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Cyndi Lauper

Birth Place: Ozone Park, NY, USA

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A Grammy, Emmy and Tony award winning artist with 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million, Cyndi Lauper has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. Lauper recently became a New York Times Best Selling author with her autobiography – Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir – published by Simon & Schuster and wrote the original score for the Tony award winning best musical Kinky Boots.

Helping others has always been a guiding force for Cyndi and she focuses her efforts to make a difference through the True Colors Fund. An unwavering advocate for equality long before she became famous, she co-founded the organization in 2008 to bring an end to homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and create a world where all young people can be their true selves.
In addition, Cyndi is the Honorary Chairperson and a co- founder of the True Colors Residence, the first project of its kind to provide a permanent, supportive and secure home to formerly homeless LGBT youth in New York City. Cyndi also continues to be a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic and ensure that women are treated equally around the world.
For more than 30 years, Cyndi Lauper has been a songwriting provocateur. Her musical achievements are so pervasive that they have become entwined in the cultural landscape.
Cyndi first found acclaim in 1983, co-writing a pair of memorable singles "Time After Time" and "She Bop" for her seminal debut, She’s So Unusual. Spring-boarding off this success, she co-wrote most of her follow-up album, True Colors, including the hit "Change of Heart."
As her craft evolved, so did her nuance for expressing social issues, notably on Hat Full of Stars ("Sally’s Pigeons," "A Part Hate", "Broken Glass") and Sisters of Avalon ("Ballad of Cleo And Joe," "Say A Prayer").
Throughout her career Cyndi has penned tracks with an assortment of her peers including Billy Joel, The Hooters, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jeff Beck, Junior Vasquex, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nellie McKay and Max Martin. In 2013, those decades of songwriting culminated in Cyndi’s first foray into Broadway, composing the music for the critically adored Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
The musical won six Tony Awards, including one for her score, which made her the first woman to win solo in that category. The show has gone on to set a box office record. All told, Cyndi’s spirited songwriting has earned her more than 50 million in album sales, two Grammys®, an Emmy, and a Tony.

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Roundabout Revival, 2006

Cyndi Lauper Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
Music and Lyrics


Original Music

Cyndi Lauper Awards and Nominations

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score

Cyndi Lauper, SpongeBob SquarePants

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score

Cyndi LauperSpongeBob SquarePants

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Cyndi LauperSpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Score

Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots

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Concord Theatricals Launches SING LIKE A SPONGE: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Contest

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BACK TO THE FUTURE, ENCANTO And More Headline Lied Center 35th Anniversary 2024-2025 Season

The Lied Center's 2024-2025 season will feature more than 35 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more.  

Video: Watch Trailer for Cyndi Lauper Documentary LET THE CANARY SING

Paramount+ has announced that LET THE CANARY SING, the feature-length documentary exploring the remarkable life and career of Cyndi Lauper, will premiere exclusively on the service in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, June 4. Lauper is a prolific musician, with a career spanning over 40 years. In addition to her many studio albums, Lauper won a Tony Award for her score for Kinky Boots! and was nominated for her work on Spongebob Squarepants. Watch the trailer!

Roxy Regional School of the Arts to Present THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: YOUTH EDITION

“Rediscover Friendship” with the family-friendly theatrical sensation The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Sarasota Orchestra Hosts Annual Outdoor Pops Concerts This Weekend

Experience the magic of music under the stars with the Sarasota Orchestra's Outdoor Pops concert.

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir Performs BACK TO THE 80S in June

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir will present one of its biggest performances to date, Back to the 80s, a jukebox concert of beloved 80s hits at the Seymour Centre this June long weekend, Saturday 8th June. 

Photos: The Cast of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL Visit The Brighton Zip 

The cast of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL made a visit to The Brighton Zip on Madeira Drive ahead of their first performances at Theatre Royal Brighton this week. Check out photos here!

Kenita R. Miller, Julia Murney and More Will Take Part in WATCHER IN THE WOODS Reading

Producers announced an industry reading of the new musical in development WATCHER IN THE WOODS. Check out all of the details on who will star and who leads the creative team here.

BEAUTIFUL, MYSTIC PIZZA, and More Set For Riverside Theatre's 2024-25 Season

Riverside Theatre has announced its 2024-2025 Season of productions. Learn more about the season lineup here!

KIDS IN AMERICA Comes to the Raue Center in June

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Mark Knopfler's New Album 'One Deep River' Out Now

One Deep River, the eagerly awaited tenth solo studio album from Mark Knopfler, has just debuted. The new LP offers an unstoppable flow of future Knopfler classics, with their customarily learned lyrics and refined guitar textures. They draw on a lifetime of genre-crossing ingredients and influences in blues, folk, rock and beyond. Listen to the album here!

Sarasota Orchestra Reveals May Concerts

Sarasota Orchestra’s May concerts promise to showcase hits that have captivated audiences “Time After Time.” The Orchestra will transport audiences back to the ‘80s with its ever-popular Outdoor Pops concert. After the electrifying nostalgia of the music of the ‘80s, audiences can bask in the romanticism of Tchaikovsky in Sarasota Orchestra’s final Discoveries program of the season.

KINKY BOOTS Comes to Darlington Hippodrome Next Month

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How many Broadway shows has Cyndi Lauper been in?

Cyndi Lauper has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Cyndi Lauper been in?

Cyndi Lauper has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Cyndi Lauper been nominated for?

Cyndi Lauper has been nominated for several awards for her work in Broadway shows. These include Best Score at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants," Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants," Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical," Best Score at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Kinky Boots," and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Kinky Boots."

What awards has Cyndi Lauper won?

Cyndi Lauper has won the Best Score award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Kinky Boots." She also won the Outstanding New Score award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "SpongeBob SquarePants."

How many shows has Cyndi Lauper written?

Cyndi Lauper has written 5 shows including Find Me (Composer/Lyricist), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Composer), Kinky Boots (Composer), The Spongebob Musical (Original Music), Working Girl (Composer).

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