Harvey Lester Schmidt (born September 12, 1929) is an American composer for musical theatre. He is best known for composing the music for the longest running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which ran off-Broadway from 1960 - 2002.
Richard Morton Sherman is an American songwriter who specializes in musical film with his brother Robert Bernard Sherman. Some of the Sherman Brothers' best-known writing includes the songs from Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose and the theme park song, "It's a Small World (after all)".
Robert Bernard Sherman is an American songwriter who specializes in musical films with his brother Richard Morton Sherman. Some of Sherman's best known writing includes the songs from Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose and the theme park song, "It's a Small World (after all)".
David Cameron "D.C. " Anderson is a U.S. cabaret and folk singer/songwriter, and an actor who made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. He has toured nationally as Judge Coras in Boublil and Shoenberg's Martin Guerre, in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nicleby, The Phantom of the Opera as Andre, and as Pippin in Pippin. Born in near Chicago, Illinois but spent most of his youth in Ohio - graduating from Elyria High School (Elyria High Hall of Fame Inductee).
Richard A. Whiting (November 12, 1891 – February 10, 1938) was a composer of popular songs. He was born in Peoria, Illinois, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the Harvard Military School in Los Angeles, California. Upon his graduation, Whiting began his career as a staff writer for various music publishers. In 1912, he became a personal manager. In 1919, he moved to Hollywood and wrote a number of film scores.
Vernon Duke (10 October 1903 – January 16, 1969) was a Russian-American composer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love" with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche, "I Can't Get Started" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, "April in Paris" with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg (1932), and "What Is There To Say" for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg.
Kay Swift (April 19, 1897 – January 28, 1993) was an American composer of popular and classical music, the first woman to score a complete musical. Written in 1930, Fine and Dandy includes some of her best known songs; the title song has become a jazz standard. "Can't We Be Friends?" (1929) was another important hit. Swift also arranged some of the music of George Gershwin posthumously, such as the prelude "Sleepless Night" (1946).
Michael John LaChiusa (born July 24, 1962) is an American musical theatre and opera composer, lyricist, and librettist. He is best known for complex, musically challenging shows such as Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party, and See What I Wanna See. He has been nominated for the Tony Award for his score and book for Marie Christine, and for his books for The Wild Party and Chronicle of a Death Foretold.
Hugh Martin (born August 11, 1914) is an American musical theatre and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. He is best known for his score for the classic 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door", The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Jeanine Tesori (born c. 1961) is an American musical arranger and composer who won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play for Nicholas Hytner's production of Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center and the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music for Caroline, or Change. Tesori made her Broadway debut when she arranged the dance music for the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Stephen Trask is an award-winning American musician and composer, who graduated from Wesleyan University. He was the music director and house band member at the New York drag club Squeezebox, where he performed with stars such as Debbie Harry, Lene Lovich and Joey Ramone, as well as various drag queens. Trask composed the music and lyrics for the off-Broadway stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, about a transsexual rock star named Hedwig.
John Wallowitch (February 11, 1926 – August 15, 2007) was an American songwriter and cabaret performer. He wrote over 2,000 songs; his works include "Bruce", "I See the World Through Your Eyes", "Back on the Town" and "Mary's Bar". For over 50 years he played and sang a catalogue of original songs at nightspots around New York City. He is also known for his sophisticated takes on the songs of Irving Berlin.
Edward “Ed” Kleban (April 30, 1939 - December 28, 1987) was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. A graduate of New York's High School of Music & Art and Columbia University, Kleban wrote the lyrics for the Broadway hit A Chorus Line. He and composer Marvin Hamlisch won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Original Score. The one-woman Phyllis Newman show, The Madwoman of Central Park West (1979), featured a few tunes with his lyrics. He was a teacher for many years at the B.M.I.
Ted Snyder (August 15, 1881 – July 16, 1965), was a U.S. composer and lyricist. His hits include "The Sheik of Araby" (1921) and "Who's Sorry Now?" (1923). In 1970, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As of 2007, his compositions have been used in more than twenty motion pictures.
Jerome Moross (August 1, 1913 – July 27, 1983) was an American-born composer for the stage, and a composer, conductor and orchestrator for motion pictures. He was born in New York City in 1913. He became a talented piano player and composed music for the theater. In the 1940s he began to work in Hollywood, where he would compose music for 16 films from 1948 to 1969.
Félix Marie Henri Tilkin (12 May 1861 – 29 November 1921), better known by his pen name Ivan Caryll, was a Belgian composer of operettas and Edwardian musical comedies in the English language. He composed (or contributed to) some forty operettas and musical comedies.