Shared September 6, 2019
"Microsoft the Musical" was dreamt up and led by interns spending the summer of 2019 at Microsoft. This Tony Awards-style musical theater opening number is just one of many passion projects that came to life because we were encouraged to bring our whole selves to work. And that’s what we did: 150 interns and employees came in on mornings, weekends, and nights to create this outside of (and in addition to) their day jobs.
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We hope that this speaks to every person who dreams of being part of something big—and especially to those who’ve been wrongly told they can’t be. At some point, we were all in your shoes. You CAN, you SHOULD, and you WILL.
— Director’s note by Liam McGregor, Data Science Intern, 2019
#Microsoft #Inclusion #Musical
STREAM THIS SONG …
… on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4oJrpp...
… on iTunes/Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/micr...
FULL LYRICS ...
... with analysis are available on Genius: https://genius.com/Microsoft-microsof...
We've listed everyone by their role in the production—and then also by their titles in their full-time jobs at Microsoft in the summer of 2019.
Produced and Directed by ... Liam McGregor (data scientist intern)
Written by ... Liam McGregor (data scientist intern) and Trip Master (explorer intern)
Executive Produced by ... Diego Rejtman (GM, global university recruiting) and Sacha Nunn (culture program manager)
Choreographed and Co-Directed by ... Swetha Prabakaran (explorer intern)
Protagonists (in order of appearance) ... Ryan Hecht (program manager intern), Leslie Richardson (program manager), Alyssa Raqueno (explorer intern)
Bill Gates, the idea ... Eleanor Lewis (software engineer intern)
Composed by ... Joshua Yang (explorer intern), Trip Master (explorer intern), Liam McGregor (data scientist intern)
Orchestrated and Conducted by ... Peter Yang (software engineer intern)
Director of Photography ... Stephen Hitchcock (software engineer)
Sr. Production Manager ... Morgan Dukes (marketing intern)
Associate Cinematographer and AD ... Rishi Raj (software engineer)
Assistant Choreographer and AD ... Lizzy Lee (HoloLens optical engineer)
Technical Director ... Kevin Mikolajczak
Lighting Designer ... Alanis Nash
Vocal Director ... Kevin Lee
... full credits are available on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10925544/
CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS...
• Fionna Gan, credited as an Asst. Choreographer and under Featured Dancers and Stunts, is a Program Manager II at Microsoft. The credits incorrectly identify her position at Microsoft as a Partner Channel Marketing Manager.
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