Composer Christopher Lennertz Collaborates with Tony Winner David Zippel for "MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER" Original Song

Marvel Music's "Whatcha Gonna Do (It's Up To You)" Set to Premiere in "A Little Song and Dance" on February 23rd on ABC

Digital Single Available on March 18

Feb 23, 2016, 19:31 ET from Marvel Music

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning composer Christopher Lennertz collaborates with Tony winner and two-time Oscar nominee David Zippel to write an original song, "Whatcha Gonna Do (It's Up To You)," for "Marvel's Agent Carter."  "Whatcha Gonna Do (It's Up To You)," will premiere in "A Little Song and Dance" on February 23rd on ABC.  The song will be released digitally by Marvel Music on March 18.

Since the show's premiere last year, Lennertz has scored the entire series.  "It was such a thrill to collaborate on a song with David. His musical style blended well with the jazzy musical tone we were going for, especially on this episode. I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work on two ABC shows, and with two great talents on Broadway, David Zippel and Alan Menken." Lennertz and Menken wrote the score for "Galavant" together, and are collaborating on the score for the upcoming film "Sausage Party."  In order for the music to reflect the magnitude of the action and story, Lennertz records both "Marvel's Agent Carter" and "Galavant" with the Hollywood Studio Symphony. 

"Marvel's Agent Carter" follows Marvel comics character Peggy Carter as she balances life as a secret agent and a single woman in 1940's America. In the second season, she moves from New York to Los Angeles to deal with the threats of the new Atomic Age in the aftermath of World War ll. For the score, Lennertz uses brass instruments to highlight the big band era and French Horns and strings to enhance the action scenes. "Peggy is sexy and seductive and with the strings one can slip into espionage and tension," Lennertz explains.

Lennertz's signature style often includes incorporating renowned musical talents in his compositions.  Most recently he teamed up with Sheila E. and Arturo Sandoval for "Ride Along 2."  His success ranges from star-studded films to popular television series and video games. His accolades include BMI Film Awards, two Saturn awards for Best Original Score, and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music for a Series for "Supernatural."

For films, he has worked with members of many iconic bands including Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, and Dave Matthews Band. He collaborated with Latin rock band Ozomatli on the music for "Tortilla Heaven," and later went on to arrange their album "Street Signs," which won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock album.  Lennertz recent film credits include "Ride Along 2," "Horrible Bosses 2," and "Identity Thief," and his upcoming projects include "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," "The Boss," and "Sausage Party."

About "Marvel's Agent Carter"
"Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson.

Guest starring are Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Lesley Boone as Rose, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Rey Valentin as Agent Vega, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, Ken Marino as Joseph Manfredi, Matt Braunger as Dr. Samberly, Max Brown as Michael Carter, Tim Soergel as Paul, Bert Rotundo as Ralph, Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Lon Gowan as truck driver and Russell Edge as Agent Blackwell.

"A Little Song and Dance" was written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters with teleplay by Chris Dingess and directed by Jennifer Getzinger.

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