Adam Guettel (b. 1965), son of Mary Rodgers and grandson of Richard Rodgers, is a Jewish-American musical theater composer. His works include Floyd Collins, Love's Fire, Saturn Returns (also known as Myths and Hymns), and The Light in the Piazza. His music is known for its complexity and use of various strings; he is perhaps one of the modern musical theater composers most heavily influenced by the work of Stephen Sondheim. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Guettel"
Alanis Menken (born July 22, 1949) is a Jewish-American Broadway and film music composer. He has collaborated with several renowned lyricists including Howard Ashman (1951-1991), Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. Menken is best known for his work on several Disney animated features, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. His first successful work was the 1982 Off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors. To date, Menken has received eight Academy Awards. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Menken"
Andrew Lippa is an American composer, lyricist, book writer, performer and producer, and the resident artist at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrew Lippa"
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. He has arguably been the most popular theatre composer of the late 20th century, with multiple showpieces which have run for more than a decade both on Broadway and in the West End. Throughout his career he has produced 16 musicals, 2 film scores, and a Latin requiem mass. He has also accumulated a number of honors, including seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Oscar, an International Emmy, six Olivier Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. Several of his songs, notably "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, " Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Memory" from Cats, and "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrew Lloyd Webber"
George Anthony Newley (b. September 24, 1931 in the London Borough of Hackney- April 14, 1999) was a British actor, singer and songwriter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anthony Newley"
Benny Bror Göran Andersson (born in Stockholm on December 16 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer and a member of the Swedish musical group, ABBA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Benny Andersson"
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (born April 25, 1945) is a Swedish musician and composer, most notable as a member of ABBA. ...more on Wikipedia about "Björn Ulvaeus"
Brian Lowdermilk is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brian Lowdermilk"
Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Jewish- American pianist and composer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burt Bacharach"
Charles Strouse (born 7 June 1928) is a Jewish-American composer and three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Strouse"
Claude-Michel Schönberg (born 1944) is a Jewish- French record producer, actor, singer, popular songwriter, and musical theatre composer, best known for his collaborations with the librettist Alain Boublil. ...more on Wikipedia about "Claude-Michel Schönberg"
Cole Albert Porter ( June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cole Porter"
Cy Coleman ( June 14, 1929 - November 18, 2004) was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cy Coleman"
Dana P. Rowe is a musical theater composer whose works have been performed in New York and London. Much of his work has been written with lyricist John Dempsey. With Dempsey, he wrote the music for Zombie Prom ( 1995), The Fix (directed by Sam Mendes, 1997), and the stage adaptation of John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick ( 2000). Rowe and Dempsey were nominated for the Olivier Award for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dana P. Rowe"
David Yazbek (born 1960) is an American musician, composer, and lyricist. He was born to a Jewish mother and an Arab father in New York City. Musical from birth, he began cello lessons in elementary school and took up the piano as a teenager. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Yazbek"
Edward Kleban (c. 1939- 1987) was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. He is best known for writing the lyrics to A Chorus Line, which featured music by Marvin Hamlisch. Kleban died of cancer of the mouth in 1987. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edward Kleban"
Elmer Bernstein ( April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer best known for his work writing music for film and television. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elmer Bernstein"
Ervin Drake (born April 3, 1919 in New York City) is an American songwriter. He was active in the United States throughout much of the '40s, '50s and '60s as a composer of pop and jazz numbers. Among his best known songs is It Was a Very Good Year, recorded by Frank Sinatra which became a top ten hit in 1966. Drake is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ervin Drake"
James Hubert "Eubie" Blake ( February 7, 1887 - February 12, 1983) was a composer and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music, as well as a lyricist. With his long time collaborator Noble Sissle Blake wrote the Broadway Musical Shuffle Along in 1921; this was the first Broadway musical ever to be written and directed by African-Americans. Blake's hit compositions included "Bandana Days" "Charleston Rag", "Love Will Find A Way", "Memories of You", and "I'm Just Wild About Harry". In 1978, the musical Eubie opened on Broadway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eubie Blake"
Frank Loesser ( June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a Jewish-American composer and lyricist. He died of lung cancer at age 59. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frank Loesser"
Frederic Loewe ( June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) was a highly successful Jewish Austrian- American composer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frederic Loewe" Pure www.shortopedia.com. Pure Information Power.
Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian pianist, composer and writer of musical theater. He was trained in music in South Africa and made a study of African music his specialty, although he is best known for the show Hair, which ran for nearly 2000 performances in both London and New York and was later made into a film in 1979. ...more on Wikipedia about "Galt MacDermot"
George Bassman ( February 2, 1914 - June 26, 1997) was an American composer and songwriter. Born in New York to a Russian Jewish émigré couple, was later raised in Boston and began studying music at the Boston Conservatory while still a boy. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Bassman"
George Gershwin ( September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer. He was born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, the second of four children. George wrote most of his works together with his elder brother lyricist Ira Gershwin. Gershwin composed both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall. He also wrote popular songs with success. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Gershwin"
Gus Edwards ( August 18, 1879 - November 7, 1945) was a songwriter and vaudevillian. He was born Gus Simon in Hohensalza, Germany; when he was seven, his family immigrated to the United States, ending up in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gus Edwards (songwriter)"
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