Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot

As previously reported, Galt MacDermot, composer of the musical Hair, has passed away on December 17 at 89 years old.

MacDermot's film soundtracks include Cotton Comes to Harlem, a 1970 blaxploitation film starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques and Redd Foxx, based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name; Rhinoceros (1974) starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, and directed by original Broadway Hair director Tom O'Horgan; and Mistress (1992).

Read his full obituary here.

Today, BroadwayWorld remembers MacDermot with a look back in our archives. Check out the photos below.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
James Rado & Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers HAIR Composer Galt MacDermot
featured cast members Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Bryce Ryness with James Rado, Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009



Related Articles


From This Author - Walter McBride

As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing... (read more about this author)

Photo Flashback: Cherry Jones Stars in THE HEIRESS in 1995
April 27, 2020

We're taking a trip down memory lane by continuing our Photo Flashback series, featuring vintage pics from the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride.Today, check out photos of stage and screen star Cherry Jones, leaving the Cort Theatre after a performance of The Heiress on March 1, 1995. 

BWW Flashback: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Takes Bows at the Neil Simon Theatre in 2012
April 10, 2020

Below, we're counting down to the Jesus-filled weekend by taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride. Check out these shots of now Broadway favorites Paul Alexander Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy as they make their Broadway debuts in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar!

Photo Flashback: Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks and More in the Early 1980s!
March 19, 2020

Today we travel back to the early 80s with Anne Bancroft and  Mel Brooks after the final Broadway performance of Duet for One;  Mark Blum, Brooke Adams, and Ben Masters starring in the Original Off-Broadway play by Kevin Wade Key Exchange; and Philip Anglim starring in the Original Broadway play The Elephant Man.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Lyle Waggoner
March 18, 2020

BroadwayWorld recently reported that Lyle Waggoner, Star of The Carol Burnett Show and Wonder Woman, passed away at 84. 

Photo Coverage: Inside the Latest HAMILTON #EduHam Q&A
March 16, 2020

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10.