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Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(born July 10, 1931) is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He has been nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He is a recipient of the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.[8]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Broadway career 4 Songs 5 Impact and recognition 6 Personal life 7 Work

7.1 Stage 7.2 Films 7.3 Television

8 Awards, nominations and honors

8.1 Emmy Awards 8.2 Grammy Awards 8.3 Tony Awards

9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Raised in Jersey City, New Jersey
Jersey City, New Jersey
by musically inclined middle-class Jewish[9] parents, Herman learned to play piano at an early age, and the three frequently attended Broadway musicals. His father, Harry, was a gym teacher and in the summer worked in the Catskill Mountains hotels. His mother, Ruth, also worked in the hotels as a singer, pianist, and children's teacher, and eventually became an English teacher. After marrying, they lived in Jersey City and continued to work in the summers in various camps until they became head counselors and finally ran Stissing Lake Camp in the small town of Pine Plains, New York, in the Taconic Mountains. Herman spent all of his summers there, from age 6 to 23. It was at camp that he first became involved in theatrical productions, as director of Oklahoma!, Finian's Rainbow and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.[3] Herman graduated from Jersey City's Henry Snyder High School.[10] At the age of 17, Herman was introduced to Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
who, after hearing material he had written, urged him to continue composing. He left the Parsons School of Design
Parsons School of Design
to attend the University of Miami, which has one of the nation's most avant garde theater departments. While an undergraduate student at the University of Miami
University of Miami
Herman produced, wrote and directed a college musical called Sketchbook. It was scheduled to run for three performances, but the show created an instant massive patron demand. Herman's Sketchbook attracted packed houses for an additional 17 performances before it ended. It was the longest running show in the history of University on Miami theater. He was also a member of the Zeta Beta Tau
Zeta Beta Tau
Fraternity. Early career[edit] After graduation from the University of Miami, Herman moved to New York City, where he produced the Off-Broadway revue I Feel Wonderful, which was made up of material he had written at the University. It opened at the Theatre de Lys
Theatre de Lys
in Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village
on October 18, 1954, and ran for 48 performances.[11] It was his only show his mother was able to see; shortly after it opened, she died of cancer at the age of forty-four, and Herman spent the next year in deep mourning. In 1957, Herman approached the owner of a West Fourth Street jazz club called the Showplace and asked to put on a revue. As well as supplying the music, Herman wrote the book and directed the one-hour revue, called Nightcap. He asked his friend, Phyllis Newman, to do movement and dance and it featured Charles Nelson Reilly
Charles Nelson Reilly
(who later co-starred in Hello, Dolly!). The show opened in May 1958 and ran for two years.[12] Herman next collected enough original material to put together an off-Broadway revue called Parade in 1960. Herman directed with choreography by Richard Tone. The cast included Charles Nelson Reilly and Dody Goodman. It first opened at the Showplace and, expanded, moved to the Players Theatre in January 1960.[13][14] Broadway career[edit] In 1960, Herman made his Broadway debut with the revue From A to Z, which featured contributions from newcomers Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Fred Ebb as well. That same year producer Gerard Oestreicher approached him after seeing a performance of "Parade", and asked if he would be interested in composing the score for a show about the founding of the state of Israel. The result was his first full-fledged Broadway musical, Milk and Honey in 1961. The show, about American tourists in Israel, starred Robert Weede, Mimi Benzell
Mimi Benzell
and Molly Picon. It received respectable reviews and ran for 543 performances. Herman met playwright Tad Mosel
Tad Mosel
in 1960 and they collaborated on an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of Mosel's 1953 television play, Madame Aphrodite. The musical of the same name, which starred Nancy Andrews in the title role, opened at the Orpheum Theatre in December 1961 but closed after 13 performances.[15] A cast album was recorded, but the show has never been performed since. The failure of the musical hurt Herman, who felt that the direction and casting had not worked, but described his decision to make it as a "very brave thing for me to do...It was a dark piece, something more suited to early Sondheim than me".[15] In 1964, producer David Merrick united Herman with musical actress Carol Channing
Carol Channing
and librettist Michael Stewart for a project that was to become one of his more successful, Hello, Dolly!. The original production ran for 2,844 performances, the longest running musical for its time, and was later revived three times. Although facing stiff competition from Funny Girl, Hello, Dolly! swept the Tony Awards
Tony Awards
that season, winning 10, a record that remained unbroken for 37 years, until The Producers won 12 Tonys in 2001. In 1966, Herman's next musical was the smash hit Mame starring Angela Lansbury, which introduced a string of Herman standards, most notably the ballad "If He Walked Into My Life", the holiday favorite "We Need a Little Christmas", and the title tune. Although not commercial successes, Dear World
Dear World
(1969) starring Angela Lansbury, Mack & Mabel (1974) starring Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters, and The Grand Tour (1979) starring Joel Grey
Joel Grey
are noted for their interesting concepts and their melodic, memorable scores. Herman considers Mack & Mabel, also written in collaboration with Michael Stewart, his personal favorite score, with later composition La Cage aux Folles in a close second. Both Dear World and Mack & Mabel have developed a cult following among Broadway aficionados. In 1983, Herman had his third mega-hit with La Cage aux Folles starring George Hearn and Gene Barry, which broke box-office records at the Palace Theatre and earned Herman yet another Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical. From its score came the gay anthem "I Am What I Am" and the rousing sing-a-long "The Best of Times." La Cage aux Folles won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical (1983), is the only musical to win the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Revival of a Musical twice (2005 & 2010), and therefore is the only show to win a Best Musical award for every staged Broadway production. Songs[edit] Many of Herman's show tunes have become pop standards. His most famous composition, "Hello, Dolly!", is one of the most popular tunes to have originated in a Broadway musical, and was a #1 hit in the United States for Louis Armstrong, knocking The Beatles
The Beatles
from #1 in 1964 after a 14-week run at the top ("I Want to Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You", and "Can't Buy Me Love."). A French recording by Petula Clark
Petula Clark
charted in the Top Ten in both Canada and France. "If He Walked into My Life" from Mame was recorded by Eydie Gormé, winning her a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Female in 1967. "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles was recorded by Gloria Gaynor
Gloria Gaynor
and became a disco favorite. Other well known Herman showtunes include "Shalom" from Milk and Honey; "Before the Parade Passes By", "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", and "It Only Takes a Moment" from Hello, Dolly!; "It's Today!", "Open a New Window", "We Need a Little Christmas," and "Bosom Buddies" from Mame; and "Tap Your Troubles Away", "I Won't Send Roses" and "Time Heals Everything" from Mack & Mabel. Impact and recognition[edit] Herman was the first (of only two) composers/lyricists to have three musicals run more than 1500 consecutive performances on Broadway (the other being Stephen Schwartz): Hello, Dolly! (2,844), Mame (1,508), and La Cage aux Folles (1,761). He is honored by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7090 Hollywood Boulevard. Other honors include the Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Ring Theatre, named after him by his alma mater. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in 1982.[16] Herman's work has been the subject of two popular musical revues, Jerry's Girls
Jerry's Girls
(1984) conceived by Larry Alford, and Showtune
Showtune
(2003) conceived by Paul Gilger. In 2008, a 90-minute documentary about his life and career, "Words and Music by Jerry Herman," by filmmaker Amber Edwards, was broadcast on PBS. In the 2008 animated film WALL-E, Herman's music from Hello, Dolly! influences the character WALL-E. In 1989, American-playwright Natalie Gaupp wrote a short play titled "The Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Center." The play is a comedy which portrays the lives of several patients in "The Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Center for Musical Theatre Addiction." In 2012, Jason Graae and Faith Prince collaborated on The Prince and the Showboy, a show which pays tribute to Herman; Graae worked extensively with Herman and described him as "a survivor of the highest degree [who] lives his life as an eternal optimist."[17] Personal life[edit] Having a flair for decorating in the 1970s, Herman took a break from composition after the failure of Mack and Mabel. Architectural Digest wrote about the firehouse he renovated. Then he redecorated other houses and sold them. He has decorated at least thirty-eight different residences in his life. Mr. Herman reportedly listed his 4,088-square-foot (379.8 m2) West Hollywood
West Hollywood
condominium apartment for sale early in 2013.[1][18][19] Herman was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1985. As noted in the "Words and Music" PBS documentary, "He is one of the fortunate ones who survived to see experimental drug therapies take hold and is still, as one of his lyrics proclaims, 'alive and well and thriving' over quarter of a century later."[20] Herman's memoir, Showtune, was published in 1996.[21] Herman resides in Miami Beach, Florida. Work[edit] Stage[edit]

Off Broadway revues

I Feel Wonderful (1954) Nightcap (1958) Parade (1960) Madame Aphrodite (1961) Showtune
Showtune
(2003)

Broadway musicals

From A to Z
From A to Z
(1960) Milk and Honey (1961) Hello, Dolly! (1964) Ben Franklin in Paris
Ben Franklin in Paris
(additional music) (1964) Mame (1966) Dear World
Dear World
(1969) Mack & Mabel (1974) The Grand Tour (1979) A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine
(additional songs) (1980) La Cage aux Folles (1983) Jerry's Girls
Jerry's Girls
(1985) An Evening with Jerry Herman
An Evening with Jerry Herman
(1998)

Other shows

Miss Spectacular (2003) recorded but unproduced

Films[edit]

Hello, Dolly! (1969) Mame (1974) Barney's Great Adventure
Barney's Great Adventure
(title song) (1998) WALL-E
WALL-E
(excerpts of Hello, Dolly! featured)

Television[edit]

Mrs. Santa Claus
Mrs. Santa Claus
(1996)

Awards, nominations and honors[edit]

2010 Kennedy Center Honoree 1999 Theatre World Special
Special
Award (An Evening with Jerry Herman) (winner) 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts, May 4, 1980, University of Miami[22]

Emmy Awards[edit]

1997 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics ("Mrs. Santa Claus") (nominee)

Grammy Awards[edit]

1964 Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Grammy Award for Song of the Year
(Hello, Dolly!) (winner) 1966 Grammy Award for Best Score From An Original Cast Show Album (Mame) (winner)

Tony Awards[edit]

2017 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Revival of a Musical (Hello, Dolly!) (winner) 2009 Special
Special
Tony Award
Tony Award
for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (winner) 1984 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score (La Cage aux Folles) (winner) 1979 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score (The Grand Tour) (nominee) 1966 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Composer
Composer
and Lyricist (Mame) (nominee) 1964 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Composer
Composer
and Lyricist (Hello, Dolly!) (winner) 1962 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Composer
Composer
(Milk and Honey) (nominee)

References[edit]

^ a b Zak, Dan (December 2, 2010). "Broadway legend Jerry Herman, no stranger to a full house". Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ WEINRAUB, BERNARD (July 26, 1998). "Celebrating His Music And Precious Life Itself". New York Times. Theater. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ a b Citron, Stephen (2004). Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune. New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 10–14, 23. ISBN 0-300-10082-5. LCCN 2003027632. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ Ten-Tronck, Rob. Celebrity Locator 2006-2007. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ "History of the Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Ring Theatre". University of Miami. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  ^ " Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 2012-12-05. University of Miami (Bachelor of Arts) and the Parsons School of Design  ^ " Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
recalls Eydie Gorme". Miami Herald. La vida local. August 14, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-05. ...Herman, 82, of Miami Beach...  ^ "Kennedy Center 2010 Honorees Announced" Archived 2010-09-10 at the Wayback Machine. specials.msn.com ^ "Herman, Jerry". glbtq.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2013.  ^ Ewen, David. Popular American Composers from Revolutionary Times to the Present: A Biographical and Critical Guide, Volume 1, p. 51. Accessed June 6, 2012. "Following his graduation from Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, he enrolled at the Parsons School of Design in New York intending to become an interior decorator." ^ Citron, Stephen, p. 33 ^ Citron, Stephen. pp.39-40 ^ jerryherman.com, Parade information ^ Suskin, Steven."Oh! Captain and Jerry Herman's Parade" Archived 2009-01-14 at the Wayback Machine., playbill.com, November 3, 2002 ^ a b Stephen Citron (1 October 2008). Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune. Yale University Press. pp. 69–. ISBN 978-0-300-13324-0.  ^ Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1982 ^ Wong, Curtis M. (21 August 2012). "Faith Prince, Jason Graae Dish On Their 54 Below Cabaret Gig, Broadway And Jerry Herman". Huffington Post. Retrieved 30 September 2016.  ^ "Jerry Herman". Encyclopedia of World Biography (fee, via Fairfax County Public Schools). 20. Detroit: Gale. 2000. Gale Document Number: GALEK1631007519. Retrieved 2013-12-05. The financial success of Dolly allowed Herman to buy an old firehouse and renovate it. The magazine House Beautiful ran an article on it, and Herman's second career was born. During the 1970s, he turned to decorating houses and reselling them. Herman could have lived well just off the profits of his hits, but he found decorating to be therapeutic.  Biography in Context. (subscription required) ^ " Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Flips Out in West Hollywood". the REAL ESTALKER. February 8, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-05.  (blog) ^ "Words and Music by Jerry Herman" pbs.org, retrieved December 6, 2010 ^ Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1996). Showtune: A Memoir. Donald I. Fine Books. ISBN 978-1-55611-502-8.  ^ "History and Honorary Degree Recipients Commencement University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

Showtune: A Memoir by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1996) (with Marilyn Stasio), Donald I. Fine Books, an imprint of Penguin Books Citron, Stephen. Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune
Showtune
(2004), Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-10082-5

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Musicals by Jerry Herman

Parade From A to Z Milk and Honey Madame Aphrodite Hello, Dolly! Mame Dear World Mack and Mabel The Grand Tour La Cage aux Folles Mrs. Santa Claus Showtune Jerry's Girls An Evening with Jerry Herman Miss Spectacular

Awards for Jerry Herman

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Kennedy Center Honorees (2010s)

2010

Merle Haggard Jerry Herman Bill T. Jones Paul McCartney Oprah Winfrey

2011

Barbara Cook Neil Diamond Yo-Yo Ma Sonny Rollins Meryl Streep

2012

Buddy Guy Dustin Hoffman David Letterman Led Zeppelin Natalia Makarova

2013

Martina Arroyo Herbie Hancock Billy Joel Shirley MacLaine Carlos Santana

2014

Al Green Tom Hanks Patricia McBride Sting Lily Tomlin

2015

Carole King George Lucas Rita Moreno Seiji Ozawa Cicely Tyson

2016

Martha Argerich Eagles Al Pacino Mavis Staples James Taylor

2017

Carmen de Lavallade Gloria Estefan LL Cool J Norman Lear Lionel Richie

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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Grammy Award for Song of the Year

1959−1980

"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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Drama
Drama
Desk Award for Outstanding Music

Al Carmines/ Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
(1969) Stephen Sondheim/ Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1970) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Galt MacDermot (1972) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Al Carmines (1974) Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1976) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1977) Cy Coleman/ Carol Hall (1978) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1980) Maury Yeston (1982) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1983) Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Larry Grossman (1985) Rupert Holmes (1986) Noel Gay/ Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
(1988) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1990) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1991) Erik Frandsen, Michael Garin, Paul Lockheart and Robert Hipkins (1992) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1993) Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Jonathan Larson (1996) Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
(1997) Stephen Flaherty (1998) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Andrew Lippa
Andrew Lippa
(2000) David Yazbek (2001) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2002) Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(2003) Jeanine Tesori (2004) Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
(2007) Stew and Heidi Rodewald (2008) Elton John
Elton John
(2009) David Bryan
David Bryan
(2010) Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(2012) David Byrne
David Byrne
and Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim
(2013) Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2015) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
and Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
(2016) David Yazbek (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score

1947-1975

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1947) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
by Cole Porter
Cole Porter
(1949) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1950) Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1951) No Strings
No Strings
by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1962) Oliver!
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart
Lionel Bart
(1963) Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1965) Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
by Mitch Leigh
Mitch Leigh
and Joe Darion (1966) Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby!
Hallelujah, Baby!
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1968) Company by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Follies
Follies
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Gigi by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1974) The Wiz
The Wiz
by Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975)

1976-2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
and Edward Kleban (1976) Annie by Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse
and Martin Charnin (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1981) Nine by Maury Yeston (1982) Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Big River by Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) City of Angels by Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and David Zippel (1990) The Will Rogers Follies
Follies
by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
/ The Who's Tommy by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
(1993) Passion by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton (1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Maury Yeston (1997) Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (1998) Parade by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Aida by Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2000)

2001-present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman (2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx
Jeff Marx
(2004) The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (2007) In the Heights
In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2008) Next to Normal
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2009) Memphis by David Bryan
David Bryan
and Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Newsies by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Jack Feldman (2012) Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(2013) The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score

1947-1975

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1947) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
by Cole Porter
Cole Porter
(1949) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1950) Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1951) No Strings
No Strings
by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1962) Oliver!
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart
Lionel Bart
(1963) Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1965) Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
by Mitch Leigh
Mitch Leigh
and Joe Darion (1966) Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby!
Hallelujah, Baby!
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1968) Company by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Follies
Follies
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Gigi by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1974) The Wiz
The Wiz
by Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975)

1976-2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
and Edward Kleban (1976) Annie by Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse
and Martin Charnin (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1981) Nine by Maury Yeston (1982) Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Big River by Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) City of Angels by Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and David Zippel (1990) The Will Rogers Follies
Follies
by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
/ The Who's Tommy by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
(1993) Passion by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton (1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Maury Yeston (1997) Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (1998) Parade by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Aida by Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2000)

2001-present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman (2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx
Jeff Marx
(2004) The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (2007) In the Heights
In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2008) Next to Normal
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2009) Memphis by David Bryan
David Bryan
and Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Newsies by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Jack Feldman (2012) Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(2013) The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

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