Emmy winning sketch series The Ben Stiller Show and The Sunday Comics on FOX.
Greg has written and produced many featured songs for films including Bobbleheads, Hoovey, The Sunday Horse, The Greening of Whitney Brown, The Poker House, Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers and the animated Lionsgate movie Foodfight. Greg produced 2 songs for Curb Records artist Kimberley Locke on the Camille soundtrack for Oscar winning producer Al Ruddy. Greg composed the theme song for Will Sasso’s Ten Minute Podcast as well as The Caliendo Cast for actor comedian Frank Caliendo.
Greg is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame in music composition and theory as well as the graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television at USC.

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