Marvin Hamlisch

Composer, Performer, Arranger, Musical Coordinator, Orchestrator, Musical Supervisor, Other
( b. Jun 02, 1944 New York, New York, USA - d. Aug 06, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Biography: Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was born on June 2, 1944 to Lilly and Max Hamlisch in Manhattan. He attended classes at Juilliard as a child, and then enrolled at Queens College while working as a rehearsal pianist on Broadway. He met Barbra Streisand as a rehearsal pianist on "Funny Girl," and their collaboration, "The Way We Were," became a No. 1 pop single. He is survived by his wife, producer Terre Blair, whom he married in 1989.

Film/TV Credits: Wrote for many films and television series including: "The Informant!," "Candles on Bay Street," "To Life!" "America Celebrates Israel's 50th," "123 Count with Me," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Open Season," "Seasons of the Heart," "Frankie and Johnny," "Switched at Birth," "Missing Pieces," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Sophie's Choice," "I Ought to Be in Pictures," "Ordinary People," "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Hot L Baltimore," "Take the Money and Run," "The April Fools," and "The Swimmer."

Other Awards: EGOT winner. Emmy Awards: Outstanding Music Direction for "Timeless: Live in Concert" 2001, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies Special" in 1999, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "The Concert" in 1995, and Outstanding Music Direction for "The Concert" in 1995. Grammy Awards: Hall of Fame Award for "A Chorus Line" in 2007, Best New Artist in 1975, Song of the Year for "The Way We Were" in 1975, and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Way We Were" in 1975. Oscars: Best Original Song for "The Way We Were" in 1974, Best Original Music Score for "The Way We Were" in 1974, and Best Original Song Score for "The Sting" in 1974. Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "A Chorus Line" in 1976. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2008.

Trivia:
He was the pop conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and others.
The marquees of the Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on August 8, 2012.  

Broadway Production Credits

Liza's at the Palace....
Special, Concert, Solo, Original
Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
Music orchestrated by Marvin Hamlisch

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Revival
Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Imaginary Friends
Play, Play with music, Original
Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Sweet Smell of Success
Musical, Drama, Original
Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Minnelli on Minnelli
Special, Concert, Original
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
Musical Supervisor: Marvin Hamlisch

Street Corner Symphony
Musical, Revue, Original
Nov 24, 1997 - Feb 01, 1998
Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch

The Goodbye Girl
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 04, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Blithe Spirit
Play, Comedy,Farce, Revival
Mar 31, 1987 - Jun 28, 1987
Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch

Smile
Musical, Original
Nov 24, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne
Musical, Revue, Original
Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984
Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch

Shirley MacLaine on Broadway
Special, Original
Apr 19, 1984 - May 27, 1984
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Up in One
Special, Revue, Original
May 23, 1979 - Jul 01, 1979
Additional musical material by Marvin Hamlisch
Special arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
Special thanks to Marvin Hamlisch

They're Playing Our Song
Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original
Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

An Evening With Diana Ross
Special, Concert, Original
Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976
Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Original
Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

Liza
Special, Original
Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
Musical Arrangements: Marvin Hamlisch
Musical Coordinator: Marvin Hamlisch

Seesaw
Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original
Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch

Minnie's Boys
Musical, Original
Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970
Incidental music by Marvin Hamlisch
Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch

Golden Rainbow
Musical, Original
Feb 04, 1968 - Jan 11, 1969
Dance Music Arranged by Marvin Hamlisch

Henry, Sweet Henry
Musical, Original
Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967
Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch

Funny Girl
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967
Assistant Vocal arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch

Benefits and Special Events

Jule's Friends at the Palace
May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974
Special, Benefit, Original
Performer: Marvin Hamlisch [Introduction]

Awards and Nominations

2002 Tony Award® Best Original Musical Score

Sweet Smell of Success [nominee]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

Sweet Smell of Success [nominee]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

The Goodbye Girl [nominee]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

They're Playing Our Song [nominee]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

1976 Tony Award® Best Original Score

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music and Lyrics

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch

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