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Jerry Herman

 
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)
 
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)

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Original Broadway Production, 1998
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London Concert Revival, 1988
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[Broadway, 1998]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[Broadway, 1978]
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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
Jerry Herman
 
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

Theater Latte Da Presents HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Regina Marie Williams Photo Theater Latte Da Presents HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Regina Marie Williams
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Theater Latté Da (Peter Rothstein, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Managing Director) announces that tickets are now on sale for Hello, Dolly!, a new production of the classic  musical comedy running February 1, 2023 through March 19, 2023, at the Ritz Theater.  

New Jewish Theatre Celebrates Women In Theatre With JERRY'S GIRLS, December 1-18 Photo New Jewish Theatre Celebrates Women In Theatre With JERRY'S GIRLS, December 1-18
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

The New Jewish Theatre continues its season with Jerry's Girls, a Jerry Herman musical revue from December 1 – December 18. The musical brings together composer/lyricist Jerry Herman's “greatest hits” - from his many smash productions to some of his lesser well-known musicals. From Mame to Milk and Honey, Hello Dolly! To La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry's Girls lovingly revisits the shows and their music.

Broadway Veteran Larry Alexander Lights Up The WP Playhouse Cabaret Stage With BROADW Photo Broadway Veteran Larry Alexander Lights Up The WP Playhouse Cabaret Stage With BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

Stepping directly out of his current role on The Winter Park Playhouse mainstage, Broadway veteran Larry Alexander lights up the theatre's Spotlight Cabaret Series with his latest solo cabaret - Broadway Showstoppers - December 14 and 15, 2022. Playhouse Music Director, Mr. Christopher Leavy, will accompany on piano. 

Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's  Photo Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES at Lush Lounge & Theater Photo Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES at Lush Lounge & Theater
by Jared Fessler - Nov 13, 2022

What did our critic think of LA CAGE AUX FOLLIES at Lush Lounge & Theater?

CHRISTMAS AT BIRDLAND (DELUXE EDITION) Featuring Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Klea  Photo CHRISTMAS AT BIRDLAND (DELUXE EDITION) Featuring Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, and Klea Blackhurst Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS released Christmas at Birdland (Deluxe Edition) in all digital and streaming platforms on Friday, November 11. The hit album has been expanded with four new tracks, including three new recordings: “Jingles the Christmas Cat”; “Old Days, Old Times, Old Friends”; and “We Need a Little Christmas.” 

Review: Leslie Uggams ONLY IN NEW YORK Makes 54 Below The Place To Be This Week Photo Review: Leslie Uggams ONLY IN NEW YORK Makes 54 Below The Place To Be This Week
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 11, 2022

Leslie Uggams talks and sings through her life, her career, and her New York in a show that demands to be seen.

Memorial Celebration for Max Woodward to Take Place at the Kennedy Center This Month Photo Memorial Celebration for Max Woodward to Take Place at the Kennedy Center This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

A salute to Max Woodward will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Monday November 21, 2022 at 3:00PM. Woodward, who went to work at Kennedy Center the week it opened and retired after forty-five years as Vice-President of Theater Programming, died on October 14, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

THE RED RIBBON REVUE Returns To (le) poisson rouge This Month Photo THE RED RIBBON REVUE Returns To (le) poisson rouge This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

The Red Ribbon Revue, first presented in 2019, will make its in-person return to (le) poisson rouge on Monday November 28th for a World AIDS Day Celebration featuring HIV-positive artists and the work of artists who died of AIDS.

Review: GOLDIE DVER: SWEET BEGINNING Is a Reason For Thanksgiving at Laurie Beechman  Photo Review: GOLDIE DVER: SWEET BEGINNING Is a Reason For Thanksgiving at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Ricky Pope - Nov 7, 2022

Ms. Dver looks great, sounds, great, and breezes through her treatise on gratitude with a light and confident touch. She is, as Cole Porter would say The Hostess With the Mostess’ on the Ball.

Jerry Herman Videos

Toni Tennille To Lead HELLO, DOLLY! at Yavapai College Performance Hall in Prescott,  Videoplay
Toni Tennille To Lead HELLO, DOLLY! at Yavapai College Performance Hall in Prescott, AZ

by Team BWW - Aug 26, 2022

Pop legend Toni Tennille will lead the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center production of HELLO, DOLLY!, starring as Dolly Levi, who turns New York City on its ear by juggling young love, old money, adventure, joy, and loneliness before the parade passes by.

VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Videoplay
VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'

by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2022

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: Inside Look at Pioneer Theatre Company's Production of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring  Videoplay
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.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paige Davis In HELLO, DOLLY! At Pioneer Theatre Company Videoplay
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.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at Southwark Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 ‘other’ in society, ‘Anyone Can Whistle’, 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 Videoplay
MARK 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
BWW 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 (‘Maria’ 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 Videoplay
BWW 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! Videoplay
Broadway 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.


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).