Richard Adler Biography
Mr. Adler co-composed the music and lyrics for Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, both of which won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. He also earned a Tony Award nomination for his musical, Kwamina. Some of his biggest hit songs are You Gotta Have Heart, Hey, There, Hernando’s Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, Steam Heat, Rags to Riches, and Everybody Loves a Lover.
During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, Richard Adler staged and produced numerous presidential entertainments, including the unforgettable birthday celebration for President Kennedy featuring Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
Richard Adler Awards and Nominations
|Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre|
|Richard Adler, Kwamina|
|Tony Awards - 1956 - Best Musical|
|Richard Adler, Damn Yankees|
|Tony Awards - 1955 - Best Musical|
|Richard Adler , The Pajama Game|