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Charles Strouse

 
Date of Birth: June 07, 1928 (94)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Clarke Thorell, Anthony Warlow, Charles Strouse, Merwin Foard, Lilla Crawford, Jane L Photo

Clarke Thorell, Anthony Warlow, Charles Strouse, Merwin Foard, Lilla Crawford, Jane Lynch, Brynn O'Malley & the cast from Broadway's iconic musical ANNIE celebrate creator Charles Strouse's 85th Birthday at The Palace Theatre in New York City on June 06, 2013.

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Anthony Warlow, Charles Strouse, Merwin Foard, Lilla Crawford & the cast from Broadwa Photo

Anthony Warlow, Charles Strouse, Merwin Foard, Lilla Crawford & the cast from Broadway's iconic musical ANNIE celebrate creator Charles Strouse's 85th Birthday at The Palace Theatre in New York City on June 06, 2013.

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03/16/2020
Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin attending the After Party for Jane Lynch debuting as  Photo

Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin attending the After Party for Jane Lynch debuting as Miss Hannigan in 'Annie The Musical' on Broadway at the Ruby Foo's in New York City on May 16, 2013.

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Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Lilla Crawford & the young cast members from Broadwa Photo

Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Lilla Crawford & the young cast members from Broadway's iconic musical ANNIE celebrate creator Charles Strouse's 85th Birthday at The Palace Theatre in New York City on June 06, 2013.

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07/10/2019
Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Lilla Crawford & the young cast members from Broadwa Photo

Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, Lilla Crawford & the young cast members from Broadway's iconic musical ANNIE celebrate creator Charles Strouse's 85th Birthday at The Palace Theatre in New York City on June 06, 2013.

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07/10/2019

 

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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

ANNIE On Sale At DPAC On This Thursday! Photo ANNIE On Sale At DPAC On This Thursday!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

DPAC announced today that ANNIE will come to DPAC October 18 ‚Äď 23, 2022, as part of Truist Broadway at DPAC's new season.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  My Favorite Cease and Desist Letters Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: My Favorite Cease and Desist Letters
by Michael Dale - Aug 14, 2022

A while back. I was in an audience of theatre fans watching an onstage conversation between Frank Rich and Stephen Sondheim and the subject of unauthorized changes made in regional and amateur productions came up. The composer/lyricist mentioned that he had heard of a production of Company that ended with Bobby committing suicide by shooting himself.

Review: Gerrilyn Sohn IF JOE ALLEN'S WALLS COULD SING & OTHER HIDDEN GEMS at Don't Te Photo Review: Gerrilyn Sohn IF JOE ALLEN'S WALLS COULD SING & OTHER HIDDEN GEMS at Don't Tell Mama by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 3, 2022

Guest reviewer Andrew Poretz has heaps of praise for Gerrilyn Sohn and her new musical cabaret.

Broadway in Chicago Adds THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, CHICAGO, and More to Lin Photo Broadway in Chicago Adds THE BOOK OF MORMON, LES MISERABLES, CHICAGO, and More to Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022

Broadway In Chicago has announced a new slate of shows coming in 2023, including CHICAGO, LES MISERABLES, CATS, ANNIE, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and Disney's ALADDIN.

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Grou Photo See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

SIX, FROZEN, 1776 & More Announced for Truist Broadway at DPAC 2022-2023 Season Photo SIX, FROZEN, 1776 & More Announced for Truist Broadway at DPAC 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2022

Direct from New York, Nederlander will present Truist Broadway at DPAC‚Äôs, 2022 / 2023 Season.¬† Truist Broadway‚Äôs new season features the family musical of the year ‚Äď FROZEN, Tony Award-Winning Best Musical ‚Äď MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, and the hottest ticket of the season, SIX, and more.

ANNIE Will Embark on UK Tour in 2023 Photo ANNIE Will Embark on UK Tour in 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

ANNIE will embark on a UK tour opening at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 25 February 2023. This production enjoyed sell-out UK and Ireland tours throughout 2015/16 and in 2019, as well as extended seasons in both the West End and Toronto.

ANNIE Added to 2023 PNC Broadway In Kansas City Season Photo ANNIE Added to 2023 PNC Broadway In Kansas City Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

PNC Broadway in Kansas City has announced that the new national tour of ANNIE will join the 2022-2023 season for Music Hall and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

ANNIE, BLUEY'S BIG PLAY, and More Announced for Family Discovery Series at Kimmel Cen Photo ANNIE, BLUEY'S BIG PLAY, and More Announced for Family Discovery Series at Kimmel Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus has announced the returning Family Discovery Series for the upcoming 2022-23 season. In its 7th year, the lineup includes kid-friendly favorites and re-envisioned family classics, curated to appeal to the littlest growing arts lovers. Packages and single tickets to select shows in the 2022-23 Family Discovery Series go on sale TODAY, Thursday, June 9, 2022.

ANNIE Added to 2023 PNC Broadway In Kansas City Season Photo ANNIE Added to 2023 PNC Broadway In Kansas City Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

PNC Broadway in Kansas City has announced that the new national tour of ANNIE will join the 2022-2023 season for Music Hall and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Charles Strouse Videos

VIDEO: Jimmie Herrod Wows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Judges With 'Tomorrow!' VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoBroadway 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 VideoVideo 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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!

VIDEO: The Sun Comes Out with ANNIE at the Mirvish Theater! VideoVIDEO: The Sun Comes Out with ANNIE at the Mirvish Theater!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2018

Performances for ANNIE THE MUSICAL begin tonight, Tuesday April 24 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre! ANNIE is now on stage through June 3, 2018.  


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.