Gender
Male
Born
Jun 14, 1929
Died
Nov 18, 2004
Composer Producer Writer Lyricist Creative Consultant Arranger Musical Director Musician
Also Known As
Cy Coleman
  • CREDITS
    Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Mar 15, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Come Fly Away (Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalDanceOriginal
    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    Sweet Charity (May 04, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    Mostly Sondheim (Jan 14, 2002 - Aug 25, 2002)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    SpecialSolo ConcertOriginal
    Fosse (Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
    Little Me (Nov 12, 1998 - Feb 07, 1999)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Life (Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)
    • Produced by Cy Coleman
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Book by Cy Coleman
    • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    The Will Rogers Follies (May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    City of Angels (Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Welcome to the Club (Apr 13, 1989 - Apr 22, 1989)
    • Produced by Cy Coleman
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Lyrics by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    Sweet Charity (Apr 27, 1986 - Mar 15, 1987)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Peg (Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983)
    • Creative Consultant: Cy Coleman
    • Featuring "Big Spender" by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    Little Me (Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
    • Produced by Cy Coleman
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    SpecialDanceOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    I Love My Wife (Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Shirley MacLaine (Jul 09, 1976 - Jul 24, 1976)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
    SpecialSolo RevueOriginal
    Shirley MacLaine (Apr 19, 1976 - May 01, 1976)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
    SpecialSolo RevueOriginal
    Equus (Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977)
    • Cinema Music: Cy Coleman
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Dance Arrangements Supervised by Cy Coleman
    • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Sweet Charity (Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Little Me (Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Wildcat (Dec 16, 1960 - Jun 03, 1961)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Compulsion (Oct 24, 1957 - Feb 22, 1958)
    • Original Music by Cy Coleman
    • Musical Director: Cy Coleman
    PlayOriginal
    John Murray Anderson's Almanac (Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954)
    • Additional music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Dear Barbarians (Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 1952)
    • Musician: Cy Coleman and Trio
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    Sweet Charity (Sep 05, 2006 - Aug 12, 2007)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Fosse (Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002)
    • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
    The Will Rogers Follies (Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
    MusicalOriginal
    City of Angels (Jun 04, 1991 - Nov 29, 1992)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Sweet Charity (Jul 08, 1987 - Nov 08, 1987)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    On the Twentieth Century (Oct 10, 1986 - Apr 05, 1987)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Originally Produced on Broadway by Cy Coleman
    • Vocal and Dance Arrangements by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
    • Produced by Cy Coleman
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
    • Produced by Cy Coleman
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Jun 09, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Seesaw (Apr 11, 1974 - Sep 15, 1974)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    • Dance Arrangements Supervised by Cy Coleman
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Sweet Charity (Sep 11, 1967 - Jan 14, 1968)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Little Me (Jan 30, 1964 - Aug 01, 1964)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    On the Twentieth Century (Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005)
    • Music by Cy Coleman
    SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Book of a Musical

    1997 | Nominee  | The Life
    Book by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Musical

    1997 | Nominee  | The Life
    Produced by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Original Musical Score

    1997 | Nominee  | The Life
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Best Original Score

    1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Best Original Score

    1990 | Winner  | City of Angels
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Musical

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Produced by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Original Score

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Best Original Score

    1978 | Winner  | On the Twentieth Century
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Original Score

    1977 | Nominee  | I Love My Wife
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Original Score

    1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Musical

    1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Composer and Lyricist

    1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Best Musical

    1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Music

    1999 | Nominee
    Cy Coleman (for "Exactly Like You")

    Outstanding Music

    1997 | Winner  | The Life
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Outstanding New Musical

    1997 | Winner  | The Life
    Produced by Cy Coleman

    Outstanding Music

    1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Outstanding Music

    1990 | Winner  | City of Angels
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Outstanding Music

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Music by Cy Coleman
     

    Outstanding Musical

    1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
    Produced by Cy Coleman

    Outstanding Music

    1978 | Winner  | On the Twentieth Century
    Music by Cy Coleman

    Outstanding Music

    1977 | Winner  | I Love My Wife
    Music by Cy Coleman
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalRevueOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Mar 15, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Come Fly Away (Mar 25, 2010 - Sep 05, 2010)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalDanceOriginal
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
Sweet Charity (May 04, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
SpecialConcertOriginal
Mostly Sondheim (Jan 14, 2002 - Aug 25, 2002)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
SpecialSolo ConcertOriginal
Fosse (Jan 14, 1999 - Aug 25, 2001)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Little Me (Nov 12, 1998 - Feb 07, 1999)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
The Life (Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Book by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
The Will Rogers Follies (May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
City of Angels (Dec 11, 1989 - Jan 19, 1992)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Welcome to the Club (Apr 13, 1989 - Apr 22, 1989)
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Lyrics by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
Sweet Charity (Apr 27, 1986 - Mar 15, 1987)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Peg (Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983)
  • Creative Consultant: Cy Coleman
  • Featuring "Big Spender" by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
Little Me (Jan 21, 1982 - Feb 21, 1982)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
The American Dance Machine (Jun 14, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
SpecialDanceOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Love My Wife (Apr 17, 1977 - May 20, 1979)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Shirley MacLaine (Jul 09, 1976 - Jul 24, 1976)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
SpecialSolo RevueOriginal
Shirley MacLaine (Apr 19, 1976 - May 01, 1976)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
SpecialSolo RevueOriginal
Equus (Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977)
  • Cinema Music: Cy Coleman
PlayDramaOriginal
Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Dance Arrangements Supervised by Cy Coleman
  • Dance arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Jan 29, 1966 - Jul 15, 1967)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Little Me (Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Wildcat (Dec 16, 1960 - Jun 03, 1961)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Compulsion (Oct 24, 1957 - Feb 22, 1958)
  • Original Music by Cy Coleman
  • Musical Director: Cy Coleman
PlayOriginal
John Murray Anderson's Almanac (Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954)
  • Additional music by Cy Coleman
MusicalRevueOriginal
Dear Barbarians (Feb 21, 1952 - Feb 24, 1952)
  • Musician: Cy Coleman and Trio
PlayComedyOriginal
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
Sweet Charity (Sep 05, 2006 - Aug 12, 2007)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Fosse (Sep 14, 1999 - Feb 17, 2002)
  • Featuring songs by Cy Coleman
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
The Will Rogers Follies (Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Music arranged by Cy Coleman
MusicalOriginal
City of Angels (Jun 04, 1991 - Nov 29, 1992)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Jul 08, 1987 - Nov 08, 1987)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
On the Twentieth Century (Oct 10, 1986 - Apr 05, 1987)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyRevival
Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Originally Produced on Broadway by Cy Coleman
  • Vocal and Dance Arrangements by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
  • Produced by Cy Coleman
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Jun 09, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Seesaw (Apr 11, 1974 - Sep 15, 1974)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
  • Dance Arrangements Supervised by Cy Coleman
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Sep 11, 1967 - Jan 14, 1968)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
Little Me (Jan 30, 1964 - Aug 01, 1964)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
MusicalComedyOriginal
On the Twentieth Century (Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005)
  • Music by Cy Coleman
SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Book by Cy Coleman
 

Best Musical

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Produced by Cy Coleman
 

Best Original Musical Score

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Music by Cy Coleman

Best Original Score

1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
Music by Cy Coleman

Best Original Score

1990 | Winner  | City of Angels
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Musical

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Produced by Cy Coleman
 

Best Original Score

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Music by Cy Coleman

Best Original Score

1978 | Winner  | On the Twentieth Century
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Original Score

1977 | Nominee  | I Love My Wife
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Original Score

1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Musical

1966 | Nominee  | Sweet Charity
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Best Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Little Me
Music by Cy Coleman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Music

1999 | Nominee
Cy Coleman (for "Exactly Like You")

Outstanding Music

1997 | Winner  | The Life
Music by Cy Coleman

Outstanding New Musical

1997 | Winner  | The Life
Produced by Cy Coleman

Outstanding Music

1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
Music by Cy Coleman

Outstanding Music

1990 | Winner  | City of Angels
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Outstanding Music

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Outstanding Musical

1980 | Nominee  | Barnum
Produced by Cy Coleman

Outstanding Music

1978 | Winner  | On the Twentieth Century
Music by Cy Coleman

Outstanding Music

1977 | Winner  | I Love My Wife
Music by Cy Coleman

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