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Jerry Herman

Date of Death: December 26, 2019 (88)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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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.

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Jerry Herman STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer

[West End]
London Concert Revival, 1988
Performer

Jerry Herman Productions

 
[West End, 2024]
Music & Lyrics
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Piano
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Production Supervisor

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Jerry Herman Movies

Mame
[ 1974 ] lyricist
Barney's Great Adventure
[ 1998 ] music

Jerry Herman Awards and Nominations


winner
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Musical Revival

Jerry Herman, La Cage Aux Folles


winner
Tony Awards - 2009 - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

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winner
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead

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Theatre World Awards - 1999 - Performance

Jerry HermanSpecial Award

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


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Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Music

Jerry Herman, La Cage aux Folles


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Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

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


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New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1964 - Best Musical

Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly!


winner
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Musical

Jerry Herman, Hello, Dolly!


winner
Tony Awards - 1964 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

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 Videos

Jerry Herman News


Linda Purl to Star in MAME: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL IN CONCERT at the Florida Theatre

Florida Theatre and Theatre Jacksonville will present MAME: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL IN CONCERT starring Linda Purl. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Imelda Staunton is Dolly Gallagher Levi in HELLO, DOLLY!

Hello, Dolly! is now in performances at The London Palladium for a strictly limited 10-week season led by multi-Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Imelda Staunton as meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi. Check out a first photos of the cast in action here!
Video: Imelda Staunton Takes the Stage in HELLO, DOLLY!

Watch Imelda Staunton and the cast of the West End's Hello, Dolly! take their bows during previews!
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Cast & Creatives Announced for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theatre Heritage

Music Theater Heritage, the professional theater located in Crown Center, has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of La Cage aux Folles.
Cast and Creatives Set For LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Theater Heritage

Music Theater Heritage has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of La Cage aux Folles. Directed by Daisy Buckët and Artistic Director Tim Scott, this production brings the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award winning musical to Kansas City for the first time in over a decade.
Imelda Staunton-Led HELLO, DOLLY! Begins at the London Palladium Tonight

Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton, begins performances today, Saturday, July 6th at the London Palladium for a strictly limited 10-week season.
Interview: 'It Feels Genuinely Uplifting': Director Dominic Cooke On Working With Imelda Staunton and The Long Wait For HELLO, DOLLY!

Hello, Dolly!, the iconic musical from the 1960s, has returned to the West End. Recently, we had the chance to speak with Dominic Cooke about directing the revival. We discussed what his career as a director has been like, what it has been like to take on this iconic musical and even how the pandemic has had an effect on the work as a whole.
Video: First Look at Alexis Michelle in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barrington Stage Company

Get a first look at La Cage Aux Folles at Barrington Stage Company in this all-new video! The production stars Alex Michaels, aka Alexis Michelle as Albin and Tom Story as Georges. 
Interview: Give Credit Where Credit is Due When it Comes to The Orchestrator!

Recently I wrote a Broadway World feature dealing with a partial restoration of Robert Ginzler’s original orchestrations for Bye, Bye, Birdie at the Kennedy Center by conductor John Bell with additional work by Joshua Clayton. When the piece was shared on social media, it started a bigger conversation about proper credit for the original orchestrator. Robert Ginzler was somehow never acknowledged in the Kennedy Center program.
Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barrington Stage Company

'We’re extremely fortunate to have Alex Michaels, perhaps best known for their drag persona Alexis Michelle on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and the dashing Tom Story as our Albin and Georges. With a brilliant cast and helmed by Mike Donohue with high-flying choreography from Paul McGill, we think BSC audiences are in for a treat.” I wholeheartedly agree.
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Photos: First Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Alan Paul, is  launching its 30th anniversary season with a new production of the multi-Tony Award-winning musical, La Cage aux Folles.
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Video: More Rehearsal Footage from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Barrington Stage Company

Go inside rehearsal for La Cage Aux Folles at Barrington Stage Company in this all new-video! The production stars Alex Michaels, aka Alexis Michelle as Albin and Tom Story as Georges.  Check out the new clip!
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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?

Jerry Herman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include: - Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for "La Cage Aux Folles" - Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre (Tony Awards) - The Helen Hayes Tribute, sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead (Helen Hayes Awards) - 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" - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for "Milk and Honey" Jerry Herman's talent and contributions to the theater industry have been recognized through these nominations.

What awards has Jerry Herman won?

Jerry Herman has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable achievements include winning the Best Musical Revival at the Olivier Awards for "La Cage Aux Folles," receiving a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, being honored with The Helen Hayes Tribute sponsored by Jaylee and Gilbert Mead at the Helen Hayes Awards, and receiving a Performance Special Award at the Theatre World Awards. He also won Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "La Cage aux Folles" and received the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Tony Award for both "La Cage aux Folles" and "Hello, Dolly!" Additionally, "Hello, Dolly!" won the Best Musical category at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards and the Tony Awards.

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).

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