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Cy Coleman

Composer, Producer, Writer, Lyricist, Creative Consultant, Arranger, Musical Director, Musician
( b. Jun 14, 1929 New York, New York, USA - d. Nov 18, 2004 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as: Seymour Kaufman [Birthname]

Biography: Cy Coleman was born Seymour Kaufman on June 14, 1929 in New York City to Max and Ida Kaufman. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 7. He attended the High School of Music and Art and the New York College of Music. His collaborators included Joseph Allen McCarthy, Carolyn Leigh, Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, A.E. Hotchner, and David Zippel. He married Shelby Coleman, with whom he had his daughter, Lily.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Hocus Pocus," "Father Goose," "Sweet Charity," "Family Business," "Power," "Ride to Hangman's Tree,' "Garbo Talks," "The Art of Love," and "The Troublemaker." Television credits include: "Midsomer Murders," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," "The Girls Next Door," and "Great Performances."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special for "Shirley MacLaine: If They Could See Me Now" in 1975. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music for "Gypsy in My Soul" in 1976. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1981. Received the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award for lifetime achievement in American musical theatre. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1991.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on November 19, 2004.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Prince of Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Aug 24, 2017 - ?
On the Twentieth Century
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Mar 15, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
Come Fly Away
[Musical, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
May 04, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005
Barbara Cook's Broadway!
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004
Mostly Sondheim
[Special, Solo, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Jan 14, 2002 - Aug 25, 2002
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001
Little Me
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Nov 12, 1998 - Feb 07, 1999
The Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Book by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998
The Will Rogers Follies
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993
City of Angels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992
Welcome to the Club
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Lyrics by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Apr 13, 1989 - Apr 22, 1989
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Apr 27, 1986 - Mar 15, 1987
Peg
[Musical, Original]
  • Creative Consultant: Cy Coleman
  • Featuring "Big Spender" by Cy Coleman
Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983
Little Me
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982
Barnum
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982
The American Dance Machine
[Special, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978
On the Twentieth Century
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979
I Love My Wife
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979
Shirley MacLaine
[Special, Solo, Revue, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
Jul 09, 1976 - Jul 24, 1976
Shirley MacLaine
[Special, Solo, Revue, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
Apr 19, 1976 - May 01, 1976
Equus
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Cinema Music: Cy Coleman
Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977
Seesaw
[Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangement supervision by Cy Coleman
Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967
Little Me
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963
Wildcat
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Dec 16, 1960 - Jun 03, 1961
Compulsion
[Play, Original]
  • Original Music by Cy Coleman
  • Musical Director: Cy Coleman
Oct 24, 1957 - Feb 22, 1958
John Murray Anderson's Almanac
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional music by Cy Coleman
Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954
Dear Barbarians
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Musician: Cy Coleman and Trio
Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 1952
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007
Sweet Charity
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Sep 05, 2006 - Aug 12, 2007
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002
The Will Rogers Follies
[Musical, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994
City of Angels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
Jun 04, 1991 - Nov 29, 1992
Special EventsDate of Special Events
On the Twentieth Century
[Special, Benefit, Comedy, Concert, Revival]
  • Music by Cy Coleman
Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005
1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
Cy Coleman (for "Exactly Like You") [nominee]
1997 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
The Life [nominee]
Book by Cy Coleman
1997 Tony Award® Best Musical
The Life [nominee]
Produced by Cy Coleman
1997 Tony Award® Best Original Musical Score
The Life [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1997 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
winner The Life [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1997 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical
winner The Life [winner]
Produced by Cy Coleman
1991 Tony Award® Best Original Score
winner The Will Rogers Follies [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
winner The Will Rogers Follies [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1990 Tony Award® Best Original Score
winner City of Angels [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
winner City of Angels [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1980 Tony Award® Best Musical
Barnum [nominee]
Produced by Cy Coleman
1980 Tony Award® Best Original Score
Barnum [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1980 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
Barnum [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1980 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
Barnum [nominee]
Produced by Cy Coleman
1978 Tony Award® Best Original Score
winner On the Twentieth Century [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
winner On the Twentieth Century [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1977 Tony Award® Best Original Score
I Love My Wife [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
winner I Love My Wife [winner]
Music by Cy Coleman
1974 Tony Award® Best Original Score
Seesaw [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1966 Tony Award® Best Composer and Lyricist
Sweet Charity [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1966 Tony Award® Best Musical
Sweet Charity [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1963 Tony Award® Best Composer and Lyricist
Little Me [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1963 Tony Award® Best Musical
Little Me [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
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