SMASH EXCLUSIVE - Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in the Recording Studio!
Season 2 of NBC's SMASH won't premiere until mid season, but fans will get a chance to relive Season 1's epic Marilyn battle beginning today, January 8, when the show is released on DVD!
To celebrate the DVD release, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at a Behind the Scenes DVD Bonus Feature with the show's songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in the recording studio as the show's stars, Will Chase and Megan Hilty, record the love duet 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'. Watch the clip below!
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Marc Shaiman composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics for Hairspray with Scott Wittman for which the pair won the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. They teamed up again for Broadway's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can, for which Marc was a Tony Award nominee for his orchestrations. Marc is a five-time Academy Award nominee for his work on Sleepless in Seattle, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, The American Presidentand South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Marc received an Emmy Award for co-writing Billy Crystal's medleys for The Academy Awards. He was also Emmy-nominated for writing on Saturday Night Live (the Sweeney Sisters). His arrangements for Harry Connick Jr. brought him two Grammy nominations, as did the Hairspray soundtrack. As her music director and co-producer, Marc brought his long-time partner Bette Midler the Grammy winning songs "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance". But it is their collaboration on her Emmy Award-winning performance for Johnny Carson's penultimate Tonight Show that will always remain a highlight.
Scott Wittman's credits include directing and co-writing Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me on Broadway and on tour. Scott has created and directed two Broadway shows, three recordings, and two sold-out Carnegie Hall concerts for Patti LuPone. On television he has conceived and directed performances for Nathan Lane and Sarah Jessica Parker. He has co-written Neil Patrick Harris' musical numbers for The Academy Awards (Emmy Nomination), The Emmy's, and the Emmy winning Tony Awards. He has also co-created Christine Ebersole's successful nightclub appearances. He has received the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Evening Standard and Olivier Award for his work as co-lyricist on Hairspray. On Broadway, he was the co-lyricist for the Tony Award nominated musical Catch Me If You Can.