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Johnny Mercer

Also Credited As: John Mercer
 
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Date of Birth: November 18, 1909
Date of Death: June 25, 1976 (66)

Birth Place: Savannah, GA, USA
 

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Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation Photo

Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation - NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

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Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation Photo

Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation - NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

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Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation Photo

Students perform an original musical they created as part of Johnny Mercer Foundation - NJPAC Musical Theater Residency Program

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Arranger and Trumpet player Jim Hynes plays a solo of a recently discovered Johnny Me Photo

Arranger and Trumpet player Jim Hynes plays a solo of a recently discovered Johnny Mercer tune

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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

Johnny Mercer News

Joey Contreras Joins The Broadway Talk Show Live With Rye & Friends On Broadway This  Photo Joey Contreras Joins The Broadway Talk Show Live With Rye & Friends On Broadway This Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

The popular weekly Broadway talk show Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway, now at the Broadway Makers Marketplace and hosted by renowned talk show Host & Producer Rye Myers 'Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!' welcomes Joey Contreras as a special guest on this week's show. Contreras is a musical theatre and pop songwriter internationally known for his four studio albums, Love Me, Love Me Not, Young Kind of Love, Joyride, and In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights). 

MostlyNEWmusicals Returns With New Work From Gregory Nabours And Friends Photo MostlyNEWmusicals Returns With New Work From Gregory Nabours And Friends
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals returns for the first time in 2022 to showcase a concert of new music from Gregory Nabours, featuring songs from THREE new musicals: MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, MOZART, and A CANDLE IN JIEN'JENU.

Bonnie Raitt Announces 'Just Like That' Tour Dates Photo Bonnie Raitt Announces 'Just Like That' Tour Dates
by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Bonnie Raitt will return to the live stage with Just Like That
 a national tour in 2022 that just launched in April, running through November which includes music from her brand new studio album, ‘Just Like That...’ and has captured the attention of fans and critics alike while it scores on sales charts, radio airplay and DSP playlists nationwide.

Cast Announced for INTERSTATE Presented by East West Players Photo Cast Announced for INTERSTATE Presented by East West Players
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

East West Players has announced casting for the rolling world premiere of INTERSTATE, an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical that follows Dash, a transgender spoken word performer who becomes internet-famous along with his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter.

FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HA Photo FUNNY GIRL Standby Julie Benko & Jazz Musician Jason Yeager to Release Debut Album HAND IN HAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS has signed the married musical team of Julie Benko and Jason Yeager for their debut duet album Hand in Hand. Benko is a singer and actress who is currently the “Fanny Brice” standby for Broadway’s Funny Girl; she performed the role last weekend.

Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler! Photo Photos: 'The Rose' Composer Amanda McBroom Finally Meets Bette Midler!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Birdland presented singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom in “Crimes of the Heart” on Monday, May 2. Ms. McBroom is perhaps best known for her song, “The Rose,” which was famously recorded by Bette Midler for the film of the same name.  But until this concert, McBroom and Midler hadn’t met, even though the extraordinary composition helped change both careers.

BWW Interview: Carolyn Montgomery of AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION 2022 GALA at Merki Photo BWW Interview: Carolyn Montgomery of AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION 2022 GALA at Merkin Hall At Kaufman Music Center
by Michael Walters - May 5, 2022

The 2022 American Songbook Association Gala will honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 -An interview with ASA co-founder Carolyn Montgomery

Nic Rouleau, Glenn Stanton & Brandi Porter to Star in MISSING PEACE Reading at Rhineb Photo Nic Rouleau, Glenn Stanton & Brandi Porter to Star in MISSING PEACE Reading at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is presenting a reading of MISSING PEACE, a contemporary Native musical by Kalani Queypo and Kyle Puccia. The reading is directed by Devanand Janki (Little Girl Blue-The Nina Simone Musical) and music-directed by Yan Li.

Against The Wall: The Songs Of Zach Spound Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Against The Wall: The Songs Of Zach Spound Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

Zach Spound makes his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with a concert of world premieres, as well as songs from Leap (NMI/Disney New Voices Award), What The F*ck Is Going On?, and a suite from his new, anatomical actor-musician musical, In This Body.

Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL  Photo Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Starring Will Swenson
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

Johnny Mercer Videos

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the “Best Musical” Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 20, 2021

Set in 1948 in a Chicago hotel that has seen better days, the interwoven stories of BLUES IN THE NIGHT evoke the misery and humor of life, love and the dogged determination to do more than just survive. The drama reveals itself through glorious songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Alberta Hunter, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by Alan Henry - Aug 9, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rehearsals for The Muny's production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the third show of the theatre's 103rd season. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers runs August 12 - 18.

VIDEO: Seth Sikes Creates Parody Music Video in Honor of Fire Island VideoVIDEO: Seth Sikes Creates Parody Music Video in Honor of Fire Island
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2020

Seth Sikes has created a video parody in honor of Fire Island, which received criticism recently after a video surfaced of people partying there without masks or social distancing measures.

BWW TV: Cabaret Corner with John Bucchino VideoBWW TV: Cabaret Corner with John Bucchino
by Ari Axelrod - May 28, 2020

Welcome to 'Cabaret Corner', a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.

VIDEO: Donna Lynn, Sara Cooper, and Lynne Shankel Talk as Part of Goodspeed's IN THE  VideoVIDEO: Donna Lynn, Sara Cooper, and Lynne Shankel Talk as Part of Goodspeed's IN THE (HOME) OFFICE Series
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2020

Goodspeed has released a new episode in its In The (Home) Office series!

VIDEO: The Lazours Perform a Jam Session For New York Theatre Workshop VideoVIDEO: The Lazours Perform a Jam Session For New York Theatre Workshop
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

As part of New York Theatre Workshop's virtual programming, The Lazours played original songs from their musicals and their recent E.P. freres in an Instagram Live session. 

VIDEO: Watch Geffen Playhouse Alumn Benjamin Scheuer Sing 'Weather the Storm' VideoVIDEO: Watch Geffen Playhouse Alumn Benjamin Scheuer Sing 'Weather the Storm'
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2020

Geffen Playhouse alumn Benjamin Scheuer posted a video of himself singing 'Weather the Storm' from his one man show, 'The Lion,' in a special performance for Geffen Stayhouse.

VIDEO: Theatre Calgary Releases New Music Video For Lonny Price Directed THE LOUDER W VideoVIDEO: Theatre Calgary Releases New Music Video For Lonny Price Directed THE LOUDER WE GET
by Alan Henry - Aug 28, 2019

Theatre Calgary is getting loud and celebrating Calgary Pride, sharing the true story behind our dazzling January 2020 musical, The Louder We Get. The show tells the story of Marc Hall, a Canadian hero who inspired people across Canada when he won his Ontario Superior Court battle for the right to take his boyfriend to his high school prom.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's HI, MY NAME IS BEN VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's HI, MY NAME IS BEN
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed Musicals's Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word. Check out video of the production!


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?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers .