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Barry Manilow

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, producer and actor, with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana (At the Copa)".

He recorded and released 51 Top 40 singles on the Adult Contemporary Chart, including 13 that hit number one, 28 appeared within the top ten, and 36 in the top twenty. Manilow has released 13 platinum and six multi-platinum albums. Although not a favorite artist of music critics, Manilow has been praised by entertainers including Frank Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s as saying, "He's next." In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you."

As well as producing and arranging albums for himself and other artists, Manilow has written and performed songs for musicals, films, and commercials for corporations such as McDonald's, Pepsi-Cola, and Band-Aid, from the 1960s. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award (winning once) as a producer, arranger and performer a total of fifteen times (and in every decade) from 1973 to 2015. He has also produced Grammy-nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan. Manilow has sold more than 85 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.

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Broadway Residency Program, 2019


Concert [Broadway], 1989

Concert [Broadway], 1976

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[West End, 1994]
[Broadway, 1976]
[Broadway, 1973]
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 1970]
Musical Director
[Off-Broadway, 1968]
Music Arranger
Musical Director



Barry Manilow Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Score

Barry Manilow, Harmony

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Barry Manilow to Extend Radio City Music Hall Residency

It was announced today that on the heels of selling out five nights at Radio City Music Hall between May 31 and June 4, 2023 and five upcoming shows from April 17-21, 2024, Barry Manilow will extend his residency at Radio City and add five consecutive shows on Wednesday, October 9; Thursday, October 10; Friday, October 11; Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2024.


But on the upside, there is always Hawkins, Indiana, nothing strange ever happens there. Unless you are in the upside/down and Hawkins is inside The Black Box, for Padgett Productions' phenomenal Kansas City premiere of STRANGER SINGS, THE PARODY MUSICAL.

Vladimir Cetkar and His Jazz Soul Funk Ensemble to Perform at Chelsea Table + Stage

Join international composer, guitarist, and vocalist VLADIMIR CETKAR and his JAZZ SOUL FUNK ENSEMBLE at CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Review: The Best of Cabaret Celebrated at the 39th Annual BISTRO AWARDS

Monday night was buzzing with anticipation as New York’s cabaret community gathered at Gotham Comedy Club for the 39th Annual Bistro Awards.

Interview: Musical Director Joseph Thalken Playing A LIFE IN NOTES with Patti LuPone

Broadway legend Patti LuPone performs her first solo show A Life in Notes with the LA Opera April 20, 2024, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Patti’s long-time musical director Joseph Thalken took some time between their second and third tour stops (respectively, Morristown, New Jersey’s Mayo Performing Arts Center and Houston, Texas’ Hobby Center for the Performing Arts) to answer a few of my queries.

Julie Benko Returns to the Venetian Room in April

Julie Benko will return to the Venetian Room in her new hit cabaret show, Standby, Me, an evening of spectacular vocals, theatrical lore, and inspiration for all the greatest stars-to-be. 

Allan Raskall Joins The Cast Of CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE

The producers of CLUB VEGAS THE SPECTACLE have announced that they have secured the services of Nine News entertainment reporter Allan Raskall for the return Melbourne season at the Athenaeum theatre from May 29 2024.

From La Jolla Playhouse to Broadway - A Brief History

Learn more about some of the Broadway productions that you may not have realized began their journey at La Jolla Playhouse! 

Review: Camille Diamond's OVER THE MOON…ON PLUTO TRANSIT is a stellar show

Camille Diamond has been nominated for a MAC Award for Best Debut and it’s not hard to see why. Her crystal clear, mellifluous voice and wonderful storytelling abilities had the audience captivated from the moment she entered Don’t Tell Mama’s Original Room on the weekend.

Feinstein To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day And More With Upcoming Shows

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend at Feinstein's with a variety of performances in their 'Pot of Gold' lineup of entertainment.

ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG is Coming to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga

Catch the Canadian premiere of ALL THINGS EQUAL - THE LIFE & TRIALS OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Learn how to purchase tickets.

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Jared Grimes & More Join The Muny's 106th Season

The Muny has revealed the teams of directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2024 season. Learn about the shows this season and see how to purchase tickets!

Jaye Maynard to Honor Blossom Dearie at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present vocalist Jaye Maynard in a special show “Bird Amongst the Blossom: A Tribute to the Blossom Dearie Songbook. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert MY FAVORITE THINGS Will Be Available to Stream in the US

My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will be available to stream on-demand in North America from Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, March 31, 2024. We have all of the details on how you can watch from home!

Interview: Michael Orland Enjoys/Loves Being Continuously Booked & Always Giving Back

The consistently busy musical director Michael Orland books gigs on both coasts juggling the multitude of vocalists all vying to have his piano expertise to accompany them. One of his next shows in Los Angeles will be his Open Mic Event at the Write-Off Room March 22, 2024. Michael managed to answer a few of my queries during his drive to Palm Springs.  

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE: THE SONGS OF RON MILLER

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will celebrate one of Motown’s most successful hitmakers in “For Once in My Life: The Songs of Ron Miller” on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 PM.

Deborah Cox, Barry Manilow and More Will Honor Clive Davis at NY Pops 41st Birthday Gala

The New York Pops will honor the record industry's most innovative and influential executive Clive Davis at the orchestra’s 41st Birthday Gala, The Soundtrack of Our Lives: A Tribute to the Legendary Clive Davis. Performers have been revealed!

Randy Edelman to Celebrate New Live Album at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the return of acclaimed film composer and pop hit-maker Randy Edelman on Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 PM.

Review: JULIE BENKO Brought Some Joy to Mardi Gras at Birdland

On Monday February 12, 2024, Julie Benko tore up the house at Birdland Jazz Club with a sold out show celebrating Mardi Gras. The show has become an annual tradition for Benko, who wove trivia questions and fun facts about New Orleans throughout the show.

Linda Purl, Maddie Poppe & More to Perform at Feinstein's in March

Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael has unveiled its March lineup. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.


How many Broadway shows has Barry Manilow been in?

Barry Manilow has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Barry Manilow been in?

Barry Manilow has not appeared in the West End.

How many shows has Barry Manilow written?

Barry Manilow has written 7 shows including The Drunkard (Composer/Lyricist), The Drunkard (Composer), The Madwoman of Central Park West (Composer), Barry Manilow at the Gershwin (Bookwriter), Copacabana (Composer), Harmony (Composer), Manilow on Broadway (Creator).

What awards has Barry Manilow been nominated for?

Barry Manilow has been nominated for the Outstanding Score award by the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the Broadway show Harmony.

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