As a film composer, Charlie has scored hundreds of television and theatrical films. His orchestral and chamber works have been performed internationally, and he is currently working on a choral commission from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. A recent orchestral work, Retablos, received its world premiere at the Kennedy Center, and he has written several ballet and modern dance scores.
As a playwright, Charlie wrote and produced the musical, The Last Days of Cleopatra; a recent drama, 12ness; the comedy, Him and Jim; and he is currently writing a musical called 19. He collaborated on a spoken word piece with Dr. Maya Angelou. Charlie is also the bandleader, composer, guitarist, and pianist for the band Chaise Lounge and can be heard as an occasional commentator on NPR.