Marvin Hamlisch Biography


Marvin Hamlisch Biography

Date of Birth: June 02, 1944
Date of Death: August 06, 2012 (68)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male

Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success.

He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas and Save the Tiger.

Marvin Hamlisch held the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony.

Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (for which he received two of his Emmys).

Marvin Hamlisch Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Original/New Work
Marvin Hamlisch/Rupert Holmes, The Nutty Professor
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Marvin Hamlisch, Sweet Smell of Success
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Music
Marvin Hamlisch, The Goodbye Girl
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Musical of the Year
Marvin Hamlisch, They're Playing Our Song
Drama Desk Awards - 1979 - Outstanding Music
Marvin Hamlisch, They're Playing Our Song
Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1975 - Best Musical
Marvin Hamlisch, A Chorus Line


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