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Mar 18, 1927
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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  • CREDITS
    Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    The Visit (Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Cabaret (Apr 24, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    The Scottsboro Boys (Oct 31, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010)
    • Music by John Kander
    • Lyrics by John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Come Fly Away (Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalDanceOriginal
    Liza's at the Palace.... (Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009)
    • Special Thanks: John Kander
    SpecialConcert SoloOriginal
    Gypsy (Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Curtains (Mar 22, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
    • Music by John Kander
    • Additional lyrics by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Gypsy (May 01, 2003 - May 30, 2004)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Fosse (Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
    Cabaret (Mar 19, 1998 - Jan 04, 2004)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Steel Pier (Apr 24, 1997 - Jun 28, 1997)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Chicago (Nov 14, 1996 - Present)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Kiss of the Spider Woman (May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Three Men on a Horse (Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993)
    • Musical Director: John Kander
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Crucible (Dec 10, 1991 - Jan 05, 1992)
    • Musical Director: John Kander
    PlayDramaRevival
    Gypsy (Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Cabaret (Oct 22, 1987 - Jun 04, 1988)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Hay Fever (Dec 12, 1985 - Mar 29, 1986)
    • "No, My Heart" by John Kander
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Rink (Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Zorba (Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalRevival
    Woman of the Year (Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    SpecialDanceOriginal
    The Act (Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Chicago (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Gypsy (Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Liza (Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974)
    • Music by John Kander
    SpecialOriginal
    70, Girls, 70 (Apr 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Zorba (Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    The Happy Time (Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Cabaret (Nov 20, 1966 - Sep 06, 1969)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Flora, The Red Menace (May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Never Too Late (Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965)
    • Incidental music by John Kander
    PlayComedyOriginal
    A Family Affair (Jan 27, 1962 - Mar 25, 1962)
    • Music by John Kander
    • Book by John Kander
    • Lyrics by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Irma La Douce (Sep 29, 1960 - Dec 31, 1961)
    • Dance music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    • Rehearsal Pianist: John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Cabaret (Jan 26, 2016 - Aug 06, 2017)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Chicago (Sep 03, 2013 - Jun 09, 2019)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (May 10, 2011 - Nov 11, 2012)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Nov 11, 2008 - Jun 27, 2010)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalOriginal
    Chicago (Jun 03, 2003 - Sep 09, 2007)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Fosse (Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
    Cabaret (Feb 23, 1999 - May 20, 2001)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Chicago (Dec 12, 1997 - Oct 22, 2000)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Chicago (Mar 25, 1997 - Apr 30, 2000)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Kiss of the Spider Woman (Nov 01, 1994 - May 04, 1996)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    The World Goes 'Round (Sep 27, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Gypsy (May 09, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989)
    • Dance arrangements by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Cabaret (Feb 26, 1987 - Jun 04, 1989)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Woman of the Year (Jun 09, 1983 - Mar 04, 1984)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Zorba (Jan 25, 1983 - Jun 30, 1985)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalRevival
    Chicago (Sep 12, 1977 - Aug 05, 1978)
    • Music by John Kander
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Visit (Nov 30, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011)
    • Music by John Kander
    SpecialBenefitConcertRevival
    Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
    • Featuring songs by John Kander
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

    2015 | Nominee  | The Visit
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

    2011 | Nominee  | The Scottsboro Boys
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by John Kander
     

    Best Original Score

    2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
    Music by John Kander
    Additional lyrics by John Kander
     

    Best Original Musical Score

    1997 | Nominee  | Steel Pier
    Music by John Kander

    Best Original Score

    1993 | Winner  | Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Original Score

    1984 | Nominee  | The Rink
    Music by John Kander

    Best Original Score

    1981 | Winner  | Woman of the Year
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Original Score

    1978 | Nominee  | The Act
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Original Score

    1976 | Nominee  | Chicago
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Musical

    1969 | Nominee  | Zorba
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1968 | Nominee  | The Happy Time
    Music by John Kander
     

    Best Musical

    1968 | Nominee  | The Happy Time
    Music by John Kander

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1967 | Winner  | Cabaret
    Music by John Kander

    Best Musical

    1967 | Winner  | Cabaret
    Music by John Kander

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Music

    2015 | Nominee  | The Visit
    Music by John Kander

    Outstanding Lyrics

    2010 | Winner
    John Kander (for "The Scottsboro Boys")
     

    Outstanding Music

    2010 | Nominee
    John Kander (for "The Scottsboro Boys")
     

    Outstanding Lyrics

    2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
    Additional lyrics by John Kander
     

    Outstanding Music

    2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
    Music by John Kander

    Special Award

    2007 | Recipient
    John Kander (for 42 years of excellence in advancing the art of the musical theatre)
     

    Outstanding Music

    1997 | Nominee  | Steel Pier
    Music by John Kander

    Outstanding Music

    1993 | Winner  | Kiss of the Spider Woman
    Music by John Kander
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Visit (Apr 23, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
Cabaret (Apr 24, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
The Scottsboro Boys (Oct 31, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010)
  • Music by John Kander
  • Lyrics by John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
Come Fly Away (Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalDanceOriginal
Liza's at the Palace.... (Dec 03, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009)
  • Special Thanks: John Kander
SpecialConcert SoloOriginal
Gypsy (Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Curtains (Mar 22, 2007 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Music by John Kander
  • Additional lyrics by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Gypsy (May 01, 2003 - May 30, 2004)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Fosse (Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Cabaret (Mar 19, 1998 - Jan 04, 2004)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Steel Pier (Apr 24, 1997 - Jun 28, 1997)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Chicago (Nov 14, 1996 - Present)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Kiss of the Spider Woman (May 03, 1993 - Jul 01, 1995)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
Three Men on a Horse (Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993)
  • Musical Director: John Kander
PlayComedyRevival
The Crucible (Dec 10, 1991 - Jan 05, 1992)
  • Musical Director: John Kander
PlayDramaRevival
Gypsy (Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Cabaret (Oct 22, 1987 - Jun 04, 1988)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Hay Fever (Dec 12, 1985 - Mar 29, 1986)
  • "No, My Heart" by John Kander
PlayComedyRevival
The Rink (Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Zorba (Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalRevival
Woman of the Year (Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
SpecialDanceOriginal
The Act (Oct 29, 1977 - Jul 01, 1978)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Chicago (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Gypsy (Sep 23, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Liza (Jan 06, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974)
  • Music by John Kander
SpecialOriginal
70, Girls, 70 (Apr 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Zorba (Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
The Happy Time (Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Cabaret (Nov 20, 1966 - Sep 06, 1969)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
Flora, The Red Menace (May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Never Too Late (Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965)
  • Incidental music by John Kander
PlayComedyOriginal
A Family Affair (Jan 27, 1962 - Mar 25, 1962)
  • Music by John Kander
  • Book by John Kander
  • Lyrics by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Irma La Douce (Sep 29, 1960 - Dec 31, 1961)
  • Dance music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
  • Rehearsal Pianist: John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
Cabaret (Jan 26, 2016 - Aug 06, 2017)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Chicago (Sep 03, 2013 - Jun 09, 2019)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (May 10, 2011 - Nov 11, 2012)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Nov 11, 2008 - Jun 27, 2010)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalOriginal
Chicago (Jun 03, 2003 - Sep 09, 2007)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Fosse (Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Cabaret (Feb 23, 1999 - May 20, 2001)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Chicago (Dec 12, 1997 - Oct 22, 2000)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Chicago (Mar 25, 1997 - Apr 30, 2000)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyRevival
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Nov 01, 1994 - May 04, 1996)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaOriginal
The World Goes 'Round (Sep 27, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalRevueOriginal
Gypsy (May 09, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989)
  • Dance arrangements by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Cabaret (Feb 26, 1987 - Jun 04, 1989)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalDramaRevival
Woman of the Year (Jun 09, 1983 - Mar 04, 1984)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
Zorba (Jan 25, 1983 - Jun 30, 1985)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalRevival
Chicago (Sep 12, 1977 - Aug 05, 1978)
  • Music by John Kander
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Visit (Nov 30, 2011 - Nov 30, 2011)
  • Music by John Kander
SpecialBenefitConcertRevival
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
  • Featuring songs by John Kander
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2015 | Nominee  | The Visit
Music by John Kander
 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2011 | Nominee  | The Scottsboro Boys
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by John Kander
 

Best Original Score

2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
Music by John Kander
Additional lyrics by John Kander
 

Best Original Musical Score

1997 | Nominee  | Steel Pier
Music by John Kander

Best Original Score

1993 | Winner  | Kiss of the Spider Woman
Music by John Kander
 

Best Original Score

1984 | Nominee  | The Rink
Music by John Kander

Best Original Score

1981 | Winner  | Woman of the Year
Music by John Kander
 

Best Original Score

1978 | Nominee  | The Act
Music by John Kander
 

Best Original Score

1976 | Nominee  | Chicago
Music by John Kander
 

Best Musical

1969 | Nominee  | Zorba
Music by John Kander
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1968 | Nominee  | The Happy Time
Music by John Kander
 

Best Musical

1968 | Nominee  | The Happy Time
Music by John Kander

Best Composer and Lyricist

1967 | Winner  | Cabaret
Music by John Kander

Best Musical

1967 | Winner  | Cabaret
Music by John Kander

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

2015 | Nominee  | The Visit
Music by John Kander

Outstanding Lyrics

2010 | Winner
John Kander (for "The Scottsboro Boys")
 

Outstanding Music

2010 | Nominee
John Kander (for "The Scottsboro Boys")
 

Outstanding Lyrics

2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
Additional lyrics by John Kander
 

Outstanding Music

2007 | Nominee  | Curtains
Music by John Kander

Special Award

2007 | Recipient
John Kander (for 42 years of excellence in advancing the art of the musical theatre)
 

Outstanding Music

1997 | Nominee  | Steel Pier
Music by John Kander

Outstanding Music

1993 | Winner  | Kiss of the Spider Woman
Music by John Kander

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