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Fred Ebb

Director, Composer, 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.



ProductionsDate of Productions
The Visit
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 24, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
The Scottsboro Boys
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Music by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 31, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010
Come Fly Away
[Musical, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Fred Ebb
Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010
Liza's at the Palace....
[Special, Concert, Solo, Original]
  • Special Thanks: Fred Ebb
Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Curtains
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 22, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006
Barbara Cook's Broadway!
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004
Minnelli on Minnelli
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Directed by Fred Ebb
  • Book by Fred Ebb
Dec 08, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 19, 1998 - Jan 04, 2004
Steel Pier
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 24, 1997 - Jun 28, 1997
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 14, 1996 - Present
Kiss of the Spider Woman
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 22, 1987 - Jun 04, 1988
Hay Fever
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • "No, My Heart" by Fred Ebb
Dec 12, 1985 - Mar 29, 1986
The Rink
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984
Zorba
[Musical, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984
Woman of the Year
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983
The Madwoman of Central Park West
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
The American Dance Machine
[Special, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978
The Act
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978
Shirley MacLaine
[Special, Solo, Revue, Original]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
Jul 09, 1976 - Jul 24, 1976
Shirley MacLaine
[Special, Solo, Revue, Original]
  • Written by Fred Ebb
Apr 19, 1976 - May 01, 1976
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
Liza
[Special, Original]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
70, Girls, 70
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
Zorba
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969
The Happy Time
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 20, 1966 - Sep 06, 1969
Flora, The Red Menace
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965
Vintage '60
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional Material By: Fred Ebb
Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960
From A to Z
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Fred Ebb
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 20, 1960 - May 07, 1960
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Jan 26, 2016 - Present
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Sep 03, 2013 - Present
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
May 10, 2011 - Nov 11, 2012
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 11, 2008 - Jun 27, 2010
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007
Fosse
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Fred Ebb
Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002
Cabaret
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Feb 23, 1999 - May 20, 2001
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Dec 12, 1997 - Oct 22, 2000
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Fred Ebb
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 25, 1997 - Apr 30, 2000
Kiss of the Spider Woman
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 01, 1994 - May 04, 1996
The World Goes 'Round
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Sep 27, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993
Special EventsDate of Special Events
The Visit
[Special, Benefit,Concert, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Nov 30, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011
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
winner Fred 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
winner Fred 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
winner Kiss 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
winner Woman 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
winner Zorba [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
winner Cabaret [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
1967 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Cabaret [winner]
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
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