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Patrick Leonard

Biography

Pianist/composer/maker Patrick Leonard spent some time working with superstars like Madonna, Roger Waters, Elton John, and Jeff Beck like a maker and keyboardist. He founded his personal label, Unitone, release a his original, fresh age-inspired music; 1997’s Streams was his 1st offering. The recording was re-issued in 2000 and written by Rounder Records.

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Full Name Patrick Leonard
Profession Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Spouse Olivia d'Abo
Children Jessie Leonard, Sean Leonard, Jordan Leonard, Oliver William D'Abo
Music Songs Instrumental Theme, Floating With Amos, Lewis / Shoshone, The Slough, The Lamar Valley, Boy Scouts & Cutthroats, Livingston D.C., The Missouri, The Madison, Spring Creek
Albums Rivers
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
Movies I Am Because We Are, The Ten Commandments: The Musical, With Honors, Timebomb, Heart Condition, Nothing in Common, At Close Range, Murdering Mama's Boy


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#Fact
1 Former brother-in-law of Ben d'Abo, Bruno, Louis and Ella D'Abo.
2 Former step-father of Oliver William D'Abo, Olivia's son.
3 Has worked extensively with Madonna. Was a key producer on her "True Blue", "Like A Prayer", "Who's That Girl Soundtrack", "I'm Breathless" and "Ray Of Light" albums, and produced/wrote her #1 hits "Live To Tell", "Open Your Heart", "Who's That Girl?" and "Like A Prayer". Two of their collaborations ("Who's That Girl?" and "I'll Remember") were nominated for both Golden Globes and Grammys. He was the musical director for her 1987 "Who's That Girl?" Tour and played keyboards on her 1985 "Virgin" Tour.
4 Former son-in-law of Mike d'Abo and Maggie London.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Road to El Dorado 2000 music: "Someday Out of the Blue Theme From El Dorado"
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 1999 Video writer: "Frozen", "Nothing Really Matters"
Ride with the Devil 1999/I producer: "What's Simple Is True"
Deep Blue Sea 1999 writer: "El Paradiso Rico"
Runaway Bride 1999 producer: "Never Saw Blue Like That"
Stars in Their Eyes 1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Never Been Kissed 1999 writer: "Like a Prayer"
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special writer: "Nothing Really Matters"
Dawson's Creek 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano 1998 producer: "Lost Boys Calling" 1998
Especial Madonna 1998 TV Movie writer: "Frozen"
Le zombi de Cap-Rouge 1997 writer: "La Isla Bonita"
The Real Blonde 1997 writer: "Hanky Panky"
Gummo 1997 writer: "Like a Prayer"
Twister 1996 producer: "Love Affair"
Top of the Pops 1987-1996 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Bat Yam - New York TV Series arranger - 2 episodes, 1996 writer - 2 episodes, 1996
1995 MTV Movie Awards 1995 TV Special writer: "I'll Remember Theme from 'With Honors'"
Aprender a volar 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
With Honors 1994 producer: "I'll Remember Theme from 'With Honors'" / writer: "I'll Remember Theme from 'With Honors'"
Absolutely Fabulous 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under 1993 TV Movie documentary writer: "La Isla Bonita" - as P. Leonard
Roger Waters: Three Wishes 1993 Short performer: "Three Wishes"
Damned in the U.S.A. 1992 Documentary writer: "Like a Prayer" - uncredited
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful 1992 TV Movie writer: "Special Friend", "Party In My Pants", "Dare to be Truthful"
Roger Waters: What God Wants, Part 1 1992 Video short performer: "What God Wants, Part 1"
Mystery Date 1991 writer: "Remember My Name"
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary writer: "Oh Father", "Promise to Try", "Live to Tell", "Hanky Panky", "Like a Prayer"
Madonna: Live! Blond Ambition World Tour 90 from Barcelona Olympic Stadium 1990 TV Movie writer: "Where's the Party", "Like a Prayer", "Live to Tell", "Oh Father", "Hanky Panky", "Cherish"
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection 1990 Video writer: "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer", "Cherish", "Oh Father"
Lo Kolel Sherut 1990 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live 1990 TV Movie documentary writer: "Where's the Party", "Like a Prayer", "Live to Tell", "Oh Father", "Hanky Panky", "Cherish"
Madonna: Blond Ambition - Japan Tour 90 1990 Video documentary writer: "Where's the Party", "Like a Prayer", "Live to Tell", "Oh Father", "Hanky Panky", "Cherish"
Wooly Booly: Ang classmate kong alien 1989 writer: "Like a Prayer"
Sing 1989 writer: "Romance"
Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy 1988 Video documentary writer: "Where's the Party", "La Isla Bonita" - as P. Leonard / writer: "White Heat", "The Look of Love", "Live to Tell", "Who's That Girl" - as Pat Leonard
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 producer: "Kiss & Tell"
Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan 1987 Video documentary writer: "White Heat", "The Look of Love", "Where's the Party", "Live to Tell", "La Isla Bonita", "Who's That Girl"
Who's That Girl 1987 producer: "Who's That Girl", "The Look of Love" / writer: "Who's That Girl", "The Look of Love"
Mga anak ni Facifica Falayfay 1987 writer: "La Isla Bonita"
Emu's Wide World 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Crazy Summer 1986 producer: "Don't Look Back", "Take A Bow" / writer: "Take A Bow"
Nothing in Common 1986 writer: "Loving Strangers", "If It Wasn't Love", "Burning of the heart"
Cobra 1986 writer: "Hold on to Your Vision"
Wildcats 1986 writer: "Don't Wanna Be Normal"
At Close Range 1986 writer: "Live to Tell"
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Love Makes the World Go Round"
Soul Train 1984 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour 2016 writer: "La Isla Bonita"
Tu cara me suena 2014-2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Coronation Street 2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Out of Vienna 2016 TV Movie documentary writer: "Nothing Really Matters Kruder & Dorfmeister Remix"
VIII Premis Gaudí de l'Acadèmia del Cinema Català 2016 TV Movie writer: "Like a Prayer"
True Detective 2015 TV Series writer - 7 episodes
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Like a Prayer" - uncredited
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lullaby 2014/II producer: "Fall apart" / writer: "Fall apart"
Tu cara me suena - Argentina TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Block 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special producer: "Open Your Heart"
The X Factor 2005-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Madonna: The MDNA Tour 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Like a Prayer"
Gent de paraula 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show 2012 TV Movie writer: "Like a Prayer"
Queens of Pop 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Glee Encore 2011 Video writer: "Like A Prayer"
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour 2010 Video documentary writer: "La Isla Bonita", "Like a Prayer"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Like a Prayer"
Verbotene Liebe 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jenseits der Mauer 2009 TV Movie writer: "Like A Prayer"
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection 2009 Video writer: "Live to Tell", "La Isla Bonita", "Who's That Girl", "Like a Prayer", "Cherish", "I'll Remember", "Frozen"
Welcome to the 80's 2009 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary writer: "La Isla Bonita"
It Takes Two 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2007 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London 2006 TV Movie documentary writer: "Live to Tell", "La Isla Bonita"
The Ten Commandments: The Musical 2006 music: "Setis command", "If I Can Let You Go", "Drawn From The Water", "When We Rule The World", "A Love That Never Was", "Keys To The Kingdom", "Is Anybody Listening?", "Guilty", "The Horns Of Jericho", "Shadow On This House", "The One", "Why Me?", "Glory Of Ra", "Let Them Go", "The Plagues", "We Are Free", "Can You Do That For Me?", "Into The Deep", "Brothers Still", "Where We Belong", "Back In Egypt", "Land Of Milk And Honey", "A Prayer For Life", "Rain Down Stars"
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm Going to Tell You a Secret 2005 Documentary writer: "Sky Fits Heaven", "Like a Prayer", "Frozen", "Hanky Panky", "I'll Remember", "Live To Tell", "Nothing Really Matters", "Something To Remember"
Canadian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Like a Prayer"
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2003-2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Work of Director Chris Cunningham 2003 Video writer: "Frozen"
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live to Tell 2003 Short writer: "Live to Tell"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Los Zafiros: Music from the Edge of Time 2002 Documentary performer: "Cielo Y Tera" / writer: "Cielo Y Tera"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock Star 2001 producer: "Colorful"
Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001 2001 TV Movie documentary writer: "Frozen", "Sky Fits Heaven" / writer: "La Isla Bonita" - as Pat Leonard
Legally Blonde 2001 producer: "Love Is a Beautiful Thing"
Moulin Rouge! 2001 producer: "Your Song"
100 Greatest Number One Singles 2001 TV Special documentary writer: "Like a Prayer"
Driven 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ally McBeal 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match 2014 TV Series 1 episode
I Am Because We Are 2008 Documentary music composer
Murdering Mama's Boy 2007 Short
The Ten Commandments: The Musical 2006
With Honors 1994
Timebomb 1991
Heart Condition 1990
A Nightmare on Drug Street 1989 Short
Madonna: Like a Prayer 1989 Video short
Off-Road Warriors 1988
Nothing in Common 1986
At Close Range 1986

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Because We Are 2008 Documentary composer: theme music
Drop Till You Shop: Freestyle Bowling 2008 Short musician: percussion
Roger Waters: Three Wishes 1993 Short music producer
Roger Waters: What God Wants, Part 1 1992 Video short music producer
Madonna: Like a Prayer 1989 Video short music producer
Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy 1988 Video documentary musical director - as Pat Leonard
Who's That Girl 1987 composer: additional music
Nothing in Common 1986 performer: original music

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Nose of Sorrow 2012 Short The Clown

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roger Waters: What God Wants, Part 1 1992 Video short Himself - Keyboards
Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy 1988 Video documentary Himself - Keyboards (as Pat Leonard)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures Who's That Girl (1987) · Madonna
1987 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards At Close Range (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Madonna (artist/producer)
· Marius De Vries (producer)
· William Orbit (producer)
· Pat McCarthy (engineer/mixer)
· Dave Reitzas (engineer/mixer)
1995 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television With Honors (1994) · Madonna
· Richard Page
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture With Honors (1994) · Madonna
· Richard Page
1988 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television Who's That Girl (1987) · Madonna
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Who's That Girl (1987) · Madonna (music/lyrics)


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