Gender
Male
Born
Jun 29, 1910
New York, New York, USA
Died
Jul 28, 1969
New York, New York, USA
Composer Producer Writer Lyricist Musical Supervisor
Relations
Father of
Emily Loesser
Husband of
Lynn Loesser (October 19, 1936 - 1957) divorced
Husband of
Jo Sullivan (1959 - 1969) his death
  • CREDITS
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 27, 2011 - May 20, 2012)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Guys and Dolls (Mar 01, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Marlene (Apr 11, 1999 - May 02, 1999)
    • Additional lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalOriginal
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Guys and Dolls (Apr 14, 1992 - Jan 08, 1995)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Most Happy Fella (Feb 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Book by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    • Duo piano arrangements under the supervision of Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Those Were the Days (Nov 07, 1990 - Feb 24, 1991)
    • Additional material by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Ain't Misbehavin' (Aug 15, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueRevival
    Perfectly Frank (Nov 30, 1980 - Dec 13, 1980)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (May 01, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
    The Most Happy Fella (Oct 11, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Book by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Ain't Misbehavin' (May 09, 1978 - Feb 21, 1982)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Guys and Dolls (Jul 21, 1976 - Feb 13, 1977)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Enterprises
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedy All Black CastRevival
    Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Apr 14, 1975 - Jun 22, 1975)
    • Featuring songs by Frank Loesser
    SpecialRevueOriginal
    Where's Charley? (Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Canterbury Tales (Feb 03, 1969 - May 18, 1969)
    • Produced by Frank Productions, Inc.
    MusicalOriginal
    Wait a Minim! (Mar 07, 1966 - Apr 15, 1967)
    • Produced by Frank Productions, Inc.
    MusicalRevue Dance PantomimeOriginal
    Guys and Dolls (Apr 28, 1965 - May 09, 1965)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Greenwillow (Mar 08, 1960 - May 28, 1960)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    • Book by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedy Fantasy Romantic ComedyOriginal
    The Most Happy Fella (Feb 10, 1959 - Feb 22, 1959)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Libretto by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Music Man (Dec 19, 1957 - Apr 15, 1961)
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Most Happy Fella (May 03, 1956 - Dec 14, 1957)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Book by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Guys and Dolls (Apr 20, 1955 - May 31, 1955)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Where's Charley? (Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Guys and Dolls (Nov 24, 1950 - Nov 28, 1953)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Where's Charley? (Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Illustrators' Show (Jan 22, 1936 - Jan 25, 1936)
    • Lyrics mostly by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Guys and Dolls (Jul 09, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Guys and Dolls (Aug 25, 2001 - Jun 09, 2002)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (May 28, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Guys and Dolls (Sep 15, 1992 - Jul 03, 1994)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyRevival
    A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Nov 20, 1981 - May 23, 1982)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
    Ain't Misbehavin' (Sep 25, 1979 - Aug 10, 1980)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Ain't Misbehavin' (May 08, 1979 - Feb 15, 1981)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Ain't Misbehavin' (Feb 23, 1979 - May 04, 1980)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 29, 1965 - Aug 21, 1965)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Oct 14, 1963 - Jun 27, 1964)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Feb 04, 1963 - Aug 01, 1964)
    • Music by Frank Loesser
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Music Man (Aug 18, 1958 - Mar 17, 1962)
    • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
    • Featuring songs by Frank Loesser
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
    Jule's Friends at the Palace (May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Composer

    Music by Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by Frank Loesser

    Best Musical

    Music by Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by Frank Loesser

    Best Musical

    1958 | Winner  | The Music Man
    Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
     

    Best Musical

    1957 | Nominee  | The Most Happy Fella
    Music by Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by Frank Loesser
    Book by Frank Loesser

    Best Musical

    1951 | Winner  | Guys and Dolls
    Music by Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by Frank Loesser

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    Music by Frank Loesser
    Lyrics by Frank Loesser
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 27, 2011 - May 20, 2012)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Guys and Dolls (Mar 01, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Marlene (Apr 11, 1999 - May 02, 1999)
  • Additional lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Guys and Dolls (Apr 14, 1992 - Jan 08, 1995)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
The Most Happy Fella (Feb 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Book by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
  • Duo piano arrangements under the supervision of Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Those Were the Days (Nov 07, 1990 - Feb 24, 1991)
  • Additional material by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ain't Misbehavin' (Aug 15, 1988 - Jan 15, 1989)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueRevival
Perfectly Frank (Nov 30, 1980 - Dec 13, 1980)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (May 01, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
The Most Happy Fella (Oct 11, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Book by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Ain't Misbehavin' (May 09, 1978 - Feb 21, 1982)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
Guys and Dolls (Jul 21, 1976 - Feb 13, 1977)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Enterprises
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedy All Black CastRevival
Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue (Apr 14, 1975 - Jun 22, 1975)
  • Featuring songs by Frank Loesser
SpecialRevueOriginal
Where's Charley? (Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Canterbury Tales (Feb 03, 1969 - May 18, 1969)
  • Produced by Frank Productions, Inc.
MusicalOriginal
Wait a Minim! (Mar 07, 1966 - Apr 15, 1967)
  • Produced by Frank Productions, Inc.
MusicalRevue Dance PantomimeOriginal
Guys and Dolls (Apr 28, 1965 - May 09, 1965)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Oct 14, 1961 - Mar 06, 1965)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
Greenwillow (Mar 08, 1960 - May 28, 1960)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • Book by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedy Fantasy Romantic ComedyOriginal
The Most Happy Fella (Feb 10, 1959 - Feb 22, 1959)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Libretto by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
The Music Man (Dec 19, 1957 - Apr 15, 1961)
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Most Happy Fella (May 03, 1956 - Dec 14, 1957)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Book by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
Guys and Dolls (Apr 20, 1955 - May 31, 1955)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Where's Charley? (Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
Guys and Dolls (Nov 24, 1950 - Nov 28, 1953)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
Where's Charley? (Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Illustrators' Show (Jan 22, 1936 - Jan 25, 1936)
  • Lyrics mostly by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
Guys and Dolls (Jul 09, 2011 - Aug 21, 2011)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Guys and Dolls (Aug 25, 2001 - Jun 09, 2002)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (May 28, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
Guys and Dolls (Sep 15, 1992 - Jul 03, 1994)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyRevival
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Nov 20, 1981 - May 23, 1982)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Ain't Misbehavin' (Sep 25, 1979 - Aug 10, 1980)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ain't Misbehavin' (May 08, 1979 - Feb 15, 1981)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
Ain't Misbehavin' (Feb 23, 1979 - May 04, 1980)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalRevueOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mar 29, 1965 - Aug 21, 1965)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Oct 14, 1963 - Jun 27, 1964)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Feb 04, 1963 - Aug 01, 1964)
  • Music by Frank Loesser
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
  • Lyrics by Frank Loesser
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Music Man (Aug 18, 1958 - Mar 17, 1962)
  • Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
MusicalComedyOriginal
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
  • Featuring songs by Frank Loesser
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Jule's Friends at the Palace (May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Frank Loesser
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Composer

Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Best Musical

Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Best Musical

1958 | Winner  | The Music Man
Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
 

Best Musical

1957 | Nominee  | The Most Happy Fella
Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Frank Loesser

Best Musical

1951 | Winner  | Guys and Dolls
Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

Music by Frank Loesser
Lyrics by Frank Loesser

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