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Charles Strouse

 
Date of Birth: June 07, 1928 (94)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[West End, 2017]
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[US Tour, 2014]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1975]
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Charles Strouse Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Production
Charles Strouse, Annie
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Charles Strouse, Nick and Nora
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Charles Strouse, Rags
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Charles Strouse, Charlie and Algernon
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Music
Charles Strouse, Annie
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical Gold Star
Charles Strouse, Annie
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Charles Strouse, Annie
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Musical Gold Star
Charles Strouse, Applause
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Musical Gold Star
Charles Strouse, Bye Bye Birdie

Charles Strouse News

Chita Rivera to Present CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE at Segerstrom Center for the Art Photo Chita Rivera to Present CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

 Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in a unique concert event CHITA: THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE for a single performance only on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

ANNIE Comes To Thalia Mara Hall in May 2023 Photo ANNIE Comes To Thalia Mara Hall in May 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2022

Leapin' Lizards!  Broadway in Jackson has announced that an all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE will play at Thalia Mara Hall on May 3rd, 2023. Tickets for the Jackson engagement go on sale Friday, December 2nd, 2023.

ANNIE Comes To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts in January 2023 Photo ANNIE Comes To San Jose's Center For The Performing Arts in January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Leapin' Lizards! ¬†Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today that the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE will play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from January 10‚Äď15, 2023.

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Photo Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 

New North American Tour of the Iconic Musical ANNIE To Play the Aronoff Center, Febru Photo New North American Tour of the Iconic Musical ANNIE To Play the Aronoff Center, February 7-12
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčLeapin' Lizards! Broadway in Cincinnati announced today that the individual tickets for an all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE are on sale now, as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati series.

Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo & Jordan Donica to Star in CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Thea Photo Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo & Jordan Donica to Star in CAMELOT at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Andrew Burnap will be Arthur, Phillipa Soo will be Guenevere, and Jordan Donica will be Lancelot Du Lac in its new version of Lerner & Loewe's Camelot, a fresh take on the classic tale.

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

Encompass to Present ANGEL OF THE AMAZON at The Sheen Center in November Photo Encompass to Present ANGEL OF THE AMAZON at The Sheen Center in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

Celebrating 46 years of creative music theatre, Encompass Artistic Director, Nancy Rhodes and Music Director, Liz Hastings will present Angel of the Amazon, a new musical drama with book and music by Evan Mack at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012. Performances begin Thursday, November 10 and runs through Sunday, November 20, 2022.

The Young Players Announce ANNIE, AMERICAN IDIOT, And WILLY WONKA For 2022-23 Upcomin Photo The Young Players Announce ANNIE, AMERICAN IDIOT, And WILLY WONKA For 2022-23 Upcoming Season
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

The Young Players has announced their 2022-23 upcoming season to play at the historic Royal Theatre in downtown Benton, AR.

Review: ANNIE JR. at Goodwood Theatre Photo Review: ANNIE JR. at Goodwood Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Oct 15, 2022

This was a most enjoyable evening at the theatre.

Charles Strouse Videos

Photos & Video: Get a First Look at the New ANNIE National Tour Videoplay
Photos & Video: Get a First Look at the New ANNIE National Tour

by Show Highlights - Oct 11, 2022

Leapin‚Äô Lizards! Brand new publicity photos and promotional video of the new national tour of ANNIE have just been released. Check them out here! ANNIE is directed by Jenn Thompson, who at the age of 10 stepped into the role of ‚ÄúPepper‚ÄĚ in the Original Broadway production.

VIDEO: Jimmie Herrod Wows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judges With 'Tomorrow!' Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmie Herrod Wows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judges With 'Tomorrow!'

by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2021

See the performance, which earned a Golden Buzzer from Sofia Vergara, here.

Broadway Rewind: The Sun Comes Out on Broadway for ANNIE in 2012 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: The Sun Comes Out on Broadway for ANNIE in 2012

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 2, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when the second Broadway revival of Annie opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 487 performances. Annie features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards for their work.

Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium Videoplay
Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium

by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a flashback video of the creators of Applause taking part in a Humanities Symposium in 1994.

VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Angie Schworer and More in ANNIE at the Ogunquit Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

The Ogunquit Playhouse production of Annie is helmed by Broadway Director/Choreographer James A. Rocco. The cast includes Josie Todd as Annie, Emmy nominee Robert Newman as Oliver Warbucks, and Broadway veterans Angie Schworer as Lily St. Regis, Jeffry Denman as Rooster Hannigan, and Gail Bennett as Grace Farrell.

VIDEO: On This Day, November 8 - A New Tomorrow Begins With the Broadway Revival of A Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, November 8 - A New Tomorrow Begins With the Broadway Revival of ANNIE

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2018

A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie opened on this day in 2012 at the Palace Theatre!

VIDEO: Preview ANNIE At Danbury's Musicals At Richter Through August 11 Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview ANNIE At Danbury's Musicals At Richter Through August 11

by Alan Henry - Jul 30, 2018

Musicals at Richter (MAR), continues its 34th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, with Martin Charnin and Charles Strouse's ebullient musical 'Annie,' playing July 27 through August 11. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, August 2 and 9.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Muny's ANNIE Sing 'We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoove Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of the Muny's ANNIE Sing 'We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover'

by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2018

Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Jennifer Simard star as the stoically affluent Daddy Warbucks and the deliciously wicked Miss Hannigan, respectively, in the Muny's centennial season production of Annie, running through July 25. Watch the cast sing We'd Like To Thank You, Herbert Hoover in the video below!

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Simard Sing 'Little Girls' in ANNIE at the Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Simard Sing 'Little Girls' in ANNIE at the Muny

by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2018

Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Jennifer Simard star as the stoically affluent Daddy Warbucks and the deliciously wicked Miss Hannigan, respectively, in the Muny's centennial season production of Annie, running through July 25. Watch Simard sing the iconic hit 'Little Girls' in the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ANNIE At The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At ANNIE At The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jul 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of Annie! Check out a clip below!


Charles Strouse Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Charles Strouse written?
Charles Strouse has written 32 shows including Real Men (Composer/Lyricist), Shoestring Revue (Composer), The Littlest Revue (Lyricist), Sixth Finger in a Five Finger Glove (Composer), Bye Bye Birdie (Composer), All American (Composer), Hello, Dolly! (Composer/Lyricist), Golden Boy (Composer), It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Composer), Applause (Composer), Six (Bookwriter), Six (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), I and Albert (Composer), Bojangles (Composer), Annie (Composer), By Strouse (Composer), A Broadway Musical (Composer), Charlie and Algernon (Composer), Bring Back Birdie (Composer), Nightingale (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Dance a Little Closer (Composer), Mayor (Composer/Lyricist), Rags (Composer), Lyle The Crocodile (Bookwriter), Annie 2 (Composer), Rags:Children of the Wind (Composer), Nick & Nora (Composer), Annie Warbucks (Composer), The Night They Raided Minsky's (Composer), Marty (Composer), You Never Know (Bookwriter), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer).

What awards has Charles Strouse been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Annie , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Nick and Nora , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Rags , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Charlie and Algernon , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Annie , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Annie , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Annie Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Bye Bye Birdie .

What awards has Charles Strouse won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Annie, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Annie Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applauseand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Bye Bye Birdie.