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Frank Loesser

 
Date of Birth: June 29, 1910
Date of Death: July 28, 1969 (59)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book, Music, and Lyrics

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Frank Loesser Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Musical Production Gold Star
Frank Loesser, Guys And Dolls
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical
Frank LoesserSe√Īor Discretion Himself
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1966 - Other Award Gold Star
Frank Loesser
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1962 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Frank Loesser, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1957 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frank Loesser, The Most Happy Fella
 
Tony Awards - 1957 - Best Musical
Frank Loesser, The Most Happy Fella
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1951 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls
 
Tony Awards - 1951 - Best Musical Gold Star
Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls

Frank Loesser News

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for ALICE BY HEART Photo MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for ALICE BY HEART
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 30, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced that Alice by Heart has joined the MTI catalogue and will be available for licensing in the early part of 2023 for a limited time only.

Music Theatre of Connecticut To Present HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY Photo Music Theatre of Connecticut To Present HOLIDAY ON BROADWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2022

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company continues their 36th MainStage Season with a cabaret series entitled, Holiday on Broadway.

Daniel Mays, Celinde Schoenmaker, Marisha Wallace, and More Will Lead GUYS & DOLLS at Photo Daniel Mays, Celinde Schoenmaker, Marisha Wallace, and More Will Lead GUYS & DOLLS at the Bridge Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

Casting has been announced for Guys & Dolls, coming to the Bridge Theatre in March 2023.

See 54 SINGS FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, Julie Benko & Jason Yeager, and More at 54 Below Photo See 54 SINGS FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD, Julie Benko & Jason Yeager, and More at 54 Below Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, and More Will Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of O Photo Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, and More Will Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).

New York Festival Of Song Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Cente Photo New York Festival Of Song Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU! At Kaufman Music Center On December 14
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents its annual holiday show, A Goyishe Christmas to You! on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall's Upper Lobby at the Kaufman Music Center.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces Its New Year's Eve Extravaganza Photo Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces Its New Year's Eve Extravaganza
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced that tickets are on sale for its New Year's Eve Extravaganza, a fun and exciting evening at The Rep featuring a special performance of Guys & Dolls and wonderful after-party to ring in the New Year. 

Abby Payne, Craig Winberry, and Special Guests Will Perform in Christmas Spirits: Nea Photo Abby Payne, Craig Winberry, and Special Guests Will Perform in Christmas Spirits: Neat Edition at 54 Below This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Abby Payne (The Gunfighter Meets His Match) and Craig Winberry (The Life and Music of George Michael) are back by popular demand at 54 Below to present Christmas Spirits: Neat Edition. It’s the cheerful return of their original holiday cabaret filled with laughter, joy, and soul-warming classic Christmas music. 

Spotlight Kids to Present MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR This Month Photo Spotlight Kids to Present MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022

Drew Cohen, president and Chief Executive Officer of Music Theatre International has announced that Sarasota and Bradenton streets will be filled by the smell of rebellion when Spotlight Kids presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical JR.

MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for Stage Version of 1660 VINE Photo MTI Acquires Licensing Rights for Stage Version of 1660 VINE
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 10, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has announced that a stage version of the movie musical 1660 Vine has joined the MTI catalogue.

Frank Loesser Videos

VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PAR Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway and Nick Callaway Foster Perform 'Move On' From SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

Liz Callaway was recently joined by her son, Nick Callaway Foster, at 'To Steve with Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim' to perform Sondheim's 'Move On' from Sunday in the Park with George.

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Wants to Star on Broadway in Her Own Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: 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: Brad Oscar Sings Election-Themed GUYS & DOLLS Parody, 'Sit Down, You're Blocki Videoplay
VIDEO: Brad Oscar Sings Election-Themed GUYS & DOLLS Parody, 'Sit Down, You're Blockin' the Vote!'

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2020

Brad Oscar has taken to YouTube to sing an election-themed parody of the famous Guys & Dolls tune, Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat!

VIDEO: Clifton Duncan Performs From HEY, LOOK ME OVER! As Part of Encores! Archives Videoplay
VIDEO: Clifton Duncan Performs From HEY, LOOK ME OVER! As Part of Encores! Archives

by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2020

To celebrate the 25th season of Encores!, the New York City Center began with a compilation show called Hey, Look Me Over! Watch Clifton Duncan perform 'Never Will I Marry' from the show!

Broadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: GUYS AND DOLLS Is Back to Rock the Boat on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2020

We then close out the show at the opening night of director Des McAnuff's revival of the classic Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls. Des said, 'I wanted to go back to Damon Runyon's time. He wrote the Broadway stories between '29 and '37 so, we set it very loosely in '35, it's a mythic landscape anyway, and I asked Jo Loesser about this idea and she thought Frank would like it, so that was good enough for me.'

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes in Her Car

by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2020

Liz Callaway is back with another car singing video! This time she's taking on 'The People That You Never Get to Love' by Rupert Holmes.

VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings DEAR EVAN HANSEN and INTO THE WOODS in Her Car Videoplay
VIDEO: Liz Callaway Sings DEAR EVAN HANSEN and INTO THE WOODS in Her Car

by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2019

Liz Callaway has recently shared some videos on YouTube of her belting out some showtunes in her car.

World-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre Videoplay
World-Premiere of FRANKLIN Opens Nov. 30 at Perseverance Theatre

by Julie Musbach - Nov 26, 2018

A scientist and a songwriter hunt for answers in Franklin, a world-premiere play by Samantha Noble, launching Nov. 30-Dec. 16 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Hannah Wolf (Juneau bred, a 2018 O'Neill Center National Directing Fellow), features original music by Juneau-based indie composer Marian Call.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN B Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at Skylar Astin, Betsy Wolfe, and More in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presentsHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, produced as a part of Broadway Center Stage-a Kennedy Center-produced series of musicals in semi-staged concerts, conceived and executive produced by Jeffrey Finn. Get a first look at the cast in action in the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' Latin-Inspired GUYS AND DOLLS

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls!


Frank Loesser Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Frank Loesser written?
Frank Loesser has written 12 shows including The Most Happy Fella (Bookwriter), The Illustrators' Show (Lyricist), Where's Charley? (Composer), Guys and Dolls (Composer), Greenwillow (Composer/Lyricist), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Composer), Pleasures and Palaces (Bookwriter), Hans Andersen (Composer/Lyricist), Ain't Misbehavin' (Lyricist), Perfectly Frank (Composer/Lyricist), Se√Īor Discretion Himself (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Blueprint Specials (Music, Lyrics).

What awards has Frank Loesser been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls , The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Se√Īor Discretion Himself , Other Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Most Happy Fella , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for The Most Happy Fella Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dolls and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls .

What awards has Frank Loesser won?
Outstanding Musical Production (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls, Other Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Most Happy Fella Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Guys and Dollsand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls.