What are your favorite shows & songs from each of these composers? Feel free to only answer for the ones you know well and add anyone I may have forgotten!Rodgers & HammersteinKander & EbbLerner & LoeweStephen SondheimAndrew Lloyd WebberAhrens & FlahertyAlan MenkenBoublil & SchonbergCole PorterGeorge GershwinStephen SchwartzCharles StrouseBock & HarnickJerry HermanLin-Manuel MirandaSchaiman & WittmanFrank LoesserWilliam FinnPasek & Paul
Rodgers & Hammerstein...The King and I...I Have DreamedKander & Ebb...Chicago...What Would You Do or NowadaysLerner & Loewe...MFL...I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face of GigiStephen Sondheim...Follies...Move On or Not a Day Goes By or A Weekend in the CountryAndrew Lloyd Webber...Phantom...A New Argentina or As If We Never Said GoodbyeAhrens & Flaherty...Ragtime (their only show that I like, and I loved it)...Ragtime or Make Them Hear YouAlan Menken...no show...Beauty and the Beast or Under the SeaBoublil & Schonberg...Les Miserables...On My Own or One More DayCole Porter...Anything Goes...Easy to LoveGeorge Gershwin...An American in Paris...But Not for Me or Embracable YouStephen Schwartz...Wicked...Children of the Wind or For GoodCharles Strouse...Bye Bye Birdie...Children of the Wind or Once Upon a TimeBock & Harnick...She Loves Me...She Loves Me or If I Were a Rich ManJerry Herman...Mame...Hello Dolly (song)Lin-Manuel Miranda...Hamilton...My Shot or YorktownSchaiman & Wittman...Hairspray...You Can't Stop the BeatFrank Loesser...Guys and Dolls...If I Were a Bell or Sit Down, You're Rocking the BoatWilliam Finn...None...NonePasek & Paul...DEH...So Big, So Small
(Disclaimer: Some of these composers, I've only seen one show or no shows from, so my picks may be lacking in some spots. Also, my favorite shows will be based on the work from the composer. Dear Evan Hansen is my favorite musical ever, but that's more because of Steven Levenson's writing than Pasek and Paul's songs, so my pick for their show will be Dogfight) Rodgers & Hammerstein: Oklahoma (only show I've seen) - Cain't Say NoKander & Ebb: Cabaret - Don't Tell MamaLerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady - Why Can't The EnglishStephen Sondheim: Sunday in the Park With George - You Could Drive a Person CrazyAndrew Lloyd Webber: Evita - GethsemaneAhrens & Flaherty: Ragtime - Welcome Back Mr. WitherspoonAlan Menken: Hunchback of Notre Dame - Prince AliBoublil & Schonberg: Miss Saigon - I'd Give My Life for YouCole Porter: Never seen a show of his - Too Darn HotGeorge Gershwin: I've seen like half of Porgy and Bess, and I like it a lot - A Women is a Sometime ThingStephen Schwartz: Wicked - Defying GravityCharles Strouse: Annie - Something Was Missing/Easy Street Bock & Harnick: She Loves Me - A Trip to the LibraryJerry Herman: Hello Dolly: I Am What I AmLin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton - The Room Where It HappensSchaiman & Wittman: Hairspray - I Know Where I've BeenFrank Loesser: Guys and Dolls - Luck Be A LadyWilliam Finn: Falsettos - The I Love You SongPasek & Paul: Dogfight - Words Fail
Answering my own question...Rodgers & Hammerstein.... Carousel... Some Enchanted Evening or What's the Use of Wonderin'Kander & Ebb.... Chicago... All That JazzLerner & Loewe... My Fair Lady... On the Street Where You LiveStephen Sondheim... Into the Woods... Moment in the Woods or No MoreAndrew Lloyd Webber... Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat... MasqueradeAhrens & Flaherty... Ragtime... Sarah Brown EyesAlan Menken... Little Shop of Horrors... Beauty and the Beast (the song)Boublil & Schonberg... Les Mis... StarsCole Porter... Anything Goes... Anything Goes (the song)George Gershwin... Crazy for You... Someone to Watch Over MeStephen Schwartz... Wicked... Magic to Do or The Wizard and ICharles Strouse... Bye Bye Birdie... A Lot of Livin' to DoBock & Harnick... Fiddler on the Roof... ChavelehJerry Herman... Hello Dolly... Hello Dolly (the song)Lin-Manuel Miranda... Hamilton... The Room Where It HappensSchaiman & Wittman... Hairspray... Mama Ima Big Girl NowFrank Loesser... Guys & Dolls... I'll KnowWilliam Finn... Spelling Bee... not sure of songPasek & Paul... Dear Evan Hansen... You Will Be Found
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel, “Ten Minutes Ago/Cinderella Waltz/Ten Minutes Ago Reprise” from the Broadway version of CinderellaKander & Ebb - Cabaret, “If You Could See Her” and “Maybe This Time” (special s/o to “Cabaret” tho)Stephen Sondheim - Assassins, “Unworthy of Your Love” (and also the JWB monologue near the end but it’s not a song whoops)Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar, “If Only You Would Listen” from School of RockAhrens & Flaherty - Ragtime or Once on This Island, “Make Them Hear You” and “Back to Before” from Ragtime or a lot of the score to SeussicalAlan Menken - Little Shop, “Git It” and “The Meek Shall Inherit” from Little Shop or “Santa Fe” “The World Will Know” and “Seize the Day” from Newsies (also maybe “Positoovity” depending on who’s playing Scuttle)Boublil & Schonberg - Les Mis (although I’m certain I’d like Miss Saigon more if I saw it), “One Day More” or “A Heart Full of Love”George Gershwin - I really only know Crazy for You but that technically counts, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”Stephen Schwartz - Pippin with the Theo ending, basically the entirety of that scoreLin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton, “The Room Where It Happens”Schaiman & Wittman - Hairspray, “Run and Tell That” From Hairspray or “Goodbye” from Catch Me If You CanFrank Loesser - Guys and Dolls, “Brotherhood of Man” from H2$William Finn - Spelling Bee, “The I Love You Song”FINN BONUS ROUND: Falsettos, “What Would I Do?” or “The Games I Play”Pasek & Paul - Dear Evan Hansen, “Hometown Hero’s Ticker Tape Parade” or anything else with that tight harmony from Dogfight
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel - Soliloquy or If I Loved YouKander & Ebb - Cabaret - Maybe This TimeLerner & Loewe - My Fair Lady - On The Street Where You Live or Almost Like Being In LoveStephen Sondheim - Gypsy - (Not) Getting Married TodayAndrew Lloyd Webber - Phantom - Heaven On Their MindsAhrens & Flaherty - Ragtime - Back to BeforeAlan Menken - Hunchback of Notre Dame - SomedayBoublil & Schonberg - Les Miserables - On My OwnCole Porter - Anything Goes - Easy to LoveGeorge Gershwin - Crazy for You - But Not For MeStephen Schwartz - Wicked - Defying GravityCharles Strouse - Annie - MaybeBock & Harnick - Fiddler On The Roof - Do You Love Me?Jerry Herman - Hello Dolly - I Am What I AmLin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights - Everything I KnowShaiman & Wittman - Hairspray - You Can't Stop The BeatFrank Loesser - Guys and Dolls - I've Never Been In Love BeforeWilliam Finn - none - nonePasek & Paul - Dear Evan Hansen - RequiemKitt and Yorkey - Next to Normal - Map of New York
Stiles & Drew... Honk!... Anything Can Happen If You Let It Rodgers & Hammerstein.... Carousel... What's the Use of Wonderin'Kander & Ebb.... Cabaret... Maybe This TimeLerner & Loewe... Brigadoon... Almost Like Being In LoveStephen Sondheim... A Little Night Music... Now You Know or No MoreAndrew Lloyd Webber... Evita... Hand Me the Wine & the DiceAhrens & Flaherty... Once On This Island... Mama Will ProvideAlan Menken... Little Shop of Horrors... Prince AliBoublil & Schonberg... Les Mis... Here Comes the MorningCole Porter... Kiss Me Kate... From This Moment On or So In LoveGeorge Gershwin... Porgy & Bess... They Can't Take That Away From MeStephen Schwartz... The Baker's Wife... Where Is the Warmth?Charles Strouse... Rags... Blame It on the Summer NightBock & Harnick... She Loves Me... Dear Friend or A trip to the Library (but everything they did was classy)Jerry Herman... La Cage... La Cage aux Folles (the song)Lin-Manuel Miranda... nope... nadaSchaiman & Wittman... Hairspray... Mama, I'm a Big Girl NowFrank Loesser... Guys & Dolls... Take Back Your MinkWilliam Finn... A New Brain... I Feel So Much SpringPasek & Paul... umm... didn't they write a Coke commercial?
Rodgers & Hammerstein - If I Loved You (Carousel)Kander & Ebb - So What? (Cabaret)Lerner & Loewe - I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)Stephen Sondheim - Another Hundred People (Company)Andrew Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night (Phantom)Ahrens & Flaherty - Ragtime (Ragtime)Alan Menken - Under the Sea (Little Mermaid)Boublil & Schonberg - One Day More (Les Miz)Cole Porter - Down in the Depths (Red Hot and Blue)George Gershwin - An American in ParisStephen Schwartz - Magic to Do (Pippin)Charles Strouse - Applause (Applause)Bock & Harnick - Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler)Jerry Herman - I Am What I Am (La Cage aux Folles)Lin-Manuel Miranda - The Room Where it Happens (Hamilton)Schaiman & Wittman - You Can't Stop the Beat (Hairspray)Frank Loesser - Adelaide's Lament (Guys and Dolls)William Finn - You Got to Die Sometime (Falsettos)Pasek & Paul - Waving Through a Window (Dear Evan Hansen)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel: The Carousel Waltz Kander & Ebb: Chicago: All That JazzLerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady: On the Street Where You LiveStephen Sondheim: Sweeney Todd-No Place Like London Andrew Lloyd Webber: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Any Dream Will Do Ahrens & Flaherty: Once On This Island ugh..."Rain, Human Heart, or Why We Tell The Story" Alan Menken: Tangled- When Will My Life Begin Boublil & Schonberg: Les Mis- Do You Hear The People Sing Cole Porter: Anything Goes- Anything Goes (the song)George Gershwin: I think I've only seen Nice Work if You Can Get it- Favorite song...N/A Stephen Schwartz: Wicked -Colors of The Wind, Defying Gravity Charles Strouse: Annie: Hard Knock Life Bock & Harnick: Fiddler on the Roof-Tradition Jerry Herman: Hello Dolly! --Put On Your Sunday ClothesLin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton -Yorktown(The World Turned Upside Down) Schaiman & Wittman: Hairspray- You Can't Stop The Beat Frank Loesser: How To Succeed In Business...Been A Long Day William Finn: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -Pandemonium, Woe Is Me Pasek & Paul: I've only seen Dear Evan Hansen-You Will Be Found
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Carousel - If I Loved YouKander & Ebb - Cabaret - WilkommenLerner & Loewe - My Fair Lady - Wouldn't It Be Loverly Stephen Sondheim - Follies - Franklin Shephard Inc.Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar - MemoryAhrens & Flaherty - Once On This Island - Waiting for LifeAlan Menken - Beauty and the Beast - Under the SeaBoublil & Schonberg - Les Mis - Do You Hear the People SIngCole Porter - Kiss Me Kate - WunderbarGeorge Gershwin - Porgy and Bess - The Man I LoveBock & Harnick - Fiddler on the Roof - Ice CreamJerry Herman - Hello Dolly! - title numberLin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton - title numberFrank Loesser - Guys and Dolls - Adelaide's LamentPasek & Paul - DEH - For ForeverJerome Kern - Showboat - Smoke Gets In Your EyesLeonard Bernstein - West Side Story - Glitter and Be Gay
Rodgers & Hammerstein South Pacific / If You Loved Me (Carousel)Kander & Ebb Chicago / She’s a Woman (Kiss of the Spider Woman)Lerner & Loewe Camelot / Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon)Stephen Sondheim Follies / Losing My Mind, Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music), Being Alive (Company)Andrew Lloyd Webber Evita / Gethsemane (JCS)Ahrens & Flaherty Ragtime / Sarah Brown EyesAlan Menken No favorite show / Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)Boublil & Schonberg Les Miserables / StarsCole Porter Kiss Me, Kate / So in LoveGeorge Gershwin Porgy and Bess / Bess, You Is My Woman NowStephen Schwartz Pippin / By My Side (Godspell)Charles Strouse Applause / One Boy (Bye, Bye Birdie)Bock & Harnick Fiddler on the Roof / In My Own Lifetime (The Rothschilds)Jerry Herman Mame / Song on the Sand (La Cage aux Folles)Lin-Manuel Miranda In the Heights / Carnaval del BarrioSchaiman & Wittman Hairspray / I Can Hear the BellsFrank Loesser Guys and Dolls / I’ve Never Been in Love BeforeWilliam Finn Falsettos / Unlikely Lovers and What Would I Do?Pasek & Paul no shows / nothing from the theater, but Audition from La La Land Added: Jason Robert Brown The Bridges of Madison County / One Second and a Million MilesMaury Yeston Nine / The Bells of St. Sebastian and Unusual WayCy Colman (although he had many different collaborators) City of Angels / He's No Good and My Friend (both The Life) From Chess – Pity the Child (Andersson and Bjorn)
This is quite a random list of composers and not all whom I adore, but here's my list. Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel - SoliloquyKander & Ebb: The Scottsboro Boys - The JokeLerner & Loewe: Brigadoon - They Call the Wind MariaStephen Sondheim: Sunday in the Park with George - Finishing the HatAndrew Lloyd Webber (only ironic enjoyment): Starlight Express - Rolling Stock Ahrens & Flaherty: Ragtime - The Streets of DublinAlan Menken: Little Shop of Horrors - Colors of the WindBoublil & Schoenberg: Les Miserables - Master of the HouseCole Porter: The New Yorkers - WoodGeorge Gershwin: Porgy & Bess - There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New YorkStephen Schwartz: Wicked - Proud LadyCharles Strouse: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman - You've Got PossibilitiesBock & Harnick: Fiorello! - Till' TomorrowJerry Herman: Mack & Mabel - I'll Be Here TomorrowLin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton - 96,000Shaiman & Wittman: Hairspray - I Can Hear the BellsFrank Loesser: The Most Happy Fella - Mamma, MammaWilliam Finn: Falsettos - What More Can I Say?Pasek & Paul: Dogfight - Along the Way
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The King And I - All At Once You Love Her Kander & Ebb: Chicago - Maybe This Time Lerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady - Before I Gaze At You Again Stephen Sondheim: Company - Too Many Mornings Andrew Lloyd Webber: Starlight Express - Surrender (Reprise) Ahrens & Flaherty: Ragtime - Once Upon A December Alan Menken: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - Hellfire Boublil & Schonberg: Miss Saigon - The Movie In My Mind Cole Porter: Kiss Me, Kate - So In Love George Gershwin: An American In Paris - The Man I Love Stephen Schwartz: Pippin - Spread A Little A Sunshine Charles Strouse: Annie - You've Got Possibilities Bock & Harnick: She Loves Me - Dear Friend Jerry Herman: Mame - My Best Girl Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton - Say No To This Shaiman & Wittman: Hairspray - I Can Hear The Bells Frank Loesser: Guys And Dolls - I've Never Been In Love Before William Finn: Falsettos - What More Can I Say? Pasek & Paul: Dear Evan Hansen - From Now On Jerome Kern - Show Boat - You Are Love Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story - Tonight (Quintet) Ross & Adler: The Pajama Game - There Once Was A Man Tesori: Thoroughly Modern Millie - Gimme Gimme Jason Robert Brown: The Bridges Of Madison County - One Second and a Million MilesMeredith Wilson: The Music Man - My White Knight Coleman: On The Twentieth Century - I've Got It All Yeston: Nine - Long Ag0/Nine (Reprise) Yazbek: The Band's Visit - Itzik's Lullaby Styne: Funny Girl - I'm The Greatest Star
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel - My Lord and MasterKander & Ebb: Chicago - Colored LightsLerner & Loewe: My Fair Lady - Never Would I Leave YouStephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music - On the Steps of the PalaceAndrew Lloyd Webber: Evita - With One Look Ahrens & Flaherty: Once On This Island - Journey to the PastAlan Menken: The Little Mermaid - Part of Your WorldBoublil & Schonberg: Les Miserables - In My LifeCole Porter: Anything Goes - I Get a Kick Out of YouGeorge Gershwin: Crazy for You - But Not for MeStephen Schwartz: Pippin - Kind of WomanCharles Strouse: Bye Bye Birdie - RagsBock & Harnick: She Loves Me - Dear Friend Jerry Herman: Hello, Dolly! - Gooch's SongLin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton - SatisfiedShaiman & Wittman: Hairspray - Just Keep Movin' the LineFrank Loesser: Guys & Dolls - Somebody SomewhereWilliam Finn: Falsettos - Holding to the GroundPasek & Paul: Dear Evan Hansen - Never EnoughJerome Kern - Show Boat - You Are Love Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story - Why Did I Ever Leave Ohio Ross & Adler: The Pajama Game - Whatever Lola WantsTesori: Caroline, or Change - Changing My Major to JoanJason Robert Brown: The Last 5 Years - To Build a HomeMeredith Wilson: The Music Man - My White Knight Coleman: On The Twentieth Century - BabetteYeston: Nine - My Husband Makes MoviesYazbek: The Band's Visit - Nothing Is Too Wonderful to Be TrueStyne: Funny Girl - I'm The Greatest Star
Okay, I'll bite:Rodgers & HammersteinOklahoma!"Many a New Day""Soliloquy" (Carousel)Kander & EbbZorba"The Butterfly""Cabaret" (Cabaret)Lerner & LoewePaint Your Wagon"Guinevere" (Camelot)"C'est Moi" (Camelot)"The Real Love of My Life" (Brigadoon)"With a Little Bit of Luck" (My Fair Lady)Stephen SondheimFollies / Sweeney Todd"Losing My Mind" (Follies)"You're Gonna Love Tomorrow/Love'll See Us Through" (Follies)"Worst Pies in London" (Sweeney Todd)"Try Priest" (Sweeney Todd)"With So Little to be Sure Of" (Anyone Can Whistle)"You Could Drive a Person Crazy" (Company)"The Ladies Who Lunch" (Company)"Being Alive" (Company)"Chrysanthemum Tea" (Pacific Overtures)"Well, Now You Know" (Merrily We Roll Along)"Not a Day Goes By" (Merrily We Roll Along)"Move On" (Sunday in the Park with George)"There Are Giants in the Sky" (Into the Woods)"Happiness" (Passion)Andrew Lloyd WebberSunset Boulevard"Too Much in Love to Care"Ahrens & FlahertyRagtime"The Night that Goldman Spoke in Union Square"Alan MenkenLittle Shop of Horrors"Don't It Go to Show You Never Know"Boublil & SchonbergLes MiserablesLook, it's all one, very catchy song, right? Let's call the whole score "One More Day" for simplicity's sake.Cole PorterAnything Goes (1960 revisal)"You're the Top""Friendship""Anything Goes"George GershwinPorgy and Bess"Summertime""I Loves You, Porgy""Bess, You Is My Woman Now""I'm on my Way"Stephen SchwartzPippin"Glory""I Guess I'll Miss the Man""What Is This Feeling?" (Wicked)"Popular" (Wicked)"Defying Gravity" (Wicked)Charles StrouseApplause"You've Got Possibilities" (...Superman)"Maybe" (Annie)Bock & HarnickShe Loves Me"I Resolve""Dear Friend""Ice Cream""Oh, to be a Movie Star"/"Gorgeous" (The Apple Tree)"Tradition" (Fiddler on the Roof)"Little Old New York" (Tenderloin)"Artificial Flowers" (Tenderloin)"How the Money Changes Hands" (Tenderloin)"Little Tin Box" (Fiorello!)Jerry HermanMame"It's Today""Mame""Bosom Buddies""If He Walked Into my Life?"Put on Your Sunday Clothes" (Hello, Dolly!)"Before the Parade Passes By" (Hello, Dolly!)"So Long Dearie" (Hello, Dolly!)"Kiss Her Now" (Dear World)"Time Heals Everything" (Mack and Mabel)"Tap Your Troubles Away" (Mack and Mabel)"Song on the Sand" (La Cage aux Folles)"Look Over There" (La Cage aux Folles)Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton"The Schuyler Sisters""I'll be Back"Schaiman & WittmanHairspray"Good Morning, Baltimore""Welcome to the 'Sixties""I Know Where I've Been""You Can't Stop the Beat"Frank LoesserMost Happy Fella"Somebody, Somewhere""Standin' on the Corner""Joey, Joey, Joey""Sposalizio""Don't Cry""My Heart is so Full of You""Fugue for Tinhorns" (Guys and Dolls)"Adelaide's Lament" (Guys and Dolls)"Guys and Dolls" (Guys and Dolls)"Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" (Guys and Dolls)"Summertime Love" (Greenwillow)"Could've Been a Ring (Greenwillow)"Never Will I Marry" (Greenwillow)"A Secretary is Not a Toy" (How to Succeed...)"Been a Long Day" (How to Succeed...)William FinnFalsettos"Four Jews in a Room Bitching""I'm Breaking Down""The Games I Play""I Never Wanted to Love You""Father to Son""Sitting Watching Jason (Play Baseball)""What More Can I Say""What Would I Do?"Pasek & PaulDogfight"Waving Through a Window" (Dear Evan Hansen)"Words Fail" (Dear Evan Hansen)"So Big/So Small" (Dear Evan Hansen)***So no Leonard Bernstein, Meredith Willson, Kurt Weill, Cy Coleman, et al.?
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Oklahoma - If I Loved YouKander & Ebb - Chicago - Maybe This TimeLerner & Loewe - On the Street Where You LiveStephen Sondheim - Passion - On the Steps of the PalaceAndrew Lloyd Webber - Aspects of Love - Tell Me on a SundayAhrens & Flaherty - Ragtime - Waiting for LifeAlan Menken - Little Shop of Horrors - Hero to ZeroBoublil & Schonberg - Les Miserables - One Day MoreCole Porter - Anything Goes - Easy to LoveGeorge Gershwin - Of Thee I Sing - Homeward BoundStephen Schwartz - Pippin - Before Your Very EyesCharles Strouse - Rags - Children of the WindBock & Harnick - Fiddler on the Roof - TraditionJerry Herman - La Cage aux Folles - Look What Happened to MabelLin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton - HelplessShaiman & Wittman - Hairspray - You Can't Stop the BeatFrank Loesser - The Most Happy Fella - Happy to Keep His Dinner WarmWilliam Finn - Falsettos - Heart and MusicPasek & Paul - A Christmas Story - A Million DreamsLeonard Bernstein - Wonderful Town - Glitter and Be GayJerome Kern - Show Boat - Smoke Gets in Your EyesIrving Berlin - Call Me Madam - You're Just in LoveGalt MacDermot - Hair - SymphonyJule Styne - Gypsy - Don't Rain on My ParadeAdler & Ross - Damn Yankees - Hey ThereJeanine Tesori - Caroline, or Change - I Hate the BusBob Merrill - New Girl in Town - Roll Yer Socks UpJason Robert Brown - Parade - The Old Red Hills of HomeMeredith Willson - The Music Man - Goodnight, My SomeoneCy Coleman - City of Angels - Hey There, Good TimesYeston & Kopit - Titanic - Guido's SongDavid Yazbeck - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - LovesickArthur Schwartz - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - I'll Buy You a StarHarold Rome - Destry Rides Again - I Hate Him
Rodgers & HammersteinSound of MusicSoliloquyKander & EbbCabaretWilkommenLerner & LoeweMy Fair LadyGet Me to the Church On TimeStephen SondheimSweeney Todd (Also my all time favorite show)Epiphany (Although I also adore Pretty Women, Agony, and especially Finishing the Hat)Andrew Lloyd WebberJesus Christ SuperstarMusic of the NightAhrens & FlahertyRagtimeMake Them Hear YouAlan MenkenLittle Shop of Horrors (If we’re counting the original animated movies, and not the stage adaptations, then the answer is Beauty and the Beast)Tie between Be Our Guest, Friend Like Me, and Under the Sea (Not Titus’ awful version)Boublil & SchönbergLes MisérablesOne Day More (It’s the obvious answer for a reason)Cole PorterAnything GoesBlow Gabriel Blow (Shout out to Gypsy in Me though. It’s not the catchiest number, but if the actor playing Evelyn knows what he’s doing, it’s an absolute riot)George GershwinNot familiar enough with his shows to pick a favorite, but I will say that I love the song Stairway to ParadiseStephen SchwartzPippinMagic to DoCharles StrouseAnnie (Yes it’s very cheesy, but it’s a wonderful score, and a strong production can bring in just enough charm to make it work. However, I’m not overtly familiar with a whole lot of his work, so it’s very possible he’s done something I’d like more)Easy StreetBock & HarnickFiddler on the RoofIf I Were a Rich ManJerry HermanLa Cage aux FollesI Am What I AmLin-Manuel MirandaHamiltonThe Room Where it Happens (Close second goes to Wait for It)Schaiman & WittmanHairsprayYou Can’t Stop the BeatFrank LoesserGuys and DollsSit Down, You’re Rockin’ the BoatWilliam FinnFalsettosThe Games I Play (Close seconds are A day in Falsettoland and What Would I Do)Pasek & PaulDear Evan HansenWaving Through a Window (Also absolutely in love with You Will Be Found, Words Fail, So Big / So Small, and really just the entire score)
Rodgers & Hammerstein- Carousel "Soliloquy" or "Some Enchanted Evening" or "When The Children Are Asleep'Lerner & Loewe- My Fair Lady "A Hymn To Him" or "I'm An Ordinary Man"(I just love Higgins's songs)Stephen Sondheim- Sweeney Todd "Epiphany" or "Hello Little Girl" or "Franklin Shepard Inc."Andrew Lloyd Webber- Jesus Christ Superstar "Heaven On Their Minds" or 'All I Ask Of You"Ahrens & Flaherty- Once on This Island "Solla Sollew" or "Some Girls" or "He Wanted To Say"Alan Menken- Little Shop Of Horrors "Somewhere That's Green" or "If I Can't Love Her"Boublil & Schonberg- Les Miserables "Stars" or "The American Dream"Stephen Schwartz- Pippin "Pippin's Finale" or "On The Willows"Bock & Harnick- Fiddler On The Roof "To Life"Jerry Herman- Hello, Dolly! "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"Lin-Manuel Miranda- Hamilton "The Room Where It Happens" or "In The Heights"Schaiman & Wittman- Catch Me If You Can "Fly Fly Away" or "Don't Break The Rules" or "Goodbye"William Finn- Falsettos "What Would I Do?" or "The Games I Play"Pasek & Paul- Dogfight "Words Fail" or "See A World"Lawrence O'Keefe- Heathers "Our Love Is God" or "Chip On Your/My Shoulder" edit: I was under the impression the songs had to be from the show...so this is a newly revised list.
Rodgers & Hammerstein: CAROUSEL; "What's the Use of Wond'rin"Kander & Ebb: CABARET; Too many, but today I'll pick "Class" (CHICAGO) and "Yes" (70, GIRLS, 70)Lerner & Loewe: MY FAIR LADY; "I Loved You Once in Silence" (CAMELOT)Stephen Sondheim: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Too many, but today I'll pick "Sorry-Grateful" (COMPANY) and "Someone in a Tree" (PACIFIC OVERTURES)Andrew Lloyd Webber: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" (EVITA)Ahrens & Flaherty: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE; This changes often but today, "Alone in the Universe" (SEUSSICAL)Alan Menken: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; "Somewhere That's Green"Boublil & Schonberg: PassCole Porter: No favorite show, none of them hold up. I have a few favorite songs, one of which is "You're the Top" (ANYTHING GOES)George Gershwin: PORGY AND BESS; "I Loves You Porgy"Stephen Schwartz: PIPPIN; "West End Avenue" (THE MAGIC SHOW)Charles Strouse: GOLDEN BOY; "Maybe" (ANNIE)Bock & Harnick: SHE LOVES ME; "What Makes Me Love Him?" (THE APPLE TREE)Jerry Herman: MAME; "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" (DOLLY)Lin-Manuel Miranda: Two shows makes it seem early to assess to me, but I'm always moved by "Everything I Know" (IN THE HEIGHTS)Schaiman & Wittman: Not enough output I know to assess in terms of stage work, but I was particularly taken with much of the score of MARY POPPINS RETURNS, particularly "The Place Where the Lost Things Go"Frank Loesser: ...Now we're talkin'! THE MOST HAPPY FELLA; Too many but today I'll go with "Joey, Joey, Joey" and "I Believe in You" (HOW TO SUCCEED...)William Finn: FALSETTOS; "14 Dwight Ave, Nattick, Massachusetts" (ELEGIES)Pasek & Paul: To early to assess but "So Big, So Small" brings on the waterworks and is a really effective moment in that showLeonard Bernstein: CANDIDE; "Something's Coming" (WEST SIDE STORY)Jerome Kern: SHOW BOAT; "The Song is You" (MUSIC IN THE AIR)Irving Berlin - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; "I Got Lost in His Arms"Galt MacDermot: PassJule Styne: GYPSY; "Long Before I Knew You" (BELLS ARE RINGING)Adler & Ross: Not enough work to assess, unfortunately, but between the two of their shows, DAMN YANKEES is my preferenceJeanine Tesori: FUN HOME; "Telephone Wire:Bob Merrill - NEW GIRL IN TOWN, oddly enough; "Her Face" (CARNIVAL)Jason Robert Brown - PARADE; "All the Wasted Time" Meredith Willson - Even though the output is small... of course, THE MUSIC MAN; An incomparable score with so much to offer and so much I'm attached to, but today, "My White Knight" Cy Coleman - LITTLE ME; I've been on a Cy Coleman kick lately, so I think I might pass for now. I want to pick too many songs!Yeston: Big passDavid Yazbek - DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS; "Here I Am"Arthur Schwartz - A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN; "Love is the Reason" or "Make the Man Love Me"Harold Arlen: None of the shows really hold up, but I just wanted to mention this brilliant, undersung songwriter. There are about a dozen songs of his I would pick-- "Ill Wind", "Buds Won't Bud", "I Wonder What Became of Me", "A Sleepin' Bee", and those aren't even from the movie songs scores he wrote! "The Man That Got Away", "One for My Baby", "Blues in the Night"Frankel and Korie: GREY GARDENS; "Another Winter in a Summer Town"
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