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Elton John

Also Credited As: Sir Elton John
 
Birth Place:
ENGLAND
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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. Elton has achieved 26 gold, 38 platinum or multi-platinum and 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: March 25, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: ENGLAND

Bio:
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. Elton has achieved 26 gold, 38 platinum or multi-platinum and 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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[Broadway, 2010]
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[US Tour, 2002]
Composer
 
[New York, 1996]
Piano

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Sir Elton John and Beyonce Knowles-Carter  Photo

Sir Elton John and Beyonce Knowles-Carter

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Date:
07/15/2019
Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, Seth Rogen, Elton John, Lebo M, BeyoncŽ Know Photo

Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, Seth Rogen, Elton John, Lebo M, BeyoncŽ Knowles-Carter, Pharrell Williams, Sir Tim Rice, Billy Eichner, Jon Favreau and Hans Zimmer

From: 
Date:
07/15/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2010]
Producer

[US Tour, 2002]
Composer

[New York, 1996]
Piano

Writing
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer
Composer

Elton John Biography

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.

Elton has achieved 26 gold, 38 platinum or multi-platinum and 1 diamond, 40 platinum or multi-platinum, and 23 gold albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, Candle In The Wind 1997, which sold over 33 million copies. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit.

Elton is the most successful solo male in the history of the American charts and the third most successful artist overall, behind only Madonna and the Beatles. He has logged 67 Hot 100 entries between 1970 and 2000, including nine No. 1s and 27 top 10s. He achieved seven #1 albums in the three-and-a-half-year period from 1972 to 1975 — a period of concentrated success surpassed only by the Beatles.

Elton was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England, and given the name Reginald Kenneth Dwight. At the age of three he astonished his family by sitting at the piano and playing The Skater’s Waltz by ear. At the age of 11 he was awarded a scholarship as a Junior Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Music and he attended the Academy on Saturday mornings for the next four years.

Besides his knighthood, Elton’s landmark awards include Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, 1991; Songwriters Hall of Fame (with Bernie Taupin), 1992; Officer of Arts & Letters (France) 1993; induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1994; Polar Music Prize, 1995; MusiCares Person of the Year, 2000; Kennedy Center Honor, 2004; Billboard Magazine Legend of Live Award, 2006; Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award (with Bernie Taupin), 2013; BRITs Icon Award, 2013; Rockefeller Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 and the Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative Leadership Award, 2013. In 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2004 he became a Fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers.

Elton has won 13 Ivor Novello Awards between 1973 and 2001, been nominated for a Grammy Award 11 times (winning in 1986, 1991, 1994, 1997 and 2000), and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Three of his albums have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, including his 1970 eponymous album. Elton has 4 Oscar Award nominations (winning in 1995 and 2020), and a Tony Award (with 4 nominations) for Best Original Score for Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida in 2000.


Elton John Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - The Audience Award for Most Popular Show
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Play
Elton John, Next Fall
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score Gold Star
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Gold Star
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elton John, Billy Elliot, The Musical
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best New Musical Gold Star
Elton John, Billy Elliot
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Elton John, Aida
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical Gold Star
Elton John, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Elton John, The Lion King

Elton John News

Disney+ to Premiere New Elton John Documentary, GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Photo Disney+ to Premiere New Elton John Documentary, GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
by Michael Major - May 18, 2022

Disney+ announced today the feature documentary “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and The Years That Made His Legend.” From Academy Award-nominee R.J. Cutler and filmmaker David Furnish, the documentary will be comprised of unseen concert footage, hand-written journals and present-day footage of him and his family

Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Gr Photo Kate Rockwell & Maya Days to Star in Reading of New Musical FOUNTAIN OF YOU at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present a special concert reading of the new musical, Fountain of You, on Monday May 23 at 9:30 PM. Fountain of You features book and lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon and music by Faye Chiao, and stars Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls, Bring it On The Musical) and Maya Days (Rent, Aida).

DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Puts Students In The Spotlight On The PPAC Stage Photo DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Puts Students In The Spotlight On The PPAC Stage
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

On June 6, 2022, more than 180 elementary students from Providence and Pawtucket, RI will have the extraordinary opportunity to sing, dance, and act on the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) stage as the result of a grant awarded to PPAC by Disney.

BWW Review: AJR at Value City Arena Photo BWW Review: AJR at Value City Arena
by Paul Batterson - May 16, 2022

At AJR's May 13 concert at Value City Arena, Jack Met estimated he and his brothers Ryan and Adam Brett have played Columbus the second most out of any city behind their native home, New York City.

Lady Gaga Adds New 'Chromatica Ball' Tour Dates Photo Lady Gaga Adds New 'Chromatica Ball' Tour Dates
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Lady Gaga has added three new performances to the upcoming The Chromatica Ball summer stadium tour, a special worldwide limited run of exclusive performances. The new performances will be August 28th in Hersey, Pennsylvania, September 13 in Houston, Texas, and September 17 in Miami, Florida.

Taylor Swift, BTS & More Win Billboard Music Award - Full List of Winners! Photo Taylor Swift, BTS & More Win Billboard Music Award - Full List of Winners!
by Michael Major - May 16, 2022

Host Sean “Diddy” Combs was joined by today’s Billboard chart-topping artists for exhilarating performances, empowering moments, and historic wins. Eight on-air awards were given out, in addition to the earlier non-broadcast categories, and Olivia Rodrigo took home the most trophies of the night with seven wins.

BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium Photo BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium
by Daniel Nolen - May 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld's @danielnolen writes about Rex Orange County's Who Cares? Tour in Queens

Non-Televised Award Winners Announced for 2022 Billboard Music Awards Photo Non-Televised Award Winners Announced for 2022 Billboard Music Awards
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

Ahead of tonight’s “2022 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs), MRC and NBC announced the first group of winners. The BBMAs honor the year’s top performing artists on the Billboard Charts in 62 categories across all genres of music.

Bowdonbury Festival Returns To Greater Manchester Next Week Photo Bowdonbury Festival Returns To Greater Manchester Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

The weekend of unmissable fun for all the family is being held at the Bowdon Cricket, Hockey & Squash Club at Altrincham with a host of stellar acts and attractions planned to entertain festivalgoers.

Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary Present YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A TRIB Photo Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary Present YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

 Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary are partnering together to present Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm. This performance is a fundraiser event for the Hackettstown Rotary Club and will take place in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.

Elton John Videos

VIDEO: Watch Lil Nas X Perform a 'MONTERO' Medley at the GRAMMYs VideoVIDEO: Watch Lil Nas X Perform a 'MONTERO' Medley at the GRAMMYs
by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2022

Lil Nas X took to the stage at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards to perform a medley of songs from his sophomore album, 'MONTERO.' The performance included 'Dead Right Now,' 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name),' and 'Industry Baby' featuring Jack Harlow.

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: Watch Taron Egerton Discuss Sir Elton John onTHE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW VideoVIDEO: Watch Taron Egerton Discuss Sir Elton John onTHE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 6, 2022

Taron Egerton appeared on The Graham Norton Show on February 4th to discuss his friendship with music legend Sir Elton John and the drag name John gave him.

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Wants to Star on Broadway in Her Own Musical VideoVIDEO: Lady Gaga Wants to Star on Broadway in Her Own Musical
by Michael Major - Dec 15, 2021

Lady Gaga revealed that she wants to star on Broadway in a musical that she has written. She explained her love of musicals and how it comes from her admiration of Elton John and his work in musical theatre. Lady Gaga also went on to reveal her love of Stephen Sondheim, Frank Loesser, and more.

VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Para VideoVIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Parade
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Members of Broadway in Detroit, featuring the Detroit Youth Choir, performed a song from The Lion King during America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

VIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Rich VideoVIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 17, 2021

The Art of Bob Mackie is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie's work, from his early days as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career. Watch as Mackie reminisces about his extensive career and reflects on the new book!

VIDEO: Thomas Schumacher Talks Bringing Back Broadway on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR VideoVIDEO: Thomas Schumacher Talks Bringing Back Broadway on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

For the first episode of Season 2, the show welcomes Disney Theatrical Group's President, Thomas Schumacher. Thomas has been the central figure behind Disney on Broadway's smash hit musicals such as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin and more.

VIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth VideoVIDEO: Deborah Cox Joins Stephanie Mills in Conversation in Honor of Juneteenth
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2021

Watch the full conversation from these singers and Broadway veterans, as they talk about Juneteenth and more!

VIDEO: First Look at Ben Clark and Dee Roscioli in TURN BACK TIME at Goodspeed VideoVIDEO: First Look at Ben Clark and Dee Roscioli in TURN BACK TIME at Goodspeed
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2021

Singer-songwriter Ben Clark and Wicked's Dee Roscioli are back together at Goodspeed and ready to rock the tent with an acoustic set full of hits. Classic rock takes center stage with songs from the Eagles, Beatles, Bonnie Raitt and Elton John. T

VIDEO: Ben Clark and Dee Roscioli sing "True Colors" / "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" VideoVIDEO: Ben Clark and Dee Roscioli sing "True Colors" / "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2021

Singer-songwriter Ben Clark and Wicked’s Dee Roscioli are back together at Goodspeed and ready to rock the tent with an acoustic set full of hits. Classic rock takes center stage with songs from the Eagles, Beatles, Bonnie Raitt and Elton John.


Elton John Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Elton John written?
Elton John has written 5 shows including The Lion King (Composer), Aida (Composer), Vampire Lestat (Composer), Billy Elliot (Composer), The Devil Wears Prada (Composer).

What awards has Elton John been nominated for?
The Audience Award for Most Popular Show (Olivier Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Next Fall , Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Billy Elliot, The Musical , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Billy Elliot , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Aida Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Lion King .

What awards has Elton John won?
Best Original Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Billy Elliot, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Billy Elliot, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Elliot, Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Billy Elliot Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Aidaand Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King.