Gender
Male
Born
Apr 30, 1924
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Performer Writer Lyricist Composer
Relations
Brother of
Jay Harnick
Brother-in-law of
Barbara Barrie
Husband of
Margery Gray
Husband of
Elaine May (1972-1973) divorced
Uncle of
Aaron Harnick
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevueOriginal
She Loves Me (Mar 17, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyRevival
Fiddler on the Roof (Dec 20, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
The Apple Tree (Dec 14, 2006 - Mar 11, 2007)
  • Book by Sheldon Harnick
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyRevival
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 11, 2005 - Feb 19, 2006)
  • Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialConcertOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Feb 26, 2004 - Jan 08, 2006)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Mostly Sondheim (Jan 14, 2002 - Aug 25, 2002)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialSolo ConcertOriginal
Cyrano - The Musical (Nov 21, 1993 - Mar 20, 1994)
  • Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
She Loves Me (Jun 10, 1993 - Jun 19, 1994)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyRevival
Fiddler on the Roof (Nov 18, 1990 - Jun 16, 1991)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Apr 15, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialConcertOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Jul 09, 1981 - Aug 23, 1981)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Dec 28, 1976 - May 21, 1977)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Rex (Apr 25, 1976 - Jun 05, 1976)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
The Rothschilds (Oct 19, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
The Apple Tree (Oct 18, 1966 - Nov 25, 1967)
  • Book by Sheldon Harnick
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Baker Street (Feb 16, 1965 - Nov 14, 1965)
  • The songs "Buffalo Belle," "Cold Clear World of the Intellect" and "I Shall Miss You Holmes" by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Sep 22, 1964 - Jul 02, 1972)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
She Loves Me (Apr 23, 1963 - Jan 11, 1964)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Man in the Moon (Apr 11, 1963 - Apr 21, 1963)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalPuppetsOriginal
Never Too Late (Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965)
  • Lyrics for song "Never Too Late" cha-cha by Sheldon Harnick
PlayComedyOriginal
Tenderloin (Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Vintage '60 (Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960)
  • Additional Material By: Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Fiorello! (Nov 23, 1959 - Oct 28, 1961)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
Portofino (Feb 21, 1958 - Feb 22, 1958)
  • Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Body Beautiful (Jan 23, 1958 - Mar 15, 1958)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Littlest Revue (May 22, 1956 - Jun 17, 1956)
  • Additional music and lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
MusicalSketchesOriginal
John Murray Anderson's Almanac (Dec 10, 1953 - Jun 26, 1954)
  • Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
  • Additional music by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Two's Company (Dec 15, 1952 - Mar 08, 1953)
  • Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952 (May 16, 1952 - Mar 28, 1953)
  • Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Feb 07, 2009 - Jun 27, 2010)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Dec 19, 2006 - Jun 10, 2007)
  • Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Oct 24, 2000 - May 26, 2002)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
Fiddler on the Roof (Sep 07, 1994 - Jun 23, 1996)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Oct 02, 1990 - Sep 08, 1991)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalRevue DanceOriginal
Fiddler on the Roof (Jun 28, 1989 - Sep 23, 1990)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
A Christmas Carol (Oct 30, 1981 - Dec 20, 1981)
  • Book by Sheldon Harnick
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalOriginal
She Loves Me (Dec 05, 2011 - Dec 05, 2011)
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
A Wonderful Life (Dec 12, 2005 - Dec 12, 2005)
  • Book by Sheldon Harnick
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
MusicalBenefitOriginal
Back From Broadway (Jun 17, 2002 - Jun 17, 2002)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialConcert BenefitOriginal
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (Mar 11, 1973 - Mar 11, 1973)
  • Performer: Sheldon Harnick [Special Guest]
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

2016 | Recipient
Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Original Score

1994 | Nominee  | Cyrano - The Musical
Additional lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Lyrics

1971 | Nominee  | The Rothschilds
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Musical

1967 | Nominee  | The Apple Tree
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Musical

1967 | Nominee  | The Apple Tree
Book by Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Composer and Lyricist

1967 | Nominee  | The Apple Tree
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Best Musical

1965 | Winner  | Fiddler on the Roof
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Best Composer and Lyricist

1965 | Winner  | Fiddler on the Roof
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
 

Best Musical

1964 | Nominee  | She Loves Me
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Best Musical

1960 | Winner  | Fiorello!
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1960 | Winner  | Fiorello!
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

2016 | Recipient
Sheldon Harnick (New productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Rothschild and Sons, and She Loves Me this season remind us that this veteran lyricist's takes on faith, family and community are as resonant as ever.)

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