Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Alan Menken

 
Date Of Birth:
July 22, 1949 (73)
Birth Place:
USA
Bio:
Alan Menken is a Disney legend who has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars with 4 for Best Score and 4 for Best Song; 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year for "A Whole New World"); and 7 Golden Globes. He is best known for his work on Disney films ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 22, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: USA

Bio:
Alan Menken is a Disney legend who has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars with 4 for Best Score and 4 for Best Song; 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year for "A Whole New World"); and 7 Golden Globes. He is best known for his work on Disney films ... (read complete bio)

Photos

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Music
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]
 
[Los Angeles, 2018]
Executive Producer
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Music
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2014]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Music
 
[Broadway, 2008] [Replacement]
Composer[Replacement]
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1979]
Musical Director

Writing

Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Music
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Lyricist
Composer
Conceiver
Composer
Composer
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Composer
Composer/Lyricist

Alan Menken Biography

Alan Menken is a Disney legend who has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars with 4 for Best Score and 4 for Best Song; 11 Grammy Awards (including Song of the Year for "A Whole New World"); and 7 Golden Globes. He is best known for his work on Disney films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Pocahontas, Enchanted, and Tangled, as well as the onstage musicals Newsies, Little Shop of Horrors, A Christmas Carol and Sister Act. He is currently working with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the new live action version of The Little Mermaid.

Alan Menken Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway)
Alan Menken, A Bronx Tale
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Music
Alan Menken, Aladdin
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Menken, Aladdin
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2012 - Best Score Gold Star
Alan Menken, Newsies
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Alan Menken, Newsies The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Music
Alan Menken, Leap of Faith
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Alan Menken
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Alan Menken, Newsies the Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Music
Alan Menken, Sister Act
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Menken, Sister Act
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best New Musical
Alan Menken, Sister Act
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Musical Revival
Alan Menken, Little Shop Of Horrors
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Menken, The Little Mermaid
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical Gold Star
Alan Menken, Beauty And The Beast
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Music
Alan Menken, Beauty and the Beast
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Alan Menken, Beauty and the Beast
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Music
Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Musical Gold Star
Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Musical of the Year
Alan Menken, Little Shop Of Horrors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1983 - Best Score Gold Star
Alan Menken, Little Shop of Horrors

Alan Menken News

Interview: Jeffrey Lo of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Offers Photo Interview: Jeffrey Lo of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Offers a Fresh Take on the Beloved Musical
by Jim Munson - Nov 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld chats with Jeffrey Lo about TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' that he is directing. Lo has reset the action to San Francisco's Chinatown to explore the musical's underlying themes of cross-cultural community.

FSCJ Artist Series Broadway In Jacksonville Presents ALADDIN This January Photo FSCJ Artist Series Broadway In Jacksonville Presents ALADDIN This January
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and FSCJ Artist Series, has announced the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin. The performance is on Friday, January 10, 2023.

Interview: Michael Ahokma-Lindsay on Playing Jack Kelly in NEWSIES and How it May be  Photo Interview: Michael Ahokma-Lindsay on Playing Jack Kelly in NEWSIES and How it May be THE OPRAH SHOW in Disguise
by Kat Mokrynski - Nov 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld had the chance to speak with Michael Ahokma-Lindsay, who is playing Jack Kelly, the leader of the strike in the show. We talked about the true story behind the musical, the immersive aspects of this production, and how Newsies may be the Oprah show in disguise!

Summer Place Theatre Announces Directors For Its 2023 Season Photo Summer Place Theatre Announces Directors For Its 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Summer Place Theatre, Naperville's Community Theatre since 1966 has announced its directors for the 2023 Season!

City Winery Boston Celebrating 5th Anniversary With Diverse Attractions In Coming Mon Photo City Winery Boston Celebrating 5th Anniversary With Diverse Attractions In Coming Months
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

City Winery Boston, celebrating its 5th anniversary, announced a series of new shows over the next several months that showcase the diverse entertainment offerings at one of the city's premiere venues.

Video Exclusive: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BE Photo Video Exclusive: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at Olney Theatre Center's Remount of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Get a behind the scenes look at Olney Theatre Center's remount of its 2021 hit Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs through January 1, 2023, on the Mainstage. Jade Jones and Evan Ruggiero, who attracted national attention last year for their stereotype-busting performances in the lead roles, also return to star as Belle and the Beast.

Photos: First Look at Matt Doyle as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Photos: First Look at Matt Doyle as 'Seymour' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

See production photos of Tony Award winner Matt Doyle as Seymour in the three-time Best Revival Award-winning LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, now in its third year of performances at the Westside Theatre.

Streaming Review: Disney Princesses And Villains Abound & It's Almost Magical In DISE Photo Streaming Review: Disney Princesses And Villains Abound & It's Almost Magical In DISENCHANTED On Disney+
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 23, 2022

Suffice it to say that DISENCHANTED has something for fans and something for kids, but not much for those in-betweeners.

Gisela, Samuel Gómez y Lorena Calero doblan las canciones de DESENCANTADA Photo Gisela, Samuel Gómez y Lorena Calero doblan las canciones de DESENCANTADA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 21, 2022

La nueva película protagonizada por Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey e Idina Menzel ya está disponible en Disney+.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Magical Photo Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Magical
by Tyler Hinton - Nov 20, 2022

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is an oceanic paradise of possibilities--you never know what new visual delight might be in store.

Alan Menken Videos

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & James Marsden Sing 'A Whole New World' From ALADDIN on THE LATE Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel & James Marsden Sing 'A Whole New World' From ALADDIN on THE LATE LATE SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Disenchanted stars Idina Menzel and James Marsden broke into an impromtu rendition of 'A Whole New World' from Aladdin. Marsden shared that while they were on set for the upcoming Enchanted sequel, he and Amy Adams would attempt to sing a song with Menzel. Watch the video now!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings New DISENCHANTED Song 'Love Power' in Clip Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings New DISENCHANTED Song 'Love Power' in Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2022

Idina Menzel has shared a preview video of 'Love Power,' her new song from Disenchanted. The soundtrack will feature music by 8-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by three-time Oscar-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose work on 'Enchanted' garnered three Academy Award nominations.

VIDEO: Amy Adams Sings in New DISENCHANTED Clip Videoplay
VIDEO: Amy Adams Sings in New DISENCHANTED Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

Watch a new video clip of Amy Adams singing a new song in Disenchanted, premiering this week on Disney+! The movie features songs with music by 8-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by three-time Oscar-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz, whose work on ‚ÄúEnchanted‚ÄĚ garnered three Academy Award nominations, and a score by Alan Menken.

VIDEO: Watch Idina Menzel & James Marsden in New DISENCHANTED Clip Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Idina Menzel & James Marsden in New DISENCHANTED Clip

by Michael Major - Nov 9, 2022

Idina Menzel and James Marsden return from the fairy tale world of Andalasia in a new video clip from Disenchanted, the new sequel to Disney‚Äôs box office hit ‚ÄúEnchanted.‚ÄĚ The new clip also features Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Gabriella Baldacchino. The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Jayma Mays, Yvette Nicole Brown, and more.

VIDEO: Disney+ Debuts New DISENCHANTED Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Disney+ Debuts New DISENCHANTED Trailer

by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2022

The film, which reunites original cast members Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and James Marsden and also stars Maya Rudolph, Gabriella Baldacchino, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays, is directed by Adam Shankman and features new songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings SISTER ACT For THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW's Halloween Epis Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings SISTER ACT For THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW's Halloween Episode

by Michael Major - Oct 31, 2022

For her first Halloween episode, Jennifer Hudson dressed up as fellow EGOT winner Whoopi Goldberg‚Äôs character Sister Mary Clarence from her ‚Äúabsolute favorite movie‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSister Act.‚ÄĚ The talk show host made her dream of being in the film come true with a showstopping performance of songs from the movie franchise. Watch a video of the performance now!

Video: Watch an All New Trailer For the UK Tour of SISTER ACT Videoplay
Video: Watch an All New Trailer For the UK Tour of SISTER ACT

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2022

An all new trailer has been released for the UK & Ireland tour of SISTER ACT, starring Sandra Marvin, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea. Check out the video here!

Photos & Video: Inside Rehearsals for ALADDIN North American Tour Launching Tonight Videoplay
Photos & Video: Inside Rehearsals for ALADDIN North American Tour Launching Tonight

by Sneak Peek - Oct 11, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin launches on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY, where the hit Broadway musical comedy will play for two weeks through Sunday, October 23, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos and videos here!

Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me' Videoplay
Watch: The Broadway Sinfonietta & Solea Pfeiffer Perform 'You're Gonna Hear From Me'

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Broadway Sinfonietta and Sony Masterworks Broadway have released a new single, ‚ÄúYou‚Äôre Gonna Hear From Me,‚ÄĚ performed by Solea Pfeiffer, available now on all digital service providers. Watch them perform perform it in the recording studio here!

VIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Kea Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at All New Footage From SISTER ACT, Starring Jennifer Saunders, Keala Settle and Beverley Knight

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2022

All new show footage has been released for SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL in London, which opened at the Eventim Apollo last night (Tuesday 19 July). Check out the video here!


Alan Menken Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Alan Menken written?
Alan Menken has written 22 shows including Ballad of Little Pinks (Composer), Kicks (Composer), Patch, Patch, Patch (Conceiver), Personals (Composer), Maggie May (Composer), The Present Tense (Composer), God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Composer), Real Life Funnies (Composer/Lyricist), Little Shop of Horrors (Composer), Diamonds (Composer), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Composer), Weird Romance (Composer/Lyricist), Beauty and the Beast (Composer), Hundreds of Hats (Composer), A Christmas Carol (Composer), King David (Composer), Sister Act (Composer), The Little Mermaid (Composer), Leap of Faith (Composer), Newsies (Composer), Aladdin (Composer), A Bronx Tale (Music).

What awards has Alan Menken been nominated for?
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Bronx Tale , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Aladdin , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Aladdin , Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsies , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Newsies The Musical , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Leap of Faith , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Newsies the Musical , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Sister Act , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sister Act , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Sister Act , Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Little Shop Of Horrors , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Little Mermaid , The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Beauty And The Beast , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Beauty and the Beast , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Beauty and the Beast , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Little Shop Of Horrors and Best Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors .

What awards has Alan Menken won?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Newsies, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Newsies The Musical , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Newsies the Musical, The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Beauty And The Beast Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrorsand Best Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors.


Twitter Watch

@AIMenken - 11/29/22 04:48pm The Theatre-Lover's Guide to What's Streaming in December https://t.co/LbexcAfRUo https://t.co/twf83kYRgx


@AIMenken - 11/29/22 03:10pm Binge This... Disney's animated film #Aladdin turns 30! https://t.co/5vpEAOq0v6


@AIMenken - 11/28/22 07:11pm https://t.co/2kh4ampo91


@AIMenken - 11/28/22 03:12pm https://t.co/VbGpi2WAcq


@AIMenken - 11/28/22 11:56am In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, @ThoughtsByJanis and I celebrated 50 years of marriage. Talk… https://t.co/SY7w2HwBPu


@AIMenken - 11/25/22 11:18am I can't believe it's been 30 years since Aladdin and Jasmine first took this magic carpet ride. Happy anniversary t… https://t.co/l1wSv69TiG


@AIMenken - 11/21/22 04:03pm Happy 15th anniversary, Enchanted! https://t.co/O0oIl5gDox


@AIMenken - 11/21/22 11:09am Coming December 15! https://t.co/XjXl9mLvfj


@AIMenken - 11/19/22 06:28pm https://t.co/maENNxO6GE


@AIMenken - 11/18/22 04:14pm Today!


MORE TWEETS