Gender
Male
Born
Nov 24, 1934
New York, New York, USA
Died
Jul 06, 2019
White Plains, New York, USA
Director Performer Conception Lyricist Writer Production Staff Composer
Relations
Husband of
Lynn Ross (1958 - 1961) divorced
Husband of
Genii Prior (1962 - ?) divorced
Husband of
Jade Hobson (1984 - ?) divorced
Husband of
Shelly Burch (2006 - 2019) his death
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  • CREDITS
    Annie (Nov 08, 2012 - Jan 05, 2014)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie (Mar 26, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997)
    • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    PlayDramaRevival
    Sid Caesar & Company (Nov 01, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Featuring songs by Martin Charnin
    PlayComedyRevueOriginal
    Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    PlayComedyRevival
    A Little Family Business (Dec 15, 1982 - Dec 26, 1982)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The First (Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    • Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
    • Featuring songs with lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    I Remember Mama (May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Nash at Nine (May 17, 1973 - Jun 02, 1973)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Conceived by Martin Charnin
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Two By Two (Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    La Strada (Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969)
    • Additional lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    Hot Spot (Apr 19, 1963 - May 25, 1963)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    West Side Story (Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960)
    • Performer: Martin Charnin [Big Deal]
    MusicalDramaRevival
    The Girls Against the Boys (Nov 02, 1959 - Nov 14, 1959)
    • Performer: Martin Charnin [Waiter]
    • Standby: Martin Charnin
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    West Side Story (Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959)
    • Performer: Martin Charnin [Big Deal]
    • Understudy: Martin Charnin [Snowboy]
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Annie (Aug 23, 2005 - Mar 25, 2007)
    • Entire Production Directed by: Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    • Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie (Jan 13, 2004 - Feb 22, 2004)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    • Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie (Nov 29, 1996 - Mar 21, 1999)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie (Oct 23, 1992 - May 23, 1993)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Annie Warbucks (Aug 11, 1992 - Nov 22, 1992)
    • Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie (Jan 03, 1986 - May 18, 1986)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - Fourth National (Sep 11, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
    • Entire Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    • Production Supervisor: Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
    • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
    • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
    • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Two By Two (Sep 15, 1972 - Mar 11, 1973)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    MusicalOriginal
    West Side Story (Jul 01, 1959 - Apr 23, 1960)
    • Also Starring: Martin Charnin
      • Big Deal - Replacement
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (Mar 26, 1972 - Mar 26, 1972)
    • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
    SpecialBenefitOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Book of a Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | The First
    Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | The First
    Directed by Martin Charnin
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1977 | Nominee  | Annie
    Directed by Martin Charnin

    Best Original Score

    1977 | Winner  | Annie
    Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Annie (Nov 08, 2012 - Jan 05, 2014)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Mar 26, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997)
  • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
PlayDramaRevival
Sid Caesar & Company (Nov 01, 1989 - Nov 04, 1989)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Featuring songs by Martin Charnin
PlayComedyRevueOriginal
Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
PlayComedyRevival
A Little Family Business (Dec 15, 1982 - Dec 26, 1982)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
PlayComedyOriginal
The First (Nov 17, 1981 - Dec 13, 1981)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Remember Mama (May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Nash at Nine (May 17, 1973 - Jun 02, 1973)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Conceived by Martin Charnin
MusicalRevueOriginal
Two By Two (Nov 10, 1970 - Sep 11, 1971)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
La Strada (Dec 14, 1969 - Dec 14, 1969)
  • Additional lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
Hot Spot (Apr 19, 1963 - May 25, 1963)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
West Side Story (Apr 27, 1960 - Dec 10, 1960)
  • Performer: Martin Charnin [Big Deal]
MusicalDramaRevival
The Girls Against the Boys (Nov 02, 1959 - Nov 14, 1959)
  • Performer: Martin Charnin [Waiter]
  • Standby: Martin Charnin
MusicalRevueOriginal
West Side Story (Sep 26, 1957 - Jun 27, 1959)
  • Performer: Martin Charnin [Big Deal]
  • Understudy: Martin Charnin [Snowboy]
MusicalDramaOriginal
Annie (Aug 23, 2005 - Mar 25, 2007)
  • Entire Production Directed by: Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Jan 13, 2004 - Feb 22, 2004)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Nov 29, 1996 - Mar 21, 1999)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Oct 23, 1992 - May 23, 1993)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie Warbucks (Aug 11, 1992 - Nov 22, 1992)
  • Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie (Jan 03, 1986 - May 18, 1986)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Fourth National (Sep 11, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
  • Entire Original Production Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • Production Supervisor: Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
  • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
  • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
  • Entire Production Directed by Martin Charnin
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalComedyOriginal
Two By Two (Sep 15, 1972 - Mar 11, 1973)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
MusicalOriginal
West Side Story (Jul 01, 1959 - Apr 23, 1960)
  • Also Starring: Martin Charnin
    • Big Deal - Replacement
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (Mar 26, 1972 - Mar 26, 1972)
  • Lyrics by Martin Charnin
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1982 | Nominee  | The First
Written in collaboration with Martin Charnin
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1982 | Nominee  | The First
Directed by Martin Charnin
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1977 | Nominee  | Annie
Directed by Martin Charnin

Best Original Score

1977 | Winner  | Annie
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

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