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Johnny Mercer

Also Credited As: John Mercer

Date of Death: June 25, 1976 (66)

Birth Place: Savannah, GA, USA

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Johnny Mercer Movies

Old Man Rhythm
[ 1935 ] Colonel
To Beat the Band
[ 1935 ] Member of the Band
Varsity Show
[ 1937 ] music and lyrics by
Mr. Chump
[ 1938 ] lyrics
Naughty But Nice
[ 1939 ] lyrics
You'll Find Out
[ 1940 ] lyrics by - as John Mercer
The Fleet's In
[ 1942 ] songwriter
The Sky's the Limit
[ 1943 ] lyrics by
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
[ 1954 ] lyrics by
Merry Andrew
[ 1958 ] lyricist
Li'l Abner
[ 1959 ] lyricist
Barefoot in the Park
[ 1967 ] lyrics
Darling Lili
[ 1970 ] lyricist
Paesano: A Voice in the Night
[ 1975 ] lyricist
The Best of Vecírek
[ 1992 ] music

Johnny Mercer Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Johnny Mercer, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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Johnny Mercer News


36th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Announces Selectees & Finalists

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has revealed the roster of new musicals for their 36th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which is slated to take place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2024, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Listen: Deluxe Album of IN PIECES: A NEW MUSICAL Available Now

Broadway Records has released a new deluxe version of the hit album In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights) featuring music by Joey Contreras and including 8 original songs not included on the 2021 release. In Pieces is an anthology musical weaving the romantic journeys of six people across three chapters of life. Listen to the album now!
NYU's Skirball Center to Honor Steven Lutvak With Performances & Tributes in July

NYU Skirball Center will honor the late Tony Award-winning composer Steven Lutvak, the musical mind behind the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Learn more and see how to attend.
Ann Hampton Callaway Comes to Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill & Jazz in July

Ann Hampton Callaway - Finding Beauty: Inspired Classics and Originals will come to Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill & Jazz next month. The performance is on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 6:00 PM.
STEVE ROSS & KAREN MURPHY: BEST OF THE VERSED to Be Presented By Hamptons Summer Songbook By The Sea

Hamptons Summer Songbook by the Sea will present Steve Ross and Karen Murphy in Best of the Versed, celebrating lesser-known opening lyrics from the Great American Songbook. Learn how to purchase tickets.
2024 Hollywood Bowl Season Opens with 100th Birthday Celebration of Composer Henry Mancini

 The Hollywood Bowl opened its 2024 season on June 23, 2024, with a 100th birthday celebration of 20-time Grammy Award-winning composer Henry Mancini.
Acclaimed Comedian Joe Gatto Set For Brand New Tour 'Let's Get Into It'

Acclaimed comedian, actor and producer Joe Gatto—best known for the hit television shows “Impractical Jokers” and “The Misery Index”—is set to hit the road for his Let’s Get Into It tour featuring all new material beginning August 30 in Shakopee, MN and running through the end of the year.
BWW Q&A: Michael Feinstein on BECAUSE OF YOU: MY TRIBUTE TO TONY BENNETT at Wolf Trap

We talk to Michael Feinstein about his upcoming show at Wolf Trap. You’ll get a kick out of the legendary career of the late Tony Bennett when Michael Feinstein and The Carnegie Hall Big Band perform a powerful tribute concert.
Review: ONE FOR JOHNNY MERCER at Dizzy's Was One Fine Show

ONE FOR JOHNNY MERCER at Dizzy's was another treat in the Songbook Sundays series. Johnny Mercer had a way with words. Stritch, Blackhurst, Stravelli and Lee have a way of singing and winging them. Duke Ellington's turn comes in August.
Teddy Swims Releases New Version of Hit Single 'The Door' With Argentinian Superstar Tiago PZK

Affirming himself as the definitive voice of 2024, multi-platinum, chart-topper Teddy Swims recruits Argentinian urban powerhouse Tiago PZK for a brand new version of “The Door” out now. It marks their first collaboration together. It not only breaks down genre boundaries, but it also unites cultures with the addition of a stunning Spanish verse courtesy of Tiago PZK. Listen to the track!
Performers and Presenters for 2024 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala Includes Carrie Underwood, Kevin Bacon & More

Trey Anastasio, Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon p/k/a The Bacon Brothers, Cary Barlowe, Andra Day, Rodney Chrome, El Debarge, Missy Elliott, Jason Isbell, Nile Rodgers, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Deniece Williams and Paul Williams will either present and/or perform at the 53rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13th at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Review: Marissa Mulder's SWINGIN' ON A STAR Swings & Soars at The Cutting Room

A wonderful singer, wonderful Jimmy Van Heusen melodies, and Jon Weber as M.D.: An ideal combination. What can I say about Marissa Mulder's June 2 performance of SWINGIN' ON A STAR at the Cutting Room? In a word, bravo.
Adam Guettel and Craig Carnelia Will Teach Vocal Performance Masterclass

Adam Guettel, a 2024 Tony nominee for Days of Wine and Roses, and Craig Carnelia are teaching a masterclass in vocal performance at Adam's home studio in Manhattan. Spots for singers have filled up, but tickets for auditors are available.
Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" June 3 to June 9, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for jazz, cabaret, comedy, and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week.
My Morning Jacket to Play Four Fall 2024 Headline Shows

Fresh off an amazing sold-out four-night stand at San Francisco' CA's legendary Fillmore Auditorium, My Morning Jacket are excited to announce four fall 2024 headline shows, with special guests S.G. Goodman (9/30 and 10/1) and Jade Bird (10/3 and 10/4). Find the full itinerary here!
JUDY GARLAND: A CELEBRATION 3 CD/2 LP Set To Be Released in July

Trapeze Music & Entertainment Limited/Acrobat Music has announced the release on July 5, 2024 of the 3-CD 73 track album Judy Garland: A Celebration, selections of which are included on the first volume of an LP of the same name. C
Video: Watch Anson Bagley Perform 'Ohio' From IN PIECES: A NEW MUSICAL Deluxe Album

Broadway Records is set to release a new deluxe version of the hit album In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights) featuring music by Joey Contreras and including 8 original songs not included on the 2021 release. The first single available now is a version of Contreras’ exuberant song of youthful infatuation, “Ohio,“ this time performed by cast member Anson Bagley. Watch the new video!
Review: LOVE IS NEVER GONE Spotlights Marvin Hamlisch at Green Room 42

MARVIN HAMLISCH: LOVE IS NEVER GONE recalls the ups and downs and talents of the late man of music in advance of his 80th birthday in June. The much-admired composer and conductor's life story gets the musical biography jukebox treatment. The May 10th show shone a warm spotlight on Hamlisch, best known for writing the music to A CHORUS LINE.
SWINGTIME CANTEEN At Ivoryton Playhouse Opens May 16 with Special Defense Workers Discount

Ivoryton Playhouse offers a military discount for its production of SWINGTIME CANTEEN, celebrating the contributions of service members with a special performance.
Interview: Carolyn Montgomery Celebrates Rosemary Clooney in GIRLSINGER at 54 Below

Carolyn Montgomery, multi-award winning star of the concert stage returns to 54 Below in girlSINGER, a celebration of Rosemary Clooney. With a world-class band featuring members of Clooney’s own musical ensemble, and Montgomery’s critically acclaimed powerhouse vocals belting out hits, audiences sing along, laugh, weep, and dance in their seats.

Johnny Mercer FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Johnny Mercer written?

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).

What awards has Johnny Mercer been nominated for?

Johnny Mercer has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for the show "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".

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