Fred Ebb

Composer, Director, Writer, Lyricist, Other
( b. Apr 08, 1928 New York, New York, USA - d. Sep 11, 2004 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Biography: Fred Ebb was born on April 8, 1928 in New York City to Anna Evelyn and Harry Ebb. He studied at New York University and Columbia University. He worked for songwriter Philip Springer in the 1950s. He met his longtime collaborator John Kander in 1963. They had a nearly 40-year presence on Broadway and a dozen different musicals.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Funny Lady," and "Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There." Television credits include: "Liza with a Z," "Baryshnikov on Broadway," "Goldie and Liza Together," "Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra," and "First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program - Variety and Popular Music for "Liza with a Z" in 1973. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music for "Gypsy in My Soul" in 1976.Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics for "Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall" in 1993. Kennedy Center Honoree in 1998.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on September 14, 2004.  

Broadway Production Credits

Prince of Broadway
Musical, Revue, Original
Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Visit
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Cabaret
Musical, Drama, Revival
Apr 24, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Scottsboro Boys
Musical, Drama, Original
Oct 31, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010
Music by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Come Fly Away
Musical, Dance, Original
Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010
Featuring songs by Fred Ebb

Liza's at the Palace....
Special, Concert, Solo, Original
Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Special Thanks: Fred Ebb

Curtains
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 22, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
Musical, Original
Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

Barbara Cook's Broadway!
Special, Concert, Original
Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

Minnelli on Minnelli
Special, Concert, Original
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Directed by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb

Fosse
Musical, Revue, Dance, Original
Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

Cabaret
Musical, Drama, Revival
Mar 19, 1998 - Jan 04, 2004
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Steel Pier
Musical, Original
Apr 24, 1997 - Jun 28, 1997
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Chicago
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Nov 14, 1996 - Present
Book by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Kiss of the Spider Woman
Musical, Drama, Original
May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Cabaret
Musical, Drama, Revival
Oct 22, 1987 - Jun 04, 1988
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Hay Fever
Play, Comedy, Revival
Dec 12, 1985 - Mar 29, 1986
"No, My Heart" by Fred Ebb

The Rink
Musical, Original
Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Zorba
Musical, Revival
Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Woman of the Year
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Madwoman of Central Park West
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

The American Dance Machine
Special, Dance, Original
Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Act
Musical, Original
Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Shirley MacLaine
Special, Solo, Revue, Original
Jul 09, 1976 - Jul 24, 1976
Book by Fred Ebb

Shirley MacLaine
Special, Solo, Revue, Original
Apr 19, 1976 - May 01, 1976
Written by Fred Ebb

Chicago
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
Book by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Liza
Special, Original
Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
Book by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

70, Girls, 70
Musical, Original
Apr 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
Book by Fred Ebb
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Zorba
Musical, Original
Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Happy Time
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Cabaret
Musical, Drama, Original
Nov 20, 1966 - Sep 06, 1969
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Flora, The Red Menace
Musical, Original
May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Vintage '60
Musical, Revue, Original
Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960
Additional Material By: Fred Ebb

From A to Z
Musical, Revue, Original
Apr 20, 1960 - May 07, 1960
Featuring songs by Fred Ebb
Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb

Benefits and Special Events

The Visit
Nov 30, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011
Special, Benefit,Concert, Revival
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Awards and Nominations

2015 Tony Award® Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

The Visit [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

2015 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

The Visit [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

2011 Tony Award® Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

The Scottsboro Boys [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Music by Fred Ebb

2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

nomineeFred Ebb  (for "The Scottsboro Boys")  [winner]

2010 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

Fred Ebb  (for "The Scottsboro Boys")  [nominee]

2007 Tony Award® Best Original Score

Curtains [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

Curtains [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

2007 Drama Desk Award Special Award

nomineeFred Ebb  (for 42 years of excellence in advancing the art of the musical theatre)  [recipient]

1997 Tony Award® Best Original Musical Score

Steel Pier [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1993 Tony Award® Best Original Score

nomineeKiss of the Spider Woman [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1984 Tony Award® Best Original Score

The Rink [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1981 Tony Award® Best Original Score

nomineeWoman of the Year [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1978 Tony Award® Best Original Score

The Act [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1976 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical

Chicago [nominee]
Book by Fred Ebb

1976 Tony Award® Best Original Score

Chicago [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1969 Tony Award® Best Musical

Zorba [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1969 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

nomineeZorba [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1968 Tony Award® Best Composer and Lyricist

The Happy Time [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1968 Tony Award® Best Musical

The Happy Time [nominee]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1967 Tony Award® Best Composer and Lyricist

nomineeCabaret [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1967 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeCabaret [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

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