Gender
Male
Born
Jul 10, 1931
New York, New York, USA
Died
Dec 26, 2019
Miami, Florida, USA
Composer Performer Conception Lyricist Director Writer Musician
Also Known As
Gerald Herman
  • CREDITS
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 20, 2017 - Aug 25, 2018)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    La Cage aux Folles (Apr 18, 2010 - May 01, 2011)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    La Cage aux Folles (Dec 09, 2004 - Jun 26, 2005)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
    • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    An Evening with Jerry Herman (Jul 28, 1998 - Aug 23, 1998)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Starring: Jerry Herman [Performer]
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Piano: Jerry Herman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Candles, Snow & Mistletoe (Dec 27, 1993 - Dec 30, 1993)
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
    SpecialOriginal
    Jerry's Girls (Dec 18, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Conceived by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    La Cage aux Folles (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mame (Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (May 01, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981)
    • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
    The Grand Tour (Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 06, 1975 - Dec 21, 1975)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalAll Black CastRevival
    Mack & Mabel (Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalOriginal
    Dear World (Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalOriginal
    Mame (May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Ben Franklin in Paris (Oct 27, 1964 - May 01, 1965)
    • Uncredited additional music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Milk and Honey (Oct 10, 1961 - Jan 26, 1963)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    From A to Z (Apr 20, 1960 - May 07, 1960)
    • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Sep 25, 2018 - Mar 11, 2020)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (Oct 05, 2013 - Apr 05, 2014)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    La Cage aux Folles (Oct 11, 2011 - Nov 18, 2012)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (Jul 12, 1994 - Feb 23, 1997)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    La Cage aux Folles (Dec 29, 1993 - Apr 03, 1994)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Mame (Jul 31, 1990 - Dec 09, 1990)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    La Cage aux Folles (Jan 12, 1987 - Feb 06, 1988)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    La Cage aux Folles (Dec 12, 1984 - Sep 20, 1986)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    La Cage aux Folles (May 29, 1984 - May 26, 1985)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Jerry's Girls (Feb 25, 1984 - Jan 20, 1985)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Concept by Jerry Herman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 12, 1983 - Sep 04, 1983)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervisor: Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Nov 20, 1981 - May 23, 1982)
    • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Jun 23, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    • Production Supervisor: Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (Jun 23, 1975 - Jan 24, 1976)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalAll Black CastComedyRevival
    Hello, Dolly! (May 25, 1971 - Jul 24, 1971)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Jan 12, 1970 - May 17, 1970)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mame (Sep 25, 1969 - Jun 13, 1970)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mame (Jan 24, 1969 - May 17, 1969)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Dec 28, 1968 - Apr 20, 1969)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mame (Apr 30, 1968 - Aug 31, 1968)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 14, 1967 - Jul 14, 1968)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mame (Aug 29, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Sep 07, 1965 - Jun 11, 1967)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Milk and Honey (Jan 29, 1963 - Sep 14, 1963)
    • Music by Jerry Herman
    • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

    2009 | Recipient
    Jerry Herman

    Best Original Score

    1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman
     

    Best Original Score

    1979 | Nominee  | The Grand Tour
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman
     

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1966 | Nominee  | Mame
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman
     

    Best Musical

    1966 | Nominee  | Mame
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman

    Best Musical

    1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman
     

    Best Composer

    1962 | Nominee  | Milk and Honey
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman
     

    Best Musical

    1962 | Nominee  | Milk and Honey
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman

    Drama Desk Award

    Special Award

    2010 | Recipient
    Jerry Herman ("For enchanting and dazzling audiences with his exuberant music and heartfelt lyrics for more than half a century.")
     

    Outstanding Lyrics

    1984 | Nominee  | La Cage aux Folles
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman

    Outstanding Music

    1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
    Music by Jerry Herman
     

    Outstanding Music and Lyrics

    1975 | Nominee  | Mack & Mabel
    Music by Jerry Herman
    Lyrics by Jerry Herman

    Theatre World

    Special Award

    1999 | Recipient  | An Evening with Jerry Herman
    Starring: Jerry Herman
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 20, 2017 - Aug 25, 2018)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Apr 18, 2010 - May 01, 2011)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 09, 2004 - Jun 26, 2005)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
SpecialConcertOriginal
An Evening with Jerry Herman (Jul 28, 1998 - Aug 23, 1998)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Starring: Jerry Herman [Performer]
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Piano: Jerry Herman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Oct 19, 1995 - Jan 28, 1996)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Candles, Snow & Mistletoe (Dec 27, 1993 - Dec 30, 1993)
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
SpecialOriginal
Jerry's Girls (Dec 18, 1985 - Apr 20, 1986)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Conceived by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalRevueOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mame (Jul 24, 1983 - Aug 28, 1983)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (May 01, 1980 - Sep 27, 1981)
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedy RevueOriginal
The Grand Tour (Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Mar 05, 1978 - Jul 09, 1978)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 06, 1975 - Dec 21, 1975)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalAll Black CastRevival
Mack & Mabel (Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalOriginal
Dear World (Feb 06, 1969 - May 31, 1969)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalOriginal
Mame (May 24, 1966 - Jan 03, 1970)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ben Franklin in Paris (Oct 27, 1964 - May 01, 1965)
  • Uncredited additional music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Milk and Honey (Oct 10, 1961 - Jan 26, 1963)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
From A to Z (Apr 20, 1960 - May 07, 1960)
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Sep 25, 2018 - Mar 11, 2020)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Oct 05, 2013 - Apr 05, 2014)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Oct 11, 2011 - Nov 18, 2012)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Jul 12, 1994 - Feb 23, 1997)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervised by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 29, 1993 - Apr 03, 1994)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Mame (Jul 31, 1990 - Dec 09, 1990)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Jan 12, 1987 - Feb 06, 1988)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 12, 1984 - Sep 20, 1986)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (May 29, 1984 - May 26, 1985)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Jerry's Girls (Feb 25, 1984 - Jan 20, 1985)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Concept by Jerry Herman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 12, 1983 - Sep 04, 1983)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervisor: Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (Nov 20, 1981 - May 23, 1982)
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Herman
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalRevue ComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jun 23, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
  • Production Supervisor: Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Jun 23, 1975 - Jan 24, 1976)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalAll Black CastComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (May 25, 1971 - Jul 24, 1971)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jan 12, 1970 - May 17, 1970)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mame (Sep 25, 1969 - Jun 13, 1970)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mame (Jan 24, 1969 - May 17, 1969)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Dec 28, 1968 - Apr 20, 1969)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mame (Apr 30, 1968 - Aug 31, 1968)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 14, 1967 - Jul 14, 1968)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mame (Aug 29, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Nov 03, 1965 - Mar 24, 1968)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Sep 07, 1965 - Jun 11, 1967)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 17, 1965 - Sep 05, 1965)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Milk and Honey (Jan 29, 1963 - Sep 14, 1963)
  • Music by Jerry Herman
  • Lyrics by Jerry Herman
MusicalComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

2009 | Recipient
Jerry Herman

Best Original Score

1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
 

Best Original Score

1979 | Nominee  | The Grand Tour
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1966 | Nominee  | Mame
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
 

Best Musical

1966 | Nominee  | Mame
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Best Composer and Lyricist

1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Best Musical

1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
 

Best Composer

1962 | Nominee  | Milk and Honey
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
 

Best Musical

1962 | Nominee  | Milk and Honey
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

2010 | Recipient
Jerry Herman ("For enchanting and dazzling audiences with his exuberant music and heartfelt lyrics for more than half a century.")
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1984 | Nominee  | La Cage aux Folles
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Outstanding Music

1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
Music by Jerry Herman
 

Outstanding Music and Lyrics

1975 | Nominee  | Mack & Mabel
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Theatre World

Special Award

1999 | Recipient  | An Evening with Jerry Herman
Starring: Jerry Herman

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