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David Shire

 
Date of Birth: July 03, 1937 (85)

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Broadway, 1995]
Dance Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 1973]
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[Broadway, 1967]
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[Off-Off-Broadway, 1963]
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[Off-Broadway, 1961]
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[Off-Broadway, 1961]
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Productions

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Composer

[Broadway, 1995]
Dance Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 1973]
Composer

[Broadway, 1967]
Composer

[Off-Off-Broadway, 1963]
Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1961]
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[Off-Broadway, 1961]
Music Arranger

Orchestrator

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David Shire Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
David Shire, Big
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Off Broadway Music Gold Star
David Shire, Closer Than Ever
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Off Broadway Music Gold Star
David Shire, Closer Than Ever
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Music
David Shire, Closer Than Ever
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Music
David Shire, Baby

David Shire News

Singer John Minnock and Dave Liebman, Celebrate SIMPLICITY Album Release At 54 Below, Photo Singer John Minnock and Dave Liebman, Celebrate SIMPLICITY Album Release At 54 Below, August 4
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

Singer John Minnock reunites with saxophonist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman to celebrate the release of their album, Simplicity, at 54 Below on Thursday, August 4 at 9:00 PM.

See Melissa Errico With Billy Stritch & More Next Week at 54 Below Photo See Melissa Errico With Billy Stritch & More Next Week at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at  Photo See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

Majestic Presents BIG THE MUSICAL Next Month Photo Majestic Presents BIG THE MUSICAL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience. Book by John Weidman, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. / Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins; Pacific Overtures; Road Show) and a score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer than Ever; Starting Here, Starting Now).

Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Photo Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 

Broadway's Craig Lucas & Pulitzer Prize Winner Beth Henley In Discussion At Black Box Photo Broadway's Craig Lucas & Pulitzer Prize Winner Beth Henley In Discussion At Black Box PAC
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Black Box PAC's 2022 Save Our Stages season continues with the world premiere production of Exposed by Beth Henley. The show runs at The Black Box Performing Arts Center - 49 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, NJ - now through Saturday May 28. On Sunday May 22,

Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11t Photo Melissa Errico Will Encore OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PROJECT at 54 Below May 11th
by Stephen Mosher - May 9, 2022

The companion show to Melissa Errico's gorgeous album of movie music will recieve a return engagement at Feinstein's Supper Club, 54 Below.

BABY: NEW OFF-BROADWAY CAST RECORDING to be Released, Featuring Christina Sajous, Jul Photo BABY: NEW OFF-BROADWAY CAST RECORDING to be Released, Featuring Christina Sajous, Julia Murney & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

YELLOW SOUND LABEL¬†has announced that it will release¬†Baby: New Off-Broadway Cast Recording. The album is being recorded today ‚ÄstThursday, May 5¬†‚Äď for release later this year.¬†

Susanne Mack Returns To Pangea May 20 For Final Performance of FRAGMENTS Photo Susanne Mack Returns To Pangea May 20 For Final Performance of FRAGMENTS
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 24, 2022

Much-lauded cabaret singer Susanne Mack will play her 2021 show FRAGMENTS for one final encore.

John Minnock Makes BIRDLAND Debut And Announces New Album, ‚ÄúSimplicity‚ÄĚ Photo John Minnock Makes BIRDLAND Debut And Announces New Album, ‚ÄúSimplicity‚ÄĚ
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Singer and master song interpreter John Minnock issues Simplicity on Dot Time Records, reprising his artistic partnership with saxophonist-composer and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman. Following Minnock's acclaimed 2020 release Herring Cove, Simplicity signals an evolution of his artistry.

David Shire Videos

Exclusive Video: Melissa Errico Sings 'Laura' From OUT OF THE DARK: THE FILM NOIR PRO VideoExclusive 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 ‚Äď noir! The genre is noted for its dark, disturbing sensibility¬†of intractable fatalism that Paris existentialists discovered in American film during the 1940‚Äôs. 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: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst VideoVIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For MNM Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For MNM Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2020

MNM Theatre Company has announced its upcoming production of Closer Than Ever, David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.'s fascinating song cycle that explores the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares¬ģ COVID-19 Relief Fund.¬†

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings David Shire's 1968 Protest Song 'The Morning After' VideoVIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings David Shire's 1968 Protest Song 'The Morning After'
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2020

In honor of Black Lives Matter, Liz Callaway sang a cover of David Shire's 1968 protest song 'The Morning After' in her home.

VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Joshua Dela Cruz Sing from DANCERS AT A WATERFALL VideoVIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Joshua Dela Cruz Sing from DANCERS AT A WATERFALL
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2020

Just last spring, Sierra Boggess and Joshua Dela Cruz  led a staged reading of Richard Maltby, Jr., Karen Hartman, and David Shire's DANCERS AT A WATERFALL. Now, the two are reuniting to sing a song from the new musical. Boggess writes: 'This song expresses both lyrically and musically what is in our souls right now. Therefore, we wanted to debut this song in this way for all to hear too.'

BWW TV: Watch Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh Sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine' from BIG VideoBWW TV: Watch Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh Sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine' from BIG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2019

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical is only on for three more weeks at the Dominion Theatre, closing on 2 November 2019. Below, watch as Jay McGuiness (Josh Baskin) and Kimberley Walsh (Susan Lawrence) sing 'We're Gonna Be Fine'.

VIDEO: BIG THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night At the Dominion Theatre VideoVIDEO: BIG THE MUSICAL Celebrates Opening Night At the Dominion Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Based on the smash-hit movie starring Tom Hanks, BIG The Musical makes its West End premiere at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited eight-week season from 10 September to 2 November 2019, with a Gala Night in aid of Make-A-Wish on Tuesday 17 September.

BWW TV: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Justin Matthew Sargent, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for VideoBWW TV: Watch Bonnie Milligan, Justin Matthew Sargent, Conor Ryan & More Rehearse for Abingdon's CLOSER THAN EVER
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 17, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will soon present their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom.

VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones.


David Shire Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Shire written?
David Shire has written 16 shows including The Sap of Life (Composer), The Sap of Life (Composer), How Do You Do, I Love You (Composer), Love Match (Composer), Baby (Composer), Starting Here, Starting Now (Composer), Urban Blight (Composer), Urban Blight (Composer), Closer Than Ever (Composer), Shmulnik's Waltz (Music), The Loman Family Picnic (Music), Big (Composer), Saturday Night Fever (Composer/Lyricist), Take Flight (Composer), Waterfall (Music), Sousatzka (Music).

What awards has David Shire been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Big , Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Ever , Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Ever Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Closer Than Ever and Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Baby .

What awards has David Shire won?
Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Everand Best Off Broadway Music (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Ever.