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Cy Coleman

 
Date of Birth: June 14, 1929
Date of Death: November 18, 2004 (75)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Performer [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Music
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
Vocal Music Arranger
Dance Music Arranger
Producer
 
[West End, 1993]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Music Arrangements
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Producer
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Creative Consultant
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Vocal Music Arranger
Dance Music Arranger
Dance/Vocal Arrangements
 
[West End, 1981]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Producer
Vocal Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Music Arranger
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Composer

Writing

Music
Lyricist
Composer
Music and Book
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Lyricist
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Composer/Lyricist
Composer
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Composer/Lyricist
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Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
Bookwriter
Composer
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Cy Coleman Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Musical Revival
Cy Coleman, Sweet Charity
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Cy Coleman, The Life
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Musical
Cy Coleman, The Life
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Book of a Musical
Cy Coleman, The Life
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Musical
CyColeman, The Life
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, The Life
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical Gold Star
Cy Coleman, City Of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Cy Coleman, The Will Rogers Follies
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Musical Gold Star
Cy Coleman, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Cy Coleman, The Will Rogers Follies
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Musical Gold Star
Cy Coleman, City of Angels
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Cy Coleman, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Cy Coleman, City of Angels
 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Musical of the Year
Cy ColemanBarnum
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Music
Cy Coleman, Barnum
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Musical of the Year
Cy ColemanOn The 2th Century
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Musical
Cy Coleman, Barnum
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, Barnum
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Cy Coleman, On the 2th Century
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, On the Twentieth Century
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Cy Coleman, I Love My Wife
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1977 - Best Musical
Cy Coleman, I Love My Wife
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Musical of the Year
Cy Coleman, I Love My Wife
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, I Love My Wife
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, Seesaw
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1973 - Best Musical
Cy Coleman, Seesaw
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman, Sweet Charity
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Musical
Cy Coleman, Little Me
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cy Coleman , Little Me

Cy Coleman News

Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's  Photo Christine Ebersole to Perform With Billy Stritch at P-Town's Town Hall on New Year's Eve
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will present Christine Ebersole in her Provincetown Town Hall debut for FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - for One Show Only - with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano.

Interview: Mark William of TECHNICOLOR DREAMS at The Green Room 42 Photo Interview: Mark William of TECHNICOLOR DREAMS at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 21, 2022

As he prepares to open TECHNICOLOR DREAMS on December 10th, Mark William chats with Broadway World Cabaret.

Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years Photo Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.

Who Has Worn the Most Hats on Broadway? Part 2 Photo Who Has Worn the Most Hats on Broadway? Part 2
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 13, 2022

Today's question is: Who has worn the most hats on Broadway- director, producer, writer, actor, etc.? Here are a few folks that could hold a record for the 'number of hats' they've worn on Broadway shows. Part one includes those who have worn four or five hats on Broadway shows and part two will include those who have held even more positions than that!

CHRISTMAS AT BIRDLAND (DELUXE EDITION) Featuring Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Klea  Photo CHRISTMAS AT BIRDLAND (DELUXE EDITION) Featuring Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Klea Blackhurst Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS released Christmas at Birdland (Deluxe Edition) in all digital and streaming platforms on Friday, November 11. The hit album has been expanded with four new tracks, including three new recordings: “Jingles the Christmas Cat”; “Old Days, Old Times, Old Friends”; and “We Need a Little Christmas.” 

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. 

Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in Decembe Photo Carole J. Bufford to Present NYC Debut of VINTAGE POP! at Birdland Theater in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present acclaimed vocalist Carole J. Bufford in the New York debut of her concert “Vintage Pop!” for a special six-show run from Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, with performances each night at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

ALBUM REVIEW: Roberta Donnay BLOSSOM-ING! is a Delightful Way to Spend a Rainy Aftern Photo ALBUM REVIEW: Roberta Donnay BLOSSOM-ING! is a Delightful Way to Spend a Rainy Afternoon
by Ricky Pope - Oct 29, 2022

Roberta Donnay has turned her attention to the legacy of Blossom Dearie for her 10th studio album BLOSSOM-ING!, subtitled 'Celebrating the Music of Blossom Dearie.' And it is a celebration indeed. Throughout her 3 decade career, Donnay has explored the many sounds and genres of the 20th century. She is a stylistic shape-shifter who is equally at home in rock, folk, and jazz. For this album, she accentuates the wispy quality of her instrument to match the ethereal nature of Dearie. She has captured Blossom Dearie's gift for playful storytelling and interplay between vocalist and instrumentalist. Her album is a joy to listen to from start to finish.

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.

A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December Photo A BILLY GILMAN CHRISTMAS is Coming to Birdland Jazz Club in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club will present Billy Gilman – the platinum-selling country music artist known for his run on NBC’s “The Voice” — in “A Billy Gilman Christmas” on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 PM.

Cy Coleman Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PRO Videoplay
Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT

by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, when the world was locked away in lonely rooms with only old movies to watch at midnight, Errico suddenly returned to one of her life-long obsessions – noir! The genre is noted for its dark, disturbing sensibility of intractable fatalism that Paris existentialists discovered in American film during the 1940’s. Noir continues to run as a mesmerizing, mysterious current through modern movies and music, and Errico has embraced it in her own artistic endeavors.

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Pays Tribute to Marilyn Bergman Videoplay
VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Pays Tribute to Marilyn Bergman

by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2022

Songwriter Marilyn Bergman died at age 93 on January 8, 2022. Now, Barbra Streisand has paid tribute to the Bergmans in a new video on her YouTube channel, featuring clips and photos of them together.

VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villag Videoplay
VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villagers Virtual Choir

by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021

The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.

VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! Videoplay
VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser!

by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th to 'Save Birdland'.

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEP Videoplay
VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has kept herself laughing during quarantine by dressing up as different characters, including a homegrown take on the villain Cruella de Vil. You can see Glenn Close in 'Hillbilly Elegy' on Netflix.

VIDEO: Quentin Garzón and Brandon Contreras Perform 'You're Nothing Without Me' From Videoplay
VIDEO: Quentin Garzón and Brandon Contreras Perform 'You're Nothing Without Me' From CITY OF ANGELS

by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2020

Quentin Garzón and Brandon Contreras recently performed a cover of 'You're Nothing Without Me' from City of Angels.

VIDEO: Forget Your Troubles and Get Happy with a New Single from Lillias White! Videoplay
VIDEO: Forget Your Troubles and Get Happy with a New Single from Lillias White!

by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020

Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White is releasing her highly-anticipated second album, entitled, GET HAPPY!  The album is scheduled for release in Spring 2020 - and is a modern mix of Motown, Standards, Rock-and-Roll, and Jazz a?" all re-invented for today's audiences. The tracks all center on the theme of a?oehappinessa??.  

Flashback Video: Lillias White Performs 'When You Wish Upon a Star' at Feinstein's/54 Videoplay
Flashback Video: Lillias White Performs 'When You Wish Upon a Star' at Feinstein's/54 Below

by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below has released their latest #54BelowatHome flashback video! In today's video, watch Lillias White perform 'When You Wish Upon a Star.' The performance was part of Lillias White: Make Someone Happy on July 30, 2019 at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster & More Get Ready to Bring LITTLE WOMEN to Broadway in  Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster & More Get Ready to Bring LITTLE WOMEN to Broadway in 2005

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge continues the Broadway Rewind with a new edition that features Whoopi Goldberg, the late great composer Cy Coleman and starts things off with a sneak peek of the Broadway musical Little Women, which starred Sutton Foster, Maureen McGovern and Danny Gurwin.


Cy Coleman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Cy Coleman written?
Cy Coleman has written 31 shows including Grace (Composer), John Murray Anderson's Almanac (Composer/Lyricist), Wildcat (Composer), Little Me (Composer), Sweet Charity (Composer), Seesaw (Composer), Straws in the Wind (Composer), Shirley MacLaine (Composer), Hellzapoppin (Composer), I Love My Wife (Composer), On the Twentieth Century (Composer), Home Again, Home Again (Composer), Barnum (Composer), Diamonds (Composer), On the 20th Century (Music), Welcome to the Club (Composer/Lyricist), City of Angels (Composer), The Life (Bookwriter), The Will Rogers Follies (Composer), Fosse (Composer), Exactly Like You (Lyricist), Exactly Like You (Composer), Mostly Sondheim (Composer), Like Jazz (Composer), The Great Ostrovsky (Composer/Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Composer), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Composer), Come Fly Away (Composer), The Best is Yet To Come: The Music of Cy Coleman (Composer), The Life (Music and Book), Pamela's First Musical (Composer).

What awards has Cy Coleman been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Sweet Charity , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Life , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Life , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Life , The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for City Of Angels , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for City of Angels , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Barnum , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Barnum , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for On The 20th Century , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Barnum , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Barnum , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for On the 20th Century , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for I Love My Wife , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for I Love My Wife , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for I Love My Wife , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for I Love My Wife , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Seesaw , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Seesaw , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Sweet Charity Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Little Me and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Little Me .

What awards has Cy Coleman won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Life, The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for City Of Angels, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for City of Angels, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for On the 20th Centuryand Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for I Love My Wife.