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Jerry Herman

 
Date Of Death:
December 26, 2019 (???)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Herman is known for his work on Broadway classics such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, Milk & Honey and many more. He has been nominated for five Tony Awards, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. He received a Lifetime ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 10, 1931
Date of Death: December 26, 2019 (88)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Herman is known for his work on Broadway classics such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, Milk & Honey and many more. He has been nominated for five Tony Awards, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. He received a Lifetime ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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Original Broadway Production, 1998
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London Concert Revival, 1988
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04:   and Harvey Fierstein pose at Jerry Herman's Memor Photo

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: and Harvey Fierstein pose at Jerry Herman's Memorial Celebration at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre on February 4, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas)

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02/04/2020
Jerry Herman in the Press Room at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Rad Photo

Jerry Herman in the Press Room at the 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, 2009.

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01/01/2020
Jerry Herman attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "La Cage Aux Folles" Photo

Jerry Herman attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "La Cage Aux Folles" at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. April 18, 2010

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12/29/2019
Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman,Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassber Photo

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman,Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassberg, Angela lansbury, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Princess Grace Kelly and Ellen Burstynat the Theatre Hall Of Fame Awards held at the Uris Theater,now called the Gershwin Theater, New York City. on March 28, 1982

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12/29/2019
Backstage with Douglas Hodges, Jerry Herman, Kelsey Grammer & the ensemble cast
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Backstage with Douglas Hodges, Jerry Herman, Kelsey Grammer & the ensemble cast during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for "La Cage Aux Folles" at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. April 18, 2010

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Performances
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Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer

  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
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[Broadway, 1998]
Piano

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Jerry Herman Biography

Herman is known for his work on Broadway classics such as Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Dear World, Mack & Mabel, The Grand Tour, Milk & Honey and many more. He has been nominated for five Tony Awards, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. He received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 2009, and a Kennedy Center Honors in 2010.

Jerry Herman Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Revival Gold Star
Jerry Herman, La Cage Aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Gold Star
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Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead Gold Star
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Theatre World Awards - 1999 - Performance Gold Star
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Olivier Awards - 1996 - The American Express Award for Best New Musical
Jerry Herman, Mack & Mabel
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Lyrics
Jerry Herman, La Cage aux Folles
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Jerry Herman, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Jerry Herman, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jerry Herman, The Grand Tour
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Music & Lyrics
Jerry Herman, Mack & Mabel
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jerry Herman, Mame
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1964 - Best Musical Gold Star
Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Musical Gold Star
Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Musical
Jerry Herman, Milk and Honey
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Jerry Herman, Milk and Honey

Jerry Herman News

Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Jordan Donica & More to Star in 'ISN'T IT BLISS?' SONDHEIM ON LOVE at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Ted Sperling will close the¬†Lyrics & Lyricists¬†50th anniversary season with ‚ÄúIsn‚Äôt It Bliss?‚ÄĚ Sondheim on Love¬†on¬†June 18, 19¬†and¬†20.¬†With¬†Isn‚Äôt It Bliss?¬†Ted explores Sondheim‚Äôs perspective on relationships.

Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams to Perform at Birdland Jazz Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a historic evening with two legendary Broadway stars Anita Gillette and Lee Roy Reams for the first time on Monday, June 13 at 7:00 PM.

VIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring  Photo VIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Paige Davis
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

The Pioneer Theatre Company has released a new trailer for their production of Hello, Dolly! The show runs now through May 28th at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.

Bedford Playhouse Announces 2022 Summer Series Photo Bedford Playhouse Announces 2022 Summer Series
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

Your hottest ticket to summer starts here! Bedford Playhouse is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and you're invited. Broadway in Bedford, theatrical productions, live bands, short films and more ‚Äď are all part of their dynamic programming, produced by the creative Playhouse team.¬†

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson. 

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 

Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominat Photo Wake Up With BWW 5/18: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners, Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More!
by - May 18, 2022

Today's top stories include the 2022 Outer Critics Circle awards, which were presented to The Lehman Trilogy and Kimberly Akimbo, among many others. Check out the full winners list below! The Chita Rivera Award nominations have also been announced, which include Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, and more!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company 's Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. Hello, Dolly!, based on the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, went on to earn over ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run through May 28, 2022.

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Pioneer Theatre Company is Undeniably Satisfying Photo BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! at Pioneer Theatre Company is Undeniably Satisfying
by Tyler Hinton - May 17, 2022

HELLO, DOLLY! at Pioneer Theatre Company is an undeniably satisfying new production of a delightful classic musical, headlined by the inimitable Paige Davis as Dolly.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Jerry Herman Videos

VIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring  VideoVIDEO: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Paige Davis
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

The Pioneer Theatre Company has released a new trailer for their production of Hello, Dolly! The show runs now through May 28th at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre, located at 300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pioneer Theatre Company 's Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. Hello, Dolly!, based on the Thornton Wilder play The Matchmaker, went on to earn over ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run through May 28, 2022.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Southwark Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Southwark Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

An all new video has been released from inside rehearsal for the upcoming production Anyone Can Whistle! A political satire about conformity and the ostracisation of those considered ‚Äėother‚Äô in society, ‚ÄėAnyone Can Whistle‚Äô, directed by Georgie Rankcom, will play Southwark Playhouse, 1 April - 7 May, 2022.

MARK WILLIAM: COME CROON WITH ME to Play Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel VideoMARK WILLIAM: COME CROON WITH ME to Play Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

Mark William hits the stage like a lighting bolt! Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of timeless tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook, including such iconic songs as Come Fly With Me, Moon River, and Over the Rainbow.

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Returns to ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST VideoVIDEO: Bernadette Peters Returns to ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2021

The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar and Mary Steenburgen.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Lesli Margherita, Andy Einhorn & More in Pasadena Playh VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Lesli Margherita, Andy Einhorn & More in Pasadena Playhouse's Jerry Herman Tribute
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 4, 2021

Catch a sneak peek of Pasadena Playhouse's PlayhouseLive¬†production of¬†You I Like: A Musical Celebration of Jerry¬†Herman,¬†featuring Andy Einhorn on the piano with performances by¬†Ashley Blanchet¬†(Frozen),¬†Nick Christopher¬†(Hamilton),¬†Lesli Margherita¬†(Matilda The Musical),¬†Andrea Ross¬†(‚ÄėMaria‚Äô in¬†The Sound of Music¬†National Tour) and¬†Ryan Vona¬†(Once).¬†

BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gal VideoBWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Sing Sondheim and Weill in Sneak Peek of City Center Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2020

Catch a sneak peek of the City Center 2020 Gala below as McDonald sings Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill's 'It Never Was You' and Stephen Sondheim's 'The Glamorous Life'.

Broadway Rewind: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Returns to Broadway in 2010! VideoBroadway Rewind: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Returns to Broadway in 2010!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2020

Today we rewind back to 2010, when the second revival of La Cage Aux Folles celebrated its eleven Tony nominations. La Cage Aux Folles played for 433 performances at the Longacre Theatre.

VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' VideoVIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

It's that time of year again! We're celebrating June 1 with the iconic video of Leslie Uggams singing 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from Carousel!

VIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROAD VideoVIDEO: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Liz Callaway, Louise Dearman, and More on KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2020

The online concert, KINGS OF BROADWAY 2020, was held today, May 31st. The concert celebrated the music of the legendary Broadway composers Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim.


Jerry Herman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jerry Herman been in?
Jerry Herman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Jerry Herman been in?
Jerry Herman has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Jerry Herman's first West End show?
Jerry Herman's first West End show was Mack & Mabel which opened in 1988

What awards has Jerry Herman been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles , Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award , The American Express Award for Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Mack & Mabel , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Grand Tour , Outstanding Music & Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Mack & Mabel , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Mame , Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Milk and Honey and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Milk and Honey .

What awards has Jerry Herman won?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles, Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) for , The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Hello, Dolly! Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly!and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly!.

How many shows has Jerry Herman written?
Jerry Herman has written 19 shows including I Feel Wonderful (Composer/Lyricist), Nightcap (Composer/Lyricist), Parade (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Milk and Honey (Composer), Madame Aphrodite (Composer/Lyricist), Hello, Dolly! (Composer), Ben Franklin in Paris (Composer), Mame (Composer), Dear World (Composer), Mack & Mabel (Composer/Lyricist), Joe Masiell Not at the Palace (Material), The Grand Tour (Composer/Lyricist), La Cage aux Folles (Composer), Jerry's Girls (Conceiver), The Grand Tour (Composer), Milk and Honey (Composer), An Evening with Jerry Herman (Composer/Lyricist), Showtune (Composer), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Composer).