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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
Marvin Hamlisch was born into a musical family. His father Max Hamlisch was an accordionist and band leader. He began playing piano when he was five.

A child prodigy, Hamlisch was accepted into Juilliard at the age of six—the youngest child ever to be welcomed by the august Manhattan institution. His first Broadway job was as rehearsal pianist for Funny Girl starring Barbra Streisand—a professional relationship that would last his entire life. Producer Sam Spiegel hired him to play piano at his parties, where he made connections, leading to his writing his first film score, for "The Swimmer" starring Burt Lancaster. Many more film scores followed.

Professional acknowledgment came easy in his early years. Before he was 30, he had received three Oscars, for his score and song to "The Way We Were" and his adaptations of Scott Joplin ragtime tunes in "The Sting," which helped usher in a Joplin revival. And that was all in 1973. He began to be a regular guest on talk shows and was called "the best-known movie composer since Henry Mancini."

It seemed his fate to brush up against show-business legends while on his way up the ladder. He wrote songs for Liza Minnelli, worked with Judy Garland and was accompanist and straight man for Groucho Marx during a 1974-75 tour.

In recent years, he composed some classical works, and frequently conducted major symphony orchestras.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Liza's at the Palace....
[Special, Concert, Solo, Original]
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Music orchestrated by Marvin Hamlisch
Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
A Chorus Line
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008
Imaginary Friends
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003
Sweet Smell of Success
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002
Minnelli on Minnelli
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Musical Supervisor: Marvin Hamlisch
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Street Corner Symphony
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch
Nov 24, 1997 - Feb 01, 1998
The Goodbye Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 04, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993
Blithe Spirit
[Play, Comedy,Farce, Revival]
  • Music arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 31, 1987 - Jun 28, 1987
Smile
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Nov 24, 1986 - Jan 03, 1987
André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Marvin Hamlisch
Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984
Shirley MacLaine on Broadway
[Special, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Apr 19, 1984 - May 27, 1984
Up in One
[Special, Revue, Original]
  • Additional musical material by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Special arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Special thanks to Marvin Hamlisch
May 23, 1979 - Jul 01, 1979
They're Playing Our Song
[Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Feb 11, 1979 - Sep 06, 1981
A Chorus Line
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990
Liza
[Special, Original]
  • Musical Arrangements: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Musical Coordinator: Marvin Hamlisch
Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
Seesaw
[Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Minnie's Boys
[Musical, Original]
  • Incidental music by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 26, 1970 - May 30, 1970
Golden Rainbow
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance Music Arranged by Marvin Hamlisch
Feb 04, 1968 - Jan 11, 1969
Henry, Sweet Henry
[Musical, Original]
  • Dance arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967
Funny Girl
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Assistant Vocal arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch
Mar 26, 1964 - Jul 01, 1967
Special Events Date of Special Events
Jule's Friends at the Palace
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Performer: Marvin Hamlisch
May 19, 1974 - Closing date unknown
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
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music and Lyrics
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
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