The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is founded as a separate entity from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. John Mauceri serves as the first conductor, from 1991 to 2006. Under his direction, the Orchestra develops an international reputation as a result of its successful recordings and popular performances with the increasing emphasis on multimedia events, often incorporating film elements projected onto the big screen.
Morrissey makes his Hollywood Bowl debut with two nights of performances. He returns in 2007 and 2008.
Paul McCartney returns as a solo act to host an Earth Day concert at the Bowl. This concert also features Don Henley, Steve Miller, 10,000 Maniacs, and Kenny Loggins. McCartney jokingly addresses the audience saying "You look a bit different than the last time I was here." McCartney is joined by fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr on drums for the concert’s finale.
An extensive multi-phase renovation is initiated to bring the Bowl’s technical infrastructure up to date and visually enhance and unify the amphitheater’s supporting buildings. A completely new stage, shell, backstage, and office areas are built. Highlights of the renovations include an expansion of the Hollywood Bowl Museum and the main entrance plaza, where the Box Office, Information Center, and Bowl Store are now located.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers make their Hollywood Bowl debut.
Conductor Nicholas McGegan makes his Hollywood Bowl debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a concert featuring Mozart’s Symphony No. 32 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, plus pianist Robert Levin in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, and Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Mark Baranov playing Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F for Violin and Orchestra.
Andrea Bocelli debuts at the Bowl.