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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music, with over 900 songs and 43 Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart
Lorenz Hart
and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music. Rodgers was the first person to win what are considered the top entertainment awards in television, recording, movies and Broadway — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award
Tony Award
— now known collectively as an EGOT. In addition, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, making him only one of two people to receive each award (Marvin Hamlisch is the other).

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Career

1.2.1 Rodgers and Hart 1.2.2 Rodgers and Hammerstein 1.2.3 After Hammerstein 1.2.4 Death and legacy

1.3 Relationship with performers 1.4 Personal life

2 Shows with music by Rodgers

2.1 Lyrics by Lorenz Hart 2.2 Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II 2.3 Other lyricists and solo works

3 Wider influence 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Biography[edit] Early life and education[edit] Born into a prosperous German Jewish family in Arverne, Queens, New York City, Rodgers was the son of Mamie (Levy) and Dr. William Abrahams Rodgers, a prominent physician who had changed the family name from Abrahams. Richard began playing the piano at age six. He attended P.S. 10, Townsend Harris Hall and DeWitt Clinton High School. Rodgers spent his early teenage summers in Camp Wigwam (Waterford, Maine) where he composed some of his first songs.[1] Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and later collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
all attended Columbia University. At Columbia, Rodgers joined the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. In 1921, Rodgers shifted his studies to the Institute of Musical Art (now the Juilliard School).[2] Rodgers was influenced by composers such as Victor Herbert
Victor Herbert
and Jerome Kern, as well as by the operettas his parents took him to see on Broadway when he was a child. Career[edit] Rodgers and Hart[edit] Main article: Rodgers and Hart

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(seated) with Lorenz Hart
Lorenz Hart
in 1936.

In 1919, Richard met Lorenz Hart, thanks to Phillip Leavitt, a friend of Richard's older brother. Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hart
struggled for years in the field of musical comedy, writing several amateur shows. They made their professional debut with the song "Any Old Place With You", featured in the 1919 Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. Their first professional production was the 1920 Poor Little Ritz Girl, which also had music by Sigmund Romberg. Their next professional show, The Melody Man, did not premiere until 1924. When he was just out of college Rodgers worked as musical director for Lew Fields. Among the stars he accompanied were Nora Bayes
Nora Bayes
and Fred Allen.[3] Rodgers was considering quitting show business altogether to sell children's underwear, when he and Hart finally broke through in 1925. They wrote the songs for a benefit show presented by the prestigious Theatre Guild, called The Garrick Gaieties, and the critics found the show fresh and delightful. Only meant to run one day, the Guild knew they had a success and allowed it to re-open later. The show's biggest hit — the song that Rodgers believed "made" Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hart
— was "Manhattan". The two were now a Broadway songwriting force. Throughout the rest of the decade, the duo wrote several hit shows for both Broadway and London, including Dearest Enemy
Dearest Enemy
(1925), The Girl Friend (1926), Peggy-Ann
Peggy-Ann
(1926), A Connecticut Yankee (1927), and Present Arms (1928). Their 1920s shows produced standards such as "Here in My Arms", "Mountain Greenery", "Blue Room", "My Heart Stood Still" and "You Took Advantage of Me". With the Depression in full swing during the first half of the 1930s, the team sought greener pastures in Hollywood. The hardworking Rodgers later regretted these relatively fallow years, but he and Hart did write some classic songs and film scores while out west, including Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight
(1932) (directed by Rouben Mamoulian, who would later direct Rodgers's Oklahoma! on Broadway), which introduced three standards: "Lover", "Mimi", and "Isn't It Romantic?". Rodgers also wrote a melody for which Hart wrote three consecutive lyrics which either were cut, not recorded or not a hit. The fourth lyric resulted in one of their most famous songs, "Blue Moon". Other film work includes the scores to The Phantom President (1932), starring George M. Cohan, Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (1933), starring Al Jolson, and, in a quick return after having left Hollywood, Mississippi (1935), starring Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
and W.C. Fields. In 1935, they returned to Broadway and wrote an almost unbroken string of hit shows that ended only with Hart's death in 1943. Among the most notable are Jumbo (1935), On Your Toes
On Your Toes
(1936, which included the ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue", choreographed by George Balanchine), Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms
(1937), I Married an Angel
I Married an Angel
(1938), The Boys from Syracuse (1938), Pal Joey (1940), and their last original work, By Jupiter
By Jupiter
(1942). Rodgers also contributed to the book on several of these shows. Many of the songs from these shows are still sung and remembered, including "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", "My Romance", "Little Girl Blue", "I'll Tell the Man in the Street", "There's a Small Hotel", "Where or When", "My Funny Valentine", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Falling in Love with Love", "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", and "Wait till You See Her". In 1939, he wrote the ballet Ghost Town for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with choreography by Marc Platoff.[4] Rodgers and Hammerstein[edit] Main article: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Rodgers (seated) with Hammerstein, 1945

His partnership with Hart began having problems because of the lyricist's unreliability and declining health, Rodgers began working with Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he had previously written songs (before ever working with Lorenz Hart). Their first musical, the groundbreaking hit Oklahoma! (1943), marked the beginning of the most successful partnership in American musical theatre history. Their work revolutionized the form. What was once a collection of songs, dances and comic turns held together by a tenuous plot became an integrated masterpiece. The team went on to create four more hits that are among the most popular of all musicals. Each was made into a successful film: Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), The King and I
The King and I
(1951), and The Sound of Music (1959). Other shows include the minor hit, Flower Drum Song
Flower Drum Song
(1958), as well as relative failures Allegro (1947), Me and Juliet
Me and Juliet
(1953) and Pipe Dream (1955). They also wrote the score to the film State Fair (1945) (which was remade in 1962 with Pat Boone), and a special TV musical of Cinderella (1957). Their collaboration produced many well-known songs, including "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'", "People Will Say We're in Love", "Oklahoma!" (which also became the state song of Oklahoma), "If I Loved You", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "It Might as Well Be Spring", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Getting to Know You", "My Favorite Things", "The Sound of Music", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and "Edelweiss", Hammerstein's last song.

Rodgers was the subject of a two-part special on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town television show in 1952.

Much of Rodgers's work with both Hart and Hammerstein was orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Rodgers composed twelve themes, which Bennett used in preparing the orchestra score for the 26-episode World War II television documentary Victory at Sea
Victory at Sea
(1952–53). This NBC production pioneered the "compilation documentary"—programming based on pre-existing footage — and was eventually broadcast in dozens of countries. The melody of the popular song "No Other Love" was later taken from the Victory at Sea
Victory at Sea
theme entitled "Beneath the Southern Cross". Rodgers won an Emmy
Emmy
for the music for the ABC documentary Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, scored by Eddie Sauter, Hershy Kay, and Robert Emmett Dolan. Rodgers composed the theme music, "March of the Clowns", for the 1963–64 television series The Greatest Show on Earth, which ran for 30 episodes. He also contributed the main-title theme for the 1963–64 historical anthology television series The Great Adventure. In 1950, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Joshua Logan won the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama for South Pacific.[5] Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
had won a special Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
in 1944 for Oklahoma!.[6] In 1954, Rodgers conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
in excerpts from Victory at Sea, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and the Carousel Waltz for a special LP released by Columbia Records. Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
musicals earned a total of 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy
Grammy
Awards, and two Emmy Awards. After Hammerstein[edit] After Hammerstein's death in 1960, Rodgers wrote both words and music for his first new Broadway project No Strings
No Strings
(1962, which earned two Tony Awards). The show was a minor hit and featured the song, "The Sweetest Sounds". Rodgers also wrote both the words and music for two new songs used in the film version of The Sound of Music. (Other songs in that film were from Rodgers and Hammerstein.) Rodgers went on to work with lyricists: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(Do I Hear a Waltz?) who was a protégé of Hammerstein, Martin Charnin (Two by Two, I Remember Mama) and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(Rex). At its 1978 commencement ceremonies, Barnard College
Barnard College
awarded Rodgers its highest honor, the Barnard Medal of Distinction. Death and legacy[edit] Rodgers died in 1979 at the age of 77, after surviving cancer of the jaw, a heart attack, and a laryngectomy. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea. In 1990, the 46th Street Theatre was renamed "The Richard Rodgers Theatre" in his memory. In 1999, Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hart
were each commemorated on United States postage stamps. In 2002, the centennial year of Rodgers's birth was celebrated worldwide with books, retrospectives, performances, new recordings of his music, and a Broadway revival of Oklahoma!. The BBC Proms
BBC Proms
that year devoted an entire evening to Rodgers's music, including a concert performance of Oklahoma! Several American schools are named after Richard Rodgers. Alec Wilder wrote the following about Rodgers:

"Of all the writers whose songs are considered and examined in this book, those of Rodgers show the highest degree of consistent excellence, inventiveness, and sophistication...[A]fter spending weeks playing his songs, I am more than impressed and respectful: I am astonished."[7]

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
is a member of the American Theater Hall of Fame.[8] Along with the Academy of Arts and Letters, Rodgers also started and endowed an award for non-established musical theater composers to produce new productions either by way of full productions or staged readings. It is the only award for which the Academy of Arts and Letters accepts applications and is presented every year. Below are the previous winners of the award:[9]

Year Show Awardee

2018[10] Gun and Powder Ross Baum

Angelica Chéri

KPOP Jason Kim

Helen Park

Max Vernon

Woodshed Collective

2017 What I Learned from People Will Aronson

Hue Park

2016 Living in Cairo Patrick Lazour

Daniel Lazour

Costs of Living Timothy Huang

Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell

2015 String Adam Gwon

Sarah Hammond

2014 Witness Uganda Matthew Gould

Griffin Matthews

2013 Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Dave Malloy

The Kid Who Would Be Pope Tom Megan

Jack Megan

2012 Witness Uganda Matthew Gould

Griffin Matthews

2011 Dogfight Peter Duchan

Benj Pasek

Justin Paul

Gloryana Andrew Gerle

2010 Buddy’s Tavern Raymond De Felitta

Alison Louise Hubbard

Kim Oler

Rocket Science Patricia Cotter

Jason Rhyne

Stephen Weiner

2009 Cheer Wars Karlan Judd

Gordon Leary

Rosa Parks Scott Ethier

Jeff Hughes

2008 Alive at Ten Kirsten A. Guenther

Ryan Scott Oliver

Kingdom Aaron Jafferis

Ian Williams

See Rock City and Other Destinations Brad Alexander

Adam Mathias

2007 Calvin Berger Barry Wyner

Main-Travelled Roads Dave Hudson

Paul Libman

2006 Grey Gardens Scott Frankel

Michael Korie

Doug Wright

True Fans Chris Miller

Bill Rosenfield

Nathan Tysen

Yellow Wood Michelle Elliott

Danny Larsen

2005 Broadcast Nathan Christensen

Scott Murphy

Dust & Dreams: Celebrating Sandburg David Hudson

Paul Libman

Red Brian Lowdermilk

Marcus Stevens

2004 To Paint the Earth Daniel Frederick Levin

Jonathan Portera

The Tutor Andrew Gerle

Maryrose Wood

Unlocked Sam Carner

Derek Gregor

2003 The Devil in the Flesh Jeffrey Lunden

Arthur Perlman

Once Upon a Time in New Jersey Susan DiLallo

Stephen A. Weiner

The Tutor Andrew Gerle

Maryrose Wood

2002 The Fabulist David Spencer

Stephen Witkin

The Tutor Andrew Gerle

Maryrose Wood

2001 Heading East Leon Ko

Robert Lee

The Spitfire Grill Fred Alley

James Valcq

2000 Bat Boy Kaythe Farley

Brian Flemming

Laurence O’Keefe

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Kirsten Childs

Suburb Robert S. Cohen

David Javerbaum

1999 Bat Boy Kaythe Farley

Brian Flemming

Laurence O’Keefe

Blood on the Dining Room Floor Jonathan Sheffer

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin Kirsten Childs

Dream True: My Life with Vernon Dexter Ricky Ian Gordon

Tina Landau

The Singing Lenora Champagne

Daniel Levy

1998 Little Women Alison Hubbard

Allan Knee

Kim Oler

Summer Erik Haagensen

Paul Schwartz

1997 The Ballad of Little Jo Mike Reid

Sarah Schlesinger

Barrio Babies Fernand Rivas

Luis Santeiro

Violet Brian Crawley

Jeanine Tesori

1996 Bobos James McBride

Ed Shockley

The Hidden Sky Kate Chisholm

Peter Foley

The Princess & the Blac Andy Chuckerman

Karole Foreman

1995 Spendora Mark Campbell

Stephen Hoffman

Peter Webb

1994 Doll (not produced) Scott Frankel

Michael Korie

The Gig Douglas Cohen

Rent Jonathan Larson

The Sweet Revenge of… Mark Campbell

Burton Cohen

Stephen Hoffman

1993 Allos Makar Scott Frankel

Michael Korie

Valeria Vasilevsky

Avenue X John Jiler

Ray Leslee

Christina Alberta’s Polly Pen

They Shoot Horses… Nagle Jackson

Robert Sprayberry

1992 Avenue X John Jiler

Ray Leslee

The Molly Maquires Sid Cherry

William Strempek

1991 Opal Robert N. Lindsey

The Times Joe Keenan

Brad Ross

1990 Down the Stream Michael Goldenberg

Swamp Gas and Shallow Feelings Randy Buck

Shirlee Strother

Jack E. Williams

Whatnot Howard Crabtree

Dick Gallagher

Mark Waldrop

1989 Juan Darien Elliot Goldenthal

Julie Taymor

1988 Lucky Stiff Lynn Ahrens

Stephen Flaherty

Sheila Levine is Dead... Michael Devon

Todd Graff

Superbia Jonathan Larson

1987 Henry and Ellen Michael John LaChiusa

Lucky Stiff Lynn Ahrens

Stephen Flaherty

No Way to Treat A Lady Douglas J. Cohen

1986 Break/Agnes/Eulogy Michael John LaChiusa

Juba Wendy Lamb

Russell Walden

1984 Brownstone Andrew Cadiff

Peter Larson

Josh Rubens

Papushko Andrew Teirstein

1982 Portrait of Jennie Enid Futterman

Howard Marren

Dennis Rosa

1981 Child of the Sun Damien Leake

1980 Nine (not produced) Maro Fratti

Maury Yeston

Relationship with performers[edit]

Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
and Berlin and Tamiris NYWTS

Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney
recorded a version of "Falling in Love with Love" by Rodgers, using a swing style. After the recording session Richard Rodgers told her pointedly that it should be sung as a waltz.[11] The 1961 doo-wop arrangement of the Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hart
song "Blue Moon" by The Marcels
The Marcels
so incensed Rodgers that he took out full page newspaper ads urging people not to buy it. His efforts were unsuccessful as it reached #1 on the charts.[12] After Doris Day
Doris Day
recorded "I Have Dreamed" in 1961, he wrote to her and her arranger, James Harbert, that theirs was the most beautiful rendition of his song he had ever heard. After Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee
recorded her version of "Lover", a Rodgers song with a dramatically different arrangement from that originally conceived by him, Rodgers said, "I don't know why Peggy picked on me, she could have fucked up Silent Night".[13] Mary Martin
Mary Martin
said that Richard Rodgers composed songs for her for South Pacific, knowing she had a small vocal range, and the songs generally made her look her best. She also said that Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
listened to all her suggestions and she worked extremely well with them.[14] Both Rodgers and Hammerstein wanted Doris Day
Doris Day
for the lead in the film version of South Pacific and she reportedly wanted the part. They discussed it with her, but after her manager/husband Martin Melcher would not budge on his demand for a high salary for her, the role went to Mitzi Gaynor. Personal life[edit] In 1930, Rodgers married Dorothy Belle Feiner (1909–92).[15] Their daughter, Mary (1931–2014), was the composer of Once Upon a Mattress and an author of children's books.[16] The Rodgerses later lost a daughter at birth. Another daughter, Linda (1935–2015), also had a brief career as a songwriter. Mary's son and Richard Rodgers's grandson, Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(b. 1964), also a musical theatre composer, won Tony Awards
Tony Awards
for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for The Light in the Piazza in 2005. Peter Melnick (b. 1958), Linda Rodgers's son, is the composer of Adrift In Macao, which debuted at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2005 and was produced Off-Broadway in 2007. Rodgers was an atheist.[17] He was prone to depression and alcohol abuse, and was at one time hospitalized. He was also well known as a serial womanizer.[18] Shows with music by Rodgers[edit] Lyrics by Lorenz Hart[edit]

One Minute Please Fly with Me (1920) Poor Little Ritz Girl
Poor Little Ritz Girl
(1920) The Melody Man (1924) The Garrick Gaieties
The Garrick Gaieties
(1925–26) Dearest Enemy
Dearest Enemy
(1925) The Girl Friend
The Girl Friend
(1926) Peggy-Ann
Peggy-Ann
(1926) Betsy (1926) A Connecticut Yankee (1927) She's My Baby (1928) Present Arms (1928) Chee-Chee (1928) Spring Is Here (1929) Heads Up! (1929) Ever Green
Ever Green
(1930) Simple Simon (1930) America's Sweetheart (1931) Love Me Tonight
Love Me Tonight
(1932) Jumbo (1935) On Your Toes
On Your Toes
(1936) Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms
(1937) I'd Rather Be Right
I'd Rather Be Right
(1937) I Married an Angel
I Married an Angel
(1938) The Boys from Syracuse
The Boys from Syracuse
(1938) Too Many Girls (1939) Higher and Higher (1940) Pal Joey (1940–41) By Jupiter
By Jupiter
(1942) Rodgers & Hart (1975), Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hart
revue musical

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II[edit]

Oklahoma! (1943) Carousel (1945) State Fair (1945) (film) Allegro (1947) South Pacific (1949) The King and I
The King and I
(1951) Me and Juliet
Me and Juliet
(1953) Pipe Dream (1955) Cinderella (1957) Flower Drum Song
Flower Drum Song
(1958) The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
(1959) A Grand Night for Singing
A Grand Night for Singing
(1993), Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
revue musical State Fair (1996) (musical)

Other lyricists and solo works[edit]

Victory at Sea
Victory at Sea
(1952) (Robert Russell Bennett) No Strings
No Strings
(1962) (lyrics by Rodgers) Do I Hear a Waltz?
Do I Hear a Waltz?
(1965) (Stephen Sondheim) Androcles and the Lion (TV) (1967) (lyrics by Rodgers) Two by Two (1970) (Martin Charnin) Rex (1976) (Sheldon Harnick) I Remember Mama (1979) (Martin Charnin/Raymond Jessel)

Wider influence[edit]

The Internet Movie Database lists 276 film and TV soundtracks using songs by Rodgers, as well as 46 films and TV events that credit him as the composer. In 1960, the saxophonist John Coltrane
John Coltrane
recorded a jazz version of "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
whose rich modal improvisations proved germane. The tune became a regular part of his repertoire. The entry "You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel) discusses in detail the many cover versions of this song, and its extraordinary popularity with professional soccer teams and their fans. It was the first song ever sung by soccer fans, first being adopted by the Liverpool fans in November 1963 and then widely copied by other fans since then as their anthem. Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
ended his Labor Day
Labor Day
telethon by singing "You'll Never Walk Alone". "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma! is sometimes mistaken for a traditional folk song. "Happy Talk" is covered by Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. Captain Sensible did a jaunty rendition in the 1980s, complete with burlesque organ. The British rapper Dizzee Rascal
Dizzee Rascal
uses the chorus of this song. Several professional awards in musical theater are named for Rodgers.

References[edit]

^ Hyland, William G: Richard Rodgers. Chapter 1. Yale University Press, 1998 ^ Richard Rodgers, Musical Stages: An Autobiography (2002 Reissue), pp. 12,20–21,44, DaCapo Press, ISBN 0-306-81134-0 ^ Rodgers & Hammerstein as mystery guests on What's My Line?, Feb 19, 1956, video on YouTube ^ Anna Kisselgoff, "DANCE REVIEW; Rodgers As Ideal Dance Partner", The New York Times, October 23, 2002. ^ "Drama". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-12-03. ^ " Special
Special
Awards and Citations". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved December 3, 2013. ^ Wilder, Alec, 1973. American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900–1950, Oxford University Press: 163. ISBN 0-19-501445-6. ^ "Theater Hall of Fame members". Retrieved February 9, 2014.  ^ https://artsandletters.org/awards/# ^ Ashley Fedor, Two Musicals Win Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2018. ^ Lehman, David (2009). A Fine Romance. New York: Random House. p. 140,249. ISBN 0-8052-4250-3.  ^ The Marcels
The Marcels
By Marv Goldberg Marv Goldberg 2006. 2009. ^ Lehman, p. 140. ^ Lehman, p. 142–43. ^ "Dorothy Rodgers". Rodgers and Hammerstein. Retrieved 15 April 2017.  ^ "Mary Rodgers, Composer
Composer
of Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
and Daughter of Broadway Royalty, Dies at 83 Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-04-15.  ^ Rodgers' biographer William G Hyland states: "That Richard Rodgers would recall, at the very beginning of his memoirs, his great-grandmother's death and its religious significance for his family suggests his need to justify his own religious alienation. Richard became an atheist, and as a parent he resisted religious instruction for his children. According to his wife, Dorothy, he felt that religion was based on "fear" and contributed to "feelings of guilt." " Richard Rodgers, Yale University Press 1998, ISBN 0-300-07115-9. Chapter 1 at New York Times Books (accessed April 30, 2008). ^ New York Post, 17 August 2001, "Music Man's Demons". Retrieved 30 May 2016

Further reading[edit]

Secrest, Meryle (2001). Somewhere For Me. Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. ISBN 1-55783-581-0. 

External links[edit]

Book: Richard Rodgers

Biography portal

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on IMDb Biography from the Rodgers and Hammerstein
Rodgers and Hammerstein
organization City Journal article on Rodgers Centennial features on Rodgers The Richard Rodgers
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Collection at the Library of Congress Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
papers, 1914–1989, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Musicals by Rodgers and Hammerstein TimeLine of Rodgers' Life Review and analysis of Rodgers' later plays "American Masters: Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
Biography". PBS. Retrieved 2007-03-28.  A feature on Rodgers and Hammerstein. Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
at Library of Congress
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Musicals

The Garrick Gaieties Dearest Enemy The Girl Friend Peggy-Ann A Connecticut Yankee Present Arms Ever Green Simple Simon America's Sweetheart Jumbo On Your Toes Babes in Arms I'd Rather Be Right The Boys from Syracuse I Married an Angel Too Many Girls Higher and Higher Pal Joey By Jupiter

Songs

"Manhattan" "Mountain Greenery" "Here in My Arms" "Blue Room" "My Heart Stood Still" "Thou Swell" "To Keep My Love Alive" "You Took Advantage of Me" "With a Song in My Heart" "A Ship Without a Sail" "Dancing on the Ceiling" "Ten Cents a Dance" "He Was Too Good to Me" "I've Got Five Dollars" "Isn't It Romantic?" "Lover" "Mimi" "Blue Moon" "It's Easy to Remember (And So Hard to Forget)" "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" "My Romance" "Little Girl Blue" "There's a Small Hotel" "Glad to Be Unhappy" "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" "Where or When" "I Wish I Were in Love Again" "My Funny Valentine" "Johnny One Note" "The Lady Is a Tramp" "Have You Met Miss Jones?" "I'll Tell the Man in the Street" "Spring Is Here" "Falling in Love with Love" "This Can't Be Love" "Sing for Your Supper" "I Like to Recognize the Tune" "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" "Give It Back to the Indians" "You're Nearer" "It Never Entered My Mind" "I Could Write a Book" "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" "Ev'rything I've Got" "Wait till You See Her"

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Stage musicals

Oklahoma! Carousel Allegro South Pacific The King and I Me and Juliet Pipe Dream Flower Drum Song The Sound of Music A Grand Night for Singing State Fair Cinderella

Productions

I Remember Mama Annie Get Your Gun Happy Birthday John Loves Mary Show Boat The Happy Time Burning Bright

Films

State Fair (1945) Oklahoma! Carousel The King and I South Pacific Flower Drum Song State Fair (1962) The Sound of Music Cinderella

Television

Cinderella The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Live!

Songs

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" "Kansas City" "I Cain't Say No" "Many a New Day" "It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!" "People Will Say We're in Love" "Lonely Room" "The Farmer and the Cowman" "All Er Nuthin'" "Oklahoma" "If I Loved You" "Soliloquy" "You'll Never Walk Alone" "It Might as Well Be Spring" "That's for Me" "A Fellow Needs a Girl" "So Far" "Some Enchanted Evening" "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" "Bali Ha'i" "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" "Younger Than Springtime" "Happy Talk" "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" "I Whistle a Happy Tune" "Hello, Young Lovers" "Getting to Know You" "We Kiss in a Shadow" "Something Wonderful" "I Have Dreamed" "Shall We Dance?" "No Other Love" "I Enjoy Being a Girl" "The Sound of Music" "Maria" "My Favorite Things" "Do-Re-Mi" "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" "The Lonely Goatherd" "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" "So Long, Farewell" "No Way to Stop It" "Edelweiss"

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Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II's Oklahoma! (1943)

Source

Lynn Riggs' Green Grow the Lilacs

Adaptations

Oklahoma! (1955 film)

Music

Act 1

"Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" "Kansas City" "I Cain't Say No" "Many a New Day" "It's a Scandal! It's a Outrage!" "People Will Say We're in Love" "Lonely Room"

Act 2

"The Farmer and the Cowman" "All Er Nuthin'" "Oklahoma!"

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Mary Rodgers

Musicals

Once Upon a Mattress
Once Upon a Mattress
(1959) From A to Z
From A to Z
(1960) Hot Spot (1963) The Mad Show (1966) Working (1978) The Madwoman of Central Park West
The Madwoman of Central Park West
(1979)

Children's books

Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday
(1972)

Family

Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(son) Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(father)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Kennedy Center Honorees (1970s)

1978

Marian Anderson Fred Astaire George Balanchine Richard Rodgers Arthur Rubinstein

1979

Aaron Copland Ella Fitzgerald Henry Fonda Martha Graham Tennessee Williams

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

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Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Drama: Authors

Jesse Lynch Williams (1918) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1920) Zona Gale
Zona Gale
(1921) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1922) Owen Davis
Owen Davis
(1923) Hatcher Hughes (1924) Sidney Howard
Sidney Howard
(1925) George Kelly (1926) Paul Green (1927) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1928) Elmer Rice
Elmer Rice
(1929) Marc Connelly
Marc Connelly
(1930) Susan Glaspell
Susan Glaspell
(1931) George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
(1932) Maxwell Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
(1933) Sidney Kingsley
Sidney Kingsley
(1934) Zoe Akins
Zoe Akins
(1935) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1936) Moss Hart
Moss Hart
and George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman
(1937) Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
(1938) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1939) William Saroyan
William Saroyan
(1940) Robert E. Sherwood
Robert E. Sherwood
(1941) Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
(1943) Mary Chase (1945) Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay (1946) Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1948) Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
(1949) Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Joseph Kramm (1952) William Inge
William Inge
(1953) John Patrick (1954) Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
(1955) Albert Hackett
Albert Hackett
and Frances Goodrich (1956) Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill
(1957) Ketti Frings (1958) Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish
(1959) Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1960) Tad Mosel
Tad Mosel
(1961) Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
and Abe Burrows
Abe Burrows
(1962) Frank D. Gilroy (1965) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1967) Howard Sackler (1969) Charles Gordone (1970) Paul Zindel
Paul Zindel
(1971) Jason Miller (1973) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1975) Michael Bennett, Nicholas Dante, James Kirkwood Jr., Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban (1976) Michael Cristofer
Michael Cristofer
(1977) Donald L. Coburn (1978) Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
(1979) Lanford Wilson
Lanford Wilson
(1980) Beth Henley (1981) Charles Fuller (1982) Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1983) David Mamet
David Mamet
(1984) James Lapine
James Lapine
and Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1985) August Wilson
August Wilson
(1987) Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1988) Wendy Wasserstein
Wendy Wasserstein
(1989) August Wilson
August Wilson
(1990) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1991) Robert Schenkkan
Robert Schenkkan
(1992) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(1993) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(1994) Horton Foote (1995) Jonathan Larson (1996) Paula Vogel
Paula Vogel
(1998) Margaret Edson (1999) Donald Margulies
Donald Margulies
(2000) David Auburn (2001) Suzan-Lori Parks
Suzan-Lori Parks
(2002) Nilo Cruz
Nilo Cruz
(2003) Doug Wright (2004) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(2005) David Lindsay-Abaire (2007) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2008) Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage
(2009) Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2010) Bruce Norris (2011) Quiara Alegría Hudes (2012) Ayad Akhtar
Ayad Akhtar
(2013) Annie Baker
Annie Baker
(2014) Stephen Adly Guirgis (2015) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage
(2017)

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Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
Special
Special
Citations and Awards (Arts)

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
for Oklahoma! (1944) Roger Sessions
Roger Sessions
(1974) Scott Joplin
Scott Joplin
(1976) Milton Babbitt
Milton Babbitt
(1982) William Schuman (1985) George Gershwin
George Gershwin
(1998) Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
(1999) Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk
(2006) John Coltrane
John Coltrane
(2007) Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2008) Hank Williams
Hank Williams
(2010)

Complete list (Journalism) (Letters) (Arts) (Service)

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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
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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People who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards

listed by duration and year of completion

Competitive EGOTs

Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1945–1962) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1932–1976) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961–1977) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1961–1991) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1953–1994) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973–1995) Jonathan Tunick (1977–1997) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1967–2001) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1964–2001) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985–2002) Scott Rudin (1984–2012) Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2004–2014)

Honorary recipients

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1963–1970) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965–1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969–2011) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989–2012) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1953–2014) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1964–2016)

Book:EGOT winners

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