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Galt MacDermot

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Broadway, 1984]
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[Off-Broadway, 1983]
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[Off-Broadway, 1981]
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[Broadway, 1977]
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[Broadway, 1968]
Conductor
Electric Piano
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1967]
Musician

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Photos

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE A Photo

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE A Photo

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBA Photo

Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBA Photo

Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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featured cast  members Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavi Photo

featured cast members Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Bryce Ryness with James Rado, Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for HAIR: THE AMER

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Stage

Productions

[West End, 2010]
Orchestrator

[Broadway, 2009]
Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Conductor

[Broadway, 1984]
Musical Director

Orchestrator

[Off-Broadway, 1983]
Musical Director

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Musical Director

[Broadway, 1977]
Composer

[Broadway, 1968]
Conductor

Electric Piano

Musical Director

[Off-Broadway, 1967]
Musician

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Galt MacDermot Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Galt MacDermot, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1972 - Best Musical Gold Star
Galt MacDermot, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Galt MacDermot, Two Gentlemen of Verona
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1968 - Best Composer Gold Star
Galt MacDermot, Hair

Galt MacDermot News

West Bay Community Theater to Present HAIR-IN CONCERT in August Photo West Bay Community Theater to Present HAIR-IN CONCERT in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

West Bay Community Theater will present a concert version of the original tribal love-rock musical, HAIR on Saturday, August 13th, 2022 in Wickford, RI. The performance will take place on Saturday, August 13th @ 8pm.

Weston Theater Company Presents HAIR Beginning This Month Photo Weston Theater Company Presents HAIR Beginning This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Weston Theater Company presents¬†the¬†American tribal love-rock musical: HAIR, playing July 20 ‚Äď August 13 at the Weston Playhouse.¬†

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90 Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

Photos: Cortland Rep Presents HAIR As Part of 50th Anniversary Season Photo Photos: Cortland Rep Presents HAIR As Part of 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 50th anniversary summer season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the CRT debut production of the tribal rock musical Hair with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

Cortland Rep Opens 50th Anniversary Summer Season With HAIR Photo Cortland Rep Opens 50th Anniversary Summer Season With HAIR
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre kicks off their 50th anniversary summer season at the Little York Pavilion in Preble with the CRT debut production of the tribal rock musical Hair with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

CRT Box Office Opens For All Summer Sales on May 23 Photo CRT Box Office Opens For All Summer Sales on May 23
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open Monday, May 23rd for all summer ticket sales for their 50th anniversary summer season.¬† CRT's Box Office is located at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland and is open Monday ‚Äď Friday from 9:00 AM ‚Äď 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from noon ‚Äď 6:00 PM.¬†

60's Band The Cowsills Perform Title Song from Broadway's HAIR Photo 60's Band The Cowsills Perform Title Song from Broadway's HAIR
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Yesterday, May 6, 2022, the The Cowsills appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Festival  and on the famed Gentilly Stage performed the title song from the legendary Broadway musical HAIR, as the climactic final number of their set this afternoon. The SRO festival crowd went wild! 

HAIR IL MUSICAL al Teatro Nazionale di Milano dal 2 al 5 maggio Photo HAIR IL MUSICAL al Teatro Nazionale di Milano dal 2 al 5 maggio
by Andrea Domanico - Apr 25, 2022

Torna a Milano Il Musical HAIR Prodotto Da MTSentertainment in collaborazione con la Compagnia dell’Alba. Dal 2 al 5 maggio al Teatro Nazionale CheBanca.

Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season For 2022 Photo Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season For 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced their 2022 5-show summer season to be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, NY, as a celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The season will run from June 8 ‚Äď August 20 and will contain three musicals and two plays.

Third Side Music Extends Worldwide Deal With Award-Winning Composer, Recording Artist Photo Third Side Music Extends Worldwide Deal With Award-Winning Composer, Recording Artist & Songwriter Colin Stetson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2022

Global independent music publisher Third Side Music has announced the company has re-signed award-winning composer, recording artist, songwriter and arranger Colin Stetson, who has been a major success story since signing with the company over a decade ago.

Galt MacDermot Videos

Broadway Rewind: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine In Again in 2009! VideoBroadway Rewind: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine In Again in 2009!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2020

In 2009, four decades after it originally rocked the world, Hair returned under the direction of Diane Paulus. The production, which started at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park the previous summer, opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on March 31, 2009. The cast included some of Broadway's best, including Cassie Levy, Will Swenson, Sasha Allen, Allison Case, Kacie Sheik, Bryce Ryness, Jay Armstrong Johnson and future Tony winner, Gavin Creel.

VIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE! VideoVIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

During the Emmy Awards, NBC shared the first teaser for 'Hair Live!' Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR VideoVIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7.

VIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Broadway had never seen anything like it: An anti-war rock musical featuring nudity, profanity and drugs. 'Hair,' premiering on stage in 1968, was a reflection of the turbulent times. Diane Paulus, who fell in love with the show's music at age eight, and would grow up to direct a Tony-winning Broadway revival of 'Hair' in 2009, talked with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Susan Spencer about the importance of the show in musical theater history.

BWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Caissie Levy & More Let the Sun Shine in Again at 50th Annive VideoBWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Caissie Levy & More Let the Sun Shine in Again at 50th Anniversary of HAIR- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2017

Last night The Public Theater celebrated the 50th Anniversary of HAIR, the American tribal love-rock musical that originally opened at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. The one-night-only benefit performance, directed by Diane Paulus, took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden Perform Crosswalk the Musical - HAIR VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden Perform Crosswalk the Musical - HAIR
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden invited Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet - HAIR - performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

STAGE TUBE: Rick McKay Releases Unseen Footage from Acclaimed Documentary GREENWICH VILLAGE: A WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2016

To celebrate his second consecutive win at the Greenwich Village Film Festival on October 26th, 2016, award-winning filmmaker RICK McKAY (Broadway: The Golden Age, Broadway: BEYOND the Golden Age, A&E Biography, PBS's City Arts and Egg: The Arts Show), releases a six-minute sample of his 2015 winning short film, 'Greenwich Village: A World Apart'. The never-before-seen footage can be seen below or on YouTube at:https://youtu.be/i2-wjVAqwsA

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

Today in 2011, the return engagement of the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2016

Today in 2009, the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 519 performances. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.


Galt MacDermot Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Galt MacDermot written?
Galt MacDermot has written 16 shows including Hair (Composer), Isabel's A Jezebel (Composer), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Composer), The Tale of Cymbeline (Music), Sticks and Bones (Music), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Composer), Dude (Composer), Via Galactica (Composer), The Karl Marx Play (Composer), It's Me, Sylvia (Composer), The Human Comedy (Composer), The Special (Composer), O, Babylon! (Composer), Twelfth Night (Music), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Composer), Goddess Wheel (Composer).

What awards has Galt MacDermot been nominated for?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona and Best Composer (Drama Desk Awards) for Hair .

What awards has Galt MacDermot won?
Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Verona Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Two Gentlemen of Veronaand Best Composer (Drama Desk Awards) for Hair.