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Lee Adams

 
Date of Birth: August 14, 1924 (98)

Birth Place: Mansfield, OH, USA
 
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Lee Adams Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Musical Gold Star
Lee Adams, Applause

Lee Adams News

Legendary Chita Rivera To Perform At Segerstrom Center For The Arts Photo Legendary Chita Rivera To Perform At Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022

Come celebrate the one and only CHITA RIVERA in a unique concert event CHITA THE RHYTHM OF MY LIFE for a single performance only on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for New ANNIE National Tour Photo Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for New ANNIE National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Leapin‚Äô Lizards! The¬†full cast and creative team has been announced for the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical¬†ANNIE. In the title role of Annie is¬†Ellie Pulsifer, a 12-year-old actress from South Florida, making her tour debut.¬†

See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Grou Photo See SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Chita Rivera, Charl Brown & More at Berkshire Theatre Group This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Con Photo Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Concert Series Memorial Day Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 

Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera & Charl Brown Announced for BTG 2022 Colonial Concert Seri Photo Tony Yazbeck, Chita Rivera & Charl Brown Announced for BTG 2022 Colonial Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 

Chita Rivera to Headline Shubert New Haven's 2022 Gala Photo Chita Rivera to Headline Shubert New Haven's 2022 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Come celebrate CHITA RIVERA¬†who headlines the Shubert Theatre‚Äôs 2022 Gala on June 8 with her unique concert event, ‚ÄúThe Rhythm of My Life.‚ÄĚ The Shubert‚Äôs Gala Event will begin at 6:00pm with an elegant and festive cocktail reception, followed by Chita Rivera‚Äôs performance at 8:00pm and concludes with a dessert reception following the show.

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN EVENING WITH NORM LEWIS at Carnegie Hall by Guest Revi Photo BWW Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY: AN EVENING WITH NORM LEWIS at Carnegie Hall by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 7, 2022

Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis played a brilliant concert at Carnegie Hall and Broadway World was there, in the person of a guest reporter named Andrew Poretz.

Chita Rivera and Danny Burstein to be Honored by Encompass New Opera Theatre Photo Chita Rivera and Danny Burstein to be Honored by Encompass New Opera Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Legendary Theatrical Icon and Tony Award-winning luminaries, CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN, with a star-studded musical salute.

Sargent Aborn Set to Retire as CEO of Tams-Witmark Photo Sargent Aborn Set to Retire as CEO of Tams-Witmark
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Sargent Aborn, long-serving CEO of Tams-Witmark, will retire at the end of this month to spend more time with his family. He has spent over 40 years with the company.

OPERA America Announces Third Cycle of IDEA Opera Grants Photo OPERA America Announces Third Cycle of IDEA Opera Grants
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

OPERA America has announced the third cycle of IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), an initiative that supports teams of composers and librettists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and/or Native American in the development of new operatic works and the advancement of their careers in the opera industry.

Lee Adams Videos

Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium VideoVideo Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a flashback video of the creators of Applause taking part in a Humanities Symposium in 1994.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More  VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOO VideoBWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica. 

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More VideoBWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Teases Song from BYE BYE BIRDIE VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Teases Song from BYE BYE BIRDIE
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 28, 2017

Jennifer LOPEZ took to Instagram this week to share a clip of herself with daughter Emme decked out with the animal ear Snapchat filter and singing a few lines from the song 'How Lovely to Be a Woman' from the musical classic BYE BYE BIRDIE.

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez Talks NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE: 'It's Very Close to My Heart'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 5, 2017

At a press event held this week, Jennifer Lopez shared her excitement over starring in NBC's next live musical broadcast BYE BYE BIRDIE.

VIDEO: Nick Jonas to Star in NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE? J-Lo Teases 'Name Has Come Up'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 9, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez shared some details about starring in the future NBC musical BYE BYE BIRDIE! and teases that Nick Jonas' name 'has come up' in early casting discussions.

VIDEO: NBC Promos Next Live Musical BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Jennifer Lopez
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2016

NBC released a first promo for its next live musical BYE BYE BIRDIE during tonight's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las Vegas
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez is set to star as Rosie in the 2017 NBC Live Musical, Bye Bye Birdie. But this won't be the superstar's first time singing music from the iconic score-check out Lopez performing 'Lot of Livin' on the opening night of her show in Las Vegas below!


Lee Adams Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lee Adams written?
Lee Adams has written 14 shows including Catch a Star (Lyricist), Bye Bye Birdie (Lyricist), All American (Lyricist), Hello, Dolly! (Composer/Lyricist), Golden Boy (Lyricist), It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Lyricist), Applause (Lyricist), I and Albert (Lyricist), By Strouse (Lyricist), A Broadway Musical (Lyricist), Bring Back Birdie (Lyricist), Ain't Broadway Grand (Bookwriter), Marty (Lyricist), Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Lyricist).

What awards has Lee Adams been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause .

What awards has Lee Adams won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause.