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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 ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: June 22, 1953 (68)

Birth Place: Ozone Park, NY, USA

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Jenny

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Music and Lyrics

Writing

Composer
Lyricist
Original Music
Composer
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Jenny

Productions

Music and Lyrics

Writing
Composer
Lyricist
Original Music
Composer
Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Cyndi Lauper Biography

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.


Cyndi Lauper Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score Gold Star
Cyndi Lauper, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots

Cyndi Lauper News

Review: KINKY BOOTS Steps into the Spotlight Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS Steps into the Spotlight
by Alyson Eng - Jun 22, 2022

KINKY BOOTS presented by the Arts Club in Vancouver, will play at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage from June 9th to July 31st. This absolute gem of a show is definitely Arts Club’s best production yet.

Review: KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Analisa Swerczek - Jun 21, 2022

What did our critic think of KINKY BOOTS at Omaha Community Playhouse?

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Announced At Toby's Dinner Theatre Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Announced At Toby's Dinner Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Great Music, Great Characters, Great Fun for EVERYONE. The Sponge Bob Musical comes to Toby's Dinner Theatre, July 10- 31, 2022!

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Fairfield Center Stage Photo Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - Jun 18, 2022

I was fascinated from the moment I first heard that Fairfield Center Stage was going to perform a musical called THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, as I did not previously know that such a musical existed.  What I knew, however, is that if it is being put on by Fairfield Center Stage, it is going to be a phenomenal production!   On Friday, June 17th, I had the pleasure of experiencing Fairfield Center Stage’s continued commitment to providing excellent theater that goes that extra mile, when I saw THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on opening night, at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, CT.   Director Joel Fenster, musical director Benjamin Doyle, choreographer Lindsay Johnson, artistic director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, and Executive Producer Eli Newsom all combine their talents with the rest of the crew and this stellar cast to give the audience yet another first-rate performance!

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Off Summer at Broadway At Music Circus Photo BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Off Summer at Broadway At Music Circus
by Courtney Symes - Jun 15, 2022

After being dark for two years, Broadway at Music Circus opened its 2022 season with Kinky Boots, the glittery hit from Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein and 80s icon Cyndi Lauper.  After opening on Broadway in 2013, it surprised everyone by surpassing its competition and securing a season-high 13 Tony Award nominations and 6 wins.  In addition to Best Musical, Kinky Boots won the Tony for Best Original Score, making Lauper the first woman to win alone in that category-in her first foray into Broadway composing. 

Reimagined KINKY BOOTS to Feature New Cyndi Lauper Song at Buck's County Playhouse Photo Reimagined KINKY BOOTS to Feature New Cyndi Lauper Song at Buck's County Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse continues its homecoming season with an all-new production of the high-energy, Tony-winning musical sensation, “Kinky Boots.”

Mark Ballas, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Drew Seeley & More Join KINKY BOOTS at the Hollyw Photo Mark Ballas, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Drew Seeley & More Join KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots July 8–10,2022. Find out how to get tickets and see who else is in the cast!

Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off- Photo Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Danielle Hope, and More Will Lead KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

Casting has been announced for the upcoming Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots. Performances will begin on July 26th at Stage 42, with an opening night set for August 25th.

FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Line Photo FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!

SORTEOS BWW: Sorteamos 5 pósters de KINKY BOOTS firmados por el elenco Photo SORTEOS BWW: Sorteamos 5 pósters de KINKY BOOTS firmados por el elenco
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 27, 2022

El musical con las canciones de Cindy Lauper puede verse en el Teatro Calderón de Madrid.

Cyndi Lauper Videos

VIDEO: Elphabas Unite for a Cyndi Lauper Medley VideoVIDEO: Elphabas Unite for a Cyndi Lauper Medley
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 23, 2022

Earlier this week, Abingdon Theatre Company presented its hugely popular Broadway on the Bowery series, kicking off with An Evening with Teal Wicks- an intimate evening of entertainment at which she lent her incredible voice to an array of songs with a downtown twist. The show was performed with the Bowery Quartet under the musical direction of Nick Wilders.

VIDEO: Kevin O'Neill Issues Video Update On John W. Engeman Theater VideoVIDEO: Kevin O'Neill Issues Video Update On John W. Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2022

Watch as Executive Producer Kevin O'Neill gives an update on air filtration and the upcoming season at The John W. Engeman Theater! The venue has replaced all their air filtration systems, and has gone to great measures that exceed the state and CDC guidelines using MERV-16 filters.

VIDEO: Get An Extended Look at KINKY BOOTS at Paramount Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get An Extended Look at KINKY BOOTS at Paramount Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 1, 2021

Nearly 16 months after dimming its famous marquee due to COVID-19, Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has started rehearsals for its 10th Anniversary Broadway Series season opener, Kinky Boots, marking a pivotal moment for the second largest subscription house in the nation as it returns to live performances!  Get an extended look at the production here!

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks GAME OF TALENTS on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks GAME OF TALENTS on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2021

Wayne Brady joins Hoda and Jenna to discuss hosting and executive producing the competition-variety show “Game of Talents.” He also talks about being a father to his daughter, Maile Masako Brady, who is going off to college in the fall.

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' VideoVIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021

This hour is all about mom power, so Kelly Clarkson and her band Y'all are performing an upbeat cover of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' by Cyndi Lauper.

BWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD VideoBWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 21, 2020

'The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!' is coming to DVD on November 3rd!

VIDEO: Watch the Official Lyric Video for Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Lyric Video for Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time'
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

Lauper continues to reinforce her status as a role model, advocate and icon.

VIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Cynthia Erivo Perform 'Where Is The Love' for GREAT PERFORMA VideoVIDEO: Leslie Odom Jr. & Cynthia Erivo Perform 'Where Is The Love' for GREAT PERFORMANCES: GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2020

Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr. honor Roberta Flack with a performance of a?oeWhere Is The Love.a??

VIDEO: Past KINKY BOOTS Cast Members Perform 'Raise You Up', Including Billy Porter,  VideoVIDEO: Past KINKY BOOTS Cast Members Perform 'Raise You Up', Including Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Annaleigh Ashford, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020

Past cast members from various productions of Kinky Boots have created a video in honor of pride, performing the show's finale, 'Raise You Up'!

VIDEO: Watch a Clip from the Upcoming Fourth Episode of CENTRAL PARK VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip from the Upcoming Fourth Episode of CENTRAL PARK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020

Apple TV+ has shared a clip from the upcoming fourth episode of Central Park, entitled a?oeGarbage Ballet,a?? which premieres tomorrow, Friday, June 12.


Cyndi Lauper Frequently Asked Questions

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?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots .

What awards has Cyndi Lauper won?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePantsand Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots.

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).