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Carolyn Leigh

 
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Date of Birth: August 21, 1926
Date of Death: November 19, 1981 (55)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[Broadway, 1957]
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Carolyn Leigh Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Carolyn Leigh, How Now, Dow Jones
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Carolyn Leigh, Little Me

Carolyn Leigh News

Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Ted Sperling will close the Lyrics & Lyricists 50th anniversary season with “Isn’t It Bliss?” Sondheim on Love on June 18, 19 and 20. With Isn’t It Bliss? Ted explores Sondheim’s perspective on relationships.

BWW REVIEW: Dale Burridge Returns To The Stage With AT THE CROSSROADS, A Fabulous Rev Photo BWW REVIEW: Dale Burridge Returns To The Stage With AT THE CROSSROADS, A Fabulous Review Of His Career To Date.
by Jade Kops - Apr 24, 2022

AT THE CROSSROADS marks Dale Burridge’s return to the theatre stage after an over two-decade absence.

Lucie Arnaz Brings I GOT THE JOB To The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Photo Lucie Arnaz Brings I GOT THE JOB To The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2022

Last night, after a 2 year wait and a number of re-schedules, Lucie Arnaz hit the stage of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center with all cylinders on burn and guns ablaze! She performed an evening she calls “I GOT THE JOB” and kept the audience entranced from beginning to end, garnering multiple standing ovations that seemed as natural as breathing. For 90 minutes, she owned the stage, dressed to work, in black tights with tuxedo rhinestone striping and a dazzling orange silk blouse with glimmering buttons and cuffs. Basic, simple, perfect. This woman comes with all the equipment to perform, entertain and break your heart. She’s a master storyteller with impeccable timing and the

92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE Photo 92Y to Present Darius de Haas in YOU SEND ME: THE SONGS AND SOUL OF SAM COOKE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

Lyrics and Lyricists™ 50th anniversary season will continue with You Send Me: The Song and Soul of Sam Cook on April 23, 24 and 25. Darius de Haas delves into the world of Sam Cooke – his gospel roots and triumphant 1964 engagement at the Copacabana; his classics of romance, and work as a trailblazing entrepreneur and civil rights activist.

2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced Photo 2022 MAC Award Nominees Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets has announced the 2022 MAC Award nominees. The nominees were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership, except for the song and recording categories, which were determined by special committees.

JEWISH CAROLING Brings the Music of Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and Carolyn Leigh Photo JEWISH CAROLING Brings the Music of Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and Carolyn Leigh Back to Don't Tell Mama
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

2018 MAC Award Nominee Deborah Zecher brings her new cabaret show—Jewish Caroling:  The Music of Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and Carolyn Leigh back to Don’t Tell Mama for two more performances: March 9 at 7 pm and May 8 at 7 pm. 

BWW Review: Put a Bow On BILLY STRITCH BIG BIRDLAND BIRTHDAY BASH! - A Swell, Shiny G Photo BWW Review: Put a Bow On BILLY STRITCH BIG BIRDLAND BIRTHDAY BASH! - A Swell, Shiny Gift For All To Enjoy
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 11, 2022

Billy Stritch is celebrating a milestone birthday and the fans are reveling in the fun, as well they should.

National Youth Theater Presents PETER PAN in March Photo National Youth Theater Presents PETER PAN in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2022

National Youth Theater (NYT) announces their upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning musical Peter Pan.

LYRICS & LYRICISTS to Return to 92Y With Darius De Haas & More Photo LYRICS & LYRICISTS to Return to 92Y With Darius De Haas & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

Lyrics & Lyricists will return to the stage of the 92nd Street Y’s historic Kaufmann Concert Hall for the 50th anniversary season of the country’s preeminent American Songbook series. L&L features artists from theater and beyond presenting original shows with award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers.

Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso's THE SUNDAY SET Out Today Photo Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso's THE SUNDAY SET Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced the release of The Sunday Set, the new album from Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso today, Friday, January 21. The team now reunites for this new selection of urbane standards, jazz favorites and sly comedy numbers

Carolyn Leigh Videos

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More  VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOO VideoBWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica. 

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More VideoBWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/26/15- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: Cast Video of CRT's PETER PAN Starring Terrence Mann and Riley Costello!
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie as its second production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Check out this fun video of the cast below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/26- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2014

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Erin Davie, Max von Essen & More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK's UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Concert Live at 8pm!
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2014

Now in its 16th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to expand its scope celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. Featured tonight, April 5, is Unsung Carolyn Leigh, and you can tune in and watch it live at 8PM by clicking below!


Carolyn Leigh Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Carolyn Leigh written?
Carolyn Leigh has written 9 shows including Peter Pan (Lyricist), Wildcat (Lyricist), Little Me (Lyricist), How Now, Dow Jones (Lyricist), Hellzapoppin (Lyricist), Smile (Lyricist), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Lyricist), Mostly Sondheim (Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist).

What awards has Carolyn Leigh been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for How Now, Dow Jones and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Little Me .