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Johnny Mercer

Also Credited As: John Mercer

Date of Birth: November 18, 1909

Date of Death: June 25, 1976 (66)

Birth Place: Savannah, GA, USA

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Johnny Mercer Movies

[1935]Old Man Rhythm Colonel

[1935]To Beat the Band Member of the Band

[1937]Varsity Show music and lyrics by

[1938]Mr. Chump lyrics

[1939]Naughty But Nice lyrics

[1940]You'll Find Out lyrics by - as John Mercer

[1942]The Fleet's In songwriter

[1943]The Sky's the Limit lyrics by

[1954]Seven Brides for Seven Brothers lyrics by

[1958]Merry Andrew lyricist

[1959]Li'l Abner lyricist

[1967]Barefoot in the Park lyrics

[1970]Darling Lili lyricist

[1975]Paesano: A Voice in the Night lyricist

[1992]The Best of Vecírek music

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Johnny Mercer News

Julie Benko to Return to Birdland With JULIE SINGS JULE This Summer

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Broadway’s newest sensation Julie Benko – in “Julie Sings Jule,” a concert celebrating the songs of Jule Styne – on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 PM.

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets Through Early June 2024

A new block of tickets are on sale now for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. Learn how to purchase tickets!

AN EVENING WITH NICOLE HENRY is Coming to Birdland in July

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present powerhouse vocalist Nicole Henry on Monday, July 10 at 7:00 PM.

Phillip Officer Will Return To Birdland Theater With SECOND TIME AROUND On June 8th

After two NYC appearances in 2022, Phillip Officer returns to the Manhattan cabaret stage, where he belongs.

Interview: Michael Feinstein talks TWO PIANOS: WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?

Michael Feinstein is about to once again burnish his long-held reputation as a leading interpreter of the music of the iconic composer and his lyricist brother – the team responsible for songs like “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “The Man I Love,” and many more – when he brings “Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?” to Boston’s Symphony Hall, May 31–June 1, and Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on July 18.

Khiyon Hursey Will Play The Other Palace in July With Julian Hornik, Cheeyang Ng, Allyson Ava-Brown, and Danielle Steers

Writer and composer Khiyon Hursey will make his London debut this summer on Thursday 20 July at The Other Palace Studio, showcasing his work from stage musicals, films, upcoming productions and shows in development. 

Natalie Douglas to Preset A 60's SONGS JUNETEENTH JUBILEE at Birdland This Summer

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Natalie Douglas – thirteen-time MAC Award, two-time Bistro Award and Nightlife Award winner – with “A 60’s Songs Juneteenth Jubilee” on Monday, June 19 at 7:00 PM.

Will Roland, Veanne Cox, and More Join Corbin Bleu and Danielle Wade in Goodspeed's SUMMER STOCK

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the world premiere musical comedy Summer Stock, the second production of its 60th anniversary season. Filled with exuberant dance numbers and hits from the American songbook, it is adapted from the MGM/Warner Bros. film Summer Stock and will appear on the Goodspeed stage from July 7 – August 27 in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Mairi Babb Steps Into The Premiere Of INGENEW - IN SEARCH OF A MUSICAL At Red Sandcastle Theatre

Due to a family circumstance, Tracy Michailidis has had to withdraw from Ingenew - In search of a musical. Mairi Babb will step into the role of Bridget.

Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford, and Liam Forde to Star in HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! at Birdland

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the New York debut of the musical revue “Hooray for Hollywood!” on Thursday, June 15 at 8:30 PM.

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Participants and Master Teachers Revealed

The Johnny Mercer Foundation’s (JMF) Songwriters Project will once again convene in-person June 18 to 24 at Northwestern University, continuing an 18-year partnership with the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP). 

Lane Marsh Named Director Of Operations For Broadway's GM Foresight Theatrical

Foresight Theatrical, a leading Broadway general management company, under the supervision of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader and Mark Shacket, has named Lane Marsh as Director of Operations.  Marsh, also a general manager at FST, has been with the company since its formation in 2012.   The FST partners also announced that Nick Ginsberg and Jalaina Ross have been promoted to general managers. 

THE BRAT PACK Featuring Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins & Jelani Remy to Return to Birdland

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of “The Brat Pack” — featuring Broadway stars Kathryn Allison, Sam Gravitte, Luke Hawkins, and Jelani Remy – on Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Unveils New Exhibit THE POWER OF SONG

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has unveiled its expanded traveling exhibit 'The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit,' which will be on display at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles now through September 4, 2023.

Carole King & Gerry Goffin Celebrated With 60th Anniversary Release of “One Fine Day” By Vocalist Staci Griesbach 

Vocalist  Staci  Griesbach  celebrates legendary  songwriting  duo  Carole King and Gerry Goffin with a 60th anniversary cover of “One Fine Day,”  originally  recorded  and  released  in  1963  by  The  Chiffons,  making  it  to  number  five  on  the  Billboard  charts.  Reimagined  through  the lens  of  Jazz, Griesbach's  cover  release is available  on  streaming  services  exactly  60  years  later  on  May  5th,  2023,  offering a  fresh  interpretation  of  the  classic,  while  underscoring the strength of the original melody and lyric. 

Post Malone to Receive Hal David Starlight Award at 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Post Malone, a Universal Music Publishing Group writer, joins the distinguished company of Lil Nas X, Halsey, Sara Bareilles, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Nate Ruess, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas, and John Rzeznik.

2023 Musical Writers Festival Announces Keynote Speaker Joey Contreras and Additional Events

The 2023 Musical Writers Festival, sponsored by, has announced its upcoming event on Friday, July 14, through Saturday, July 15, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Downtown.

Phillip Officer to Present an Encore Performance of SECOND TIME AROUND at Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater will present an encore performance of Phillip Officer in Second Time Around, Thursday, June 8 at 8:30pm.

Joe Bonamassa Announces 26-Date, Coast-to-Coast U.S. Tour

On the heels of the release of his sprawling and expansive live concert film and album ‘Tales Of Time,’ the three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has announced a 26-date U.S. Fall Tour, which will take him from coast-to-coast and all points in between.

MR. YUNIOSHI Moves to August at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Mr. Yunioshi will return for a limited engagement of six performances from August 4- August 13, 2023.


Johnny Mercer has written 25 shows including Blackbirds of 1936 (Lyricist), Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1939 (Lyricist), Swingin' The Dream (Lyricist), Walk With Music (Lyricist), St. Louis Woman (Lyricist), Texas, Li'l Darlin' (Lyricist), Top Banana (Composer/Lyricist), Li'l Abner (Lyricist), Saratoga (Lyricist), Foxy (Lyricist), The Harold Arlen Songbook (Lyricist), The Good Companions (Lyricist), Dancin' (Lyricist), Sophisticated Ladies (Lyricist), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Lyricist), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Lyricist), 42nd Street (Lyricist), Dream (Source Material), Fosse (Lyricist), Swing! (Composer/Lyricist), Mostly Sondheim (Lyricist), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Lyricist), Never Gonna Dance (Lyricist), Breakfast at Tiffany's (Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist).

Johnny Mercer was nominated for the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for the Broadway show Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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